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The 10 Best Shrimp Restaurants In San Diego

Updated: May 2, 2022

When we need Louisiana shrimp we drop in on these San Diego restaurants that serve the best crustaceans in town. We found the shrimp spots featured here by analyzing the best reviews sites and food publications in San Diego. With everything from Asian har gow to Cajun shrimp bisque, there is something for every shrimp lover at these top spots.

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Oscars Mexican Seafood

Mexican, $, Pacific BeachMexican, $San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • USA Today

    Best Seafood in San Diego

    USA Today
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Eat Mariscos in San Diego

    Eater, 2020

Supernatural Sea to Sandwich

Food Stand, $$, MiramarFood Stand, $$San Diego, Miramar
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Eat Seafood in San Diego

    Eater, 2020
  • Zagat, 2014

    11 Lobster Dishes You Must Try in San Diego

    Zagat, 2014

Mitch's Seafood

Peruvian, $$, Roseville - Fleet RidgePeruvian, $$San Diego, Roseville - Fleet Ridge
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Eat Seafood in San Diego

    Eater, 2020
  • Thrillist, 2015

    San Diego’s 15 Best Waterfront Restaurants

    Thrillist, 2015

Pete's Seafood and Sandwich

American, $$, North ParkAmerican, $$San Diego, North Park
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Eat Seafood in San Diego

    Eater, 2020
  • Eater, 2016

    Where To Get Your Fish & Chip Fix In San Diego

    Eater, 2016

Supannee House of Thai & Catering

Asian, $$, Roseville - Fleet RidgeAsian, $$San Diego, Roseville - Fleet Ridge
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Eat in Point Loma

    Eater, 2019

Pacific Beach Fish Shop

Peruvian, $$, Pacific BeachPeruvian, $$San Diego, Pacific Beach
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    Best Seafood in San Diego

    USA Today
  • Eater, 2015

    Where to Get $1 Oysters at Happy Hour in San Diego

    Eater, 2015

Karina's Ceviches & More

Mexican, $, MidtownMexican, $San Diego, Midtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Eat Mariscos in San Diego

    Eater, 2020

The Taco Stand

Food Stand, $, La JollaFood Stand, $San Diego, La Jolla
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Zagat, 2017

    17 Most Anticipated San Diego Fall Restaurant Openings

    Zagat, 2017
  • Female Foodie, 2020

    The 20 Best San Diego Restaurants

    Female Foodie, 2020

Mike's Taco Club

Mexican, $, Ocean BeachMexican, $San Diego, Ocean Beach
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Get Takeout Right Now in Ocean Beach

    Eater, 2020

Bud's Louisiana Cafe

Creole, $$, Kearny MesaCreole, $$San Diego, Kearny Mesa
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Zagat, 2016

    Best Restaurants in Kearny Mesa

    Zagat, 2016

How was this list created?

Choosing the right spot for Shrimp can be tough, especially if you’re exploring new restaurants. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 10162 spots across San Diego, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 624 lists and articles from the likes of USA Today, Eater and Zagat – applying our boam magic to sift through results. We cross-referenced with top lists, like USA Today - Best Seafood in San Diego, Eater - Where to Eat Seafood in San Diego and Zagat - 11 Lobster Dishes You Must Try in San Diego. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. The restaurants featured above represent the best of the best in San Diego Shrimp.

Most common questions

Supannee House of Thai & Catering, Sovereign Modern Thai Cuisine, and Mike's Taco Club are the highest-rated shrimp spots for lunch in San Diego.

Supannee House of Thai & Catering, Mike's Taco Club, and Oscars Mexican Seafood are the highest-rated spots for shrimp delivery in San Diego.

The Fancy Fish and Le Bambou are the highest-rated upscale spots for shrimp in San Diego.

Supannee House of Thai & Catering, Sovereign Modern Thai Cuisine, and Mike's Taco Club are the highest-rated shrimp spots for take-out in San Diego.

The Taco Stand, Supernatural Sea to Sandwich, and The Pad Thai Stand are food stands that serve shrimp in San Diego.

Factoids about Shrimp

  • A new shrimp record

    At the St. Elmo shrimp-eating competition, Joey Chestnut ate the most shrimp in modern history, finishing exactly 12 pounds of it.

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