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The Fishery, San Diego, CA

The Fishery

4.8
4.8
2115 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
BEHIND EVERY GREAT SEAFOOD RESTAURANT IS A WAREHOUSE STOCKED WITH FRESH SEAFOOD.
The Fishery Restaurant & Market is located just a few blocks from the ocean in North Pacific Beach.
The restaurant menu reflects ‘coastal cuisine’ with a simple yet serious focus on the best our coastal fisheries and local farms have to offer. The passion that drives Chef Mike Reidy is evidenced by flavors that can only be achieved using ingredients at their peak of seasonality and freshness.
The Fishery was awarded the prestigious Award of Excellence for its Wine List from Wine Spectator in 2018- Present. Our wine list is inspired by the great wines of Europe and their American counterparts and we strive to showcase real, natural, food friendly-wines with a sense of place.

The Fishery Market showcases fresh fish, prepared seafood, salads, sauces and marinades.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 34 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 272-9985

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mike Reidy

  • Catering

    We are willing to accomodate a custom seafood catering menu.<br />Please contact Nicholas&#64;TheFishery.com<br />

  • Private party facilities

    We accept large parties, custom menus available. We look forward to setting something up. Please contact us for more information.Nicholas@TheFishery.com

  • Private party contact

    Brenden Dutton: (858) 272-9985

  • Neighborhood

    Pacific Beach

  • Cross street

    Opal

  • Parking details

    Neighborhood parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,115 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Seafood

  • San Diego

    Seafood

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  1. K

    Kelly

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Fishery is always amazing. Expensive? Yes. Was over $100 for my son and I, and we didn't even order main courses. But always so delicious. We always get the Wayfarer sourdough bread with butter, which I don't think is even on the menu anymore. Also great are the oysters, any of the sushi rolls, and the caesar salad. Really, anything you order will be fabulous! And service is nice, too. I've rarely had a less-than-stellar experience at the Fishery.
  2. TS

    TroyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great local spot. Excellent Calamari, Ahi Tostada's and sandwich's.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Some unique Menu Items that were very good incl Swordfish Dolmas. The basics like the gnocchi and spinach were made very well w care and flavor Very accommodating Staff and nice Room Destination spot for sure w nice neighborhood feel. Minor suggestions would be to add a few more Wines by the glass from the very good wine list , also to reconfigure the restrooms to Accommodate more people at one time We will be back and tell our friends
  4. S

    Sabameister

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Took almost 30 minutes to get seated because they were so busy. Food was Ok, my wife liked the food more than I did. Cocktail was tasty but the dishes themselves didn’t blow me away.
  5. PD

    PDottie

    Raleigh

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    consistently outstanding. So fresh. Best fish/seafood in the area. I strongly recommend the oysters and poke as starters. Any fish for main course will be excellent for sure.
  6. CS

    CynthiaS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fish was fresh and very nicely prepared.
  7. GB

    GwenB

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Fishery has the best seafood in San Diego county! we drove down from Carlsbad just for lunch and it did not disappoint. Extensive wine list and full bar plus fresh fish, I couldn't ask for more. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly, they look like they really enjoy working there.
  8. AG

    AminG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants for fish and seafood in San Diego
  9. J

    Jwicki51

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was absolutely delightful, knowledgeable, friendly, efficient. Our table outside was roomy and nicely heated by the flame towers. The special Father's Day cocktail was delicious (it had summer squash juice, and something slightly smoky like Islay scotch, but it was kind of like a Manhattan). The poke appetizer was the best I've had since Hawaii, fresh and not over-sauced. The salmon entree with spinach farfalle was great; but the swordfish was served with incredibly light pillows of ricotta gnocchi. Yum! and with sautéed Bloomsdale spinach, which I was so happy to taste. It's the best of all spinach for flavor and you have to grow it for yourself, it's so hard to find. OK, then. Dessert. OMG. Chocolate pot de creme with a caramel sauce and a lemon tart to die for. Have I convinced you yet? We will be back. Our son lives walking distance :) Perfect for Father's Day celebration!
  10. VM

    VeronicaM

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and food. Perfect to celebrate a spar cual occasion o just a casual dinner
  11. n

    nicolienl

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Nice vibe - pretty good food - but not exceptional
  12. LU

    LisaU

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Overall, the food from the lunch menu tasted good and was satisfying. Although, I don't think I had anything specifically memorable that I would have to come back for. But the experience was good enough that I may try out the dinner menu if I'm in the area.
  13. KB

    KayleyB

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The freshest seafood I have ever had. My husband and I loved it. I am not sure how I have lived in San Diego my whole life and did not know about this restaurant.
  14. JR

    JoshR

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought the family here for my wife's birthday. Parking can be tough, but the food is worth it. Everything was fantastic. We didn't see a kids menu (also didn't ask about one), but my kids ate a couple of starters and shared bites from our plates. Server was great, food was great, dessert was great, ambiance was great. Would.certainly go back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service
  16. J

    Julie

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was great and so was our server!! He was very knowledgeable! We enjoyed our dinner and would come back!
  17. TB

    TylerB

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best seafood in all of SD. Really wish they had the diver scallop on special more. However the seafood here is all around top notch
  18. S

    Starina57

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outdoor dining ambiance with a delicious and creative menu.
  19. DA

