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Ironside Fish & Oyster

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
Little Italy, San Diego
  • Don't forget it is Day after Thanksgiving today. You may want to call to confirm this place is open.
  • The oysters at Ironside Fish & Oyster is a can't miss
  • val h.
    "Amazing cocktail selection, lobster roll and fries were incredible"(30 Tips)
    Jeremy J.
    "Dollar oyster happy hour with a giant list of fantastic cocktails!"(7 Tips)
    Karen C.
    "Lobster roll, fish & chips, and chowder fries were all VERY good."(13 Tips)
    Andrea M.
    "Order the lobster roll and fresh oysters."(3 Tips)
136 Tips and reviews
  • oysters
  • lively
  • good for dates
  • trendy
  • octopus
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  • Márcio V.
    Márcio VenturiApril 18, 2016
    Had lunch: Bahia falsa oysters. Great. Lobster roll. good. Had dinner: hood oyster. good. Chilled lobster lacked some salt. Calamari was good but I didn't like sauce. Overall: go raw and you'll b good
  • PureWow
    PureWowJuly 12, 2016
    Purists may have some qualms with the decadent roll, garnished with brown butter, mayo and chives and crispy fried onions. But once you try one, you’ll have absolutely nothing to complain about. Read more
  • Natasha K.
    Natasha KnothJune 16, 2016
    The Big fresh platter was scrummy - but I could have eaten it all by myself. Had to supplement it with a whole Maine Lobster. Horseradish was AMAZING!! Aperol Spritz was perfect.
  • Lucille F.
    Second time around and still impressed with the quality of the seafood & cooking. Happy hour starts at 3pm with a special drinks menu & 5-6 dishes of tapas style snacks.
  • Pelin G.
    Try the lobster roll, it is really good. If you're gonna try the Ironside bread, just to let you know it is very sweet almost like a cake and it has an orangey taste. Try their beer menu too.
  • Karen C.
    Karen ChiangMarch 8, 2016
    Lobster roll, fish & chips, and chowder fries were all VERY good. Be aware their kale Cesar salad is very traditional and comes with anchovies and a soft boiled egg. Great ambiance. Would recommend!
  • Bilhan K.
    Bilhan KaraorenMarch 5, 2015
    I've found this place just by walking around. Best place for sea food in San Diego. Try grilled octopus. Ceviche was not like a Peruvian style. Oysters are yummy and try lobster roll especially.
  • Danny N.
    Danny Nathan3 weeks ago
    Seriously one of the best meals I’ve had in years. We started with oysters & cocktails, then had a fish dish and 2 veggies. Everything was delicious!
  • Barry F.
    Barry FroislandApril 29, 2016
    What an awesome place, we had 20 people in our group, and the house was perfect in every respect! And the prices were spot on.
  • suz q.
    suz qMay 17, 2015
    Trendy happening place in Little Italy. Try the oysters/ raw bar. Cocktails great from an extensive list. Food solid. Wall of piranhas is cool
  • Aaron L.
    Aaron LewisJanuary 10
    Beautiful space feels almost hidden, even on a lively street. Great seafood (lobster roll and octopus were both amazing), service, and ambience. Grab a reservation if you can!
  • Hosam S.
    Hosam ShawliDecember 9, 2016
    This place offers an experience you won't forget. The waiters/waitresses are very knowledgeable of the menu and the food tastes insane. I tried the lobster rolls and the peel shrimps.
  • Alex
    AlexMay 7
    we arrived at 15.00 when they offer bar menu,but we really wanted to order octopus from the lunch menu is available till 14.99 and despite what host told us waiter took an order. Overall great food.
  • SanDiegoStreetStyle
    SanDiegoStreetStyleSeptember 25, 2014
    Old Bay Shrimp...come on it's classic! You can order individually or in larger amounts. Great for a light nosh.
  • Djordje G.
    Djordje GrkovicApril 18, 2015
    No secret here; the oysters and cocktails are great. The drink list can be overwhelming, but the staff is very helpful in suggesting ones based on your taste.
  • Judy T.
    Judy TrinhJune 10, 2016
    The lobster roll was my favorite thing I ate in all of San Diego. Also get the dozen oysters!
  • Jackie B.
    Jackie BrownApril 25, 2016
    Really great seafood. Get a selection of oysters from the raw bar. The octopus and pork belly with dates are the perfect starters.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CegielskiOctober 31, 2015
    Awesome decor and awesome food. The clam chowder is excellent and authentic. If you need a great sandwich hit up the CBLT (CB = Canadian bacon)
  • Lucille F.
    Lucille FisherNovember 25, 2015
    Restaurant located in San Diego's trendy Little Italy. Excellent seafood great ambiance! Catch the dollar oysters happy hour! Best deal in town!
  • Luke W.
