On our way home from Carlsbad we stopped in Oceanside to check out the Oceanside Broiler located in the Marina. We were well acquainted with the two award winning restaurants in Newport Beach under the same ownership.
The location has been a landmark for decades but the Broiler underwent a complete renovation and now offers a completely new decor and ambiance.
The outdoor patio dining area places you just yards from the water and a sparkling Marine view. Inside there is a casual cocktail lounge and several dining rooms.
At the restaurant we met General Manager Warren Hyde as well as the Sous Chef Thomas Mellen who prepared some of the specialties on the menu we enjoyed that day.
First there was the New England clam chowder and chicken lettuce wraps followed by an Appetizer Platter with fried calamari, coconut shrimp and, our favorite, ahi poke. Our entrees included swordfish and filet mignon.
This restaurant shows an unusually large menu for both lunch and dinner. The seafood selections are many and steak is offered with many choices.
There is free off street parking and the views offered 24 hours a day.
Oceanside Broiler is located at 1325 Harbor Drive North in Oceanside open seven days a week for lunch 11:30 to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Telephone 760 722-3474, web www.oceanside-broiler.com.