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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Lunch (22)
Special Occasion (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Good for a Date (16)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Healthy (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
People Watching (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Romantic (8)
Authentic (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Business Meals (6)
Fun (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Hot Spot (4)
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Creative Cuisine (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
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Quiet Conversation (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Cozy (2)
Great Beer (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great view food and service! The clam chowder is absolutely amazing! There is a variety of seafood.
We love dining here.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food and services were excellent. Suggest making a reservation.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was absolutely delicious. There service was above and beyond

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·Dined 4 days ago

Nice place! Cant go wrong with the clam chowder and the chopino. Just a suggestion, dine after 8 because before 8, you have to pay for the parking meters which are stupidly expensive at $2.50 per hour, which might not be a problem for some, but for the people concerned about money, keep that in mind.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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·Dined 7 days ago

Enjoyed the food and service while we soaked up the sunshine and watched the boats/water!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

First time dining here, love the experience . Will definitely be back

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Casual, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

We love the Fish Market. Very casual, food is super fresh and service is very good. Always a large selection of fresh fish served in a multitude of ways. For special occasions, the elegant upstairs Top of the Market has its own menu. Very popular spot and surrounding tourist area, so parking can be a challenge.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Healthy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

Parking is with meter or valet, not much free parking around anymore. With reservations, very little wait time to be seated. Our on-line request for a window seat was granted. Our server was knowledgeable, attentive, and very good at his job. Food was delicious. Everything seemed very fresh and was prepared perfectly. We shall return, thanks.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The view is spectacular! Food was great, portions were good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

New England clam chowder was excellent. Ordered grill salmon and had to send it back twice because it wasn't fully cooked... otherwise food was good.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Food and service were only ok, but worth what we paid. Best thing was their fish market. Bought some great fresh fish to take home. Very good selection of fish and shellfish at reasonable prices.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Service was poor. With my open table reservation I had requested a dessert with candle for my daughter's birthday and none was provided.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great table on the deck! Food was great!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was only fair. The Scallop as part of the Combination Skewer for restaurant week were not cooked well. The room was very loud, with kids yelling and screaming. Had a Homeless person outside the window smoking.

Tags: Waterfront, Seasonal, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was delicious, as always. Kind of loud this time, but we had fun. Great service too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great a spot on the water. If you’re touring San Diego, do make sure to stop by and have a meal on the water.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 25, 2018

This time I was disappointed as have always enjoyed their Restaurant week special but this year was weird and not a good value........appetizers were Prawn, fish and scallops....($30] main course prawn, fish or scallops??????
Guess I was not the only one disappointed as usually packed but this year was 1/2 empty

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Ruben, our waiter, was awesome. So was the food

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 22, 2018

This is becoming my go-to spot when I travel to San Diego. Food is outstanding and the service is top notch. A really enjoyable place to unwind and relax after a busy day.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great menu for San Diego Restaurant Week. Loved the food, the view and the terrific service.
A true San Diego gem!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Healthy, Casual
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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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 (San Diego)·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Bright nautical atmosphere, quick service, with reliably excellent fish and a very good ciopino. Great location along the water near the Bob Hope statue near downtown San Diego.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 5, 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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 (San Francisco)·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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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 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 29, 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 28, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 27, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 22, 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 19, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 14, 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 10, 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 10, 2017

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

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