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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Fun (7)
Great for Lunch (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
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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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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 21, 2017

This was our second time here, and I must say it was not as good as the first vist. Maybe it was because it was a week day instead of a weekend, but the food and the service were not at the same level as previous .

It was disappointing since we were visiting our daughter at UCSD and this was our farewell dinner before we went home . Everything was just "average"..

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 (New England)·Dined on September 20, 2017

It was very nice. Waiter could have been much more attentive. Our empty plates sat n the table for a while. Even so I would go back. Food was good.

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Love eating at the Fishery. Especially love getting a bucket of clams with a salad and sushi roll. Perfect meal size for two.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This is on the top 5 for us, consistently great food! Always good service, big shout out for Jonas who is the best!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Visited the Fishery with my wife and another couple this past Wednesday. I had never heard of this restaurant before, but was quite pleased we chose it after our meal was complete. The restaurant is well appointed and attractive. Plenty of choices for cocktails, wine, and beer. Service was attentive, non-intrusive. Excellent ceviche appetizer, and the fish special offered that evening as an entree was superb. My wife is not much of a fish eater, but likes fish and chips--and enjoyed what was served here immensely. My friend had the shrimp tacos and loved them. We were seated at 6pm--by 730pm the restaurant was nearly full with a much higher noise level at that time. We left very satisfied and will definitely return another day!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 13, 2017

I hosted a business dinner at the restaurant. The food was very nice. Some of our party ordered appetizers and Main courses and some ordered main courses only. The appetizers came at the same time as the main courses for those who ordered main courses only. The main courses for the rest came before we had completed our appetizers so we either had to leave our appetizers or let our main courses get cold on the table ( for which there was not enough room for both). I think the kitchen or waiting staff need a lesson in timing.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Service was attentive and prompt - food was excellent especially the Ahi Tins Poke with Asian Greens - fresh, vibrant and perfectly plated !!!
We will come back :)

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Another great lunch at the Fishery! Calamiri is the BEST! My poke was good, tho a little less acid (vinegar or lemon) would have been perfect!

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Wonderful evening , all of our food very enjoyable.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Food was mediocre at best
Tuna salad contained tuna with appearance of can tuna
Opa sandwich tough meat

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Tuesday night tasting menu was innovative, delicious and affordably priced.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Parents visiting

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·Dined on August 29, 2017

They catered a custom meal for our 5 yr old . Mussels, Caesar salad and special spotted shrimps were great.

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