The Fish Market
The Fish Market

The Fish Market

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thefishmarket.com/
  • Phone: 6192323474x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner Sunday through Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
    Dinner Friday and Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Tony Alvarez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private banquet room that will accommodate up to 50 people. Contact our Reservationist at 629-232-3474 or email at SDreservations@thefishmarket.com for more information
  • Entertainment: No live music, however, our Sushi Chefs and Oyster Bar Cooks provide exciting live action as they masterfully prepare exquisite seafood right before your eyes.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway/Pacific Highway
  • Public Transit: Metropolitan Transit System busses stop right at the entrance of our parking lot on North Harbor Drive
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a large public parking lot with parking meters that operate everyday but Sunday and most major holidays. We also offer Valet parking.
A word from The Fish Market
Serving the freshest and finest seafood in San Diego. Our harbor side restaurant located on San Diego bay offers multiple dining venues and amazing views. We have outside patio dining, outside cocktail area, enclosed patio dining and banquet facilities. We also have an Oyster Bar, full service bar and a Sushi Bar. We even have a retail market for fresh fish and all of our menu items are available for take out. We print our menus twice daily so that we may offer only the best. Mesquite charbroiled seafood, pastas, salads, specialties, clams & oysters, crab cakes, sushi and much more. You must try our famous Dungeness Crab Cioppino and signature Smoked Fish Sampler. Start your meal off with our exceptional sourdough bread and plan to finish your meal with a slice of house made key lime pie, creme brulee, or chocolate indulgence. We can accommodate groups of up to 50 in our private banquet room.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
The Fish Market reviews from OpenTable diners
121 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (104)great for outdoor dining (73)great for lunch (59)special occasion (49)good for groups (38)fit for foodies (37)romantic (30)kid-friendly (25)great for brunch (22)hot spot (22)neighborhood gem (18)notable wine list (9)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (7)Show More
  • Underwhelmed
    daisymiillerVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The restaurant upstairs might offer a better experience, but downstairs is a cavernous restaurant that caters to the tourist trade with simple, but well cooked fish meals. Our server was excellent, and the views were lovely. Laird wine was on the wine list, which i appreciated
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing meal
    Badfood925
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The appetizer Fried salt n pepper calamari was like eating a rubber band. Next the prawns in the scallop n prawns dish was dried out and over cooked, the linguine that was part of the dish was horrible! It was like biting into raw garlic. My worst experience in Restaurant Week! Don't waste your money! Overpriced and not edible!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best seafood in San Diego
    Paul
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    As always, ny kunch at Fish Market was outstanding. My wife had the chipotle swordfish tacos with black beans and I had the Pacific Yellowtail. We both also had a bowl of New England clam chowder. Amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice time and food
    Saulillo
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Every time I am here its great . They assigned a great table with view and service and food was great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I get it, but here's the thing
    luv2dineoutside
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We went to the Fish Market for 1st time, prompted by its appearance in the list of participating restaurants for San Diego Restaurant Week. We each ordered off the the Rest. Week menu, I mean, it's part of the reason we went there. The list of wines offered for RW included whites but not Riesling and reds but not pinot noir. So we tried to order our food from the RW menu, but separately, the white or red wine we wanted off "the regular menu" but not available in the reduced RW-list. We were told we could not. A couple times. So we didn't order wine. I suppose we could have ordered what we wanted from the bar, easily enough. But forget it. The server lost out on tip, Fish Market lost out on fat-margin wine, and we walked out saying, "MEH."
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  • Metered parking or $10. valet
    foodloverVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We did not know about the metered parking and had no change. So we had to pay the $10 (with validation) parking fee. This adds quite a bit to your overall dining expense. The food is very good but expensive, no more so than any water front restaurant though. Service was very good but it wasn't all that crowded in the afternoon. I imagine at night it's very busy. It is right next to the Midway. Do not miss the Bob Hope memorial on the right side of the restaurant, very well done.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good choice
    Mmee
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We ate outside so the noise level was very low. However, inside it seemed quite noisy. The food was good and the portions were large.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    foodExpert
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Best food ever. The only problem is, they don't have a branch near Washington, D.C. Where I live.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ChanChan
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    It's was my first time there at The Fishmarket, and the ocean view was great!! The food was also on piont everything was great. I would recommend this place to a friend.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view & food!
    WilleniumVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Fantastic food, Opha specifically, and the view of the USS Reagan and USS Nimitz in the harbor was awesome!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fish Market
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Requested a table by the window. Gave us a round table in the outdoor patio. Had a beautiful view. The food was delicious although it was quite noisy. Had a birthday and they sang and gave me chocolate cake, which was delicious. Make reservations, otherwise a long wait.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for lunch
    loveslunch
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Wanted to take an out of town visitor to a dining spot with a great view of San Diego Bay. It was a hit! The food was great, view wonderful and the service excellent. Even got there earlier than reservation and they sat us immediately.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always excellent
    namib
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I have dined at several locations throught CA and have never been disappointed. My husband treated me to my birthday lunch and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. My husband had Manhattan Clam Chowder (best he has ever had) along with a Cesaer Salad. I enjoyed the Cajun Sea of Cortez Mesquite grilled prawns, aungratin potatoes and roasted veggies. If you are opposed to spicy food, I suggest ask for the Cajun prawns to be lightly seasoned as they are pretty spicy! The au gratin potatoes are a dream...I savored them to the end. Our waiter was Ruben, is an excellent server. He has a very nice disposition and brought us refills on beverages before we asked. He also brought out a delicious chocolate cake for me to enjoy for my birthday.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food, Horrible Parking
    LovesFish
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Very nice selection of food and reasonably priced. The restaurant was a little stuffy and we tried to open windows by the table but the wait staff really didn't want to infringe on the people sitting outside. Be warned: parking is a NIGHTMARE. We arrived ten minutes before our reservation but there was no parking. In fact, even the valet parking was full. When we asked the valet where we were suppose to park, he was surly and rude. Absolutely no help at all. While I liked the food and the view, we probably won't go back to The Fish Market because of the parking situation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food
    mginaz
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was great and so was the service. Keep you eye on the parking meter though. It was the only disappointment we had. Almost as if the meter maid was waiting until the final second that my time ran out. I was about 2 minutes late getting there to add more quarter2 but as I walked up to my truck I noticed she ticketed me...so my complaint is the parking even though the restaurant doesn't own the parking lot there should still be adequate parking for the guests..the ticket was $37.50
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish was delicious!
    gratia23
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    All the seafood we had was fresh and awesome. We had reservations, so it was not an issue being seated. The parking, however, was a nightmare. The good food did override the bit of stress incurred while waiting for valet to have an open space. The view is breathtaking and the day was beautiful and clear, making it a very pleasant dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice location-average food
    Louise
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food was adaquate. Not real tasty like I thought it would be. I wouldn't recommend it for dinner. Lunch would probably alright. I thought it would be a lot better for seafood.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view! Blah food.
    Swacker
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Love the location, view and parking, but the food is comparable to eating at Coco's or something similar. My rock fish and rice were mediocre and my husband said his fish and chips were the worst he's had in a long time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Adam Christianson
    scsd
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Excellent food, great service! We were met by friendly staff who had a table outside reserved for us. Great view!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special
    Fishmarket
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food and ambiance are the reason I always return every visit I'm in San Diego.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wow.
