The Best Seafood Restaurants in San Diego

Located on California's West Coast, 120 miles south of Los Angeles, San Diego offers a warm climate, stunning beaches and fresh seafood. Since San Diego is a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities, "catch of the day" takes on a whole new meaning in this beloved coastal city. Diners enjoy a wide selection of seafood dishes, ranging from traditional ceviche to miso-glazed sea bass. And where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out in the city? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We've pulled data from thousands of foodies to find the top seafood restaurants among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Whether seeking a classic dining experience or looking for bold flavors and local beer, don't miss a chance to try the best seafood in San Diego.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:NINE-TEN, The Fishery, Ironside Fish & Oyster
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Californian, Seafood
Neighborhoods:La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Little Italy
Party Size
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Date
Time
7:00 PM

NINE-TEN

$$$$·Californian·
La Jolla
2,266 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries

Situated in the Grande Colonial Hotel, diners immediately notice the chic decor as they walk into NINE-TEN. Offering an elegant dining experience, this beloved local restaurant focuses on its evolving...

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The Fishery

$$$$·Seafood·
Pacific Beach
1,825 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

For those searching for the best seafood in San Diego, The Fishery is the place to go. Located in a mid-century warehouse, this premier seafood market and restaurant has it all. Known for their open k...

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Ironside Fish & Oyster

$$$$·Seafood·
Little Italy
3,147 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

From its warehouse setting, Ironside Fish & Oyster serves up plenty of fresh seafood fare, as well as unique cocktails. Diners appreciate the chic yet quirky decor, which focuses on nautical accents. ...

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Addison Restaurant

$$$$·Californian·
Del Mar
1,539 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Tasting Menu

Addison Restaurant is fine dining at its best, offering various set menus and wine pairings for those looking for an exquisite meal. Often referred to as San Diego's most acclaimed fine dining establi...

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Best Service in San Diego
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Solare Ristorante Lounge

$$$$·Italian·
Point Loma
1,630 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date

Elegant yet cozy, Solate Ristorante focuses on fresh Italian fare. Located in a Spanish Revival building in Liberty Station, this well-loved restaurant earned San Diego Magazine's “Best Italian Restau...

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Barbusa

$$$$·Italian·
Little Italy
2,590 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

Stylish and creative, Barbusa is an Italian eatery known for their Sicilian fare and Pop Art decor. Owned and operated by the Busalacchi family, this modern eatery offers authentic Sicilian cuisine in...

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Herringbone – La Jolla

$$$$·Californian·
La Jolla
2,423 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

For those looking for a true one-of-a-kind dining experience, in addition to the best seafood in San Diego, Herringbone La Jolla serves inventive dishes in a renovated warehouse from the 1930s. Whimsi...

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The WineSellar & Brasserie

$$$$·French·
Sorrento Mesa
759 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

Intimate and classic, this French-inspired eatery highlights seasonal ingredients in a contemporary setting. Recognized as a leading authority on fine wine, the founder of the WineSeller & Brasserie, ...

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Best Overall in San Diego
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Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub

$$$$·Sushi·
Oceanside
870 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine

Serving up innovative seafood and sushi dishes, the Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub is a cozy, yet funky space. Although diners can expect a relaxed atmosphere, the Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub ser...

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Fit for Foodies in North San Diego
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THE LOT - La Jolla

$$$$·Continental·
La Jolla
527 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups

THE LOT is a high-end Mediterranean restaurant located in an exciting entertainment hub, which serves up some of the best seafood in San Deigo. Developed and created for the local seaside community, t...

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Great for Brunch in San Diego

Harley Gray Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Mission Hills
834 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual

This New American restaurant offers a wide range of seafood options, as well as a popular daily happy hour. Located in Misson Hills, Harley Gray Kitchen & Bar is a “mash-up of sorts,” created based on...

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Great for Brunch in San Diego
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Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse - San Diego

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / Gaslamp
1,319 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront

Although Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse is a fine dining steakhouse, they're not shy of seafood and shellfish. The ambiance is warm and welcoming, featuring large windows that flood the restaura...

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Dobson's Bar & Restaurant

$$$$·Californian·
Downtown / Gaslamp
1,056 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Bar Seating
  • Neighborhood Gem

Known for their Californian fare, this upscale eatery has been serving seafood lovers for more than three decades. Today, Dobson's Bar & Restaurant is a San Diego landmark, considered a hidden treasur...

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The Med at La Valencia Hotel

$$$$·American·
La Jolla
987 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion

Located in the La Valencia Hotel, THE MED offers diners an innovative menu and top-of-the-line service. While focusing on California coastal cuisine, each seasonal seafood dish is also influenced by S...

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Et Voila! Bistro

$$$$·French·
North Park
1,318 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

As the name suggests, this bistro highlights traditional French cuisine. With its classic bistro setting, as well as sidewalk seating, Et Voila! Bistro serves up brunch and dinner, as well as a happy ...

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