Fodor's Expert Review Fish 101

$ Encinitas Seafood Fodor's Choice

The line out the door—especially during happy hour—is a clear sign you’re at the best place in North County to find locally sourced, sustainably caught fish at a great price. Owned by surfer-diver-fisherman, John Park, the vibe is SoCal at its best, with a chill staff serving fresh-shucked oysters, thick clam chowder, and fish sandwiches grilled to perfection; a chalkboard menu displays the day’s catch and what’s been shucked on ice. Fish plates like mahimahi with lentils and flash-fried Brussel sprouts or Baja fish tacos with six killer salsas are great options, but the organic desserts, baked fresh by the chef’s delightful wife Jessica (aka owner of 101 Desserts), are worth saving room for. Don’t be surprised to see pro surfers and skateboarders enjoying a cold one, Fish 101 sponsors some of the biggest names in action sports.

Seafood Trendy Casual Lunch Dinner Quick Bite $ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

1468 N. Coast Hwy. 101
Encinitas, California  92024, USA


Known For:
  • Happy hour with $1 oysters, $3 tacos, and $4 beers
  • Fresh and healthy seafood
  • Seasonal, sustainable ingredients
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.

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