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The Beginning: Senor Grubby’s

Friends since they were children, they first dreamed up Senor Grubby’s in 2008 as an alternative to local Mexican & American breakfast that had grown stale and was missing a few crucial elements. Like many San Diegans, they found a second home south of the border, with numerous trips to Mexico to sample the culture and food. With Senor Grubby’s they wanted to bring the heart of Mexican food with a North County twist. They found not only that they could provide people with great food, but make a lasting impact on the community they love so much. That is when they started to conceptualize Grubby’s Poke & Fish Market.

We Support the Local Community in North County San Diego

North County is changing. The quaint surf towns that the owners fondly remember are slowly transforming into glitzy and glamorous cities. While modernization certainly has its perks, the Grubby’s team wanted to create a restaurant that harkens back to North County’s roots.

That is why Grubby’s Poke & Fish Market strives to not just be a restaurant and fish market, but an ingrained part of the community. We want to feature locally caught, fresh fish and amazing local craft beers, helping small local businesses and fisherman thrive. We also will use Grubby’s Poke & Fish Market as a hub for local fundraising efforts, raising money for local schools, sports teams, charities, and artists. The owners grew up in North County San Diego and love it with all of their hearts, and do everything they can to give back.

Grubby’s Poke & Fish Market is Not Your Average Poke Spot

Poke spots are popping up all over Southern California, but Grubby’s Poke is not just your average poke spot. We not only feature locally caught and sustainable, hand-picked fish, but the restaurant also features a fish market on site. Grab a do-it-yourself poke or sushi kit to take home to the whole family or buy some fresh fish for a different culinary delight. We can also spice up your next event with our awesome catering service, allowing you to host a poke party or sushi soiree that is sure to leave guests impressed. We hope to be a North County fixture, a place for families and friends to meet, eat and have a great time!

Come Check Out Grubby’s Poke & Fish Market Today

If you haven’t been, come check out Grubby’s Poke & Fish Market today! We are eager to hear from our amazing customers what they think and any suggestions to improve. If you have any questions for us, stop by Grubby’s Poke & Fish Market in the Shoppes at Carlsbad or give us a call at (760) 828-9074.

