The Fishery

4.7
1662 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 1662 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Delfin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual excellent food and service, the whole fish as the macadamia crust pacific cod were superb.

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vipJanet
San Diego
94 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fishery never fails. You always get the freshest fish, cooked to perfection! The excellent wine list is always a plus and the service is fantastic. Don't miss this special treat.

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ToddS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food ...but took a while to be served....20 mins to get ice tea was not what I expected...

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Mike
New England
42 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent seafood! Great service! Excellent for allergies! They worked around my wife’s complicated allergies and gave her a great meal. Cozy neighborhood setting - a hidden Gem!

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ReneeE
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The live scallops were excellent. Food always perfectly prepared and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were delicious! Drinks were unique and tasty as well! Would definitely return for a date night or special occasion!

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DrMike
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fish, hospitable staff , good choices on menu. Impeccable service and cleanliness. Highly recommend

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None
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very fine restaurant. Food is the very best. Wine selection excellent. Service is fine. Very noisy inside. But worth it.

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cocochanel
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best halibut I’ve had in years. Cooked to perfection. Our server Makenzie was delightful. Our dinner was memorable. We are not from San Diego but when we visit again the Fishery will be on our list!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place for a date night! Great service, great food, and overall amazing experience.

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vipJeff
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our all time favorites, lunch, dinner it is always good!! Inside and outdoor dining, and excellent food.

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vipBilly2013
San Francisco
134 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

2nd visit, ate on the sidewalk again (yuck), food very good, same great smily lady server, high prices but you get what you pay for. Sadly, $200. for 2 people, no booze even. Apps x $20., Entrees x $30-$40, desserts x $10. Bring your retirement account…

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TaylorD
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, the copper river salmon and bonito tataki specials were incredible. And Tim our server was great for the entire meal as well. Perfect dinner to celebrate a birthday

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JacoBE
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, staff, and ambiance 10/10 would recommend. We will be coming back.

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Dutchman
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality fresh fishery, spot on service and casual high ceiling restaurant with street side dining in vibe rich Pacific Beach!

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TonyH
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the menu choices. They are all delicious and the staff is great.

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MarshaW
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place to have dinner. Wait staff was wonderful! Food delicious. Definitely will come back again.

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NicoleO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful fish product with an elevated unique flair, genuine and happy staff, fun wine list!

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Lovefood
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic!!

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vipdavids
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ordered a dish asked specifically that spice be left out from the dish. Yes it came with spice and was inedible.
Because of a kitchen error I waited for me food to be recooked while my husband eat his dinner. When he finished my recooked dinner came. Inexcusable and we were not even offered a dessert or credit for the restaurants error. We been going on and off fir 24 yrs. last was would out last time not because of the kitchen error that happens but the way they handled the situation they caused.

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Matt
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot with fantastic food!

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vipRosemaryF
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner. The service was excellent. His name was Tim and made excellent recommendations. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always amazing across the board. The salmon was a bit small this time, but that is to be expected. Overall a very nice meal with great service.

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DianeJ
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third visit-
We are in Pacific Beach for 4 nights every May
May is my sisters birthday - & she always requests a repeat of the Fishery for her birthday dinner -
She & her husband split a Caesar & the encrusted Halibut - & loved it
Thank you to chefs & staff for consistent quality over the years

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vipWacodiner
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ate here while visiting in Ocean Beach. Clam chowder was excellent and the shrimp cocktail was tasty with spicy cocktail sauce. Swordfish was very nice but halibut slightly dry. Bar service was knowledgeable and the Chocolate pot au creme was to die for.

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KathyG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place for a family dinner. Taco's were superb. Calamari was great too.
Service a bit slow.

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DavidC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food an great service seafood very fresh thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and Bethany provided OUTSTANDING service

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FrederickT
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Reopening is a work in progress at this, one of my favorite, eateries. We’ll be back soon as the Fishery continues to reestablish itself.

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coriH
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's the best. Literally the best. Food, cocktails, WINE, service, retail seafood.

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JeffreyH
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place. I took my wife there for our anniversary and we had the best time. The food and the staff was excellent.

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vipjacqster3
38 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every dish was excellent and the service was great- highly recommend

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AmandAu
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service was slow. Two of us were out of drinks for awhile and the waiter made the decision on his own to not bring us drinks until the whole table was ready to order. We had one drink, which are very small, at that point. We sat for quite awhile waiting for our food and they allowed a group of four who were waiting for a table to stand a foot behind our table near the heater for 45 minutes. One person kept taking his hair out of his ponytail and playing with his hair. It was disgusting and we expected the staff to have asked them to move away from us while we were dining. There were four of us and it was $350. The food was good, but I think you can find something better for that much money.

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Witzyduck
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. Just wish their dinner menu was available all day on Saturday’s.

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Sue2
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, easy walking from Pacific Beach area.

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ellis
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Ian great server. Clam chowder to die for. Shrimp cocktail great also.

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Kirst
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bethany, our waitress, did a fabulous job painting the picture of each drink and special we had questions about! She is a true professional. The food was very good as well, we got the fehttuchini and macadamia crusted halibut. I will be back for the amazing service and to check out the wine list, it looks legit!

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vipWeena
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We keep coming back here mostly for one dish - macadamia crusted halibut with potatoes. We also got two desserts - chocolate mousse and the pavlova, and both were excellent. The only minor negative was that the heat lamps in the ceiling outside were too hot and there was apparently no way to turn them down individually. We can live with that.

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adamd
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lauren our server was fantastic. Had a delicious bottle of white from Italy and the Alaskan halibut crusted macadamia dish. The sauce within the dish was on point and the fingerling potatoes were a perfect side item. Best restaurant in PB.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, presentation, and champagne were nothing less then amazing!

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 1662 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.