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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

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (22)
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Creative Cuisine (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Fun (9)
Great for Lunch (6)
Business Meals (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Seasonal (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
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Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was just okay. They never change the menu.

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·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Healthy
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Though we were worried that Valentine's Day would be really busy, we were not rushed at all. The steamed clams were delicious and a perfect appetizer. We both had Seared Tuna and it was great!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Healthy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent spot for seafood in the PB area. I had the salmon which was great and my wife had the seared tuna. Presentation was excellent and the fish was very high quality

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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).

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Quick Bite, Fun, Organic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, People Watching
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

The dinner was overall very satisfactory. The four people enjoyed the dinner thoroughly

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The Fishery is in our "backyard" here in Pacific Beach and we dine here occasionally. For as many years as I can recall the menus have changed and the new offerings are always refreshing and never disappoints.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Top quality fresh seafood. Service was excellent. The side dishes are also amazing. Vegestables are creatively served and very flavorful. Prices are on the higher side but well worth it when you want a special meal.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Amazing dining experience. Great food. Would strongly recommend to anyone.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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 on January 16, 2018

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 11, 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 6, 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 December 31, 2017

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 30, 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 30, 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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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 22, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 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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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 16, 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 8, 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 2, 2017

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

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 (San Diego)·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 20, 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 20, 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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 (Houston)·Dined on November 18, 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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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 17, 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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 (San Diego)·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 4, 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 28, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Best server ever in Sheila. Always excellent food.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 19, 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 17, 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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