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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.
San Diego, CA 92109
Seafood, American, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Fishery Ratings and Reviews
Valentine's Dinner. Seated promptly in noisiest table near kitchen and prep area after requesting quiet table; moved to other table. Service slow, had to ask for bread. Amuse-bouche, a single oyster. 1st course: 3 one-inch square slices of tuna with garnish, my companion: 1 scallop with sauce and garnish. Main course arrive 63 minutes after we were seated and that is too long. All food excellent. Dessert: tiny, 3 bites and it's over... no offer of coffee, but the bill came very quickly. $230.00; you decide.
We were here for Valentine's Day and chose the Special Valentine menu. We had the lobster tail which was ok. It did not have much taste and tasted more like a frozen lobster tail you buy at a supermarket. We were disappointed. Rest of the meal was ok, but nothing to rave about. We have eaten here before and have had great meals. Fish is always fresh and served.
Service was so, so. Our waiter was too busy to provide great service.
Great ambiance ... interiors are classic East Coast or Hawaiian inspired. Menu options are great and a very thriving fish market. Absolutely loved my seared ahi tostadas and others in the party enjoyed the poki appetizer and poki salads. Great flavors and very fresh ingredients!
Have been to the Fishery several time before and service had been excellent. On Saturday night Feb 10th, the service was marginal and the wait staff was not very attentive or knowledgeable. For example after 15 minutes sitting at the table, one member of the party of 6 asked for water and the waiter brought a picture of water and 1 glass. He did not ask any of the other 5 people at the table if they wanted water. We also ordered 2 dozen oysters for an appetizer and they were put on the table with no explanation of what the oysters were served. We had to ask 3 members of the wait staff before we found out what kind of oysters were served to our table. The answer we got was one plate was east coast and the other was west coast. The wait staff seemed too preoccupied with other things than servicing our table. We had to ask for everything and no one offered anything(including ordering food).
The Fishery never disappoints. The freshest fish locally, with a varied menu. Interior is always feels clean and skip shape. The best clam chowder in San Diego, silky and smooth. One of my top five favorite casual restaurants in San Diego. The only downside is the limited parking, but it’s PB, so plan on that.
The clam chowder and fresh swordfish were outstanding. Crab cakes appetizer was very good. Both ladies in our group liked the salmon entree but felt the teriyaki flavoring was a little too overpowering . The waiter recommended the Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc and it was delicious. All in all, a memorable dining experience in a comfortable, casual atmosphere.
We visited as 2couples.
The service was excellent, but not pushy
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.
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!
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.
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.
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