Sally's Fish House & Bar

4.5
1186 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Top Tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Sally's Fish House & Bar blends refreshing contemporary style with stunning panoramic waterfront views from a relaxing dining experience. Dine al fresco on the newly expanded front patios with outdoor fire pits and a view of the San Diego Bay or inside the recently renovated dining room.

This unique seafood restaurant adds new twists to classic dishes featuring local and sustainable seafood. Park in Grand Hyatt's garage for 3 hours of complimentary self-parking with validation.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
11:30am - 2:30pm, Daily

Dinner:
5:30pm - 9:30pm, Daily

Light Bite Menu:
2:30pm - 5:30pm, Daily

Happy Hour:
2:30pm - 5:30pm, Monday - Friday
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Phone number
(619) 358-6740
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jay Payne
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Private party facilities
Book your next large party at Sally's Fish House & Bar and enjoy a charming and sophisticated event perfectly complemented by panoramic waterfront views and flawless service. Sally's Fish House & Bar offers semi private and waterfront patio dining for groups of 10 to 250 people.
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Private party contact
Kelly Madden: (877) 778-4032
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Harbor Drive
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Parking details
Enjoy 3 hours of complimentary self-parking or $10 valet parking (for the first 3 hours, $7 every hour after) at the Manchester Grand Hyatt with Sally's Fish House & Bar validation.
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Special events & promotions
For special event information, call 619-358-6731. Sally's has 3 private dining spaces: (Marina Room (100 person capacity), Boardwalk Room (50 person capacity), Sally's Upper Dining Area (80 person capacity)
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1186 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great service and food.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was okay but unremarkable. I had the spicy tuna roll and the crab cakes (appetizer size). I had heard that the paella was very good, but, as a senior citizen, I did not want the portion size offered. Unfortunately, the server told me that I could not order a half portion. I was seated outside by choice, and it was a nice evening (but then most evenings in San Diego are nice).

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We’re in town for our son’s college orientation and making the most of our weekend here. Everything about Sally’s was fabulous. The location is perfect and we sat on the patio with a beautiful sunset view. Chris, our server, was the best! We would definitely come here again!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

We really enjoyed our luncheon but the music was too loud and the service was slow.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

For the quality of food, this place is way overpriced. Everything was decent to good, but nowhere near the cost of each item we ordered. Great location, ambiance, view etc. but the food just wasn't worth it at the end of the day. I'd only come back for happy hour drinks.

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2.0Dined on July 12, 2018

For the price and elegant ambiance, the sushi menu was very disappointing.

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3.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Great location. Food, though, was a little disappointing. Dinner prices were quite high - to be expected w the location - but my grilled swordfish was a bit dry and over cooked as was my husband’s sea bass.The preparation was a little too ‘fussy’ for the quality of preparation perhaps... Best part of the meal was the warm bread and butter.

I did have the clam chowder for lunch a different time, and it was good. Above average. Again, the bread made it. Prices more realistic at lunch for what you get in this area.

I’d recommend for lunch, but not dinner.

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3.0Dined on July 10, 2018

My wife had a bad oyster, which we sent back, but apparently one of the ones that was not sent back was not ok either because she spent the entire night feeling sick. Except for that incident the food was creative and the service was fine.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Great staff wonderfully delicious food...always make this place a must for a visit when in San Diego

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2.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Very loud and very slow service. Our food was fine, but overpriced

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great food, nice views..

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Food is great but portions are small considering the price. Did not appreciate the 3% fee to cover “minimum wage increases.”

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3.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Food was great. Our waiter was less than attentive. Only saw him twice, once to take our order and then to deliver the bill.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

We love coming to Sally’s! Lunch outside on the patio with the beautiful view and the nice breeze is always a treat. We’re never disappointed with the food or the service. Today we had the crab cake and crab and avocado apps as well as the fish and chips. Everything was amazingly delicious! The servers are always kind and courteous Til next time Sally’s!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

My first visit to Sally's. A very comfortable environment. The staff is very friendly and welcoming. The food is great. I had the clam chowder and paella. Both were so tasty. They were very generous with the seafood in the paella and I think one serving could actually feed two if you start out with an appetizer or soup or salad. We had a chocolate dome like dessert with ice cream sitting on stop of a brownie surrounded with a chocolate dome and then hot fudge poured over it melting the dome and exposing the ice cream and brownie. Decadent is the only word to describe it. I would highly recommend a visit to this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Went for lunch today and fish tacos were fantastic. Made reservations to go back for dinner!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Excellent service and delicious lunch. Add view and what more could you ask for?