    DAyhhgvb

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Hostess forgot about us after I checked in, 4 other groups got seated before us and they came in after us. Food is mediocre.
  20. D

    Dave123

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service-excellent. Location/vibe -current and high end. Food-delicious. We shared calamari, beet salad, house salad, clams with fettuccine and the swordfish chop. Everything was delicious. Highly recommend the swordfish chop-amazing!!
  21. g

    goodfoodlover

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    we've eaten at the Fishery for years and always had an excellent meal... this was our first time with the new menu and new chef. The menu was creative and interesting and we looked forward to a great meal... Among the 3 of us we had several dishes; the Kumamoto oysters were fine, chilled and with good sauces; both salads (caesar and house) were very large (actually too large for one person) and both overdressed; the carpaccio of tuna was only fair-- cut too thickly for carpaccio. The sandabs were good but not great; the clams with fettuccini were lacking -- clams not terrific, one of which was unopened so couldn't be eaten and the "house made" fettuccini was tough.... would have been better getting it from Assenti or using good quality dry pasta; and the octopus risotto was quite good. All in all, probably won't return which is a disappointment after many years of good meals....
  22. RP

    RPEnLME

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Interesting menu. Clever use of mounted fish enhancing the market ambience. As for food…Pistachio crusted halibut was very good. The chowder was typical East coast blend. The Fishery stew was very good made from white fish with tomatoes and spices. By the glass wine selection was thin and quickly went to pricey. $80 for a glass of wine? Seemed a bit much for this style restaurant. Reservations a must or the wait can be long.
  23. G

    Gracie

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    SOME PEOPLE IN OUR GROUP ORDERED CLAM CHOWDER AND SAID IT WAS VERY GOOD. WE ALL ORDERED THE FISH AND CHIPS AND ALL ENJOYED THEM.
  24. MV

    MorganV

    Amsterdam

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!! It was super delicious. The people were all so sweet!
  25. G

    Gregory

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Go there for tasty fish. don't go there for romantic ambience.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We were visiting San Diego on vacation. A local recommended The Fishery for wonderful seafood. We ordered the macadamia nut encrusted halibut, which was superb! Service was very good - just a tad slow. Prices were high but the food was worth every penny!
  27. BW

    BeckyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fishery is always our first night dining experience when we arrive in Pacific Beach from Los Angeles! Love all the food items we have had and the wait staff could not be more welcoming with service excellence.
  28. KM

    KarenM

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love the Ahi sandwich and the outdoor seating option.
  29. C

    Connoisseur

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Good bits: The menu is very inspiring and really well put together; the cocktails are different and well made; the wine list is comprehensive and reasonably priced; the food is good, but not outstanding but the portions are generous and the plates are presented well. Could be done better: The food is not outstanding. The fish dishes are marginally better than in other restaurants which aren't exclusively seafood. for example alaskan halibut served on mashed potatoes was just that. There were no surprise tastes, even the nuts didn't taste of anything different, they were just crunchy. Swordfish in dolmas was and interesting combination but the fish was dry. Service: bringing one starter to the table and not the other is a serious issue to me. We came to eat together not one at a time. I used to serve tables and this is a basic Price: It is priced for what it aspires to be, not what it actually delivers. It would take very little for this to be an outstanding restaurant but I was slightly disappointed.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to the fishery for years and years. It’s always delicious.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service and incredible food. We’ll be back! Thank you!
  32. TA

    TeamAvo

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Lunch. Pleasant . Friendly staff. Food nice.
  33. M

    Mike

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed in the service and food. A tad on the pricey side but well worth it.
  34. JV

    JamesV

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been coming here for the past 20 years and love everything about the place.
  35. R

    Raiderfrank

    Los Angeles

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wow, great food. Halibut is the most popular and I see why. Strong service. Just a heads up, they take reservations in the 4pm range but we arrived to find out no dinner menu at that time. We had to make our appetizers last until closer to 5pm to enjoy the dinner menu.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was decent. The mussel green curry was delicious, but the mussels were undercooked. The fried fish and fried shrimp were fried a little too hard and didn’t highlight the seafood at all. It was an okay visit, I don’t have to go again.
  37. I

    Inesd

    Baja California Sur

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    La comida exquisita y el lugar por dentro es muy lindo
  38. TD

    TaylorD

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, ambiance and service! Must try the salmon tartare, ceviche and the grilled swordfish chop, maybe the best potatoes I have had in my life to accompany the swordfish.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Menu descriptions didn’t match multiple menu items, I.e. missing ingredients. But overall this restaurant is excellent food quality and service. Our last two experiences here would have 5 stars.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Fishery using the Order Online button. The Fishery also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 272-9985.

The Fishery is rated 4.8 stars by 2115 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 34 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Fishery

5040 Cass Street San Diego, CA 92109

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Opal

  • Neighborhood

    Pacific Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Neighborhood parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mike Reidy

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 272-9985

  • Catering

    We are willing to accomodate a custom seafood catering menu.<br />Please contact Nicholas&#64;TheFishery.com<br />

  • Private party facilities

    We accept large parties, custom menus available. We look forward to setting something up. Please contact us for more information.Nicholas@TheFishery.com

  • Private party contact

    Brenden Dutton: (858) 272-9985

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