About The Fish Market

Serving the freshest and finest seafood in San Diego. Our harbor side restaurant located on San Diego bay offers multiple dining venues and amazing views. We have outside patio dining, outside cocktail area, enclosed patio dining and banquet facilities. We also have an Oyster Bar, full service bar and a Sushi Bar. We even have a retail market for fresh fish and all of our menu items are available for take out. We print our menus twice daily so that we may offer only the best. Mesquite grilled seafood, pastas, salads, specialties, clams & oysters, crab cakes, sushi and much more. You must try our famous Dungeness Crab Cioppino and signature Smoked Fish Sampler. Start your meal off with our exceptional sourdough bread and plan to finish your meal with a slice of house made key lime pie, creme brulee, or chocolate indulgence. Whether its a family celebration, special occasion, or a social gathering, let us make your dining experience a memorable one!

750 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Sushi, Fish

Hours of Operation:
Lunch daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner Sunday through Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
Dinner Friday and Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Broadway/Pacific Highway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 232-3474

Website:
http://www.thefishmarket.com/

Entertainment:
No live music, however, our Sushi Chefs and Oyster Bar Cooks provide exciting live action as they masterfully prepare exquisite seafood right before your eyes.

Catering:
The Fish Market would love to host your corporate or social function. We showcase menus with fresh fish and alternative options on site and can build smoked fish, sushi, prawn cocktail platters & more to take off-site.

Parking Details:
The lot directly in front of our restaurant is metered & monitored by the Port of San Diego seven days a week from 10am-8pm. The meters accept quarters and Credit Cards. It is $5.75 for the three hour maximum. We offer valet service that is $10 for our guests and available seven days a week from 11am until closing. Should either of these options be unavailable there are two additional public lots located on Pacific Coast Highway and W. Broadway.

Public Transit:
We are two blocks from the Santa Fe Depot station.

Executive Chef:
Tony Alvarez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We offer special menu items for many national holiday's as well as local beer and winemakers events at various times throughout the year.

The Fish Market Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (43)
Scenic View (34)
Special Occasion (24)
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Casual (21)
Great for Lunch (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
Good for a Date (14)
Romantic (11)
Fun (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Healthy (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Authentic (7)
Business Meals (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
People Watching (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Cozy (2)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great location and view. Nice venue, good food. Highly recommend.

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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Thank you for a great meal. The food was superb. Overall, our group had a very nice experience. It was a delayed holiday / thank you celebration for work staff. The only rating that was not 5 star was service, our wait staff was hurried and did not seem to have time for our table. Thank you again, looking forward to returning.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We were able to sit outside, the heaters provided us with just the right amount of heat. It was cloudy, so the brilliant sunset I had hoped to see wasn't there.... The staff made accommodation s for my daughter with her meal.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Really nice food and spectacular, the view is also spectacular, prices are good for the kind of food they have, been there like three times and this last one service was a little bit slow, probably because it was crowded and it was first day of the year, but definitely is a must if you go to San Diego downtown for diner

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (México)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food! a must visit to eat in San Diego. Incredible location, great service and a very complete menu

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary and they got us a table on the patio overlooking the bay. Everything was amazing from my beautiful wife to the great food and the wonderful view.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have been going to the Fish Market for years and always enjoy the dinner, service and atmosphere. However, this time we were very disappointed. I realize it was New Year's Eve, but I don't think that was an excuse for the poor quality food and service. I usually order the halibut, which is usually a nice thick steak size cut and I have to share as it's too much just for me. However, this time is was so flat and tiny that I ate the whole thing and was still hungry after dinner, and on top of that the vegetables were cold. Our waiter paid little attention to us and we noticed several tables being served before us. The only good thing about the dinner was our table location - at least we had a water view. It will be a long while before we go back!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Special occasion celebrating a birthday. Reservation was great. Asked for a view table but inside and that is exactly what we received. Excellent table with a super view. Food was good but the portion size seemed smaller than our last visit a couple of months ago. Service started strong but then faded. As this was a very special birthday celebration and I was VERY disappointed that there was no mention of our birthday celebration. Food delivery was slow and we had to ask for a drink refill. So for the price paid for everything the best part was the view.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing views of the bay. The food was great. Highly recommend the fish and chips that were just lightly breaded with Pando and was just delicious. Took our family from out of town to see the Midway and then a short walk to the Fish Market. Definitely make reservations.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Fabulous fish restaurant right on the harbor! Loved by tourists and locals. Excellent food and service. More casual on the first floor and upscale on the second. Highly recommend!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

