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The Fish Market

4.3
1206 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 1206 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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foodie53015 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The seafood is so fresh and delicious. Had the scallops and tiger shrimp and they did not disappoint. The sides were wonderful too!

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vipJanKop (San Diego)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Dined with our daughter's family for a late lunch with a two and four year old. Waited for 20 minutes to be seated for our reservation, and waited for another 10 minutes at the table before the waitress acknowledged us (with a 2 year old and a 4 year old). We had hoped to grab a quick lunch after touring the Midway, but everything was so slow it turned into a very long lunch (with a 2 year old and 4 year old). The kids were pretty good but the wait made them anxious and grumpy. Thank god for cell phone movies. The food was just ok, but expected more from a nice fish restaurant. My daughter's scallops were great, though.

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vipLuvitaliano (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Always enjoy dining here. The fish is fresh and cooked from simple to a bit more complex. Great views as the restaurant sits on the water. One of the best in San Diego!

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vipNach (New England)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great service and the location is beautiful , nothing like eating by the ocean

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

We changed to Top of Market instead of Fish Market for dinner since it was a special occasion and survey is for that place. I made a mistake when I made the reservation as to what restaurant I wanted. The Survey is for Top of Market.

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vipJNix (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Last minute idea to go and we got lucky to book a time on open table. Had my favorite and my hubby his . Still so yummy! Comfort food at its best! Our go to place for awesome eats and great view! Yummy food always.

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AlmaY 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

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ChristineB 
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Food and services were excellent. Suggest making a reservation.

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MandyK (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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JulianB 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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DeanB 
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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LamontP (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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Rick (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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MarkG (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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GinaB (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  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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viptippy (Seattle)
3.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
2.0  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.

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vipCAGG (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Great table on the deck! Food was great!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0  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.

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Suzhi (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
3.0  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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vipSandra (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

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

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vipBBQLover (Houston)
5.0  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.

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Starshine3167 (San Diego)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  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.

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DiscriminatingDiner (New York Area)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  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.

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