Paul Kennedy
Paul Kennedy
01:20 29 Jun 18
This place is awesome! Today they had fresh bluefin which just came in from Oceanside. 5 stars on fish quality , sauces, and toppings. All the ingredients we're fresh in appearance and taste.The dining area and kitchen were very clean also which speaks loud to me when dealing with fresh fish. Keep it up!read more
Christine Courtney
Christine Courtney
16:56 29 Jun 18
Grubby's has nailed it with fresh seafood and tasty ingredients. We loved every delicious bite and the ambiance. We will be here every week grubbing on the freshest poke in town!read more
Jeana Davis
Jeana Davis
03:33 29 Jun 18
Love this place, Exceptional service... Sean and the guys are great !!! Hope to come back I live here... Congratulations 🎉🍾🎈 Grubby’s I love the Mexican Carlsbad location too with Mike !!!read more
carey lyn
carey lyn
02:23 29 Jun 18
I love this new Grubby’s establishment! The food is excellent and service is on point. I have tried a little of everything. Ahi, raw salmon, house smoked salmon, house smoked shrimp, octopus (that is seared upon order), and even the tofu is delicious. Very good quality of fish. If you are familiar with Señor Grubbys in Carlsbad Village, Grubbys Poke took the spices and chiles from the Diabla salsa and made a delicious infused oil for their poke bowls. If you like a little kick, I highly recommend it. I order my poke bowls on top of spring greens and brown rice. There were very good choices of toppings. I am impressed. Beer and sake too. Try it!!! It’s worth it and it’s directly at the entrance to the mall by Victoria’s Secret so it’s easy to find. Will def go back for more.read more
Aubrey Larsen
Aubrey Larsen
04:27 22 Jun 18
Dead ass on my tims. This poke had me weak. #blessed #changedmyliferead more
Beau Raymond
Beau Raymond
20:10 12 Jul 18
Came in to check it out a few days ago. Absolutely awesome Poke spot! The worker making my poke bowl was very friendly and knowledgeable. The food was amazing and very fresh! Great environment and location.What really sold me on this new spot is the Bluefin. Bluefin tuna is hard to find and usually expensive. Not only can they put it in your bowl, you can buy it by the pound!read more
Leon Sandoval
Leon Sandoval
02:06 23 Jul 18
Loved it! Servers were super friendly and patient with our family of four and the food was amazing!read more
Lisa M
Lisa M
18:30 30 Jul 18
The fish is so fresh and delicious - toppings are awesome!! Decor is inviting and relaxing. Super friendly staff!! Seriously - this place is a real winner!! Wish I could give it 10 stars!!!read more
Melissa Witt
Melissa Witt
19:57 08 Aug 18
Grubby’s Poke & Fish is legit! A much needed addition to the Carlsbad mall. This has been on my weeekly rotation since they’ve opened. The fish is fresh and the ingredients are high quality. Def recommend the Diabla oil, if you are looking to kick it up a notch spice wise. Also, they have a pretty dope selection of beverages: Stubborn sodas, beers, sake, teas and those cool CBD beverages and their “tap” water is purified alkaline water.read more
Robert Segall
Robert Segall
20:54 08 Aug 18
Poke was awesome. Everything was super fresh and there were plenty of options. The portions were generous and they had all the traditional toppings for the bowl. I’ll be back!read more
Kyle
Kyle
13:41 13 Aug 18
The food is amazing, enough for now and later. The staff is very friendly and helpful. If you like heat they can pack a punch with diablo sauce and the amazing dry Asian spice mix to top things off. From torched octopus to the local catch of the day there’s something for everyone.read more
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Grubby's Poke & Fish Market
4.5
Based on 12 Reviews
Alyssa S.
Alyssa S.
2018-07-09 07:29:51
It's fun to check out different poke places and see what their differences are.What I loved here: there is fresh smoked salmon (not oily lox) as an...read more
Lindsey M.
Lindsey M.
2018-07-03 09:44:52
***Po-KAY***Somewhat acceptable: Po-KEEBut certainly always sinful is saying POH-k, like I will POH-k you in the eye if you don't say Po-KAY.I haven't...read more
Shannon C.
Shannon C.
2018-06-27 13:47:14
Big portions, tasty ingredients and a fun atmosphere! Came in for the soft opening and the staff was very accommodating. The location in the mall is very...read more
Matt M.
Matt M.
2018-06-20 09:24:14
I was able to go to their first tasting on June 13th. Having been to virtually all the poke places in North County, I was excited at having another option,...read more
HektoriusMaximus K.
HektoriusMaximus K.
2018-07-30 16:00:08
Great food, great environment, and great location what's not to love? I first went in to try the poke and was blown away by the style of this restaurant,...read more
Kelly B.
Kelly B.
2018-07-31 09:37:47
I Love Grubbys Poke. I've been searching for a good local poke spot that lets me customize the poke bowls. They are EXACTLY what I was looking for! The...read more
Leah W.
Leah W.
2018-08-08 19:30:22
Two words - torched octopus! Yes, It's a thing, no, I'd never had it before. Glazed and torched octopus with insanely fresh tuna - try it, you are welcome...read more
Kim N.
Kim N.
2018-08-06 11:00:11
Had a BOGO 50% off coupon so we decided to try this new poke place out at the Carlsbad mall. FYI:* Large bowl is $14, Regular bowl is $11* Large bowl =...read more
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Charlie Grant
Charlie Grant
2018-07-08T00:21:13+0000
Great Service and the Poke was even better �read more
Jo Jo
Jo Jo
2018-07-04T06:15:42+0000
Seafood was very fresh and the smoked shrimp was amazing! This is the first place my son has EVER asked for more fish, let alone took more than 2 bites lol EVERYTHING was delicious. Awesome drink selection too! The staff was very friendly and polite. Highly recommend!!read more
Bryan Tarr
Bryan Tarr
2018-07-01T04:13:51+0000
This place is amazing, best poke bowl I've ever hadread more
Christine Courtney
Christine Courtney
2018-06-29T17:06:09+0000
Grubby's has nailed it with fresh seafood and tasty ingredients. We loved every delicious bite and the ambiance. We will be here every week grubbing on the freshest poke in town!read more
Karen Vazquez
Karen Vazquez
2018-06-29T03:17:25+0000
This is basically my favorite destination spot in North County San Diego for excellent Mexican food. Ask for Carey. She makes the experience warm, inviting and enjoyable every time. �read more
Carey Lyn Hermanns
Carey Lyn Hermanns
2018-06-29T02:24:57+0000
I love this new Grubby’s establishment! The food is excellent and service is on point. I have tried a little of everything. Ahi, raw salmon, house smoked salmon, house smoked shrimp, octopus (that is seared upon order), and even the tofu is delicious. Very good quality of fish. If you are familiar with Señor Grubbys in Carlsbad Village, Grubbys Poke took the spices and chiles from the Diabla salsa and made a delicious infused oil for their poke bowls. If you like a little kick, I highly recommend it. I order my poke bowls on top of spring greens and brown rice. There were very good choices of toppings. I am impressed. Beer and sake too. Try it!!! It’s worth it and it’s directly at the entrance to the mall by Victoria’s Secret so it’s easy to find. Will def go back for more.read more
Ronald Binion Jr
Ronald Binion Jr
2018-06-26T03:52:27+0000
Smoked shrimp were amazing. Great service. Cool ambiance. Flavors were amazing.read more
Jenelle Rivera
Jenelle Rivera
2018-06-24T19:22:38+0000
The natural smoked flavor of the shrimp was out of this world! We also loved the spicy tuna and all of their sauces! Quality, fresh poke is hard to find! We will be back every week!read more
Douglas Flaker
Douglas Flaker
2018-06-24T01:59:24+0000
Highest quality fresh fish, very friendly staff, and a casual ambiance combine to make this new poke place a winner!read more
Tiffany Heather Marie K
Tiffany Heather Marie K
2018-06-23T08:04:05+0000
My family loves it! It ranks in top 10 favorite meals ever! You must try the smoked tofu it’s so good! Thanks for the opportunity to be there for the VIP tastings! We loved being a part of the process & are so excited to share with all our family & friends! Keep up the amazing healthy food choices!read more
Rachel Elizabeth Mestaz
Rachel Elizabeth Mestaz
2018-06-20T03:58:08+0000
Just inhaled my bowl and it was delicious! The fish was super fresh tasting and the sauces were amazing. Stoked it's so close to my house, this is going to be my new spot!read more
Rich Flores
Rich Flores
2018-06-19T06:37:47+0000
Great Spot! Flavors Where Great A lot Of Thinking Outside Of The Box On This Traditional Dish.read more
Lindsey Brown
Lindsey Brown
2018-06-19T05:05:00+0000
It was really delicious! Very flavorful and the fish was so fresh. Can't wait to come back..�read more
Debbie De Zego
Debbie De Zego
2018-06-15T03:38:39+0000
I was fortunate enough to join a tasting and training event here. From the friendly staff to the precise yet fun decor...not one detail has been overlooked. Which will say something for the quality and love they put into their food! By far the freshest fish/poke around town! Special mention to the smoked shrimp 😱 Their Diablo sauce is a must. I will for sure be a regular at this spot ❤️read more
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