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
32 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

GM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh great tasting seafood coupled with awesome service.

SD
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my brother in laws 73rd birthday.

OT
San Diego
79 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi bar is where I seat every time

CJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was not worth the cost.

TR
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Very busy and very loud....waiter was fair. Would probably look for another place next time.

LM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was good and great service. We will be back.

OT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were given a great table in the outdoor patio. Beautiful view and noise level was low.

GF
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

the mesquite grilled seafood was tender and good. but the swordfish tacos were too spicy and not flavorful. we were looking for a dish for 2 or 3 that included a sampler plate of crab legs, shrimp, lobster . but you didnt have that. Our waitress was very good but she didn't tell us her name.

k
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My two girl friends and I celebrated one of the girls 70th birthday with a wonderful dinner at the fish Market. The service was awesome and we plan to return.

CP
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Three of us loved our dinners. One of the people had fish and chips and she said there was too much breading on her fish.

VH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Fish Market never disapoints!...The service was awesome!...The food was scrumptious!...And the view is my favorite!...There is absolutely nothing better than a delicious meal overlooking the bay!

MS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to go to The Fish Market. Great location, fantastic service, outstanding food. Whenever we go to San Diego, we try and have dinner here. Starting with drinks and finishing up with dinner (never have room for dessert!), we always look forward to another wonderful experience.

AH
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group ordered cioppino, clam bake, blackened mahi, oysters and shrimp. Everything was excellent.

T
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, excellent service and a great location, right on the waterfront next to the Midway aircraft carrier museum.

BB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and views. Customer service was great too.

PC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

I have eaten at your restaurant many times....this visit was very disappointing,
Did not get the table I had requested and was ushered to a table with not even an acknowledgement of same.We were looking forward to our clam chowder as this is a fav of ours...guess what?We were served 2 cups of some kind of water,flour,uncooked.Our spoons stood straight up in cup.This mistake was rectified and waiter brought us normal chowder.My daughter had the bass at $45 and I had the Alaskan halibut at $34 .........Come on!! Ketchup and bad hollandaise for condiments.Very poor. Your prices are outrageous for the quality of food you serve.

RB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second time eating here and the wife absolutely loves the food. Generally not a desert type person she loved the creme brulee. We make a point to get here at least once each time we visit. The service is outstanding and they are always great at helping with suggestions.

J
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a baby with us and we chose the resturaunt to celebrate her one year birthday. Three of us adults had eaten there before. Its one of our favorites!! We requested the patio outside for the weather was just beautiful at 4:30 pm. Our seating was perfect; around the corner at the end with the glass wall to view the harbor and all the boats going by. We had rainbow trout, shrimp scampi, calamari, etc, etc. delicious!!
Everything was perfect from the host at tge front to our server.

RC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Although the service was quite slow (I noticed that seemed to be a trend in San Diego) our server was delightful and respectful. Our entrees came out before our oysters and I asked the server about this, he stated he completely forgot to put the oyster order in and offered to buy them for us. He handled this well and owned up to his mistake. Would definitely go back if ever back in San Diego!

RF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place has amazing seafood and a wonderful selection. A bit on the noisy side but it's fun. Not bad scenery either! All in all, good times & good food.

M
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Fiancée and i visit San Diego at least every other month . Dining at the Fish Market is a must.. Amazing views, great service and atmosphere. My favorite dish is the East Coast Style Clam Bake, so flavorful and delicious! Will definitely dine here again.

SH
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 1

I was very diappointed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great place to go for a variety of fish. Dishes are very tasty! Just have the garlic cheese bread...you won’t regret it.

LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was xcellant, we sat in the bar so it was a little noisy, and when the door to the patio opened it gave us a little chill. But overall a great meal

B
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best seafood I’ve had in awhile! The crab cakes and mesquite grilled scallops were amazing! Also had calamari and grilled shrimp which were both really good. The snickerdoodle cookie dessert and apple dessert were both so good but we couldn’t finish them. They’re definitely shareable.

MF
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Fish dinner came with a vegetable medley, however it did not come with the listed vegetables. They were also overcooked. Same can be said the both orders of fish; monkfish and yellowtail.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Reserved a table on the patio and it was ready for us even when we arrived a tad early on a Sunday evening. Plastic straws are only available through the bar; we aren’t fans of the paper ones that make your drinks taste funny and dissolve in them. Our food was very fresh and tasted delicious, just not happy prices keep rising.

PA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food and the server was great with my Spanish speaking family!

VI
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was average for the price. I had to return my over cooked halibut which was disappointing considering the price. Management tried to address the issue but when these things happen it spoils the overall mood, and the reason for eating out together. So I just opted for canceling my order all together. I don't mind expensive but everything has to line up, otherwise whats the purpose of overpaying for a small piece of fish.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Requested for my catfish to be fried........it was not thoroughly cooked. My meal was comped as it should have been. They offered to remake it, I declined.

BP
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food with an amazing view. We were seated outside right over the water. The food was hot and fresh. Service was a little slow but food and views made it well worth the wait.

PC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Good service; good view; food just okay; touristy

MW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lucked out getting the best table. Outside dining on San Diego Bay is perfect in September

PM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food good, service not so. Ordered a bottle of wine when ordering our meals. Waiter brought a glass of wine for my wife a while after our 2 dinners had been served. I then said although I had ordered a bottle, that I would settle for a glass of wine as well. Waiter added this to the order but then proceeded to serve other customers in our section ,including clearing their tables as some had finished their meal. My glass of wine came almost at same time I was eating my last mouthful.
Certainly not a cheap place to dine so would expect a far higher standard of service. The staff just need to be more thoroughly trained. Will not return.

D
San Diego
59 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous view, the most beautiful fresh fish and Kevin our waiter was great

KQ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great booth outside. Our server was very attentive and took our order right away. The food was excellent as usual. Our friends had never been there and said when we next get togher it will be at your restaurant.

VG
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous view very friendly service and delicious dinner & dessert!

SC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All the food we ordered was very good. However when we arrived we were told that the menu from the sushi bar was available to all diners as well as the regular menu. We were in the mood for sushi so when we ordered from our server we were told that special approval would be needed because the sushi restaurant is a separate restaurant from the main restaurant which contradicted what we were told by the hostess.

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