is not expensive. There are many other places to in San Diego, but you will probably pay much more unless you are talking about fast food. Anthony's has both the Seafood Grotto (most dinner entries less than $25) and the Fishette (which is fast food) at the same location. The Star of the Sea room (their premiere restaurant) is now closed for remodeling and renaming. You can't beat the view and location if you are cruising.
Other close-by seafood places include the Fish Market
(the upstairs Top of the Market is more expensive than downstairs), or if you really want to splurge, Oceanaire
In the Gaslamp, there is Bluepoint Coastal Cuisine
, or Island Prime
is also nice, but expensive, and you would have to cab to this from the cruise ship area (it is close to the airport).
There are a few other places downtown that specialize in seafood, I rarely eat at these, and none recently (so cannot make a recommendation):
Aqua Blu 734 Fifth Ave., (619) 544-6456
Boat House Restaurant 2040 Harbor Island Dr., 619-291-8011
(a chain, nothing exciting)
Lou & Mickey's at the Gaslamp 224 Fifth Ave., (619) 237-4900
(popular before or after the ballgame at Petco Park)
Rockin Baja Lobster 310 Fifth Ave., (619) 234-6333
(Baja style rock lobster, very informal)
I do not recommend the following (bad food the last time I ate there):
McCormick & Schmicks Seafood Restaurant, 675 L St., (619) 645-6545