This was the worst experience I ever had at this restaurant. I have visited the Fish Market restaurant several time and this time it was aweful. The food was way over priced for what we received and it was cold once it finally arrived at the table the wait staff was no where to be found in order to submit a complaint. This was not a good experience and I most likely won’t be returning there in the future. Their are several other better dining options in the San Diego area with views that are the same or better.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I have been to the Fish Market many times and have always loved the food and usually the service and experience; so I took my parents from out of of town for Christmas eve early dinner/late lunch and we were seated at reservation time but waiter was terrible, had to ask and reask for basic things, food took forever to get and then we had to send it back because it was cold. The sun was shining in our eyes and no one seemed to be able to help with the shades. I was very disappointed in the whole experience.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Comida excelente. Servicio muy bueno los meseros muy amables

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Nothing about it was good, except for the fries. They didn't have my reservation even though I booked it on Open Table. (obviously, I had a reservation or I wouldn't be given this opportunity to leave a review) The restaurant was cold, the fish smell was a bit overwhelming, the black cod was hardly edible, and the service was very lack luster. The quality and feel was like an over worked restaurant from a lot of tourists. It has been years since I had dined here, and the quality definitely seemed to lower than I remembered.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Arrived at 4pm weekday. No problem getting outdoor Bayfront seating with sunset view over North Island. Great service and seafood.

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Orderd 2 Fish and Chips dinners. $39.50 for 2 pcs of fish, shoe string fries that were cold and 3 oz of cole slaw. Not a good value.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great view great food and great service as always

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 11, 2017

VALET your car here for $10 instead of paying the meters at $3.75 an hour!!!!
Ask for a patio table for best view experience here. Servers are all 5-star. Food and cocktails 3-4 stars. Expect to pay $40+ per person. Dined 12/10/17

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Rude service on the phone and in person. Will not be coming back for the mediocre food.

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great views, menu, and service. We loved our lunch. We'd return!

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Its a fun place and the chopped prawn salad is a favorite. Disappointing that the "add-ons" add so much to the cost of the bill, especially when asked, "Would you like to have...?" and there is no indication you're gonna pay for that!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Bad service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great bay location with impeccable view. Excellent choices on menu. Price is fair for portion size, but seafood is not to be missed.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We love the Fish Market in Seaport Village as well as Del Mar. It never disappoints, the food is fabulous and the service is always on point!

Tags: Great Beer, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I was disappointed that Dungeness crab was unavailable even though it was on the menu. I had the monkfish instead, and it was good. Our server Judy was excellent.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Ordered Fish and Chips - Fish was fried, not battered. Pretty tasteless and dry. Not what I expected. My wife had calamari steak, huge portion, cooked the same way.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a fun, delightful waiter but the food did not meet our expectations (for all four of us). My fish (Opah) was overcooked and dry and the vegetables were not hot. At best the food was mediocre. However the bread was wonderful. The restaurant is in a wonderful location but I'll leave it to the tourists. There are better seafood restaurants in town.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food and service

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent food and service. Best to make a reservation. Did not have to wait but if you don't make a reservation you will have a long wait. View is awesome.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Fun, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Great for Brunch
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Was very pleased and excited to have such a good dinner at a reasonable price. Had wonderful fish dinner and everyone was happy with their dinner. Service very good....refreshing when you have a good waitress who appears to enjoy her job. Definitely will recommend and return on our next visit to San Diego.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Love the easy online way of making reservations. Food and service was excellent, as always. We were celebrating a birthday and the serving of cake for our birthday guy was appreciated to end our dinner in a fitting way to celebrate. We enjoyed the inside window table seating with the beautiful view. Only problem was trying to find parking without paying valet. We often enjoy meeting with a group of our family at your restaurant on some special occasions, but more often than not the parking is a real problem and with several cars the valet can become pricey.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Waterfront, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

We were quickly seated as we’d used Open Table for reservations. We were seated in a lovely corner on the water as requested. We will definitely return:)

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Perfect experience! Delicious food!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our server was great...food was generally good and atmosphere was loud, but I didn't mind it as I wasn't expecting an intimate dinner anyway. Would visit again to try other stuff.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food took longer than expected

I dont like to be reminded that the sugested tip is 18%

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Inside smells bad, and it took a long time to serve the orders

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 15, 2017

$30.00 entrees and small portions. I would have expected more for the money. The view is outstanding and the service is good though.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Wonderful dinner - couldn't ask for more in terms of service and food!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We sat in the enclosed dock area. The waterfront ambience was great. The food was fair to good. We ordered calamari for an app. It was rubbery. Dungeness crab Louie was very good as was the fish taco.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I loved the fresh local swordfish and my wife thought the salmon was excellent. Crabcakes were terrific. service was excellent. We were there early because we missed lunch and had a very nice seat by the window. Reservations are recommended. They were already backed up with a 20+ minute wait at 4:30 on a Saturday afternoon.

Tags: Bar Seating, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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