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King's Fish House - Carlsbad, Carlsbad, CA

King's Fish House - Carlsbad

4.6
4.6
2892 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 50 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 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 2,892 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North San Diego

    Seafood

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  1. DM

    DML718

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were glad that we had a reservation as there was a sizable waiting line outside. We were greeted nicely and seated within a couple of minutes of arriving. We had water and warm sourdough bread served within 5 minutes of been seated. Our dinners we're delicious and the service was good.
  2. LM

    LM2LV

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daniel was simply an outstanding server. We let him know we were going to be slow 2-top table for him (and would cover his missed tip for the table turn), and he just provided the best and most gracious hospitality for the three hours we were there working through business matters. Food was outstanding as always.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family vacation, food and service were amazing.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Service was very good but it may have been the worst steak and lobster i’ve ever had
  5. MR

    MichaelR

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Nice atmosphere for a nice dinner.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our experience and will definitely come again!
  7. TB

    TomB

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can never go wrong with this place. It is one of my fav places in Carlsbad
  8. c

    cameronb

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Alex S. Was phenomenal! She even remembered our order from last time! Pine Avenue, Beet Salad and the Dungeness Crab (with extra cocktail)! Great experience! That’s why we keep coming back!
  9. m

    michaell

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great! The food was superb! We look forward to returning soon. They are consistent year over year
  10. PG

    PatrickG

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gourmet menu served by efficient and personable staff
  11. s

    slashapu

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food & overall experience
  12. Q

    Queenbee

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great and fresh food and excellent service as always.
  13. F

    Frau

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend the macadamia nut crusted halibut! So so very good
  14. BZ

    BeverlyZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful had a great time for our 39th anniversary dinner.
  15. KG

    KirkG

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Horrendous. Eat here 2 times a month or more. Asked for a booth as requested and hostess dismissed immediately. No worries, it happens. Sit down, order 2 drinks and 1/2 dozen oysters. Waited 34 minutes for oysters. I know it is busy but that is beyond pathetic. Then waited another 30 minutes for 3 entrees. My daughter salmon was fine. I ordered lemon bass, baked potato and veggie medley. Veggies were cold and hard, fish was hot but clearly sat under a heat lamp because it was hard as a hockey puck. My wife for fried shrimp and mashed potatoes. Same thing, shrimp was tough and chewy but hot and potatoes had actually developed a skin because they sat under a heat lamp. Have eaten here over 60 times but this was terrible experience.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner! The food was prepared so well and was delicious! The service was outstanding! Thank you Jana for the friendly and attentive service and always checking on us😊 King’s continues to be one of our favorite places in Carlsbad!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Excellent service from Tiffany
  18. EH

    ErinH

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was AMAZING! Food was delicious and everything came out perfectly cooked and at the same time 😊
  19. HM

    HeidiM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    so nice because everyone who worked there was delightful. server emily. both hostesses- charming, excellent food, wine, suggestions.
  20. LM

    LM2LV

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside and our server David was simply outstanding. He should get a 6th Star rating. We were a party of 2, and we were there on a business with much to discuss. David was most respectful of giving us time and always being super graceful. Simply outstanding service.
  21. LD

    LarryD

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Staff friendly and efficient. Food was outstanding.
  22. CV

    CarmenV

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    We left because you didn’t have soft shell crabs Then the wine we ordered was not available to be served as per described in the menu 1/2 bottle of By the Beach Rose Children were climbing the fence and parents were not attentive So we left and let the hostess know why
  23. PS

    PaulS

    San Diego

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were awesome. The fish is fresh and delicious.
  24. JM

    JudyM

    Orange County

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can always count on a delicious meal at King's. Love the outdoor dining space and the service was excellent.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Fish was underwhelming and under seasoned. Really really poor man’s Papadeaux
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was wonderful. The food was great and the waitress (Jimba) was very accommodating. I look forward to going again.
  27. GL

    GastroLou

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great fish selection even exotic ones. Sea bass is excellent.
  28. LF

    LuvFood

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and atmosphere is always incredible at King’s Fish House! High recommend!
  29. F

    Fran

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    John was our waiter and the service was outstanding. He was very attentive and there was no rush. The evening was special because it was my first date with this man and John knew we needed time to get acquainted. It was a special night. My date left John a great tip for his wonderful service that he gave us.
  30. KO

    KenO

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Thank you!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our lunch very much. The highlight was our server Taylor who went out of her way to make sure we had a great experience. Exceptional service with a smile . King's is fortunate to have a server who makes her guests feel good about being there . Thanks
  32. PG

    PatrickG

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, diverse menu served by professional and gracious staff
  33. KO

    KenO

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. We have already booked another visit.
  34. MW

    MattW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great spot. Can't go wrong on the menu and the service is always great.
  35. CF

    CecilleF

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Fish was overcooked.
  36. WL

    WaltL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The fish dishes were delilious but the calamari was chewy and sent back. Very good service and as stated the fish was exceptional. So glad I took the recommendtion to order the Miso Chiliaen Sea Bass.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What set hour experience aside was our server, John. He was extremely attentive, respectful and friendly. He recognized our special birthday occasion and acted appropriately. Everything that he suggested came out as he explained.
  38. SC

    SorkC

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Staff is very helpful, nice, and friendly. Food is good.
  39. l

    lbcarra

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    None of the fish was local which was disappointing. My lobster roll was mostly knuckle meat. Also disappointing. Nice atmosphere and friendly service but if you’re looking for fresh local fish, look elsewhere.
  40. JH

    JimH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pretty consistent. Given its part of a chain it is pretty high end. Well run. Nice atmosphere and I think consistently good food.

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 2892 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 50 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 Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 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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