The Fish Market - San Diego

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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!
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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I both had the Calamari Steak, delicious as always, we have been going to Fish Market Restaurant since it opened over 30 years ago.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Todo excelente, nuestro mesero muy atento y amable, las niñas estuvieron muy contentas. La comida excelente también y nos pusieron una mesa muy bonita.

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WT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible seafood! The menu offers so many choices. The staff are so nice and knowledgeable.

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good but old

SB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great service! Beautiful inside with wood and fish pictures. We sat on the enclosed patio, just would have been nicer if they could have dimmed the lights a bit. Brightness makes it feel like a Denny's. I like Denny's but, I don't want that atmosphere sitting next to the beautiful bay. We will be back! Great fish choices. Thank you, Susy

OT
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Seafood, service, ambiance fantastic!

Brought my wife and Dad. We all enjoyed this place.

R
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Has to be one of the best views in San Diego for a restaurant. Food is very good, service excellent.

CD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Check in and waiter were super. Food, as always, was great. My wife's favorite casual dining restaurant.

DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I enjoy the food and view but food is overpriced but not terrible. Just know you're paying for view and location not the service. Grilled menu items are lovely the oysters were okay and not served with everything listed on menu. I'd go back but not my number one go to place.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love the Fish Market! A favorite! Had the swordfish tacos this time!! Top notch!!🌟🌟

PT
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over all excellent all were friendly and accomodating. 1st we had a very nice table, but was next to a crying kid. Asked to move with no problem, but not as great a view, but still lovely and we were moved very fast, then the table across with a great view emptied and we asked to move to that table with no problem from anyone. Everyone was very nice and asked if we were ok. Price is higher end, but fresh fish well worth the food view and friendly staff from reception to wait staff to busboy, kudos. Valet is great as parking is at a premium is the area. Thank you for a wonderful lunch. We are talking about returning soon.

SS
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The only complaint I have is that both our fish dinners were over cooked. Waitstaff was excellent, ambiance was good.

We were in town helping our daughter move and report to duty.

J
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food and service was over the top and I will be coming back

SE
San Diego
91 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great view, good food and service.

PP
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Rose our server was absolutely excellent! Food was also excellent.

RB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were seated outside on the water. Excellent view of the harbor. Chris our waiter was outstanding. We had a guest that could not have dairy. Chris was very patient and treated her like a queen. He was able to guide her choices from the menu, being able to adjust certain meals to suit her. The food was excellent overall, with the only caveat that the clam chowder was too thick for one guest's tastes. Would definitely bring guests here again. Many kudos to Chris.

TP
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I'd recommend getting a table with direct view of the harbor. We celebrated my mom's bday and had a great time. The food was great and service exceptional.

HW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing with great food! Would definitely come back

K
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cajun Shrimp Skewers
A++++

S
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Great service and delicious food!

OT
Tucson
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food as always. Made our anniversary very special!

MA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I’ve been several times and may not be back for awhile as the quality and service of the experience have declined while inexplicably an already expensive meal has gotten even pricier. The Halibut has moved north of $40 for piece the size of a kids meal portion. The soda is consistently flat yet still costs $4 a glass. Very disappointed in deterioration of the experience.

j
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

great food as always. our server was just ok. hostess was very polite.

MJ
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The service was not very good at all, we waited a little over 5 minutes for anyone to greet us. The server seemed very overwhelmed and he was rushing around. We asked for extra bread, which did not come. We reminded another server that brought us our food, eventually it came after 10 mins. We also ordered another beverage and it never came. We were also seated in the patio which was very hot, there was no air circulating. The food was very good, we were just very dissapointed on the service. I also mentioned in the note that we were celebrating a birthday and nothing was served to the birthday person.

CJ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth the visit. Great food and drinks.

B
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love our special lunches at the Fish Market, it is an iconic restaurant in San Diego and it never disappoints. There is no better restaurant in San Diego for couples dining or entertaining out of town friends.

PS
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Grandfather’s/Father’s Birthday remembrance.

OT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

You’re paying for the location, food isn’t worth the price.

PK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Dave was excellent. He was the best server we had during our 8 day trip to San Diego. All of the servers during the trip were very good but he was just better than everybody else. The Cioppino was excellent and my wife loved her shrimp and crab Louie. I would highly recommend The Fish Market to everyone.

P
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the fish was very fresh . We will be back! The service was exceptional

VG
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most beautiful view on the water and great service! LeeAnn did a wonderful job and I highly recommend this fresh seafood restaurant! Get the crab cakes and seafood ciopino!

M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

It was a great choice--everyone had a good time and could easily find a fish that they liked. I go every time I am in San Diego

N
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best server ever! Scott’s customer service made our date night better

S
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so delighted to see that the restaurant printed the name of our birthday guest on the menu as well as brought her her own personal birthday cake. They were also able to seat us by a window so that we all had a view of the water. Our server Tanner was outstanding in anticipating our needs & accommodating requests to menu items. He was very knowledgeable about the dishes & we really appreciated his insight.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I took my husband and 2 friends for a birthday surprise

It was everything we hoped for. Food was great as was our waiter.

OT
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food prepared by Jose at the Oyster Bar - my colleagues enjoyed the experience so much!

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

When your reservation is at 6:15, you shouldn’t be waiting for a table at 6:30 and reminding the hostess that you have yet to be seated — especially when there are lots of empty tables. Service and food were good. Check-in could use some assistance.

MM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The front staff was efficient, waiters/waitress very attentive and food always delicious.

AT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was good and sunset view is even better. Service was exceptional.

OT
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a favourite when in San Diego. Fish can’t be any fresher, and you can’t beat the views!

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