    Luke WhiteApril 5, 2015
    The chowder fries are the kind of thing that I would come back to eat for the next fifty years or so. Fantastic fresh oysters too.
  • Lesi M.
    Lesi MeiSeptember 1, 2014
    Love the ambience! Came in after kitchen was closed. Will definitely try the oyster next time. And yes, insane cocktail menu!
  • Priscila d.
    Super nice and fancy restaurant , cool atmosphere. Lobster roll is A MUST HAVE 😍😍😍 .
  • Paul S.
    Paul SmithAugust 2, 2014
    Great food. Have the lobster roll, if just for the bun. Kinda hard to get into so make reservations or get there early.
  • Christine H.
    Christine HaJune 4, 2016
    Oysters on half shell, lobster roll, clam chowder fries. Bloody Mary spicy & clammy, comes with a shrimp & oyster. 🍟🐟🍤
    Upvoted Aug 28
  • Danielle T.
    Danielle TApril 26, 2014
    Great food and the atmosphere is awesome! If you love seafood check this place out! So many delish cocktails as well.
  • Mark V.
    Mark Van BaalenApril 13, 2014
    Nice fresh place that is just opening in Little Italy.... From everything I see they have hit a home run!!! Good Luck!!
  • Emily H.
    Emily HummelAugust 12, 2014
    Insane cocktail menu. Octopus was amazing, still dreaming about the ceviche!
  • Andrea M.
    Andrea MoujaesSeptember 12, 2016
    Order the lobster roll and fresh oysters. Look out for the catch of the day!
  • Liz T.
    Liz TanJuly 14
    Came for the happy hour 3-6pm, shared a lobster roll, got the ceviche and some drinks. Everything was delicious.
  • Brian G.
    Brian GSeptember 14, 2014
    If you're looking for an East Coast feel, this is you bar. Fun, bustling atmosphere and of course, tasty cocktails.
  • Estevan C.
    Estevan CostaSeptember 24, 2016
    Great idea to the happy hour! Fresh Oyster, mussels and lobster. Fantastic decoratioN, awesome crew.
  • Kimberly M.
    Kimberly MJune 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Lobster Roll, $ oysters, big platter, & scallop ceviche for food & Thunder Child & 3 Dots & a Dash for libations!
  • Michelle N.
    Michelle NationJune 2, 2014
    Fantastic oysters and yummy cocktails but if you're looking for top-notch bubbly bring your own
  • Gina A.
    Gina A.December 7, 2015
    Great, lively atmosphere. Porkbelly and fig melts in mouth. Venus clams are meaty. Quirky nautical bathrooms!
  • Laura D.
    The lobster roll and chowder fries. Plus $1 oysters for happy hour until 6pm daily.
  • Fofo V.
    Fofo VegaOctober 18
    The octopus a la plancha was delicious 👌🏼 recommend it 100%
  • Jennifer N.
    Jennifer NewellMay 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Ghostwriter is their Old Fashioned and it's fantastic.
  • Omar S.
    Omar SanchezAugust 7, 2016
    Octopus a la Plancha and Calamar fritas are great starters...Lobster roll is a must...
  • SanDiegoStreetStyle
    SanDiegoStreetStyleSeptember 25, 2014
    Mazarin Gatsby as it gets! Refreshing and on the sweeter side.
  • Niki G.
    Niki G1 week ago
    Lobster roll, octopus, and fries are all amazing 👌🏻
  • Omar C.
    Omar Casserly1 week ago
    The ambience, the appetizers, the lobster roll and fries. The octopus was to die for!
  • Berkay K.
    Berkay KılıckıranSeptember 16, 2016
    Good service, good ambiance, good food.. Love the oyster&mussel plate...
  • Jake T.
    Jake TunneyJanuary 2
    Fresh delicious west coast oysters, informative service, and the best chocolate cake.
  • Echo
    EchoJuly 25, 2016
    Hands down, THE BEST lobster roll you will ever experience!
  • Varo G.
    Varo GlrMarch 11, 2016
    Amzing pork belly, rockfllrs, chowder... Pretty good octopus. Super cool place and ambiance.
  • Craig V.
    Beautiful atmosphere, great service, great food. Calamari, halibut, fish & chips.
  • Carl Lu Y.
    Carl Lu YinAugust 18, 2016
    Very fresh seafood! The seafood plate is fantastic
  • Tyler T.
    Tyler TremellingAugust 29, 2014
    $1 oysters for happy hour.!! Awesome cocktails and good craft beer selection as well
  • Sasha T.
    Sasha TkachenkoMarch 19, 2015
    3-5 p.m. - only raw bar. But they have a happy hour for oysters during this time.
  • Tom O.
    Tom OsypianApril 20, 2014
    The lobster de la plancha is amazing!
  • Joey H.
