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The Fishery, San Diego, CA
Award-winning

The Fishery

4.7
4.7
2832 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 64 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Californian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Wed–Sun 11:00 am–3:45 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (858) 272-9985
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Jon Bautista
  • 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
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Pacific Beach
  • Cross street
    Opal
  • Parking details
    Neighborhood parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,832 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Seafood

  • San Diego

    Seafood

2,832 Reviews
  1. EleanorT

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    They provided friendly and attentive service however the food was luke warm and the entree was served on a chipped plate.

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  2. Sandra

    San Diego

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place for lunch! Celebrated our anniversary with a tiny martini (delicious), absolutely out of this world mussels, calamari, catch of the day (ahi)sandwich and shrimp tacos. Dessert was a lemon tart and Mexican chocolate cake. Both super yummy!!! Staff was perfect all the way around and comped two glasses of champagne to celebrate!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So yummy and great service. I will go back weekly for the muscles

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Almost don’t want this little place to get more popular! Vibe is so welcoming. Food is amazing.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Small portions. High price. Great staff

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  6. Whatadisappointment

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great dinner. Selection of fish is very impressive especially local & sustainable.

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  7. DillanM

    San Diego

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent - drinks were on the sweeter side and the olives had pits in them (boo). Our server, Ian, was alone on the patio with several large tables all ordering at the same time so we forgave him for the long waits. He took the time to explain the menu and answer questions even amongst the chaos.

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  8. RAFFYT

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed our meal there… And our waiter Q was excellent!!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The fishery is the best! It is my favorite restaurant in San Diego and every time we go it gets better and better! We got the tiny tinis and some delicious carpaccio to start, Mac nut crusted halibut for the main which was by far the best fish I’ve ever had in San Diego and then finished with the best chocolate cake ever. I love this place not just because of the food but the service is beyond! Thank you for a great dinner!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The fish was over cooked and under seasoned. Though the waiter was friendly and the drinks were good

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  11. MatthewG

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Stellar food. Loud and service was streaky. The Mexican chocolate cake was *dope*.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The fishy smell in the restaurant was not pleasant

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  13. ThomasW

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic fresh seafood, great service, really good presentation and thoughtful dishes. Great spot for a memorable lunch. So good!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    720 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    720 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overpriced seafood place that has good but not great seafood. There was sand in my scallops which were quite expensive. Seems to be popular with the locals, but in my opinion this place is overrated.

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  15. Lg42

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent seafood and the staff was very exceptional!

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  16. EvelynH

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We throughly enjoyed our dinner. Food was fresh and delicious. Service was great.

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  17. KENL

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Seafood in San Diego. All the food items were well made, tasty and delcisious. Oysters on the shell - A+ Clams cooked - A+ and the broth delicious Sand dab piccata - a unique preparation that melted in your mouth Golden bass with the collar - grilled to perfection Together with a couple of Midnight Sunrise cocktails - made the dinner with friends a wonderful evening. Will have to go back to try out their other items on the menu

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love love love this place!!! Staff is amazing and food is delicious!!

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  19. AprilD

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always excellent. We’ve been coming here for 12 years. Always great!

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  20. Tetsuya

    San Diego

    65 reviews

    3.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This once once a nice local place with great fish at a fair price. New management introduced a more upscale vibe, but now, (perhaps result of Michelin recommendation) this place is no longer great value or great fish. I ordered 6 oysters and selected the "larger" variety offeedwhich were small, but tasty. Accompanying horse radish and mignonette sauces were pedestrian. King salmon ($45) portion was about 4 Oz. and was slightly overcooked. Request for bread resulted in 3 sliced for $8. Crab pappardalle was mediocre. Bill ~$170 before tip and with on a single $10 glass of beer as beverage, included a "Service charge". Waitreess appeared with computer to settle bill which offered tip options of 18-25% on top of total check. All in all, a nice vibe, OK fish, but the greed is showing.

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  21. FrequentFlyer

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great. Asked for outside table - a bit more street noise than expected. Crab linguine dish, despite paying an extra $25 was light on crab -- I'd guess about 2 oz, maybe a bit more in total - and more than half was shredded instead of lump pieces, so it was more like crab mush. Brian Malarky's similar dish at Herb and Sea is much better done and better value. Macademia crusted halibut was great.

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  22. Lukecan

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    For seafood and especially halibut fish and chips nothing in San Diego is better. Excellent service. We love the macadamia not crusted halibut and mussels with a green curry sauce! The noise is a little to much at times inside, less of an issue outdoors.

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  23. XanthiM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place has amazing fresh fish, delicious flavours, and excellent service. We opted for the outdoor seating as it was a nice mild day and the inside smelt quite fishy.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch was spectacular, especially with the grilled swordfish and sushi rice and patis.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal of the week for us. Great job! The bolognese and sword fish was amazing

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  26. Ranbin

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Experience very good and all preparations were well done. I was expecting a more fish market experience with simple preparations and sides. This is more complex.

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  27. Jben06

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall good experience (but not great such as Jake Del Mar) Food was tasty albeit while the prices have gone up the portions succumbed to shrinkflation. So the food was good but pricey as you have no views. What I did not appreciate Being charged $2 for literally 2 small burnt slices of baguette The surcharge of -$4 (for what?) And being handed the device starting with a 25% tip on top of $6 extra

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The fishery has managed to regain its mastery of the fish. After turning over a couple of executive chefs, if it’s now again offering excellence!

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  29. wesleyc

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I was here 6 months ago and the quality of the food has declined as was the service. The smoked albacore dip so delicious last time was very disappointing. The portion size was reduced by about a third, there was scarce meyer lemon aioli, and it came with only 2 pieces of sourdough bread which was a $2 extra charge which wasn't noted. The macadamia encrusted halibut was prepared well but lacked flavor. The Dungeness crab linguini had acceptable flavor but had scarce crabmeat. The restaurant seemed understaffed as it took nearly 45 min. to get our first course. Was disappointing for a Michelin rated restaurant and not worth the price. Too many other good restaurants in San Diego - Avoid this one

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  30. warrenj

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and cocktails were delicious! Everyone was professional the service outstanding. The wine sommelier was very knowledgeable and we really enjoyed his Rose recommendation. The variety of dishes was well beyond most seafood restaurants in SD.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing and tentative service. Waiter had great recommendations to several food choices with knowledge of each food choice. Amazing weekly specials. Phenomenal.

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  32. JodyM

    Minneapolis

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Lovely preparation. Biggest mussels we’ve ever seen.

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  33. Scottdon

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to hang out! Nice sitting at the bar!

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  34. PinotPaul

    Palm Springs

    200 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    200 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very high quality fish, creatively prepared. Loved everything.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always such a great experience, food, service, outstanding!

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  36. Noofy

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was amazing. Our order got messed up and they were very gracious about comping us

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great. Noise level a little too high for my liking but can still talk to people around you. Lighting was too dimmed and reminded me more of a steak house. Wine menu was ok not impressive.

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  38. JodiB

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It took almost an hour for our main dishes to arrive. The portions very small and overpriced for what we received.

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  39. DanielleB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was one of the best restaurants I have ever been to with an incredible menu in which every single item exceeded expectations. From wine selection and appetizers, to the beautiful entrees and incredible dessert, the Fishery deserves all it's praise and more.

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  40. Partdog

    Minneapolis

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food, outstanding service. A wonderful evening!

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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 2832 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 64 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Fishery

5040 Cass Street, San Diego, CA 92109

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    Opal
  • Neighborhood
    Pacific Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Wed–Sun 11:00 am–3:45 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Californian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Neighborhood parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jon Bautista
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, 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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