Why did it close? It was delicious and such an icon! It is really sad that it is closed for good. The food was good, the ambience fine and the panorama was fantastic! The seagulls in the little pier were fun.
I was hoping to take my kids there, but now it won't be possible.
We have always loved Anthony's and will miss it very much BUT we will make the effort to go to the La Mesa location for sure!
The restaurant is closing, and we wanted to go one last time. The white clam chowder was salty, and the manhattan lacked a bit of flavor. the caesar salad was skimpy. the tuna avocado salad was very good.
Awesome location,sad to see it go. We had been here before and found it to be enjoyable
The last of a San Diego icon - gone ! Such a sad goodbye to a restaurant synonymous with the Embarcadero. I wish the Ghio Family and their loyal staff all good wishes. The waterfront won't be the same without Anthony's.
We had an early lunch on Sunday, to celebrate my friend's birthday and to say goodbye to Anthony's. We had a wonderful time, but we were very sad knowing that this wonderful restaurant is closing,, and we will no longer see the historical sign while driving down Ash. I have lived in San Diego since 1969 and have many, many delightful memories of wonderful meals with friends and co-workers. I am happy they will continue to operate the restaurant in La Mesa. Since I live in East County, I will continue to be a loyal fan!
Sad to see you close a restaurant with no areas of complaint
Lot of History at this location after 70 years, closing it is doors
We were there over the weekend. We were a little disappointed that you were out of King Crab. My husband had the Fried fish and shrimp combo. The food was way too oily. My husband got physically sick before we could even get the check. On the plus side though, it was a nice setting, the server was very good. Just wish we could have enjoyed our meal and my husband didn't get sick.
25th Birthday Dinner for Daughter!
Unfortunately, we went there the weekend it closed for good. They still have another restaurant in La Mesa, but waterfront dining at Anthony's Fish Grotto is officially a thing of the past.
Kinda expensive nowadays. I know you need to pay your staff but for fish and chips and a sandwich or two and no alcoholic drinks $104.00 was alot. But, it was closing. Also.....Mama Ghia's red chowder recipient has been altered. I am going to try it again at La Mesa! I used to eat it alot when I worked in LA Mesa.
This was our farewell to Anthony's on the bay in San Diego They Close today JAnuary 31 2017. Personally I think it was one of the worse mistake San Dieg could make by not renewing their lease!
Impeccable Food, Service and location...
Sorry it's closing down...
We came to experience the last weekend of Anthony's in San Diego downtown. So sad to see it go. I am a native San Diegan and loved this restaurant. Very fun day.
This restaurant is immensely popular and has established itself on the San Diego waterfront for 70 years. I've eaten there with family since 1960. However, due to the City awarding the new waterfront restaurant lease contract to another bidder, Anthony's is being forced out. The replacement restaurant will no doubt be pricier, trendier and fancier, but it will not be able to for the waterfront what Anthony's restaurant has done. Anthony's reputation is built upon its ability to expertly prepare and serve seafood at a reasonable price, making this place one of the best values in town. I urge diners, now that the waterfront facility is closing tomorrow, January 31, to check out the other Anthony's sister restaurant location in La Mesa. Same good food and service.
We had a great experience in getting seated and served quickly, at a wonderful waterfront table.
So sorry to be losing Anthony's by the water frontin downtown SD. A REAL LOSS after 70 years!
The outstanding New England Clam Chowder & the fresh fish selections🙌
Loved the service and the attention received by the employees helping our dinner to be more memorable.
This was an outstanding dinner time. We had to go one last time before Anthony's Fish Grotto closes on Jan. 31, 2017. We got to have a window table, fight on the water, and watched the sun set, one of my favorite things !!! the food was excellent, and a good size for the price. The service was excellent, we had the exact type of dining one would hope for ! making reservations through this site made this an easy experience.
We have enjoyed dining at Anthony's Embarcadero location for more than 50 years, and we're so sad to see it close. We recently visited for lunch one last time on our anniversary, and it was great as always!
Love Anthony's, been going to the restaurant since the 70's. Beautiful scenery, great staff & delicious food. Very sadden that the restaurant is closing. A historical landmark in our beautiful city, the waterfront will not be the same! Goodbye to all the delicious one of a kind seafood taste.....you will be missed!
Waitress was OUTSTANDING for personality, service, knowledge, eyc
Prices high for very average meal. It deserves to go out of business by delivering such mediocrity in such a great location.
Open table made a "reservation ". Rude hostess said that reservation was actually preferred seating. Went through the reservation tab on the official website for Anthony's. That felt really shady especially since it was to celebrate my birthday which I noted in the comments. No special treatment. Should not offer to make a reservation if you will not honor it. Nothing at all said preferred seating. Such a joke. Really set it off for a bad mood to celebrate for my special day. Other staff was okay but we spent enough money where you should be treated better. Management needs to reevaluate especially since they are losing this location. Hopefully la Mesa fares okay.
We will miss this great restaurant. A lot of family historic meals here. Will not be forgotten.
It's always sad to see a part of the family say so long. A part of many families of San Diego for almost 71 years! I paid my last respect to sit and go back on memory lane with the same loved ones gone before me. I stuck to the never disappointing clam chowder, gorged on the bread and sun dried tomato butter while diving into the crispy calamari. By the time our entrees arrived, i was more than satisfied and stll mesmerized by the ocean bay view. Unfortunately, the decor or should i say, the furnishings are still time warped in the 50s diner look and out dated ambiance. Recipes should stay intact, not the furniture. I almost sank in the split cushioned booth and thought it was time to rip. The passion had died.
Sadly, closing this week-?ubderstand there is a second location...
So sad they are going away! Many years at this location. Always a favorite of ours.
Anthony's delivered everything we hoped for. We came for a late Christmas family get together. Anthony's is an iconic San Diego restaurant that brings us lots of memories. The food was exactly what we hoped for. Mama Ghio's batter on the shrimp was just as we remembered: crunchy, tasty, not too thick, just yummy and delicious cocktail sauce. We all dined on different items from the menu and we all enjoyed our choices.
We are sad this iconic San Diego restaurant. It will be missed.
Wanted to eat seafood and this was close by. Restaurant is very casual. Have been here before and the restaurant seems to have gone down hill. You can get better seafood in San Diego but the prices were good for the limited menu offerings. View is the best part of the restaurant.
Long time customer. Had to visit one more time before they close. Great meal
Excellent San Diego Landmark too bad it is closing on 1/31/2017, we wanted to go one more time I have been going since I was 8 yrs old at the La Jolla Location on prospect in the 1960s with my Maternal grandmother Parent and 7 siblings :-)
Great food and great friendly service. Sorry to see them go at the end of the month. Shared a bottle of wine, house white zinfandel with my mom. Delicious. Pot stickers appetizer was perfectly cooked and very tasty. The salmon was cooked perfectly. Thank you Anthony's for being there for so many years!
Our outing was fantastic. The food was good and the service was excellent. It is a shame that this restaurant will be closing forever.
My first time there, shame it will be my last. Service was great, thank you, Matt. Beautiful view.
Have loved this place for 3 decades, always a special place for my family and our celebrations, from the time I was growing up tiI'll now. Superb!
This San Diego waterfront restaurant will be sorely missed by many.
Thank heaven they will maintain their La Mesa location.
Wanted to go here once more before they close for good. We went after the Women's March and they were slammed with visitors and a huge waiting list. Thanks to Open Table, we walked right in. Our server forgot the clam chowders 2 of us ordered, but given the deluge of customers, we understood.