Harbor Eats - Visit Oceanside


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5 March 2013
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Located at the north end of Oceanside, Oceanside Harbor is San Diego County’s north most harbor, 37 miles north of San Diego and 83 miles south of Los Angeles. Harbor Village is a collection of specialty shops, restaurants, and a sportsfishing center. The wood-framed buildings, steep shingle roofs, and lighthouse are reminiscent of an old fishing village. The Oceanside Harbor restaurants attract hundreds of locals and visitors every day. All of the restaurants are located on the south-side of the Harbor, the Jolly Roger is the only restaurant located on the north-side. No matter where you decide to eat, you’ll be surrounded by the low-key ambiance of the harbor. Each restaurant offers a great view of the harbor, with outdoor dining available at many eateries!


Dominic’s at the Harbor


Dominic’s At The Harbor is a cozy family-owned restaurant that offers satisfying Italian cuisine and a great view of the Oceanside Harbor. Dominic’s offers an authentic Italian menu full of signature sandwiches and salads for lunch or tasty breadsticks and a tasty pizza for dinner.

“OMG! has a new meaning now that I’ve eaten at Dominics. Doubt it? Go and order a large Margaritta pizza (you know, the one with fresh tomatoes, basil, and oh-so-gooey-great cheese; add Italian sausage and, wow, perfection!” Yelp Review: John B.



D’Vino Cafe & Wine Bar


Experience the new flavors of our Italian Fusion Menu, Sweeten your palette with the delicious Gelato/Pastry Bar, and indulge in our 13 Beers On Tap and Perfectly Paired Wine Flights.

“This place rocks!  Classic wine bar with great wine and fantastic service!  They even have awesome local draft beer for the non ‘winers’ out there!  Prices are fair, food is quality.  Worth checking out” YelpReview: Dan L.




Harbor Fish & Chips


Harbor Fish and Chips serves up a large and varied menu of sea food but is especially famous for its large fish tacos, golden battered chips and fresh clam chowder. Chicken plates, burgers and appetizers are also available. Beer, wine and champagne round out the drink selections.

“Good local place that never disapoints! Hefty portions that can you can share with someone! Check out their specials! Terry is an awesome guy he owns the place” Yelp Review: David C.



Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill

For great food and a front row harbor seat, take the stairs up to the Lighthouse Oyster Bar and Grill located next to the Oceanside lighthouse. A broad menu includes steaks, grilled fish, fish tacos, fresh oysters, clams, lobster bisque, clam chowder and more. A large selection of wine and beer are also served. The Lighthouse Oyster Bar and Grill serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and provides daily specials and happy hour.

“Food is excellent. Prices reasonable. Our server was perfect. Menu options can please everyone. Surprisingly varied wine list including excellent German Riesling.   Although we gave it 5 stars, wish we could keep this gem to ourselves” Yelp Review: Gitta M.




Joe’s Crab Shack


Joe’s Crab Shack at Oceanside Harbor has a large menu filled with seafood and American cuisine appetizers, dishes, and buckets. Overlooking the south commercial fishing marina at Oceanside Harbor, Joe’s Crab Shack is a fun place to dine for lunch and dinner.

“Great fun atmosphere, tasty crab! They have lots of different crab steamers to choose from. Great views of the harbor and boats. The staff are fun and dance a lot. Really noisy most of the time” Yelp Review: Rick B.




Jolly Roger


Located on the water in beautiful Oceanside Harbor, the Jolly Roger is a local favorite for dining and entertainment. Enjoy great Seafood and Traditional American in the restaurant’s old, nautical-decor interior with great views of the marina and sail boats. Karaoke nights are an absolute blast!

“Have only had the best service every time.  Drinks were great.  Clientelle friendly- lots of parking.  cheap happy hour with really great view and karaoke” Yelp Review: Caroline M.




Monterey Bay Canners


Monterey Bay Canners serves brunch, lunch and dinner. Reservations are suggested. Cuisine includes an Oyster Bar, seafood salads, Monterey appetizer sampling platters, salads, pasta dishes, burgers and sandwiches, mesquite broiled seafood, steak, seafood entrees, fryer dishes, desserts, and cocktails. Brunch includes a seafood buffet.

“Sat outside several times for lunch. Very relaxing atmosphere and they cooked me a perfectly grilled rare salmon just the way I like it! They have a descent wine selection and the waiters are great. Will make this a regular stop! This was my 3rd visit in 2 months!” Yelp Review: Rose T.




Rockin’ Baja Coastal Cantina


At Rockin’ Baja Coastal Cantina in Oceanside, the walls are brightly painted, the staff is friendly and relaxed and the food comes by the bucket. That’s right, the cantina’s specialty are its baja buckets. Sea food is flash fried in the shell and seasoned with a unique blend of Mexican spices. There are seven different buckets to choose from which contain different mixes of shrimp, steak, chicken, snow crab, slipper lobster tails and jumbo shrimp.

“Good value, amazing food (taquilla shrimp & lobster tacos are outstanding!) , friendly service, casual atmosphere – perfect mix for taking a date or meeting friends. Manager Jimmy is always willing to go the extra mile to ensures all customers leave happy” Yelp Review: Robert L.



Tony’s Sports Bar and Grill


Tony’s Sports Bar and Grill is all about the beer, offering over customers 200 different varieties to choose from. Tony’s offers a basic breakfast, lunch, dinner and kid’s menu along with appetizers. Lunch and dinner options include standard sandwiches, some pasta dishes and salads, but the main emphasis is on the drinks.

“I love this bar. Very hometown feeling and really good people. The food is excellent.  You feel like everyone knows your name. Of course the 250 + different kinds of beers doesn’t hurt either!Really nice to have a family sports bar in oceanside” Yelp Review: Chuck M.



Nana’s and Pop Pops Sweet Shop


Nana’s and Pop Pops Sweet Shop is a classic candy and ice cream getaway that time somehow forgot. The chalkboard menus list a wide variety of fun ice cream flavors and big bins throughout the shop hold all of your favorite childhood sweets. There’s even a juke box to add some tunes as you enjoy your snack.

“This is a super cute little ice cream/candy shop. it has some fun old school candy and some new style candy as well. their ice cream selection is the best Ive ever seen. has traditional flavors but also has fun creative flavors to try. they also offer different types of smoothies and banana splits. a very fun spot to check out with the family” Yelp Review: Angelina A.

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