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King's Fish House - Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA

King's Fish House - Carlsbad

4.6
4.6
2689 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

We’ve been in restaurants a long time – three generations, to be precise – and we love seafood. With seafood there’s so much to be passionate about – the freshness, the flavor, the variety, and the surprise.

To create the ultimate seafood experience, we traveled down the highways and byways. We pulled up a seat, put on bibs, and soaked up the seafood experience: The no-name dishes with unforgettable flavor, the fresh-caught oysters and clams piled high, the hand-lettered specials on ancient chalkboards, and the savory simmer of every combination of spices imaginable.

The pleasure of preparing and sharing seafood was simple and genuine, and it brought out the best in everyone. Often, we felt as if we’d been welcomed into somebody’s home.

That’s what King’s Fish House is all about — and we’ve tried to bring all of these ideas together into one single, spectacular place, filled with camaraderie and celebration, and the things we love best. Welcome to the House that Seafood Built!

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Booked 69 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 431-3474

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Here at King’s in Carlsbad we can accommodate larger parties on our patio. Although not completely private we are happy to serve your group for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Tom Flores: (760) 431-3474

  • Neighborhood

    Carlsbad

  • Cross street

    Palomar Airport Rd.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,689 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North San Diego

    Seafood

  • North San Diego

    Most Booked

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  1. CL

    CarolynL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    I ordered pacific salmon with jasmine rice and zucchini. Rice and zucchini were bland. Salmon was nothing special. For the price, I expect more flavor and effort. Warm bread was delicious. Enjoy the atmosphere.

  2. K

    Katina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful place to eat and great atmosphere l!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic simple grilled fish and seafood, many options for all.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Kings is our go to restaurant, we’ve been dozens of times and while the service was great, the quality of the food has clearly gone down. The vegetables were inedible, tasted frozen. The bread was clearly day old and the fish was over cooked and a smaller portion. Inflation causes restaurants to make these choices but it sends the regulars away.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous! Everything from service to food to ambiance to value was amazing. What a great way to celebrate my Dad’s 80th birthday. Sea bass, corn, butter cake, half n half chowder - all superb!!

  6. C

    Cbernard

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    without exception my food and service is always outstanding here. Clinton had a lot of tables but handles them with skill, and happy to be busy

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Server was awesome! Food was delicious. It’s pricey but you get what you’re paying for.

  8. AW

    AnitaW

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Huge menu. Very fresh fish and seafood. Really enjoyed meal

  9. t

    tina

    San Diego

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Still one of favorite restaurants. Consistently good.

  10. DH

    DonH

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it,server great, food the best!

  11. PJ

    PamelaJ

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrating Fathers Day and daughters birthday and graduation. Loved that they had a lot of affordable options As well as higher end lobster options . We had the lobster, steak and soft shell crab with edamame and oysters for appetizers. All was cooked to perfection, served timely, never had to ask for drink refills, and waiter was very responsive!

  12. CK

    CherylK

    San Diego

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent and fresh. Service was good, as they appeared to be team serving for Father's day. We arrived quite early for our reservation, however had to wait beyond our reservation time, though it appeared tables were available. Seating was comfortable, as we had a booth for 2.

  13. W

    Wendy

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    It was Fathers Day. I ordered the macadamia crusted sea bass. When I have ordered sea bass before it is a fresh fillet,which looks like a deboned fish fillet, dredged in batter and baked This plate was a square piece of fish with embedded crusted something. Who catches a SQUARE fish???? Seriously it was a square piece of fish. It was tough, and not tasty at all.I think it was frozen like that. I was very disappointed in my choice at Kings Fish house.

  14. MJ

    MaryJane

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food!

  15. l

    love2ski

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great oysters, calamari, wedge salad, crab cakes!!! Everything was delicious plus great margaritas!

  16. MG

    MarieG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great place, airy and open. Food is great but lots of garlic!!! Good drinks too.

