The Fishery

4.7
1868 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 1868 people are saying
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larryg
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The seafood is incredibly fresh and tasty. The bouillibase, while quite tasty, is highly overpriced at $48 for the amount and variety of seafood in the dish.

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vipJUDM
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic fresh fish, very tasty. Service was pleasant and attentive, but some waiting since they were very busy. Looking forward to our next meal so we can try more options.

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CliffD
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent

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tootsie
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

All four of us chose different dishes and we all agreed that every thing was delicious.

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StaceyR
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome time & Ian our server was excellent and added to our experience 🌺

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FeliciaC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good and our server was the best! Looking forward to going back.

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TerriM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate here for dinner 27th Nov 2021. Ate outdoors. Service was excellent and our 1 guest with a gluten allergy was acknowledged upon check-in and easily accommodated with several menu optuons and adaptations readily available. Fantastic creative cocktail menu. West coast oysters and mignonette were outstanding. We had the halibut tacos, macadamia crusted halibut, seafood fettuccine, and soup/salad/fishery sushi roll. Everything was fabulous and portions were spot on. Pot de creme dessert is to die for! Our waiter was fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We have loved The Fishery for many many years and were pretty disappointed last night with the service. Our server and the food runners were clearly overworked and we did not feel that our server gave us enough attention. She did not check to see how our food was and did not come frequently enough to take our order for more drinks. I’m sure she is very good at her job under normal circumstances but if the restaurant is short staffed then they should limit the number of parties. Overall sad.

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DavidW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Fish & Chips lunch, both the cod and the halibut! Excellent server. Was seated immediately at arrival. Noise: was seated outdoors, as ordered, and is right at streetside. But traffic not bad. Outdoor setup very nice!!

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PatR
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience for our group of 6. Excellent food. Service was super great, friendly, and had a touch of humor. My husband had not gone out to eat for nearly 2 years, and he had a blast. Thank You!

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vipLenS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server was great

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vipscocon
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent menu and service! Setting was at outside tables. Server well informed re menu - host was exceptional in greeting process.
Food = can't say enough - across the board , 4 diff entrees -- all surpurb.
Happy to return!

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vipDavidI
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Started the evening with some good craft cocktails, moved to soup and salad all were solid, Fish entrees were spot on.

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TMoss
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The poke and grilled swordfish were both spectacular. The waiter was very there every time we needed him. Great food and great service. Will be back soon!

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Spoon
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent. The wait staff are gracious and efficient even with a bustling crowd. This is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant that is well worth the trip from other areas for a delicious meal.

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Jamie
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top quality and service! Always fresh and delicious

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vipKwbear
Palm Springs
139 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the restaurant very much, a bit disappointed in several menu items that were advertised in the open table menu not being available. I did enjoy the food items we had. The poke and the chowder were excellent. The grilled oysters delicious but very small. I had the bouillabaisse and it was flavorful but I found a few small bones in the fish that is a real turn off for me. Overall it was a good dining experience. Good service, very friendly. Would return again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New job celebration!

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vipGeoG
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful experience from the hostess to the service to the food. The fish was so tasty and fresh, prices are reasonable for the amount of food you get too. Everything was great all around. We were in San Diego for a few days and this was our best meal /experience during our time out there.

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vipLiluna
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, relaxed atmosphere, great service

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FrederickT
San Diego
46 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Fishery is outstanding. Service, meal, presentation of the highest quality.

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KarenZ
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our food was delicious and service was great. We’ll be back very soon.

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Smgfoodie
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional! Our waiter Ian was great. He steered us in the right direction on food and wine.I would highly recommend the Fishery. You deserve a Michelin star.

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johns
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I ordered the ciappino and it 3 shellfish and 4 or 5 small pieces of seafood for$48, not even an appetizer size. I thought it was a joke. I Sent it back and had a sushi roll
Very bad experience

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DonnaK
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great except the music was too loud.

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vipAzulejo
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious!

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DonaldS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Arguably best halibut/fish and chips ever

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MichaelW
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local PB spot. Love everything about this place.

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MJ7500
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even the house salad was excellent.

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vipmanacapuru
Los Angeles
169 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good overall. The fish was exceptional and well prepared. The pasta was just ok. Stick with the fish.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful. Definitely coming back over and over

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vipDavid
San Diego
67 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We absolutely love this place. The super fresh seafood offerings make this place special. The staff are friendly and deliver consistent spot on service. What really makes this place shine is their interpretation of classic Mexican mariscos…oh my! They also have offerings such as Alaskan Halibut fish’n chips. This place is an overlooked gem.

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AlexandraB
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOOVE IT HERE! Highly recommend this place. amazing food. great drinks best people!

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MaryB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very fresh fish. The oysters were great. I wish they would quote price of specials as were quite pricey!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food4service2ambience3

We come to the fishery all the time, and love it! We noticed that the Opa burger that se love is different, smaller, and came on a cold soggy bun. Whatever you were doing before, you need to do that again.

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Joefish
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Anniversary dinner. Our waitress took our order, someone else served us . May have been a bad night for her but the experience left us with ignored evening. We are super sensitive to every worker/server at this difficult time.

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vipRAMINANNA
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far, the best seafood in San Diego.

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vipbayparkgirl
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was our first time back since the Covid shutdown. The service and food were excellent. The Macadamia Crusted Halibut was delicious. But the restaurant is always loud inside. They had many options for eating outside, but we sat indoors and ventilation was really good, as the main doors were wide open all night. The prices are high, though, for a more casual restaurant.

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vipvgandy
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Here on vacation and checking out cool local restos. We loved the Fishery - great selection, very fresh, wonderful ambiance (we ate outside) and service. We also loved how dog-friendly it was. Would recommend; will be back.

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L0Single
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Great service. Tonight, all of the food was on point! Regards to the chef and staff. We had a really nice experience! We always do!

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 4.7 stars by 1868 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.