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About The Fishery

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 Market showcases fresh fish, prepared seafood, salads, sauces and marinades. Wine, bread & specialty foods also available.

5040 Cass Street
San Diego, CA 92109
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Opal

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 272-9985

Website:
http://www.thefishery.com/

Executive Chef:
Paul Arias

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Fishery Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
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Fit for Foodies (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Authentic (10)
Casual (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Healthy (8)
Fun (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Romantic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Business Meals (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

We visited as 2couples.
The service was excellent, but not pushy
Pleasant ambiance
Calamari was great, as was the seafood soup for appetizers.
The braised swordfish was outstanding
We also enjoyed the swordfish Bologna’s and the crusted halibut.
Not your run of the mill fish dishes.
Crime brûlée was also top notch
Great evening eclectic fish dishes reasonably priced with some excellent reasonably priced Austrian wine.
DEFINITE REPEAT!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined 4 days ago

Casual w/ fresh fish and excellent preparation. Friendly staff but not intrusive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

I was surprised that the price for a very basic fish & chips entree went from $16 to $25.
Will not go there again.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 12, 2018

As always, perfection! Of the many times I’ve dined in this fabulous establishment, I have never been disappointed. It’s pricey, but there is no doubt that the quality is top notch.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We came to The Fishery on the last night of our vacation for fresh seafood . We had a group of 10 and they were very accommodating, the service was excellent and the food and wine were amazing. Good portion sizes and very good value. We will definitely be back the next time we are in townn!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Terrific fish selection and well prepared. A bit pricey.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great for seafood, good choice of wine and beer, no full bar. Lovely atmosphere, not too loud as some locations. So great food, wine and atmosphere, what more could you ask for.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

spur of the moment night out, love the chowder and halibut (fish and chips and the macadamia nut crusted, both great). Service was excellent but the highlight was the Lemon Cheesecake, phenomenal!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Best fish tacos we have ever had!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Amazing as always. Tried and true. Favorite spot in SD

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 (東京)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Very good and appealing fish dishes. Service very nice. Nice atmosphere.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Chief Paul is outstanding. Everyone is very friendly, and helpful. The wines selection is excellent and well priced. The fish is very fresh and the preparation is very tasty. They also have a fresh fish market. Tuesdays they have a chief's special.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Went to The Fishery for the first time on Saturday and cannot waitmfor my next visit.
If you like fish or seafoood this is the place for you.
Service was very good too.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Seasonal
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This very reliable fish restaurant once again delivered a wonderful, simple dinner. The beer selections on draft are wonderful and the staff are loyal and turnover is low. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent food, service and venue! Love dining at the fishery!

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food and service. Very enjoyable experience. Have been a patron since opening.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Just excellent seafood as usual. Probably best sushi rolls in PB.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Food and service were all very good! We've eaten there a few times and it has always been good and we will go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The crabcake appetizer was delicious with a surprise kick. We found the sauce served with the swordfish overwhelming with an Indian influence we did not expect, and the mashed potatoes were....well, mashed potatoes.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

One of the best restaurant experiences I have had with my wife in a long time!
Thanks Chef Paul for the personalized attention. We will definitely be back next time we are in San Diego

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food was great and the waitress easily moved us inside when it started to rain. The wine was good, a little overpriced, but had nice options.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Nice ambiance. Food was presented very nicely and was good enough tasting but did not possess a distinctive quality that would warrant noting. But the mist disappointing part of the dining experience was the service or rather lack of interest all together. After ordering our appetizers and entree’s, the next time our waiter appeared was to bring a dessert menu after our plates and glasses had been cleared. That would be acceptable if I had ordered a $3 taco and been given a numbered receipt to pick up at the counter when called, but not in a restaurant where the modest dinner for 2 was just over $100. Needless to say, i don’t think I’d return even if I was a Cass St. regular.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Sushi was delicious and my Alaskan Halibut was perfectly prepared light and flaky. If you are looking for straight forward fresh fish cooked without sauces this is your place. Very much like the restaurants found in Hawaii.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Simply amazing, great fresh food!

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Best server ever in Sheila. Always excellent food.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Easy parking for this darling smallish place. They also sell fish. There are two sides to the restaurant. The right in the corner is the quietest, as we had a "hard of hearing" person with us.
The staff was super and the food delicious. A nice place to go where the tables are not so squished together that you can talk.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The best seafood I've had since I moved to San Diego. Very fresh & tasty! Great attentive service, looking forward to going back.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great fish, tiny portions, pricy for tiny serving sizes.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Been to the fishery several times and the food is always A+

Tags: Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Highlights: homemade vanilla ice cream, nice server, consistent quality time after time
Lowered points: The seasonal prawns had a rather small amount of edible prawn, there were four on the plate for $45. Seemed high.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We started with Ahi Poke which was great, followed by swordfish tacos which were hearty and quite delicious! We always enjoy dining at The Fishery - great seafood so well prepared!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

One of the best seafood restaurants in the San Diego region. Easy walk from the beach to make a romantic night of it. Service is exceptional.

Tags: Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Fabulous food and awesome service!

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The best in the west. The food and service is first class. The ambiance is superior.

Tags: Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Quick Bite, Organic, Healthy, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Found this restaurant by looking at local places within walking of our air bnb; it was spectacular! Our waitress recommended a tasty wine in my price range and the seafood selections made it difficult to choose. Went with the macadamia crusted halibut with broccolini and yams; fabulous. I had a lemon parfait and my daughter had lemon sorbet, both refreshing palate cleansers after the meal.

Tags: Organic, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had a great dinner and the creame brûlée was fantstic

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The clam chowder tasted like something I could've bought at the grocery store. It was full of potato and not enough clams and not enough flavor. I ordered the Seabass which is my favorite fish and I've had it many many times while dining at other restaurants in San Diego. This came with a ginger lemongrass broth that was not only bland but completely took away the taste of the fish. The entire dish swim in the sauce and was horrible! The service was nice; they tried to make it up to me by giving me a free dessert, which in my opinion they should've taken the meal completely off the bill. I paid $62 for a lousy meal that I didn't eat !

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 30, 2017

No worth the $

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 29, 2017

I have been going to this restaurant for 15 years and have never had a bad meal, not even a mediocre meal. The Fishery is consistently great from the food to the service.

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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Oysters and a glass of Nelson Sauvignon Blanc for a birthday meal - yum!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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