    Wendylu
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We went to the Fish Market for my step-dads birthday. He loves seafood. My mom loves lobster. I'm allergic to shellfish and i dont really eat fish. It was delicious. I had a grilled artichoke and the warm spinach salad. Mom had a lobster tail and dad had alaskan halibut. It was all perfect and delicious. They also have sushi, even hamburgers. The view was beautiful. We watched the boats go by. The valet parking was very nice. My mom doesnt walk very far. We bought some fresh fish on our way out. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Social Scene-ic
    Epicurean
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is a great place for socializing and the panoramic splendor of the SD Bay makes for a terrific backdrop. Understandably busy, their can be a wait for service, food and refills. However, their deep menu of reasonably priced sea food offers a variety of delicious dishes. I had the Shrimp Pomodora and our friends enjoyed the Teriyaki Fish Sliders and Shrimp Louie Salad. All dishes were tasty and plates were cleaned; a good sign that all facets of the meal met or exceeded standards. We all enjoyed the bay activity; numerous sail boats, small pleasure craft and kayaks past by the view of the US Navy aircraft carriers in the distance. Work around the peak hours to get the tables with the best views.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of a kind
    slrich611
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This place has it all! Great food, great service and a spectacular view. Great place to have dinner and then kickoff an evening walk. Great location! Thanks!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Seafood in Town
    CarlyVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We really enjoyed dining at the Fish Market which is known for creating a daily menu of fresh fish entrées, we ordered the Fish Chips & Prawns, Sea Scallops and Shrimp on-a-skewer and both dishes were delicious. I want to thank our server Mandi for the great customer service and for making my mom’s birthday special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable moments
    merts
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Yummy food, Great ambiance and a special place for family and friends to enjoy making memories together
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst attention
    GACC
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    They have the worst attention for customers, managers and the personnel at the front are the ones that make this restaurant a mess.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food for thought in San Diego ca
    topgun
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food was absolutely wonderful. Each and every dish better tasting than the previous. We shared all we ordered and enjoyed a feast. We do not live in San Diego but this will be on our list when we go there. Although our server was little difficult to engage, it did not take away from the beauty of the deck.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fish, lively atmosphere
    Live2dine
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Good, attentive, service and great food keeps us coming back to this special place. Really energetic, fun vibe!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and not so good
    Swordfish
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My swordfish was good but my wife's rice and shrimp was mediocre at best. The drink selection was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Bad experience overall. The service and food were under par from prior visits. If it weren't for the view, the entire experience would have been a let down.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SeaFoodLover
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    If you want quality sea food then this is the best place in San Diego. Parking can be hard to find during peak times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Freshest fish in town
    fishlover
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    have eaten here many times and the food is always good. Service is great... and for those of us who can't eat gluten, well, the sourdough is awesome, so go be tempted.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for Lunch!
    Table4U2
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Super outdoor dining on the patio, complete with views, light breeze, excellent service and delicious food. I had the wedge salad with a side of swordfish... the grilled swordfish is the best here of anywhere I have eaten in San Diego! I recommend trying it! We had a group of 7 people and it was a treat to share a nice lunch together here. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view enjoying fabby eats
    DinDin4meVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We had a scenic view of the Bay while enjoying a delicious meal. Fish market offers so many choices of fresh seafood. My waiter recommended a cod that was quite tasty and enjoyable to eat. Highly recommend this restaurant for some really good eats.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dinnerfor2
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We enjoy eating here every time we go to San Diego. Being from the desert we always enjoy the view of the bay & the cioppino is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • have been here many times
    Table4U2
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    we love going here for lunch... this time there was a slight misunderstanding on the lunch entree but the waitress was efficient & resolved the issue. Food was good and we would recommend this place :o) It does get very busy on Saturday's so making a reservation here was perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FM is still great after many visits
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Took out of town guests to lunch at the Fish Market and it was a big hit! The views are great and it's perfect for a casual lunch. The glassed-in patio was ideal on a sunny day, and not too windy. The fish is very fresh, and the Au-gratin potatoes and sourdough bread still as good as I remember them. They have a gluten free menu as well. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Did they read the res request note?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I was disappointed after making a reservation requesting a window/view table & stating we were celebrating my mom's 81st bday...they put us outside on the side deck on a hot, muggy day. Really? 85+ degrees & muggy as all hell for an 81 year old woman and her 80 year old friend? I asked to be moved inside. We were moved to a table for 4 with a seat set at the end of the table for the 5th. It really was uncomfortable. The sad thing was the restaurant was not full. They could have done a better job in creating an alternative seating situation for us. After all, they took a small table & added it to a 4-top to seat 6 people right next to us. Shame on Fish Market. I am really disappointed. Expected better for this big day for mom.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for meeting
    Datenight
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I took a customer there this week and they sat us all the way in the back in a corner table with a view. Quiet and beautiful. We also had them do the fish n chips with the Halibut instead of Cod. Fabulous.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food but bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We waited for more than 20 minutes, and we finally had a table because we showed up again to ask about our table, and we realized that there were many tables free. We were just "forgotten" by the hostess.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate