The Fishery
The Fishery

The Fishery

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thefishery.com/
  • Phone: 8582729985x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Paul Arias
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We accept large parties, custom menus available. Please contact us for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Brenden Dutton 858-272-9985x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Opal
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Fishery
BEHIND EVERY GREAT SEAFOOD RESTAURANT IS A WAREHOUSE STOCKED WITH FRESH SEAFOOD.
The Fishery Restaurant & Market is located just a few blocks from the ocean in North Pacific Beach.
The restaurant menu reflects ‘coastal cuisine’ with a simple yet serious focus on the best our coastal fisheries and local farms have to offer. The passion that drives Chef Paul Arias is evidenced by flavors that can only be achieved using ingredients at their peak of seasonality and freshness.

The Fishery Market showcases fresh fish, prepared seafood, salads, sauces and marinades. Wine, bread & specialty foods also available.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
The Fishery reviews from OpenTable diners
126 reviews since April 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (86)fit for foodies (71)special occasion (37)great for lunch (27)romantic (25)kid-friendly (24)notable wine list (24)great for outdoor dining (23)good for groups (21)hot spot (12)great for brunch (8)scenic view (4)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • great seafood!
    DebfromSanDiego
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    the Fishery is one of my favorite restaurants. Their food is always excellent, service is always excellent, and their wine offerings are excellent. I particularly liked the Tuesday menu which has three courses, each served with a wine that they have chosen as best with that serving. The restaurant is a little pricey, but it is always a special dinner for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always fresh
    Returndiner
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Dependably excellent fish, very good preparations. Attentive, friendly service; manager on top of everything and helping busy waiters.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistently good
    BudW
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We come regularly and are never disappointed. The fish & seafood are always top notch and prepared well. The service is always exemplery
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We love this restaurant, fabulous food. We found it last year when we came to PB to stay at the Crystal Pier Hotel and could not wait to eat there again this year. We will see you again next year!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    VinneyVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We love this place. Outside is best!! Inside, a little loud but great place to eat!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fit for foodies!
    KristenVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The Fishery has always been a local favorite of mine, but I had never done the tasting menu before until this visit. It was outstanding!! Every flavor and each dish was delicious. There are 3 courses (plus dessert) & servings are perfectly sized - not too big or too small for onlyl $32. You can not get a good meal, let alone a great meal like this one anywhere else. I highly recommend. The rest of the menu is always great too if you don't like an item on the tasting menu (which is only done on Tuesdays).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh... Well prepared...
    RichardA
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    An excellent dining option if you are in LaJolla to Pacific Beach area. Fresh seafood options and a relaxing atmosphere......cool bartender as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Gluten Free dinner!
    PJBrownCat
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a nice dinner with friends at The Fishery. It was tough finding a place to park on the street on a Saturday night, but I didn't downgrade my rating for this. It is a neighborhood restaurant, so the street parking is expected. I had the special (halibut cheeks), and it was very good. The server offered several gluten free options and was knowledgeable, so I felt comfortable eating here and will go back again. Our friends said that it can be noisy, but it wasn't noisy the night we were there. It was a very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing dinner
    izzisaurusr3x
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My fiance and I went here for our 3 year anniversary. We had a wonderful time and the food was amazing. Our server, Jonah, was incredibly attentive and nice (he even gave us a dessert for the special occasion). We weren't rushed out after we finished at all but were told that the table was ours until we were ready to leave.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh to table
    Karen
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I love that ingredients are fresh and seasonal. The seafood is amazingly fresh and the restaurant includes a seafood counter (adds a bit of a fishy smell to restaurant, but it IS The Fishery), so you can purchase fresh fish to take home and cook as well. I loved the ahi poke salad and my daughter had the best tuna melt ever (only on the lunch menu). We would definitely recommend and return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RandRreviews
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Food was fresh, well prepared and the service staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Sat outside which made for a relaxing evening. We discovered as the evening went on and tables filled up that the inside of the restaurant was very loud. We look forward to a return visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vacation spot
    FoodieFinder
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    If your in town fishery Is a must. Not really kid friendly no kids menu. But great seafood.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Faboulous fish
    Mari
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Had the almondcrusted halibut. It was the best fish I have had in a long time. So good. The rest of the food was realy good as well. Great fish tacos too but they can do so much more. Nice relaxed ambience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Fish in PB
    BreezeVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    You will not be disappointed. I had the scallops and my date had the tuna belly. Both dishes were excellent. We shared and couldn't decide which one was best. We also had the mussles for an appetizer. These are made with sausage and were very tasty. If I lived in PB, I might be visiting this place weekly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    luvgoodeats
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    now one of our must go to spots when in San Deigo
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent fresh fish
    bjofpb
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    we always love the freshness of the fish. nice presentation of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Fresh Fish
    BigJan
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We had a lovely meal at The Fishery while in San Diego. Convenient to Mission Bay, where we were staying. The fish was wonderful. We ate on the street, enjoying the perfect climate. It was a fun evening. Parking seems to only be on the street but it was not a problem. Loved the calamari - very tender and tasty.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!!