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Excellent dining experience! Creative and delicious food. Wonderful service! Great combo of kid friendly yet romantic setting! Two thumbs up from the entire family.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Very accommodating. Our 2 person reservation grew to 4. No problem. Great variety of fish plus meat too

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4.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Audreana was fantastic! We will be back again soon! Thanks for a great experience. The next day. Bryan was extra amazing. Thanks for the great service. Love you guys!

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Wonderful service and delicious food. We were so happy to have chosen this patio to spend our last night in San Diego!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

The salmon with horseradish cream was a new preparation for us and we loved it! Always great ambiance and staff. Our go to place in San Diego

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

We originally had booked for 7 people but they were able to accommodate us when we had 2 more join us at the last moment. Attentive but not overbearing staff. Seafood was good. Nice selection of craft beers. Overall, a very nice experience.

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3.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Slow service waited over 15 minutes before anyone came to the table. Given wrong bill at the end of the meal. Staff seemed more interested in socializing with each other than waiting on the customers!

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Great outdoor space for diners that want to bring their 4 legged family members. The foods were very fresh, delicious and interesting. We had the small seafood tower, scallops crudo, and the clam chowder. Everything was delicious and served at the right temperature. This is one of the few places in San Diego where they served a full size lobster with the small order of seafood tower. The clam chowder was full of clams, perfectly seasoned, tasted delicious but feel light, not heavy at all. It was probably one of the best clam chowder we ever had. The staff was very friendly and tentative, and the dogs get their own individual water bowl upon arrival. Definitely recommended and we will come back again in the future.

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3.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Nice view. Close to everything. Service tries hard but may be over burdened. But the food is nothing more than acceptable. It's not a place to go if you want a meal to really enjoy.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Very pricey restaurant. Be prepared to pay $100 for a cocktail and meal for 2. I paired the crab cakes and an order of Brussel Sprouts for my entree. The portion size of the latter was huge-easily shared by 2 or 3. Eating overlooking the marina was nice.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We had an excellent meal, some great wine and our wait person was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

The seafood tower is like none other! Lobster, crab, shrimp and oysters fresh from the sea. The sushi was fantastic as well and the waterfront view is gorgeous.

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1.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Wouldn't recommend for an anniversary, food was not great, our server came once, and the guy took my plate before I was finished

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Was good food. Daughter got clam chowder and Mac and cheese. Tasted great. I got some salmon. Fish was good, but coming from Seattle, the portion was small. The potato’s that came with it were good. Just not a fan of the giant plate, tiny portion concept. We paid over $120 for food that would have been either twice the portions or half the price in Seattle. San Diego is not that cool.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great spot on marina! Food was excellent! The Ultimate Bloody Mary was on point! Could of used on of the heaters, but it was all good!

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

I had the special seafood fish of the day - swordfish. I'd have to say that it was overcooked. I should have sent it back.

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3.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Very pricey for what was served: A salad and fish and chips with ice teas for 2 was $75.
San Diego tourism is really predatory, even for us locals.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Excellent location and very good food. Service was slow and we had to send one of the dishes back as the kitchen had not followed the allergy request. Otherwise very good.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Fish was cooked perfectly! Great service by Chris! Meal served hot. Descent wine selection. Nice outdoor seating.

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1.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Took my girlfriend there for her 30th birthday dinner based on other great reviews.. Unfortunately, our experience was poor.

The atmosphere was excellent with the view to the bay and nice yachts. All the staff were friendly from start to finish.

The appetizers came out fast but portion size were small. Grilled octopus came with just 4 small legs for ~$12 (tasted great tho). Shrimp cocktail came with 5 shrimps at $15. Prosciutto salad was small at $15...

I ordered braised short ribs ($37) but that took solid 25 minutes to get to us. Then it was one strip of meat that was overcook and dry. The manager apologized profusely and took it off the check.

I didn't order another entre since it was getting late.

All in all, we spent $80 including tip for 2 drinks, 2 appetizers and a dinner salad. Lol

I would have been fine spending more but the small portion size, time it took and being not worth the wait... We decided to just leave.

Hope our experience & feedback will help them improve their service and food quality.

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1.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Food was horrible - will never set foot in there again - cocktails were above average though

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Best swordfish I have every had! Beautiful view. Can’t go wrong!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

The Halibut open-faced sandwich on Octopus Ink Foccacia was fabulous!

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