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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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (55)
Scenic View (51)
Special Occasion (39)
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Casual (33)
Great for Outdoor Dining (27)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Worth the Drive (21)
Good for a Date (18)
Great for Lunch (17)
Healthy (16)
Authentic (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Fun (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
People Watching (10)
Romantic (10)
Kid-friendly (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Business Meals (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Seasonal (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

We were quickly seated as we’d used Open Table for reservations. We were seated in a lovely corner on the water as requested. We will definitely return:)

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic
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·Dined 5 days ago

Perfect experience! Delicious food!

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Our server was great...food was generally good and atmosphere was loud, but I didn't mind it as I wasn't expecting an intimate dinner anyway. Would visit again to try other stuff.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

The food took longer than expected

I dont like to be reminded that the sugested tip is 18%

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Inside smells bad, and it took a long time to serve the orders

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 15, 2017

$30.00 entrees and small portions. I would have expected more for the money. The view is outstanding and the service is good though.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Wonderful dinner - couldn't ask for more in terms of service and food!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We sat in the enclosed dock area. The waterfront ambience was great. The food was fair to good. We ordered calamari for an app. It was rubbery. Dungeness crab Louie was very good as was the fish taco.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I loved the fresh local swordfish and my wife thought the salmon was excellent. Crabcakes were terrific. service was excellent. We were there early because we missed lunch and had a very nice seat by the window. Reservations are recommended. They were already backed up with a 20+ minute wait at 4:30 on a Saturday afternoon.

Tags: Bar Seating, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The hostess was super rude and forgot about us but overall it was okay

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had friends from out of town visiting and they wanted seafood, so we chose the Fish Market since it was on the water. It's a nice place and the service was very good but the food was mediocre. My hubby and I split the trout and chose double veggies. The veggies were OK but the trout was a bit bland and it was not a substantial piece of fish. Poor value for the price in my opinion. One of our friends ordered the lobster tail and wasn't impressed with that either because it was overcooked and "rubbery". Since we were connecting with long distance friends we stayed to catch up. One of the servers eventually came over and, apologizing profusely, said that they had a reservation for our table and offered to buy us all a drink if we would be willing to move to the bar. We did move and found a nice little table next to a fireplace. We enjoyed our drinks on the house and nobody bothered us the rest of the evening. I thought it was a classy move to give us free drinks for having to move. That's great customer service.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service was very good, food was very good, parking was an adventure. Everything about the restaurant was great once we found a place to park.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The crab cakes and sea bass were excellent. The scallops were lukewarm and too soft on the top/bottom. Could have been fried better. The waiter was amazing. The margaritas were excellent

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 26, 2017

While visiting San Diego last week on a cruise 🚢 I decided I wanted Fish in a nice environment that was walking distance from the ship 🚢 so we chose The Fish Restaurant located across from the Midway The restaurant sits over the water so offers nice views of San Diego Bay and Coranado The service was slow and our fish was dry My halibut was almost enateable and the coleslaw tasted like Vinegar After paying $100 for this meal with no alcoholic drinks 🍹 I went back to the ship 🚢 and had the best pizza 🍕 at sea

Tags: Healthy
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Truly enjoyed sitting on the porch at sunset. The service was quite good and the fish delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Authentic, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food, good service. A little mixup in our reservation but we had a window table. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

Tags: Fun, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great view great food and people! We couldnt be any happier!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Wonderful service and you can't beat the view. We sat on the patio and watched the boats go by and the sun set. The food for amazing!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Healthy, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great place! Not too casual, not too upmarket. Excellent food.

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

We had a party of 12 for lunch after visiting the USS Midway. Food was OK. Service very good. Caesar Salad was VERY disappointing. Nothing more than just some lettuce with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and tasteless croutons. Also the Boston Clam Chowder was too thick and had maybe pieces of one clam. All sauce and potatoes.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Haven't been here in 10 years and it didn't disappoint us. Great food.....can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This restaurant has a great waterfront view. But the food was not enjoyable. Would not go back.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Not a fan of this place - I was surprised the reviews are as high as they are, although granted I went there for lunch so maybe the chefs working at that time are not the A team. Both of my dishes (scallops and swordfish) were undercooked. I hate doing it, but I had to send both back because I was afraid I would get sick. The sauce on the scallops was cold when it came out the first time, although the flavor was nice. The swordfish (when it was cooked) didn't taste super fresh, but was alright - it almost seemed like it was previously frozen due to the taste and texture. The lettuce in my wedge salad was wet. The roasted potatoes were baked, but did not have any roasted flavor. Thervice was ok, but not outstanding. Disappointed overall, and definitely not worth the over $50 I paid for the food.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Birthday dinner!!! Everything was delicious and would definitely go back!!! Anything and everything as far as seafood choices go!!!

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

There were no vegetarian options. I had them make me a plate with two of the veggie sides, but they were drenched in butter or oil and tasted like fish. Oh well. The vodka was good.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious but the service is seriously lacking. Never noticed bad service until I came here

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

The food was very good and the service was excellent. The view was fantastic. It was a very enjoyable evening with friends from out of town.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Scenic View
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 (Cancún)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Fish was not good; it had a lot of condiment.
Overall service and food was not good

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Another fantastic dinner on the Bay. Great service, delicious food and a splendid view.
Donna, our server, was exceptionally efficient and very friendly. Good recommendations.
Will definitely return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

The Fish Market is the place to go for great tasting fresh fish. We had the red clam chowder, a treat with the spinach salad with warm dressing. Very good.
We had one of the fresh fish of the day and it was cooked to perfection, not dry, just right.
Our server, Rueben, made the meal complete with his attentive service.

Always a treat to go to the Fish Market!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Authentic, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great spot in San Diego for area food! We go everyone we're in town and love it! Great service too!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Service here was awful, & the floor under our table had ketchup all over the place. For the price, I expected to receive at least decent customer service. Our server couldn't have cared less about our table.

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·Dined on September 26, 2017

the food was delicious and fresh. the prices were very reasonable and well worth it !

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The green mussels were tough. The broth was not as tasty as prior visits. Was our 46 anniversary I noted it on my Open Table reservation but no mention by the Fish Market nor any thing special provided by them.

Kind of a disappointment for a special occasion! On my bill I had 4 glasses of wine. Three glasses were priced at $8.25 each and one at $6.25. I brought it to the waiters attention and he corrected the $6.25 price to $8.25. Not what I expected!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Very good offer, nice ambient and professional staff. Excellent food and service, enjoyed our stay there.

Tags: Authentic, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Perfect spot for amazing fresh seafood. Can’t go wrong with this one

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We made a reservation the same day and they acknowledged our request to sit outside no problem. The food was phenomenal, as was the service! Can’t beat great seafood while sitting on the bay!

Tags: Authentic, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great food, great service and the perfect Sunday afternoon lunch spot! Loved it!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food was ordinary. I was not overwhelmed. Have been before but was somewhat disappointed this time.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food and service were both excellent. Drinks were kept full and food arrived quickly and tasted great. The portions felt little small for the price, but the taste more than made up for it. Will go back next time I'm in the area.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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