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The Fishery
The Fishery

The Fishery Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thefishery.com
  • Phone: (858) 272-9985
  • 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) 272-9985

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Opal
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Fishery
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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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!"
    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 !!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Really exceptional food, beautiful plating, in an atmosphere that is sharp but cozy and unpretentious. Solid favorite."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The fish tacos were excellent. Pricy but great food."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Love this spot. Great food, incredible service. A bit pricey but worth it for the right occasion."
    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."
    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!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I chose the Fishery to celebrate Mother's Day with my son and husband. The food wes delicious and the presentation was very eye catching. The service was the best I have had while dining out. Our server was attentive but not annoying. I would definitely recommend this spot to family and friends, and we will return."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We love the food so put up with the noise at dinnertime. Lunches are much quieter."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Seafood is great. Waiters are great ! Dinning outside on porch is aways nice. Its a great fish market too"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The Fishery restaurant, exceed my expectations for how fresh the foods are, even if you are not into seafood, you will learn to love it here by their plate presentation, your eyes will sure be hungry....and the taste WOW !!!!! "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Appetizers were not all served at the same time, waiter was absent throughout dinner, shrimp were way over cooked"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This was my first time and I went with friends who had been before and liked it. I liked the ambience and we were seated at a pleasant corner table I at which it was easy to talk. Staff were okay. I had clam chowder which was disappointing - too much artificial thickening, too little clams and spicy but in a strange way I can't define. I then had the swordfish meatball dish which was okay at best - my friends who had had it before said it wasn't as good. The wedge salad was good but with too little dressing that was placed below the wedge not on it."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Superb cuisine and wine pairing. Delicious tastes and beautiful presentation."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Love their food. Fresh. Well prepared and nice presentation. Excellent service."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "3 of us went for my sister's birthday dinner We shared an appetizer & salad & each had a different fish dish - all 3 were excellent The service was great - I'll be back whenever I am in the San Diego area "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "I had a remarkably great experience dining at the Fishery. Made a reservation with OpenTable, showed up five minutes early, and were shown to our table immediately. The service was excellent and prompt. We had ordered the clam chowder, the Ahi tuna poke (pronounced pokey, not poke), with entrees macadamia-encrusted Alaskan halibut and swordfish. The clam chowder was great - not awe-inspiring, but still rich and savory. The tuna poke was sublime. It was an interesting take on the traditional Asian seaweed salad, with fresh and buttery tuna. My entree (the Halibut) was excellent. The baked-on macadamia nut augmented the natural flavor of the fish and provided both additional taste and texture. We had spent about 100 dollars in all"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "One of the best seafood restaurants I've eat at! Amazing selection and all eco friendly and sustainable! Delicious food. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I found The Fishery just so so. The food was okay; nothing special. Hard to find parking. We won't be back. Disappointing."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Get ready for a great meal and outstanding service at The Fishery! Been a "regular" for about a year and a half and have never been disappointed! They have the freshest seafood in town and absolutely the Best waiters one can offer! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I found the Fishery on a list of best restaurants in San Diego, and it is certainly a great restaurant. I went with my mom and she had the summer veggie salad, the halibut, and a dessert sampler. I had the spicy tuna roll and the grilled albacore belly. Everything was amazing and fresh, and the food came out very quick. Our waiter was very nice and attentive. My mom also discovered an amazing wine there, as well. It is a great restaurant!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "The portions are very small for the price and there are no healthy options for kids. The food was good but it was an expensive mistake. We won't be back on our own. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Excellent local fresh seafood -- fish, mollusk, and crustacean. Has only limited vegetarian (no animal tissue) choices. Fish soup is excellent -- a tomato based alternative to high fat wall paper paste."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We had the most amazing dining experience. FRESH fish! the menu had a perfect variety. The mussels were the best we've ever had. Every dish was out of this world. We can't wait to go back. The service was like no place else. We've been to places like mortons and ruths chris, this service was ten times better. Really had a great time, felt so welcome and everyone was so accommodating. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "A gem of a restaurant in Pacific Beach - consistently great food, nice presentation and outstanding customer service. Fish is the freshest - you will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We visit Pacific Beach a couple times a year from the East Coast. This was the first time we dined at The Fishery and we certainly have been missing the best food in the area! Highly recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "The Fishery is a local dining experience that can't be missed - excellent food, lively setting and outstanding customer service. Never tire of their food - fish is fresh fresh fresh! The presentation is appealing and always delicious!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "When I'm in PB I still after all the time it has been open, I still enjoy the fish. It's a nice treat!"
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "We were staying at the Catamaran resort and heading over to the touristy "Fish Market" and the bridge was washed out. Too much traffic to make our reservation so I searched OpenTable for the closest, best rated seafood restaurant - the Fishery it was! Such a lucky find. Great food, unusual and fresh seafood. There is not a set children's menu, but they were able to serve half portions of some entrees and were very accommodating of our 4 & 6 year olds. Service was friendly and attentive. The wine list was also excellent, but there is not a full bar (maybe this is in the works?). Seemed like a very pleasant neighborhood restaurant with patrons of all ages and great food. We ate here twice during our 5 day San Diego vacation. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I loved the presentation of the fish - the accompanying vegetables and sauce for the sea bass and the swordfish were unusual and very delicious. Had a great chardonnay - good wine list. We'll definitely return for another memorable meal."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I am pleased to have this quality seafood restaurant in my neighborhood. The Fishery is nice place to take guests or for a spur-of-the-moment meal featuring top quality fresh fish, expertly prepared. The French fries are also terrific."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "A fish market in the restaurant assures fresh food. Have not been there for ten years but has maintained the quality. Still a beautiful room, excellent service and a very pleasant experience."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I thought the swordfish was some of the best I have ever eaten. The beet salad was also good. Service was exceptional. Good wine selection. It's definitely a casual place but it's all about the food."
    Dined on 4/1/2014