    luvgoodeats
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The Tuesday night Chefs tastings and wine pairing are the best!! Very interesting , nice portions and a Great Price !
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Ever
    NeighborsVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Without a doubt, the best tuna melt in town. All ingredients were fresh and delicious. Not to mention, of course, the yummy fries!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    When I am in La Jolla this is my favorite seafood restaurant. I visit there on almost every trip. It is a short drive from La Jolla to the Fishery. It is a great seafood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food & service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I was hesitant taking a party of 10 there, which included 2 children under 10, based on previous reviews. I was confident the food would be good but was concerned about service. I'm so happy that we went despite the bad reviews about service!!! Our food was great AND the service was outstanding, attentive without being disruptive. I had the Ahi tuna poke and the best halibut, macadamia-crusted, in a long time. And the yellowtail with a subtle BBQ sauce was amazing. My husband ordered his dinner based on the server recommendation of the seared scallops and was not disappointed. Overall, one of the best dining experiences on our vacation.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Surprise!
    KCalVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The Fishery is located in a nondescript neighborhood that you wouldn't think to find a nice seafood place. The interior is a bit cramped but still comfortable. The noise level is a bit high when the place is hopping as would be expected based on how close the tables are. The food was fantastic, the seafood was fresh and cooked perfectly. The albacore belly is something that has to be tried, it was tender yet thick and you were given a very healthy portion. The halibut was also very good and both appetizers, calamari and caprese salad, were quite tasty. I highly recommend The Fishery if you are in the mood for good seafood at an interesting location.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good but not great service
    PLEaterVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The swordfish meatballs were VERY good, and the albacore also was VERY good. Prices are high (28-36 for entrees). The waiter forgot to bring the salad, and never asked for refills on drinks--not very attentive. We sat outside, which was nice because it sounded pretty noisy inside.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional
    SeaLegsVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Exceptional in a town full of great seafood! Always!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just ok
    TangoVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    When we walked into the Fishery, we turned to each other and said "This place looks and smells like the Fish Market". And it does. And just like the Fish Market, the food is ok, the ambiance fine and the service passable. I like the Fish Market better because it has a greater selection, cheesy potatos and little chocolate mint fish you can get at the hostess stand.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We were seated outside, and it seemed for awhile that the waiter forgot about us. The food was quite good, but we thought the price was on the high side for what we got. We decided to split the 'wedge' said. outside seemed a little too close together, as we felt that we we totally in the conversation at the next table. The proximity to the busy sidewalk distracted from the ambiance as.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    One of the best restaurant in PB San Diego The food is very good. We like the calamari , the special it's always good !!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    GonzoVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food is always great (and super fresh), the service is awesome, and the wine list is not your standard boiler-plate. My wife and I sat outside and enjoyed a beautiful early dinner on the patio; scallops were perfectly cooked, bbq Mahi was amazing, and the desserts were unbelievable. Can't say enough about our neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • total gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Really exceptional food, beautiful plating, in an atmosphere that is sharp but cozy and unpretentious. Solid favorite.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food and Good Service
    MattMtHelixVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I had the prawns, fresh out of their seawater tank. Split in half and then bbq'd. Very sweet, very good eating. But pricey. Green beans were excellent as was the local mushroom side. Note to drinkers: Beer and Wine only.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood favorite place
    surfhapak
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We live in the area and love this place; great food,service,etc. parking can be a little tricky at popular dinner times but not impossible.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great seafood
    MaryKen
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Both of us enjoyed sitting in a booth side-by-side and eating some really great seafood. Dessert was OMG!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for fish!
    Audrey
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Love this spot. Great food, incredible service. A bit pricey but worth it for the right occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy!
    ssss
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    the fish was outstanding. service didn't hover which I like. and more than one person served which means we didn't have to wait for our waiter - thanks. and dessert - panna cotta - was amazing! all three of us really enjoyed our meal and desserts. and we were left to talk afterward without feeling like we had to leave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish tacos
    Jenjen
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The fish tacos were excellent. Pricy but great food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happiness
    OlyYoly
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The salads were so so, but the fish was super great , very fresh and cooked perfect.. The service was excellent and everyone was just great to us and helped us celebrate our 44th anniversary. When we walked in, we were greeted with Happy Anniversary, a nice touch. Would go back in a heart beat. OlyYoly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We love the food so put up with the noise at dinnertime. Lunches are much quieter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NOT2old
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I brought my family to The Fishery to celebrate my retirement. We thoroughly enjoyed OUTSTANDING food and drink. Atmosphere was more casual than I assumed, but we will return again - and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    VinneyVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Seafood is great. Waiters are great ! Dinning outside on porch is aways nice. Its a great fish market too
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DeniseB
    DeniseB
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food was good. My only disappointment, the hostess and waiter asked if it was my birthday and then no mention of it the rest of the evening. Not that I needed anything, but it was odd and why ask? Clam chowder tasted more like arrowroot, than chowder. My fish was perfect.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.