    Joey HernandezDecember 29, 2015
    lobster roll is delicious and full of hearty meat!
  • Zaki M.
    Zaki ManianAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Chowder Fries 🍟 are poutine by way New England and totally delicious 😋
  • iPau_
    iPau_January 31, 2015
    Cozy place. Try the lobster roll, chowder fries and Kumamoto oysters. 👌
  • Olga S.
    Olga ShramovaJuly 30, 2016
    Cool vibe. Good oysters. Kusshi oysters are the bomb. Wine on tab.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LangApril 22, 2016
    Had the kale salad and lobster roll, both were great and very filling
  • val h.
    Amazing cocktail selection, lobster roll and fries were incredible
  • Luay
    LuayAugust 4, 2016
    The best seafood ever in San Diego with very reasonable prices, it's my favorite ❤️
  • Razvan A.
    Razvan AtimaritiAugust 18, 2016
    Everything IT îs just perfect. Food, atmosphere, personnel, everything!
  • Andy G.
    Andy GrossmanApril 21, 2016
    Oysters, an incredible selection of cocktails & wine on tap
  • Joe I.
    Joe IulianoJuly 16, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Amazing cocktails, love the whole fish
  • seth m.
    seth meyerowitzSeptember 22
    Oysters are great here. Decor is spectacular.
  • Becky
    BeckyApril 25, 2014
    Unique atmosphere. Fresh and delicious fish. Too small water glasses.
  • Patrick W.
    Patrick WilsonOctober 14
    Gorgeous place with awesome wait staff! Their lobster roll is killer.
  • Jenny S.
    Jenny SoxxMay 7, 2014
    A 1930's steamship voyage across Little Italy. Good cocktails, swell vibe!
  • Caro
    CaroOctober 23, 2014
    You can't go wrong with the beer braised mussels
  • Donna G.
    Donna GJune 7, 2014
    Must order the lobster roll! Great atmosphere and staff too!
  • Mike M.
    Mike MahonNovember 6, 2016
    Octopus was really good, but everything else is really middle of the road. Surely there is much better seafood elsewhere in SD.
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaJune 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a "seaworthy drink" and you'll receive a cool fish cup
  • Perriann H.
    Perriann HodgesSeptember 4, 2014
    Basile Studio did a killer job with all the details!
  • Tricia H.
    Tricia HowerzylApril 16, 2014
    Feel like you're in the roaring 20s and drink an Old Fashion with Oysters!
  • Matt M.
    Matt MitgangAugust 8, 2014
    Most beers are served in snifters. Even ones that shouldn't be. Server said it was an "image that they were going for." Why pay more for half a beer? Cocktails were also (crushed) ice heavy. Meh.
  • Jeremy J.
    Jeremy JacobowitzMarch 1, 2015
    Dollar oyster happy hour with a giant list of fantastic cocktails!
  • Albert C.
    Albert CuregAugust 12, 2015
    Oysters, fish, best octopus I've ever had.
  • Jana
    JanaJuly 4
    This place is perfect! Do not miss when being in SD
  • Anna P.
    Anna PasquiniApril 1, 2015
    The food is amazing!The location super cool!!
  • Roman P.
    Roman PDecember 30, 2014
    One of the best sea food places j have been in California
  • Maureen L.
    Maureen LiwanagJune 18, 2015
    Service and hh $1 oysters a must!
  • Neil M.
    Neil MarucaSeptember 18
    Oprah was amazing, as was the cauliflower with mint pesto
  • Tyler M.
    Tyler MoselleAugust 31, 2015
    Oysters and one of the coolest interiors in SD!
  • D C.
    D COctober 29, 2014
    Great place to eat. Found it on here and nothing but great things
  • J Beds
    J BedsApril 30, 2014
    Great new spot! Fish sandwich was awesome!
  • Tara V.
    Tara ViolaJune 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Kusshi oyster = perfection.
  • Perriann H.
    Perriann HodgesAugust 23, 2014
    Oysters of course! The bar is amazing!
  • suz q.
    suz qMay 17, 2015
    Oysters. Cocktails
  • Suzanne S.
    Suzanne SwartzJune 7, 2014
    Tasty! And fun...
  • Dennis W.
    Lobster roll is always a great choice.
  • Stephanie L.
    Stephanie LamMay 21, 2014
    $1 oysters for Happy Hour? Yes please!
  • Hildeberto M.
    Raw bar is awesome!
  • Comtesse D.
    The affogato coretto is delish!
  • Lahaina G.
    Lahaina GualeJanuary 28
    Try their clam chowder fries!
  • Jason C.
    Jason CApril 24, 2014
    After a delicious cocktail, check out the wall of Piranha skulls!
  • 상 정.
    상 정August 17, 2015
    Oyster, of course!! and Robster roll
  • Marco C.
    Marco CorralFebruary 26, 2016
    Great Service, Real Good Food...
  • SOBistro S.
    SOBistro SOBApril 7, 2016
    Lobster roll.....yeah!!!!
  • Bonnie G.
    Bonnie GFebruary 3
    Been here 5+ times
    Great cocktails
  • Suzanne S.
    Suzanne SwartzJune 7, 2014
    Dollar oysters 3-6 m-f
  • Harlene C.
    Harlene CarrilloJune 20, 2016
    Calamary was great...
  • Mark J.
    Mark JonesAugust 8, 2016
    Lobster roll, best bread ever
  • Anton I.
    Great food, a bit oversalted.
  • Gen L.
    Gen LoweMay 25, 2016
    The clam chowder is fantastic
  • Nik01ai
    Nik01aiSeptember 8, 2015
  • Tara V.
    Tara ViolaJune 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Kummi oysters are the best!
  • Jamie E.
    Jamie EssenmacherSeptember 29, 2015
    Amazing!! Excellent service
  • Jason B.
    Jason BaxterOctober 28, 2014
    Seafood chowder was great.
  • Erica M.
    Erica ManessoNovember 13, 2014
    Lobster roll is a must!
  • Ece B.
    Ece BolatJanuary 10, 2016
    The ambience is great!
  • Oscar R.
    Trendy delicious...
  • DermDoc J.
    DermDoc Jeff BenabioOctober 17, 2014
  • Gabriela A.
    Gabriela AGJune 24, 2015
    Amazing oysters!
  • Juan Carlos F.
    Salmón, oysters.
  • Hannah N.
    Hannah NouJune 1, 2016
    OYSTERS to die for
  • Luis R.
    Luis RodriguezApril 21, 2014
    Killer! Fun for the whole family.
  • Matt M.
    Matt MarcinMay 18, 2015
    Chowder fries all day.
  • Conrad & Jenn R.
    Conrad & Jenn R.November 8, 2014
    Chowder fries
  • Barry R.
    Barry RuckerMarch 5, 2016
    Lobstercroll, Oyster rockfeller
  • Amanda F.
    Amanda FoleyOctober 26, 2016
    Fancy feesh!
  • Luis Fernando Á.
    Lobster Roll
  • xiaozhe s.
    xiaozhe shiSeptember 5, 2016
    Lobster rolls
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SamsonAugust 30, 2014
  • Darla B.
    Darla BrownJune 29, 2014
    Horrible service. Slooooooooooow!
  • Gabriela A.
    Gabriela AGJune 24, 2015
  • Rose R.
    Rose RiverDecember 4, 2014
    Excelente lugar, el diseño interior y la atmósfera están geniales, el servicio rápido y muy amable. Las mejores y más frescas oysters de baja se sirven en Ironside. Happy hour oysters a un dólar.
  • Priscila M.
    Priscila MarquezJune 28, 2016
    Clam chowder = ❤️ y el pulpo a la plancha, ambos deliciosos! Ademas buenos precios y excelente servicio. Si regreso sin duda.
  • Maria R.
    El clam chowder esta delicioso, el filete de atún sellado y el pan están maravillosos. El servicio es rápido y los precios razonables
  • Diogo C.
    Diogo CyprianoNovember 10, 2014
    Magnifique expérience! Excellent food and cocktails... Muito agradável!
  • Anderson O.
    Anderson OliveiraFebruary 27, 2016
    é melhor reservar antes, pois está sempre cheio. o sanduíche de lagosta é fantástico, assim como a torta de caranguejo.
  • Maria T.
    Maria TrofimovaOctober 23, 2015
    Вкусняшки! С 13 до 17 не готовят горячее, но есть устрицы по $1 (Ironside choice)
  • Anna M.
    Anna MAriaJuly 13, 2016
    Va! Todo es delicioso! En especial el pulpo con chorizo!! Exquisito!
  • Vanessa C.
    Vanessa CanaleSeptember 8, 2014
    El pulpo a la plancha; el seabass; el crab cake... Todo deli
  • Carlos G.
    Carlos Gudiño P.August 26, 2016
    El pulpo a la plancha y el lobster Roll espectaculares!!!
  • Marito
    MaritoOctober 2
    La mejor marisquería de SD
  • Alexx R.
    Alexx RodriguezDecember 8, 2015
    MUST! Mexican shrimps! Están buenísimos!
  • Frede A.
    Frede AndradeAugust 13, 2014
    Ambiente top! E pessoas bonitas.
  • Regina S.
    Regina SalpagarovaMay 20, 2014
    Meraviglioso :) venite cn tanto fame
  • Onur K.
    Onur KarahayıtJune 26, 2016
    Oysterlar ates ediyor
  • S.
    S.August 21
    Lavender Creme brûlée and peach panna cotta ❤️❤️❤️
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