END OF AN ERA: ANTHONY’S FISH GROTTO ON EMBARCADERO OFFERS DRAWINGS AND SPECIALS IN FINAL 2 WEEKS; LA MESA ANTHONY’S TO REMAIN OPEN

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By Miriam Raftery

January 17, 2017 (La Mesa) – Anthony’s Fish Grotto on the Embarcadero has been a fixture on San Diego’s waterfront for 70 years.  For many San Diego County residents, it’s long been a go-to place for special occasions from prom nights to wedding anniversaries.

On January 31st, the waterfront location will close its doors.  Guests are invited to bid a fond farewell over the next two weeks, savoring specials and drawings for gift cards that can be redeemed at Anthony’s lakefront location in La Mesa, which will remain open.

Embarcadero Anthony’s visitors can enjoy a cup of Mama Ghio’s legendary clam chowder for $2.50, with proceeds going to two of Mama’s favorite Charities: Father Joe’s Village and Whispering Winds Family Camp. In addition, diners can register for a drawing in which over $3,500 in $25 dining cards, valid at Anthony’s lakeside location in La Mesa, which will remain open.

A fixture on San Diego’s waterfront since the end of World War II, Catherine “Mama” Ghio opened the original Anthony's as a 16-seat diner at the old downtown ferry landing in 1946. The restaurant moved to its current location in 1965. Overwhelming success at this location made Anthony’s one of San Diego’s most iconic, visited and recognizable restaurants.

You can follow Anthony’s Fish Grotto on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For additional information about the restaurant or to make reservations, please call (619) 463-0368 or visit anthonysfishgrotto.com.

About Anthony’s Fish Grotto – Embarcadero: Famed for its signature clam chowder and prime waterfront views, landmark seafood spot Anthony’s still uses original family recipes to serve what Zagat's 2013 City Guide called San Diego's Most Popular Seafood. Located at 1360 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 Anthony’s is open daily for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and until 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Please visit anthonysfishgrotto.com or call (619) 232-5103 for more information.

About Anthony’s Fish Grotto – La Mesa: Set on a private lake, Anthony’s Fish Grotto La Mesa offers a full menu of seafood and other dishes, friendly service and atmospheric dining. Located at 9530 Murray Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942 Anthony’s on The Lake is open for lunch, brunch (Sundays only) and dinner from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The market is open between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily. Please visit anthonysfishgrotto.com or call (619) 463-0368 for more information.