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The Fish Market

4.4
1259 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Sushi, Fish
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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
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Phone number
(619) 232-3474
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tony Alvarez
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broadway/Pacific Highway
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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.
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Public transit
We are two blocks from the Santa Fe Depot station.
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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.
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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.
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
What 1259 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great time had for my wife and I. We made a day trip from the S.F. area and asked and got a recommendation for a great restaurant on the water. We were not disappointed with her recommendation of the Fish Market. Sat right on the water's edge; great food; great drinks; Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We always enjoy the food, how it is prepped, the fine service and the view on the SD Bay

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Celebrated my husbands birthday here. The food, service, and atmosphere were amazing. We sat outside. My husband loved the oysters and he is hard to please when it comes to food. The crab legs and lobster tail were delicious and the tilapia was cooked perfectly. Katelyn was an awesome server who really made this birthday dinner enjoyable for us! Will absolutely be back if we find ourselves back in San Diego!

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Only negative was host could not find reservation and Open Table sent an email saying we missed our reservation! Our entrees were very good, the service as very good and view is great.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Excellent food, service and views!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Three of us had a feast celebrating my wife's b-day. The usual goodness:
- Oyster Rock.
- Hamachi Sashimi
- Tuna Poki
- Crab Cioppino
- Skewed Scallop and Tiger Prawns
- Fish'N Chips
- A bottle of Souvignon Blanc

Everything tasted as good as remember as the one we visit in the Bay Area. Sure bring back old times.....

The damage was only about 200. Talk about seafood overload. YUM YUM Thumbs up!! LOL

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Not a bad experience. We've been going here for decades. Solid seafood eatery.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The view is the draw here. Food is just “ok” and service is average. The seats on the deck look like and are less comfortable than outdoor patio furniture. We appreciated the view, but it’s not a restaurant I’d put on my “must go back to” list.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Amazing fresh fish, lots of choices, spectacular view!

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Food not great at all

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great, fresh and fun. Had a table right next to the kitchen window. Lovely.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Parking is a pain. Took me 25 minutes to circle their lot twice (dropping the rest of the party in lap #1), then drive over to the Midway pier, park, and walk to the restaurant.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Unfortunately the quality of the food has gone way down! It was like cafeteria food. Starting with appetizers the clam chowder was a disappointment as it tasted like flour, hardly a clam sliver in it. The crab cakes were delicious and our favorite part of our meal. I ordered the special pick sea bass. It was an extremely small portion and tasted off. It was $38!!! My husband had the scallops which were small and not that flavorful. I had a stomach ached that lasted until the next day after this meal. We will not be back and very disappointed that the quality of food is non existent!! Our waitress was disheveled and seemed disoriented. Forgetful and truly not on her game. The view is the best part of this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had lunch here for my birthday. I got the scallops wrapped in prosciutto and hubby git the talapia. Both were great, as usual. Roasted veggies and warm spinach salad completed the meal. The Fish Market is always a good pick!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Party of 7 seated for birthday lunch. Combo crab/ shrimp louie, California rolls, panko calamari were all delicious and nicely presented .
Clam chowder also good. And yummy, warm sour dough bread with butter is wonderful.
Jessica was a very pleasant and efficient waitress. We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I actually ate there twice this week (birthday events), dinner on the 4th at Top of the Market and lunch on the 6th at the Fish Market. I have eaten at the Fist Market and Top of the Market many, many, time. It is a favorite. That said, this week's meals were the BEST of all the years, both in quality and experience. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

My Mom and Dads 68th Anniversary. Waitress was fabulous! Mattress d was great in seating us with my Moms wheelchair

Love coming to The Fish Market. My Mom LOVES your red clam chowder and bread👍👍

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter lunch. Great food and great view. We were in town for spring break. Had a wonderful lunch looking out at the harbor.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

My wife and I had an excellent lunch. We had been there a couple of decades earlier, and the restaurant didn't disappoint us. Our waitress, Priscilla, did a fantastic job. We both had the halibut and it was fantastic. Hopefully, it won't be as long between visits the next time.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Beautiful establishment with in and outdoor seating overlooking the waterfront. The raw and cooked fish fresh and very appropriately prepared. Drinks look good, too. Price is actally reasonable for quality and location.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Never disappoints!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Very nicely served upstairs even though reservation was downstairs.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food and service are excellent, almost all seating has a view of the bay in the downstairs level and for special occasions, Top of The Market upstairs is available.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

View of bay was great. The food was good however one in our group of four received the wrong order. Service was not great considering how empty the place was. We had to ask for water, refills, ketchup, etc. We were seated on the covered patio with a great view of the water front. Very noisy and was it hard to carry on a conversation. You are seated very close to the table next to you and the table tops are glass that amplified every dropped fork or water glass. All in all, it wasn't all bad and we did enjoy the evening.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Wonderful, scenic setting for bayside lunch. Service was outstanding. Great fresh chowder and the best fish tacos I've ever eaten.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Ugh!! Been going there for over 10 years and the portions just keep getting smaller and smaller. I ordered the halibut. Pretty tasteful in the past. This time around very un tasteful. For the price would expect more. I get the ambience and view is great but work on the quality please!!!. What’s going on!? We will always be back as this is a restaurant we love because of the memories and traditions when we go to San Diego. Service was superb. Just need to improve on the food quality. After the fire just hasn’t been the same. My opinion.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Anniversary

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Very good Italian restaurant. Authentic, well-prepared food. Attentive service. Would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food, view and service!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Service staff were wonderful, friendly servers..thats it.. take it or leave it....m.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Our server Tyler was fantastic, kudos to him for starting our day out just right!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Always a pleasure. The view, the service, the quality - all great.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Good service. Great waiter. Enjoyed.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Had been here before and really enjoyed it. From Chicago and were back and took my wife there for her birthday. Bad service - we reserved a view and were seated inside - our dinners came out cold. Very disappointed

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Perfect lunch with Phil’s service, great food, and table location. Amazing and wonderful!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food was very good. Sat outside scenery was great. Large menu almost to much to choose from. Service was great. Did get a little noisy..

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Food was just ok - we eat out a lot! Not that great for the price— server was good but, very unfriendly- said she was cold.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Awesome spot! Our go to for seafood. Fresh lobster and grilled salmon.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Always a good meal with excellent service. This place has a nice buzz; not too noisy
but lively. It is very popular and can get crowded so I recommend reservations.

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3.0Dined on March 5, 2018

It was as good as expected... it was ok... nothing special.

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