The Fishery

4.8
1616 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 1616 people are saying
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LukasScott
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Mother’s Day stop. Food was amazing, every dish was thoroughly enjoyed. Just like everyone else right now, they were understaffed. Our waiter Ian was very present and genuine. Front of the house members were less than engaging, but I’m sure they were swamped. The drinks were fine, not necessarily overpriced but underwhelming. Would definitely go back for the grub though.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No frills excellent food. Appetizer to dessert was delicious and pretty.

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vipOVRob
Las Vegas
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

This place sure has more than enough staff, so trying to enjoy a meal is a battle to see how many times one can say, “Still eating, thank you.” Made the mistake of agreeing with the buss boy that I’d love to have more bread to soak up the clam juice. 15 minutes and $5 later ...
Let’s just say a meal here is way overpriced for a nice, neighborhood restaurant.

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vipPickle
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New chefs after Covid now. Super fantastic. Had half n half raw oysters; small but nice and briny. Calamari was fried perfectly w/the perfect zing to it. Sushi was fresh and light. All in all Best dinner I've had in a year and I eat out everyday. 🥳 every course was a taste party in my mouth.

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vipAndy
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fishery consistently ranks as one of the TOP seafood restaurants in San Diego. Their fish is always fresh and tasty. Top of the list on their menu is the Macadamia Crusted Alaska Halibut, surrounded by a creme fraiche butter.

If you don't feel that's the best dish you've ever had, send me the bill and I'll reimburse you. No, really! I've never lied to you before and I'm not lying to you now.

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vipDavidI
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sat outside late evening, nice table with heat lamps. Had macadamia crusted halibut and swordfish with tomato caponata, both were cooked perfect and flavorful .

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vipDanaY
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars at the Fishery. I had a beautiful spring salad on Thursday evening the dressing was bright and fresh and my husband loved the ceviche...
My only wish is for a vegetarian/vegan entree... I'd love to see what chef Mike creates
Thank you for all the deliciousness and perfect service.

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DavidM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, drinks, and service. What can't they do?

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vipLovelj
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delightful experience at the Fishery! Gold Star!

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vipLorena
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy the new chef is in our neighborhood!!! Every dish was delicious and our server Priscilla was phenomenal! We ordered mussels, crudo, shrimp and crab pastaaaa was so good (perfectly paired with chablis style Chardonnay) and the stuffed squid/squid ink risotto.. absolutely delicious and delicate. Can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

It’s was very cute!! And was nice to dress up, go on a double date and meet new friends! But it’s not a table cloth type of restaurant.

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Denny
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent! They have done their best to create outdoor dining and it was acceptable to be able to dine outside. Good experience overall!

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TammyT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favorite for date night.
Prices have increased post covid but so have food costs.

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vipMICHAELS
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Very pricy for small portions. For 2 of us for dinner, 2 starters and 2 main courses, no wine $166.

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Twan
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Mike, Daniel & Noah are gods coming from the Ocean.

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WillG
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, fantastic food, nice ambience. Was really impressed by the menu and each dish I tasted was prepared perfectly. Will be back!

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KEITHS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a great experience. Our server was very friendly and on point. The oysters (Washington) were small yet very tasty! I had the scallops as a main dish and wasn’t disappointed. Will be back again soon.

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Kyle
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth a visit! My wife and I just had our first visit here and we loved it. Great food and service. Very reasonably priced for what you are getting.

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vipTomT
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service fantastic food

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fish! Well prepared not dry. Good ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! The drinks were super good. I loved the mule I got. The steamer linguini was fabulous.

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vipbeachlover
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We e always loved the Fishery and were glad to be able to safely eat inside

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ADLL
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Fish tacos were disappointing. Fish overcooked and was chewy. The tortillas fall apart after first bite. But the wine was good!

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patd
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I ordered the halibut tacos. I was disappointed when they arrived deep fried. The ceviche was better.

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Joli
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service, wonderful food (had to get a second calamari as it was out of the world good) in a very pleasant outdoor dining area. Definitely looking forward to my next meal there

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RachelT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience - got seated quickly with our reservation and our waiter was super friendly and accommodating. Our friend got the opah burger and he was raving about it all dinner! The clam chowder was to die for as well! Definitely coming back more frequently!

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Louise
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fishery is excellent. The portion sizes are generous and the food is delicious. They have a fun craft cocktail menu. Our waitress helped us pick from the menu and did not disappoint!

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HeidiS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious... we shared the sushi rolls, crab cakes, calamari, and spring salad. Every dish was fabulous. Service was friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!

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vipLovegoodfood
Orange County
45 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been dining and buying fresh fish here for years. Food is always excellent, and is even better with their new chef. Be sure to try the scallops - the preparation changes frequently and is always very delicious. The staff is very welcoming and friendly.

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vipAnthonyW
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Wow. The food was amazing.
Ceviche was excellent. Poke was out the of sight good.

Definitely a great place to eat.

The restaurant is a bit loud.
I really enjoyed eating here. I’ll definitely be back.

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vipNellieH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food always. Fresh, outstanding cuisine. I especially like the ceviche.
Inside can get a little noisy.

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RonyL
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bravo to the attention to quality and detail that The Fishery champions. Our server Bethany was a delight; extremely knowledgeable, generous, and made us feel welcome and right at home. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

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vipLiluna
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and customer service. A relaxed and friendly space where you can have a conversation with people at your table.

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vipABinSD
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best brunch I've had in a long time! Friend and I shared smoked salmon & goat cheese omelette with mixed greens, and shrimp and grits. You can't beat the quality of the seafood here, and the sweet, succulent shrimp were outstanding, as were the grits and tomato/poblano pepper compote that topped it. Absolutely scrumptious!
I'm not a big fan of the wine list at this establishment, or I'd eat here more often.

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MichaA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We were not very happy with the serice. Slow. Had to remind the waiter and the girl he was training on the items we wanted. The Waiter at the time was very pushy and acted like a sales person (his mind was to sell). He's not good with customers.
Also, we asked for Bread and they charged us for 2 pieces. It should have been on the house especially when we ordered $200.00 Diner.
I would not go back nor recommend to anyone. Pricy and not worth it.

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vipKevin
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit. Fantastic preparation. On my list for future date nights.

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PennyB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything e ordered was excellent and had a very friendly, sweet waitress.

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Asher
Salt Lake City
31 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to The Fishery and we had an amazing dining experience! The ambiance of the indoor and outdoor seating areas was wonderful. Clean, tables were spaced nicely, outdoor heaters, great bar vibe. For starters, we had the ahi poke, calamari and daily burrata special. All were delicious! Our entrees were the yellowfin tuna and Maine diver scallops. Both very tasty, cooked perfectly and presented beautifully. We finished our meal with the lemon tart and chocolate pot de creme. Highly recommend! We look forward to returning to San Diego and dining at The Fishery again soon!

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vipLori
San Diego
51 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was awful, service was lacking.
I won’t go back soon.

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ClaytonB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, quality service, one of the best restaurants I have been to in San Diego.

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 1616 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.