411 Broadway , San Diego, 92101
Spike Africa's Fresh Fish Grill & Bar
Cuisine: California, Seafood

Dinner: $40

Developed by Seafaring Ventures, LLC, known best for their partnership with Paramount Pictures in developing the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurants, and named after the legendary sailor & self-proclaimed “President of the Pacific Ocean”, Spike Africa’s Fresh Fish Grill & Bar is the premier restaurant where Downtown meets the Gaslamp District on the corner of 4th & Broadway. Specializing in fresh fish & seafood selections, Spike Africa’s incorporates modern aspects of the bustling downtown area with classic & historical elements creating a space that is both uplifting & familiar and produces a vibe that fits any occasion.

Originally known as the Old Cosgrove Building, the history of the space only further adds to the interest. Over the past 100 plus years, the building has gone through a series of renovations, additions, & modifications before it was remodeled to its current state in January 2013.

With a talented Chef that appreciates the fresh & exciting opportunities that come with working in Southern California, our upscale California Coastal Cuisine is the star of the show, while our well-stocked open & inviting bar features a constant rotation of local Craft Draft Beers & hand-crafted specialty cocktails, all of which is served with a smile from our friendly and accommodating staff. Because of that, Spike’s is one of the highest rated restaurants in multiple social media outlets including Yelp, TripAdvisor, & OpenTable.

You should expect nothing less than quality, affordable fare & exemplary service. That core goal coupled with a comfortable, sociable atmosphere and a unique combination of chic & casual “urban-nautical” accents, only add to the overall ambiance & energy lending itself to a balance between Spike’s era & today’s modern edge. We’re a warm space filled with hints of nostalgia that Spike himself would approve of, utilizing natural and recycled materials whenever possible.

From using the sixteen layers of flooring that was exposed during demolition, repurposing the 100-year-old wood planks and timber to create eclectic tabletops, exposed ceiling beams, reclaimed wood floors, as well as custom booths and railings along the walls to finishing with the touches of a 100-year-old safe, found in the basement during renovations, custom wood statues of Phillip Marion “Spike” Africa and Clarence “Mac” McCullogh (otherwise known as King of the Wood Chips) created by Lyle Galloway, and family archived articles of Spike’s travels, guests are transported into being a part of the captain’s adventures.