  17. AA

    AmyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food was very good well cooked and seasoned es

  18. PS

    PattySB

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was very good and fresh. Service was prompt and friendly. Weekend evening was a little loud, but not bad

  19. L

    Laurie

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love Logan! Great food, drinks and ambience

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was amazing !!!!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed the Linguini with clams, macadamia crusted Halibut, clam chowder and had a couple oyster appetizers! Very nice and super filing. Great garlic mashed potatoes!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service great and food always very good.

  23. TT

    TraciT

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    The service started off great and then went downhill even though the restaurant had cleared out. Meals were prepared and served incorrectly The appetizers and BREAD were excellent. The server was knowledgeable.

  24. EL

    ELLENB

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    It took almost an hour to get our food- One dish was completely wrong- They seemed overwhelmed- They recognized the mistakes but it still detracted from dinner.

  25. AF

    AmandaF

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food, service, and atmosphere is always great here.

  26. NW

    NancyW

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Macadamia halibut was overcooked and lacked macadamias. The butter cake with berries had 3 tiny berries, should have said a berry garnish. The asparagus and baked potato was good.

  27. W

    Woodpile

    San Diego

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was fantastic and food was delicious, as always.

  28. J

    Johnj

    Naples

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Overpriced. Fish overcooked. Short of help. Bad drinks and pricey wine.

  29. DB

    DeborahB

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great place, excellent service, great food. Will be happy to go back!

  30. JM

    JodyM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Service was very slow. My potato was cold. Last time we dined there my salmon was barely cooked. Thought it was a bit overpriced.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    I eat at kings fish house fairly frequently… Great selection of seafood… Love the little neck clams… All of my experiences are lunchtime-based, never had a dinner experience

  32. LL

    LauraL

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We had a wonderful meal at King’s Fish House on June 13 to celebrate a wedding anniversary. We made the reservation on Open Table and asked for outdoor seating. Our wait was only a few minutes, and we had a very nice table in an open covered patio area. The server was helpful and attentive, and the food was wonderful, and the portions ample. The value for the money was just right. We will definitely visit again.

  33. CW

    ChristyW

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an amazing dinner! It was kid friendly and delicious. We actually ended up going back two nights in a row.

  34. LC

    LibbyC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We asked for a booth and got it. We were seated immediately. Service was excellent and the seafood delicious. We will be coming back real soon.

  35. PH

    PamH

    Seattle

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Good meal and reasonable prices. Our server was most excellent!

  36. l

    lancasterdiner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious dinner

  37. p

    paulh

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Had a reservation and arrived about 5 minutes early. Checked in and told they would text us soon, after about 15 minutes i went back up to re check in and was told oh i thought we called and seated you? We waited a couple more minutes and then were seated right in front of the servers station where i could over hear several conversations of the servers. Crispy Calamari was very greasy with almost no breading on it. All the other food was very good.

  38. LB

    LilBuc

    San Diego

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat at the bar and overloaded on oysters and then had the Cobb. Everything was delicious!

  39. RS

    RalphS

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was absolutely outstanding and service was great!! We will definitely return

  40. NB

    NattashaBL

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love dining here once every two weeks and we never get disappointed. Shout out to Steven our server, he was outstanding, his definitely a keeper. We loved his service very friendly knowledgeable and patient even with other tables he was serving. Thank you Steven.

FAQs

King's Fish House - Carlsbad offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 431-3474.

King's Fish House - Carlsbad is rated 4.6 stars by 2689 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 69 times today
Google Map for King's Fish House - Carlsbad

5625 Paseo del Norte Carlsbad, CA 92008

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Palomar Airport Rd.

  • Neighborhood

    Carlsbad

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 431-3474

  • Private party facilities

    Here at King’s in Carlsbad we can accommodate larger parties on our patio. Although not completely private we are happy to serve your group for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Tom Flores: (760) 431-3474

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