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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
7:00 PM
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The Fishery

4.5
954 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Local Ingredients
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(858) 272-9985
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Paul Arias
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Opal
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 954 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
4.2
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4.0
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLarryCarat (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Very pleasantly surprised. Calamari crisp. Scallops beautifully prepared and presented. Great service as well. Kudos.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

WE love good fish and went to the Fishery to celebrate our 34th anniversary. We made reservations and are table was ready right away. We were disappointed to hear that they had run out of the daily fresh fish special, which would have been what we both we have ordered if we had the chance. The restaurant was noisy with a table of 6 within 2 feet of us that was quite boisterous. Our server was wonderful and did her best to make sure we enjoyed our meal, but she did forget the bread and when she brought it we were disappointed to find cold thin slices of sour dough bread which were not very appetizing. The décor is very nice and it has a cozy feel that is great for a neighborhood dinner. But it's not the place for a special occasion, in my opinion.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Food was just okay. They never change the menu.

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Jval (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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Lillian (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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vipNP2013 (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

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RobinW (San Diego)
4.0  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!

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Beachkid (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 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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viprandl (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 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).

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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DrPB (Richmond)
5.0  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!!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Casual w/ fresh fish and excellent preparation. Friendly staff but not intrusive.

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JerryA (Los Angeles)
2.0  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.

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vipfoodie (New Mexico)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  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!

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