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The Best Seafood Restaurants in San Diego

The OpenTable Team

You’re in San Diego for 48 hours, and you’re hungry. What’s the plan? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the best of the best among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. You’ll find the best seafood in San Diego—all vetted by the types of tastemakers who know the best spots around the city. You'll want to follow their lead.

Restaurants:Fort Oak, NINE-TEN, The Fishery
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Californian, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Mission Hills, La Jolla, Pacific Beach
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Fort Oak

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Mission Hills
266 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
This expansive (more than 3,400 square feet of space), award-winning restaurant sits at one of the busiest intersections in Mission Hills. Offering four unique dining options, inclRead more
87% recommended
Contemporary American in San Diego

NINE-TEN

$$$$·Californian·
La Jolla
1,932 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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 focRead more
96% recommended
Californian in San Diego

The Fishery

$$$$·Seafood·
Pacific Beach
1,293 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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. KnRead more
89% recommended
Seafood in San Diego

The Patio on Goldfinch

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Mission Hills
1,053 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
  • Bar Seating
The sister establishment to the Patio on Lamont, this open and airy eatery focuses on local produce and eclectic menu creations. Located in the heart of Mission Hills, the Patio onRead more
93% recommended
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Ironside Fish & Oyster

$$$$·Seafood·
Little Italy
2,354 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Bar Seating
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 oRead more
92% recommended
Seafood in San Diego

Addison Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Del Mar
1,331 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Creative Cuisine
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 acclaimedRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in San Diego
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Solare Ristorante Lounge

$$$$·Italian·
Point Loma
1,222 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
  • Authentic
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 Read more
82% recommended
Notable Wine List in San Diego
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Kettner Exchange

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Little Italy
1,010 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Kettner Exchange is a vibrant eatery that offers a creative, globally inspired menu, as well as handcrafted cocktails. Although diners visit to sample some of the best seafood in SRead more
90% recommended
Contemporary American in San Diego

Barbusa

$$$$·Italian·
Little Italy
1,496 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Hot Spot
  • Authentic
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 authenticRead more
84% recommended
Most Booked in San Diego

Pueblo

$$$$·Mexican·
San Diego
327 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
Pueblo is an incredibly unique, bright and airy Mexican restaurant that features coastal cuisine and wine. With two bars and rooftop seating in addition to a colorful dining area, Read more
82% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Exclusive

Herringbone – La Jolla

$$$$·Californian·
La Jolla
1,968 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
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 frRead more
87% recommended

The WineSellar & Brasserie

$$$$·French·
Mira Mesa
634 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
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 WineRead more
100% recommended
Best Food in San Diego
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Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub

$$$$·Sushi·
Oceanside
578 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
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 RodeRead more
96% recommended
Fit for Foodies in San Diego

THE LOT - La Jolla

$$$$·Contemporary American·
La Jolla
393 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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 Read more

Harley Gray Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Mission Hills
408 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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 sortRead more
97% recommended
Best Value in San Diego

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse - San Diego

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / Gaslamp
467 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
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 thaRead more
83% recommended
Notable Wine List in San Diego

Dobson's Bar & Restaurant

$$$$·Californian·
Downtown / Gaslamp
919 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Bar Seating
  • Authentic
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, consideRead more
100% recommended
Californian in San Diego

The Med at La Valencia Hotel

$$$$·American·
La Jolla
618 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
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 Read more
85% recommended
Outdoor Dining in San Diego

Maretalia

$$$$·Italian·
Coronado
973 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
Featuring a modern dining room and large bar area, Maretalia highlights locally sourced Italian-style seafood, as well as housemade pasta. Since “mare” means “sea” in Italian, thisRead more
84% recommended

Et Voila! Bistro

$$$$·French·
North Park
812 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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,Read more
98% recommended
French in San Diego