The Fishery

4.7
1726 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 1726 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The best post-pandemic dinner. Outstanding seafood! I wanted to clap my hands at every bite, like a todler that loves eating. The petit tower is very worthy: fresh oysters, delicious ceviche, poke and shrimp cocktail. The main course are as good as the menu description promises.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were meeting family and out of state friends for lunch. It was amazing!

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Twan
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Mike and Chef Daniel are one of the best chefs in SD.
Service was great as well, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic!

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vipBigR
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside, so noise level not a problem. The server (Bethany) was great, the food was served on time, nicely presented, and very delicious. It's pricy, but value for money. Highly recommend.
I don't recall seeing any non-seafood entrees, so if there is anyone in the party who doesn't care for seafood, better check first.

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Traci
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service and cocktails were all wonderful. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend The Fishery.

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vipDanaY
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was perfection. A perfect beautiful margarita (strawberry tomato), my friend loved the salmon and Chef Mike made me a vegetarian pasta (off the menu) that was divine. So impressive. Thank you!

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AmyC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you all for making our experience special. Mark was amazing!!!!

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KirstinY
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome!!

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Marci
Memphis/West TN
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED The Fishery! Truly outstanding food, one of the best meals we have had in San Diego!! We ate outside and it was perfect. It did seem pretty noisy inside so my advice would be to eat outside. The grilled oysters were amazing, as was the tuna entree.

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GayleA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent - love the wine list with so many unique vineyards represented.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is difficult nowadays to receive good timing, friendly service, and most of all, really good food. We hit the Trifecta. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly and very professional. We did not wait really long between courses. The new chef tweaked the menu and it is better than ever. Wifey and I split a very nice Caesar salad with shredded fried onion on top. Nice touch. We had an appetizer special that I hope they keep on the menu. The smoked barracuda cake. Deeelish!!! Our mains that we split were macadamia nut crusted halibut and their version of fish and chips. They were wonderfully prepared. We can’t wait to go back.

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GudrunA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No waiting to be seated, greeted with warmth, outstanding food and drink, . Loved it!

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viplovegoodfood
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

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Lukecan
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I like Fishery as a seafood place, especially for their Halibut fish and chips. However, last time the fish was dry and not as fresh as I would like. The chips were also not crispy. The lettuce in the house salad was not fresh felt soggy. The clam chowder and the Caliente sushi were awesome. We will be back to check the F&C again in case it was a fluke.

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AmberM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu from start to finish - amazing cocktails, freshest seafood and the desserts were incredible. Dont sleep on this one!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my sister’s birthday here and everyone was thrilled with the experience! Fantastic customer service, each entree we ordered was outstanding, cleanliness and setting in the indoor space was great! We will be back! Thank you!

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NicoleH
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Ian, was fantastic! Amazing food and service, would definitely recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute finest seafood in town, hands down.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant all around!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic!

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JonB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our dinner at the Fishery! What a great evening

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was great, the room a bit noisy, the service attentive if a bit irritating — waitress interrupted our meal / conversation at least six times to ask how the food tasted.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service! Atmosphere is relaxed and can be chill or dress up and make it a fancy date night! Will 100% be back!

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Orsino
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fishery was a lunchtime paradise: the perfect combination of innovative-yet-tasty dishes, very interesting wine list with some surprisingly obscure-but-great selections, and a relaxing ambiance.

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TriciaW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was exceptionally good. My macadamia crusted halibut was cooked perfectly. Our server was extremely attentive and friendly. The desserts were really good but it would have been nice if there were more options.
It would also be nice if a small salad and crusty bread were included. That’s just our preference. It took a long time to get our food, so it would have been nice to start with a salad and bread that didn’t cost 10.00 for some greens.

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BrentG
New England
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish one the best meals we have had in a long time . We Arrived much earlier than our reservation and the hostess greeted us with a smile and told us no problem. Our waitress was outstanding explaining the menu and making suggestions. Being from the east coast we had to try the chowda and the mussels and they were outstanding. For our main course we had the swordfish for 2 and it was the best swordfish dish we have ever had . Cooked to perfection! We can’t wait to get back to this area so we can try some other menu options.

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DianeJ
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had the tomato and basil salad and salmon. Both delicious. Loved the crispy skin on the salmon. Took home about half and am getting ready to have another lovely lunch.

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viplovegoodfood
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. Love love this restaurant and the food. The fish is the freshest and best fish I have had & the clam chowder was incredible. A little pricey but is a wonderful restaurant service was also fantastic

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vipSandraD
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place! Amazing fresh seafood and Parker was an awesome waiter. We will be back!

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KatieH
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly one of the best fish spots I’ve ever eaten at. The freshest fish ever and the ambience is super nice along with very nice staff. I cannot recommend this place enough!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic seafood spot with a great atmosphere. Food was so good, highly recommend the mussels and the lemon tart!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is wonderful—excellent food, excellent service!

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vipDineAllTheTime
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love the different selection of oysters each time I come here! So delicious! The clam chowder is hearty, albeit a bit watery. I’m not a huge fan of bacon, but most people are so it works out for others. I had the Caesar salad, which had anchovies IN it, but for some odd reason you couldn’t taste them in the dressing. It was bland. Service was good, and prices were high compared to pre-COVID; however understandable.

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AnneC
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service excellent. Exceeded expectations!

JK
vipJoyK
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived too late to actually see our menus at our outdoor table but our waiter recommended some great choices that met our desires. The basil pesto sauce with the King Salmon dish was superb.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good but service was a disappointment. Don’t think I would go back because of it.

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TonyM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Gem in PB.

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ChristinaL
New England
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful flavors, delicious seafood- loved the Maine scallops & great wine pairing advice from waiter.

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CydneyV
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the freshest sushi I have ever had, the crusted halibut dish was fabulous as well as the shrimp pasta dish. Will definitely recommend and be back when I’m in the SD area again! Service was great as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Drinks amazing. Will go back. Loved it. My moved to San Diego is reassured by finding this place.

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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 1726 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.