The Fishery

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$31 to $50
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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.

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LukeR
Tucson
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It is a very good restaurant, the food and the atmosphere was very great.

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vipStephen
San Diego
130 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The tasting menu is the reason to go there, but the chef has retired and it's gone too.

Like all American restaurants, food (especially calamari) is waaaaaay overcooked, so avoid that. And as a sushi purist (none of this mixing 12 kinds of fish), I stay clear of that too. Doesn't leave much....

So I had a bowl of chowder. Good, but arrived not even lukewarm. By the time I was done it was cold. Ugh

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DaveM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Nice people. Expensive but it is fish.

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PhilS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really great seafood. Wild salmon and halibut...NOT FAKE FARM FISH

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MichelleL
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food but one dish sat up to long and was cold. The problem was immediately fixed. A reservation is definitely needed, the place was very busy.

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Kevin
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not really made for weekly dinning,but for special occasions such as birthdays,holidays,guest from out of town, Whomever you may bring here will certainly enjoy it!

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Dodo
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service! The mushroom ravioli is “the” best! That sauce! Perfecto!

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vipKristinaB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful place to celebrate a special birthday. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful with making sure 3 generations were happy with their selections. The wine list is spectacular if you are looking for great finds. A definitive neighborhood gem!

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GigiB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
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 !!

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vipHonestfeedback
San Diego
48 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

One of the best seafood meals we have had

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KatarzynaM
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.

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Lolo
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.

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vipSheldonD
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.

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DebW
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.

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

I love this place.

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vipneetz
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.

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vipRogerO
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place but very noisy

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vipLindadelmar
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!

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JimL
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.

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DennisP
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.

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vip2diners
San Diego
196 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipDebpiv
San Francisco
101 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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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

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Trina
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.

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vipPAZ1
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

As always, high quality fish and shellfish well prepared.

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vipNewFavoriteRestaurant
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.

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

Wonderful experience at this classy seafood restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and good food.

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

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

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JosephM
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!!

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vipcarrie
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.

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vipscastro
San Francisco
18 reviews