Whet your appetite with starters
including ceviche, shrimp cocktails and poppers.
Fried calamari strips, coated in Kostas
own secret-recipe batter, was crunchy and moist.
Chowder and cioppino are available in a bowl
or sourdough round.
The mesquite char-grilled
entrees offer a good selection of fish
choices and seafood kabobs, and can be
prepared blackened, Cajun-style or with
a curry or garlic sauce. The grilled ahi
was excellent, as was the boned, farm-raised
Idaho trout with Kastos fresh dill
Portions are more than generous,
served with warm sourdough rolls and three
side dishes of your choice. The zucchini
and carrot mix was perfectly cooked and
well-seasoned, as were the red skin potatoes.
Black beans were fresh and
nicely spiced. Other sides include rice
pilaf, fries, cole slaw and fresh tomatoes.
You wont leave here hungry.
Seafood paella, served on
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, is the
Kastos specialty. This savory mix
of saffron rice, shrimp, fish, mussels,
clams and spicy sausage is fresh, aromatic
The menu also features an ample
selection of sandwiches, both fried and char-grilled,
as well as a crab cake sandwich and Cajun scallop
burger. Fish-n-chip baskets are cooked in canola
oil and include cod, shrimp, calamari or clam
strips or a combo. Non-fish eaters are in luck
with chicken, veggie and Philly steak options.
Grilled Mexican dishes offer a
variety of burritos, tacos and quesadillas.
If pasta is your thing, the Cajun shrimp linguini
is a house favorite.
Heart-healthy diners take note:
Youll find a number of items approved
by Healthy Dining in San Diego. Angel hair pasta
with grilled shrimp or fish, grilled fish sandwiches
and burritos and char-grilled ahi are popular
By the way, everything at
the Solana Beach Fish House is cooked
to order. If you want paella without mussels
or vegetables without seasoning, just
say so. While youre waiting, relax
and enjoy the ambiance.
Walls covered in fishing
nets, ropes, life preservers and shells
create the laid-back mood of a cozy fishing
shack. Be sure to check out the old black
and white photos hanging on the walls
especially the shot of Clark Gable
posing with some really big fish!
Outdoor seating is available on
the small patio. Theres also a fresh seafood
market within the restaurant.Prices are quite
reasonable. Most items are less than $10, and
entrees less than $15. Lunch specials, served
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., begin at $5.49 and include
several fish sandwiches, breaded shrimp or scallop
baskets, and a handful of Mexican seafood dishes.
The blackened fish burrito, served with rice
and beans, is a lunchtime favorite.
The restaurant is available for private parties
up to 20 and offers catering.
The Solana Beach Fish House is
open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday Thursday,
and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday. Busiest times
are on Fridays and weekends, but reservations
are not necessary. Plenty of parking is available
in the Solana Beach Plaza parking lot. Take-out
is available. Visa and MasterCard accepted.