This place gets busy so expect a wait. Fortunately, the hubs and I were willing to sit at the bar and were seated immediately.

Service was courteous, drinks were delicious, and food was fantastic. The Bloody Mary was a variation of my beloved Canadian Caesar (think Bloody Mary with clam juice), and to take it over the top, my cocktail was garnished with a fresh shrimp and oyster. It was spicy and refreshing and salty like the sea all at once.

Ironside Bloody Mary

Love the decadent garnish.

The hubs and I shared the clam chowder fries and a lobster roll, comfort dishes elevated by execution and ingredient choice. The fries reminded me of a coastal version of poutin or chili fries—you know it can’t be good for you, but you can’t help but keep eating. At least it’s seafood and not beef gravy, you tell yourself. The lobster roll was not super memorable, but it was solid nonetheless.

Ironside is one of the top places I’d tried in San Diego, and I’d definitely return. So much seafood to eat and drink, so littleneck time. (Couldn’t resist the pun.)

Ironside Fish & Oyster
1654 India St. (At W. Date St.)
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: +1 619 269-3033

Ironside lobster roll

Ironside’s lobster roll

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  1. Mariah Carry says:

    We loved this place, I will definitely visit it in January when I go to Sa Diego. I love seafood and my husband also likes it very much, I think we will love the place.

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