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The Fishery, San Diego, CA

The Fishery

4.7
4.7
2070 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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Booked 51 times today

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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 2,070 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Seafood

  • San Diego

    Seafood

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall3food5service1ambience4

    Great food but our waiter was awful. After he took our food order, he never came back around and I had to wave him down to get the check well after we completed our meal. No check in, no drink refill, nothing. Terrible service.

  2. SL

    SLOEH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The server was very professional and knowledgeable about both food and drink. Best fish I've had in quite some time.

  3. J

    Jreviewer

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding seafood and fish. Couldn’t be fresher or tastier.

  4. BM

    BenM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Perfect, I’ll be returning.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Graduation and Bday - Excellent in every way!!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Was great our servers name was Ian he was perfect

  7. MS

    MichaelS

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sword Fish chop was amazing

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent and exceeded expectations! Service was knowledgeable, attentive, and quick. Do not miss the Wild California King Salmon while available. Melt in your mouth. Great Salmon tartar and seabass ceviche. Opah burger was awesome - a unique find! Great wine selection snd the cocktails are interesting and very well crafted (recommend the Red Sky at Night) Definitely will be back.

  9. AS

    AmyS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    It was a superb meal filled with local fresh seafood. I would definitely recommend. We were traveling from NYC and got this recommendation—well worth it.

  10. s

    stanfordprincess

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been to The Fishery several times now while visiting San Diego from out of town. The food is always great and we live the relaxed but lively vibe.

  11. PD

    PDottie

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Definitely will be going back. Chilean Seabass was outstanding great service.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I am always on the lookout for someplace special and came across The Fishery when looking for dinner in San Diego. Am I delighted or what? It is a busy, pleasant place, nothing fancy, but obviously well known and appreciated as a favorite by a lot of people. It is obvious that this is not news to San Diegans. The menu was generous in its variety, and almost everything looked appealing. The beet salad was crisp, tasteful with just enough dressing to make it right - a winner! The salt spring mussels came in a mild curry sauce - very Thai and very good. The salmon carpaccio was excellent - fresh, not fishy with just a bit of lemon - it does not need much. The vermillion rockfish was done Chinese style, the whole fish lightly fried so that even many of the bones were edible. Great presentation! We were way too full for dessert, but that is of no fault of the restaurant. Service was efficient and personable, without being overbearing. Noise level quite doable, even for older folks. In sum - a memorable dining experience. I'll be back.

  13. AF

    AnthonyF

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a small place but with the addition of outdoor seating you have a better opportunity of getting a table. The menu items we had were delicious, a bit pricey, but sustainable fish should be. It's kind of noisy inside so conversations are limited. Their cocktail menu was great and the wine selection is acceptable.

  14. JR

    JoanR

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went here for Mother’s Day and had a great dinner! Sitting outside with the heat lamps going was very comfortable! Our waiter, Ian I think?, was amazing. Very attentive and super nice. The food was absolutely delicious! Salmon, halibut, ceaser salads, poke and calamari were all prepared perfectly and arrived piping hot! Would definitely recommend The Fishery!!

  15. M

    Mia33

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Disappointed with options at 3:45 p.m. Was hoping for the dinner menu at that point. Also, the pasta was overcooked, the king salmon collar was raw, so my family wasn't too happy overall. The salad with shallot vinaigrette and clam chowders were delicious. The fried calamari was not hot. We've been there for dinner a few times with absolutely no issues, so I'm not sure why Mother's Day experience was off.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day dinner and The Fishery was perfect. Modern, personable, great dishes and good value. Our first time here but we’ll be back!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    It was good but too expensive! $15 for a glass of wine???

  18. M

    Macky

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food at the Fishery is amazing! It is absolutely worthwhile. We were seated outside and it was perfectly comfortable with the heaters turned on. The service was outstanding, I suggest asking for recommendations on what to order, as the advice given to us was great. Definitely make a reservation before going, it can get crowded during peak times. Especially if you want an indoor seat.

  19. NN

    NivNivBonBon

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Mothers Day Brunch. Food was impeccable. A few small hiccups with our order, due in part to a new server (only a month of so on the job). The manager was quick to resolve with care and attention. Overall a great experience. Can’t wait to go back.

  20. B

    Britney

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Seriously awesome. I'm picky. Everything was great, went for a casual but nice date night. Shared 4 plates. Beet salad was fantastic! I mean everything was. Service was on point and cocktails were some of the best we have had. So glad to have came across this little hidden gem.

  21. 5

    502buch

    Edmonton

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We share the The Petite. The oysters were fabulous as was the ahi tuna and cerviche. Lovely wine selection. Service excellent. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants. Highly recommend

  22. R

    Rick

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ian took great care of us on a special family night. The food was delicious!

  23. AT

    AmyT

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Stupendous! Would be too loud inside but we sat outside which was lovely. The food was really perfect. So delicious. Service was top notch. We plan to come regularly!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We live in LA. We found this place on Yelp several years ago and we eat here pretty much every time we visit San Diego. it’s not a cheap meal but it’s always delicious. Besides, fish is never cheap but it is often expensive and fishy or not fresh. That is never the case here. it’s always good. Both my husband and I highly recommend.

  25. p

    phillip

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best seafood in Pacific Beach and must try. Always consistently excellent food.

  26. A

    Anonymous

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Stopped in for a quick lunch. Service was good, considering how crowded it was at the lunch hour. Food was excellent as always! We’ll definitely be back again soon!

  27. PD

    PDXpatti

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We are so happy we discovered The Fishery on our visit to San Diego. The service was great and the food was delicious. We ordered their beet salad and it was by far and away the best beet salad we have ever tasted. The rest of our meal was fresh and quite delicious. We will definitely be repeat diners whenever we fly to San Diego for a vacation.

  28. TL

    TicL

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great, we sat outside and that was perfect. We had Salmon, Halibut and Oysters for a starter all excellent

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect in every way

  30. LZ

    LisaZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delightful atmosphere and delicious fresh fish. We had dinner and enjoyed it so much we came back for lunch!

  31. CB

    ChrisB

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place. Nice chill vibe. Parker had some good recommendations. Had the first of the season King Salmon. The pesto added some good flavor to the king salmon. Our group also had the fried whole fish sculpin (was supposed to be rockfish but they were out) and the macadamian crusted halibut. Worth it all. Certainly recommend.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience4

    Overrated and overpriced

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food and cocktails at this restaurant are some of the best you will get anywhere in San Diego! We sit in awe every time we eat here. THE BEST!!!

  34. L

    Lorena

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our absolute favorite! Every dish is so delicious!!

  35. D

    Dave

    Salt Lake City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food. We ate here twice during our Mission Bay vacation week. Don't miss the macadamia crusted halibut.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere

  37. JS

    JuliaS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always love dining at the Fishery. Incredible food, great wine list, professional service. Punches above its weight.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great food!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5

    Anniversary

  40. KA

    KimA

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an another amazing meal at The Fishery! The hosts graciously accommodated our request to sit inside instead of our reserved outside seats. We were celebrating a birthday and our server treated us very well. Our food and drinks were fantastic. Two thumbs up!

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
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • 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 4.7 stars by 2070 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 51 times today
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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, 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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