The Fishery

4.8
1537 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1537 people are saying
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vipWeena
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We both had macadamia crusted fish - our fave. Service and food were excellent tonight. Not cheap -$220 for two people for one course with wine and tip. But very enjoyable.

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vipJamesP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely experience with fresh ingredients and fiber menu.

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LeeM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful flavorful and always fresh! Had brunch of dungeoness crab eggs benedict with a glass of procescco which was perfect along with a side of Wayfarer bread and a bowl of delicious clam chowder!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service from Mark.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Anniversary

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vipAnaiH
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall a great meal, food was delicious and waiter was very friendly. Just the seating outside was very cold in a tent and heater kept failing. So we happily but frozen ate our delicious meal.

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KerriM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great staff! Love the food. Heaters outside so that helped

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vipLovelj
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So lucky to have a fabulous fish restaurant and market within walking distance!
Gold Star!

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vipJohnD
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The fish was Super fresh- had the mahi-mahi.
I’d prefer more traditional sides and the chowder needs more potato.
Great place... going there many years

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ToniG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fishery is my favorite place to eat it has been for over 4 years. Honestly its super hard to eat seafood anywhere else now because my standards are so high because of The Fishery. Service and Food is always 5 Stars. Valentines Day was even better maybe because I missed it so much while we had the shut down I don't know but the bottom line is I love love love this place. The clam chowder is the very best, sushi hands down best...

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LeannM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fishery is our very favorite place to eat. We always know that they have the best quality ingredients and of course the staff is always accommodating and friendly! Thank you to the Fishery for always taking such good care of us!!!
Kevin and Leann

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Rebecca1
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional server, clam chowder was the best I’ve ever had

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vipjmillike
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love The Fishery. The food is always good as is the service.

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vipPaulD
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service by Bethany, and can’t wait to go back!

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Levi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

-Great service, casual and friendly but knowledgeable and attentive.
-Well thought out dishes with top notch ingredients, great balance of classics and fun innovative plates.
-Great wine list, always able to try something new and different.
-Cocktails aren’t just the best you’ll find in PB, they are some of the best in San Diego.
-Owners and management are cool and friendly, makes you happy to spend your money at The Fishery.

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Yzma
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and our server was super nice and just the right level of attentiveness.

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vipLovelj
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So lovely to dine in your fabulous restaurant.
Gold Star.
Linda

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vipJanetH
Salt Lake City
37 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I've ever had..and Mark is such a great waiter.

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vipJanet
San Diego
85 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best fish anywhere. Properly prepared and fresh Delicious You don't want to miss this neighborhood gem.

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GreatFishandStaff
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a wonderful experience. They greeted us, reread the reservation notes and provided exactly what we requested - a table outside with a heat lamp and as far away from others as possible. It was the best seating possible in these days of Covid. The food was properly prepared to our specifications, the server was attentive and the food tasted wonderful. We highly recommend the Fishery.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, as usual!

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MikeL
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything copacetic. Coronavirus sidewalk dining. Fish and chips the best I’ve ever had.

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Jwd55
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here three times in the course of 5 days because of its convenience to our Airbnb, and it turns out, because of the great/heated outdoor/sidewalk space, stellar service, and delicious food. Best mussels I’ve ever had...fat as can be, although the curried broth was spicy. Don’t leave here without trying the squid ink risotto. Over the course of our three visits, we were never disappointed. A nice selection of wines as well. Fingers crossed that these guys continue to do okay despite the pandemic restrictions.

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vipBilly2013
San Francisco
128 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

New to the PB area, wanted fish. Easy resy @ 8pm. Sat on totally non-romantic sidewalk curb by a great heat lamp and a parked 4-door all black freaky-looking Maserati. Server woman a total doll, house salad & chowder both “A”, Poke was a “B” max as it was too wasabed hot & needed crackers or usual wanton chips to make complete. Fish ok, not great & not bad, both a “B.” The lovely server made up for the negs. She smiled throughout. Only thing sad was watching the femmy small female-only staff having to bring all the tables & chairs inside for the night...no hunky guy workers there to help them...? My wife & I wanted to volunteer to help them.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! The Fishery Roll was excellent and the Pacific Swordfish was divine!!!!!

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Rosie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food, good quality ingredients. Perhaps a little over priced but we were very satisfied with our meals.

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vipTraveller
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the BEST fresh seafood prepared beautifully.

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vipCheuton
Los Angeles
125 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent seafood, very fresh and well-prepared. We enjoyed the halibut fish & chips, and a halibut entree. The clam chowder is very good. The service was great. The restaurant has a good selection of outdoor tables.

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MichaelM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fishery gets it!!!
Delicious, creative & perfectly composed, dishes - kudos to Chef Mike and the culinary team!
Friendly, professional & personable service! Great bar menu. Love this place!

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vipGaileyb
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch and sat outside. Absolutely fantastic food & wine. Great oysters from Washington state, delicious mussels in a spicy green curry (served with Wayfarer bread!), We also loved the ahi-poke appetizer and wonderful organic greens salad. The Chardonnay by the glass was delicious (their wine list is great) and were wowed by their new cocktail menu. We'll be back for dinner & cocktails. A truly fantastic seafood meal and terrific, knowledgable service, too.

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vipWeena
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We discovered The Fishery last summer, liked it a lot and visited several times. After being away from San Diego for a while, we returned to The Fishery in October and it just wasn’t the same. We tried again the other night, and still no luck. What used to be my favorite dish has gone to just mediocre - fairly tasteless fish and over salted potatoes. To top it off, service was slow. Sadly, we will not be returning.

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vipSusie
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant and fish market has the freshest fish around and a menu which contains a variety of different dishes. I had the tuna melt and my friend had the albacore belly sandwich. Both were outstanding. I have been here many times over the years and have enjoyed Mr. Brown's swordfish tacos, salads, the tostada and specials of the day. This was a birthday celebration and the server brought out two of the most beautifully plated and delicious desserts for my friend on the house. Our server was very friendly and attentive. I highly recommend The Fishery!!!

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1frogdog
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I really enjoy the Fishery. My daughter and I have been fans for many years. The food and service is excellent. I enjoy seafood anyway, and this is an excellent restaurant choice! Consistency is also key. The scampi with linguini is wonderful, and the fish selections and preparations are superb!

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AllyB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with our waitress and great food

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Shel
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Serive was friendly, promt, and very aware of the table's needs.

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Cristiana
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

- clam chowder a must!
-fried calamari delicious !!!
-Macademia nut halibut + mashed potatoes on a lemony cream absolutely tasty!

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vipJohnnyR
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great afternoon and great service ! Get the oysters !

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SharonO
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The halibut and swordfish were of excellent quality. We have eaten here several times when in town and have never been disappointed.

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vipDanaY
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm a vegetarian and I love the fishery, go figure! You have amazing salads and desserts... maybe if there were just one more vegetarian side or app option it would be even more heavenly.
Thanks for the amazing food!

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EricaK
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food time and time again! I love their specials and the menu changes with great options every time we go. Highly recommend!

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 4.8 stars by 1537 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.