About Anthony's Fish Grotto
Anthony's Fish Grotto is San Diego's original seafood restaurant. Founded in 1946, Anthony's still uses original family secret recipes to serve what Zagat's 2013 City Guide calls San Diego's Most Popular Seafood.
An extensive menu of seafood is complimented by chicken, beef, and even an incredible hamburger, ensuring that there is something for everyone. The building is built over the water of San Diego Bay and it offers diners some of the best views in the city.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday through Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 4:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Metered parking directly in front. Paid parking lots also available in walking distance at County Administration building, Wyndham Hotel, and at the Lane Field Cruise Ship Parking lot.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Anthony's Fish Grotto Ratings and Reviews
I am a long-time patron of Anthony's, ha ...
I am a long-time patron of Anthony's, having grown up in San Diego. I am very sad to hear that they will be moving out of their location on San Diego's Embarcadero, but have high hopes that their new location will be even better. Anthony's never disappoints, the food is always outstanding!
I've been to this establishment for the ...
I've been to this establishment for the first time in 2004 with my grandparents. I was 15 then. Great food and great location by the bay. I'm from the Los Angeles area so every so often I'm down in the San Diego area. Last Sunday I celebrated mine and my girlfriend's anniversary. She loved the place and the food. She ordered the shrimp scampi. The server was very nice and pleasant. Food was great. The view of the bay was outstanding. Absolutely love this restaurant. Worth the drive from LA. A lot of nostalgia here.
We are in from Philadelphia and wanted a ...
We are in from Philadelphia and wanted a seafood meal on the water. We found it! The lobster, steak and shrimp were really good. What made the night for us was our waitress, Carolyn. Efficient, friendly and she had tons of tips for our visit. She is a very special lady who took time to speak with us, even though she probably was very busy. We are sorry to hear you are closing...but we would recommend your restaurant to anyone who wants a relaxing evening with good food. Ask to be seated in Carolyn's section!
I had asked for a table by the window, i ...
I had asked for a table by the window, if possible, as I had two out-of-town guests. When we arrived, the hostess told me there would be a 20-25 minute wait for a window table. Since we did not have time to wait, I told her that any table was fine. She said, "I'll see what I can do for you ," and she did find a table by the window in the bar area. I was very appreciative of her extra effort!! The view, service, and food were great!!
We love coming to Anthony's. We have be ...
We love coming to Anthony's. We have been coming for 3 generations. Making special trips from Glendale, AZ to San Diego, CA just for great food. We are very sad to hear that they are not allowed to renew their lease. We must return before the end of January 2017. Great food, great service and a beatiful view. We've always have great service and food.
Restaurant was recommended by a local. H ...
Restaurant was recommended by a local. Had fish and chips and since I didn't want fries, the waitress offered to substitute the vegetables for it. She stated the veggie was asparagus but when it was served, it was string green beans. They were good but I had my hope for asparagus. The whipped butter and bread was delicious. Coleslaw was very good and server was attentive to me. Overall a very positive experience.
We've been to San Diego a million times ...
We've been to San Diego a million times yet we've never bothered to stop into Anthony's which is on Harbor Blvd and on the water. The restaurant looks great and we were seated quickly with our reservation.
We ordered our meal and an appetizer. We received our meal in a normal amount of time. I ordered the King crab legs and was going to share then with my daughter. They advertise 1 1/2 lbs for 49.95. When they arrived, I was truly disappointed in the size of the legs and meat inside. I've been to the Harbor house and their same portion was more than enough for 2 people. We also ordered the swordfish with was good, but small portion. Oh yea, I forgot to mention the appetizer...thats because it did not show up. I had to ask for it when our main meal arrived. Anthony's did comp us on the appetizer so that was nice. Also, check your receipt. Anthony's charges a 3% MISC fee on your receipt.
Overall, i can officially say "been there, done that". There are far better options in San diego.
70 years of restaurant experience shines ...
70 years of restaurant experience shines through. Mama Ghio's red chowder is excellent. Wonderful blue point oysters. Calamari steak outstanding. My fresh Alaskan halibut was a touch overcooked 😣
The coleslaw was yummy.. San Diego will lose this institution soon. Too Bad!
They took our reservation for 10 people ...
They took our reservation for 10 people, allowed us to push it back when traffic became an issue. Big plus. Lee Ann was wonderful and patient with a group that large. The food and ambiance was superb. No wonder it's been around for 70 years.
I live in Los Angeles and come to San Di ...
I live in Los Angeles and come to San Diego to Eat at Anthony's
probably some of the best seafood in the US. Very large restaurant, but you feel that that you have it all to yourself. The friendly staff greets you at the entrance and waits on your every need until you leave.
I will be going here for a very long time. Thank you for a wonderful dinner and a fun evening.
The restaurant was nice. The food was g ...
The restaurant was nice. The food was good and the service was good. The waitress I think had to many tables to have to wait on to give great service. Also, I took my husband there for his birthday and mentioned it to the waitress and she said we have to do a dessert and we could choose from two. I was surprised when i got the bill and the dessert was on the bill. Any other restaurant the birthday cake/dessert was always on the house.
Anthony's food is superb. We loved the ...
Anthony's food is superb. We loved the new items on the menu, especially the sand dabs. The location on the waterfront is spectacular. It isn't a chain type restaurant but one that has personality and class! What a wonderful meal.
Anthony's is a historic site on the San ...
Anthony's is a historic site on the San Diego waterfront. They have a great menu of sea food items at very affordable prices. The service we had was outstanding and the view of the San Diego Bay made for a very enjoyable evening.
Made reservation via OT but we still had ...
Made reservation via OT but we still had to wait as we wanted a table near a window for the breathtaking view. There wasn't a place to show this as an option - although retrospectively, could have added it to the "special requests" section of the OT form but since we'd never been there, had no idea to even ask.
Once seated, the service and the food were excellent - service rating would have been 5 stars if we walked right in and had a table ready.
A bit pricey for a family of 4 so overall value was not perfect. We brought 2 kiddos who drank waters and we adults had no alcohol, still was $70+.
Thrilled to get a reservation (as we wer ...
Thrilled to get a reservation (as we were searching for a place to eat) during Comic Con, and it was a gorgeous little waterfront walk from our hotel. Our server Tina made us feel so at home, and our meal was tasty and not too expensive.
I have a long time fond memory of Anthon ...
I have a long time fond memory of Anthony's. It started with my grammie who lived on prospect in la Jolla. She didn't cook and when I visited we'd walk to Anthony's where she was always warmly greeted; "good evening Mrs Chittick. How are you this evening?"
I love your fish and chips. Prospect restraunt is long gone and harbor soo to be. I will miss you.
Food was delicious, clam chowder was fan ...
Food was delicious, clam chowder was fantastic. Restaurant was very busy, yet service was friendly and fast. View of the ocean and passing boats was enjoyable and exciting for the children. would definitely come here again when visiting San Diego.
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