The Fishery

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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 Paul Arias 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- 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.

Specials

Wine Wednesday 50% Off Bottles

Half off Bottles of wine $80 and below

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 19, 2019

Ends: June 20, 2118

Availability: Wed 4:00PM-9:00PM

What 1362 People Are Saying
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GB
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I are always so impressed with the service and the incredible food.

Celebrate our 44th anniversary --- very very special. Great Restaurant !!

H
San Diego
48 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

One of the best seafood meals we have had

KM
Munich
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there on President’s Day for dinner to celebrate my husband’s birthday.
We ordered two starters, two main dishes, 2 glasses of brut and a bottle of wine. We’ve got a bday dessert for my husband (extra charge of $6, totally worth it).
Salmon carpaccio and seared albacore were our absolute favorite. Delicious and prepared perfectly.
We paid slightly over $200 (plus tip). It’s definitely worth every dollar. Would love to come back soon.

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The ambience and decor is nautical and rustic with an open kitchen view. Beautiful building tucked away in PB. We had a reservation at 7pm and waited 20 minutes for our table. Waitress was professional, but scarce. Drinks took about 10 minutes (no alcohol), Spicy Tuna Roll and Crabcake Appetizers were both delicious, tuna and crab very fresh and seasoned well. Dinner was hit or miss. Took about 30 minutes, food runner was very attentive. Clams with Linguine were so sandy, we had to send back. Halibut and Chips were under seasoned. Swordfish Tacos with a Mexican flair were delicious. Albacore Tuna cooked medium rare was fresh and delicious, handmade shrimp dumplings were super tasty. Clam Chowder replaced Clam entree and was light and seasoned well. Waitress informed us we wouldn't be charged for clams, but nothing else was done. Hostess was very friendly and checked in on us. Overall, the service needed improvement and would have made the experience better.

SD
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always! Great service. Delicious tender little neck clams. Perfect seared ahi and scrumptious macadamia crusted halibut.

DW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our lunch. We have been here a couple of times before and the place continues to grow. It was early in the afternoon so was pretty quiet and the food was delicious.

C
Melbourne / VIC
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place.

n
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were 5 adults, 2 preteens and infant. The staff was very welcoming with outstanding service. We enjoyed the halibut , the ahi and calamari appetizer, the cerviche and clam chowder. We would definately recommend.

RO
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place but very noisy

L
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All food and service are fabulous. Go early, though, to avoid very noisy environment. Much quieter at 5:30pm than at 6:30!

JL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We eat there at least 3-4 times a week, mostly takeout, Nick and Anne Marie are the best.

DP
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent variety of quality seafoods, presentation was very nice, extensive wine list. Service was excellent. The only possible negative was that it got a bit loud when the restaurant filled up, but don't let that stop you from going.

2
San Diego
195 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The linguini with scampi was well prepared and the macadamia encrusted halibut was quite nice!

D
San Francisco
99 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

My spouse and I ordered the market special which was a variation of Sea Bass. It was at most 2 and a half inches by an inch and a half and maybe an inch high on top of spinach and mashed potatoes for $25.75. I should have said something then but did not feel like ruining the meal that my spouse’s 82 year old mother was at with us. I came for fish, not a fancy plate with potatoes and a vegetable and on top was a minuscule piece of fish. Not like it was a delicacy from a far away place. It was local and basically Sea Bass.
BTW- when did become acceptable to put a price on the menu and then add an additional percentage in the very small print at the wee bottom of the menu.
We were ripped off!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

A wonderful dinner. Could not have a conversation at all due to loud drunk people.

T
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Chowder, not all that flavorful ...scarce on clams. Service pleasant but not so attentive for drink service. Just okay, had favorable freviews from friends. Was hoping for a better experience.

PA
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Late afternoon on a Friday was the perfect start for the weekend!

B
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, high quality fish and shellfish well prepared.

NF
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful & delicious Italian food. Wait staff was attentive without being annoying. I was really, really pleased with the steamed mussels. All 4 of us thought our fish entrees were perfectly cooked and tasty. Parking was not a problem. An all around good experience.

KL
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience at this classy seafood restaurant!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and good food.

MS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is excellent... just a little pricey!

JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here numerous times over the span of 20 years and it is truly the Best Fish Restaurant in all of San Diego!!

c
San Diego
93 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall1food3service5ambience3

We’ve been patrons since they opened.. a wonderful community fish house/ home actually. Except for just a few , seen the staff turn over and over... We’ve also seem the prices increase dramatically and offerings dwindle, corkage out of site- no dollars no bread...No special favors for anyone no
Matter whether you’ve been loyal or new. No longer a community place but an impersonal behemoth. Tonight my husband had a so small sashimi, I paid $13 for a glass of wine? You get so much better fish / food/ servings in general and corkage at El Pescador in La Jolla. Made a decision not to ever return
Ah ... the changes we make and have to sadly make
Send this their management/ Ownership please.

s
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best local seafood restaurant! Regular go to for us in the neighborhood - great wine and beer selection as well.

SO
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food and wine selection. Background noise but acoustics worked well, could easily talk to each other without raising our voices.

L
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best poke anywhere!

T
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent fresh fish. very good service. nice setting but not for a quiet meal. not inexpensive but reasonable.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

To describe the food... absolutely outstanding.

d
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ダウンダウンからは車で15分以上離れた住宅街の中にあるにもかかわらず、期待以上に満足度の高いシーフードレストランであった。クオリティの高い食事とアットホームなサービス、混み合ってるレストラン特有の適度なガヤガヤした雰囲気といい、すべてにおいて楽しむことができた。ここは是非再訪したい。

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TL
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Overall good.

CM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Wonderful food with incredibly fresh fish prepared in a simple but elegant fashion. Halibut and swordfish were exceptional.

MI
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal meal and service. Highly recommend for delicious and fresh seafood. Note: they only have beer and wine.

BD
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great entree.

2
San Diego
195 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We started with the Fish Soup and the Ahi Poke then followed with Arctic Salmon and I had the appetizer portion of the crab cakes for my entree - delicious! As was their special bread!

JP
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great service. Our server picked a great wine and made fantastic food recommendations for us.

f
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio y calidad de comida

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S
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressed with wine list, sensational sustainably-sourced fish and outstanding presentation of each dish, friendly service and casual, lively atmosphere. It’s a great place for any occasion.

JR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess was very welcoming and waiter was friendly and was helpful with our special needs son. Food was excellent. They knocked it out! We aren’t easy people. Someone always changing their minds. :)

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was a bit farther from the Conference Center than I realized when I booked the table. Service was a tad slow and tables were close together. But the meal was fabulous and not overpriced. The atmosphere was interesting, too. Great evening.