Spike Africa’s Charts a New Course in San Diego Seafood
New to the Gaslamp Quarter, Spike Africa’s Fresh Fish Grill & Bar navigates the spirit and cuisine of the high seas through the eyes of a legendary sailor.
Ahoy, matey! A new seafood eatery has livened up the formerly vacant corner of Fourth Avenue and Broadway downtown. Spike Africa’s Fresh Fish Bar & Grill is named after the celebrated schooner boat captain who sailed the waters from Tahiti to Alaska during much of the 20th century. The restaurant’s vibe echoes that of a bustling big city diner that feels welcoming and familiar, complete with classic accents that pay tribute to the world of old-school sailing. Try the daily fresh fish catches—including swordfish, mahi-mahi, albacore and salmon—plus happy hour starting at 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, featuring half-priced appetizers, $1 oysters and $3 tangerine margaritas. 411 Broadway, downtown. 619.795.3800. spikeafricas.com