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Top of the Market

4.7
2033 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
Top of the Market serves contemporary american seafood in an upscale atmosphere, all while enjoying breathtaking views of the San Diego Bay
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Californian, Fish
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday 11:00 - 2:45pm
Happy Hour: Every day 3:00 - 6:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 4:00 - 9:30pm, Friday-Saturday: 4:00 - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(619) 234-4867
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Stafford Mather
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Catering
Top of the Market would love to host your corporate or social function. We showcase fresh fish with exquisite presentation and have prix fixe and a la carte menu planning options available for reception style and seated events.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
The lot directly in front of our restaurant is metered & monitored by the Port of San Diego seven days a week from 10am-8pm. The meters accept quarters and City of SD Parking Meter Debit Cards. It is $7.50 for the three hour maximum. We offer valet service that is $10 for our guests and available seven days a week from 11am until closing. Should either of these options be unavailable there are two additional public lots located on Pacific Coast Highway and W. Broadway.
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Public transit
We are two blocks from the Sante Fe Depot station.
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Entertainment
Our Top of the Market chefs provide exciting live action as they masterfully prepare seafood right before your eyes!
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Special events & promotions
We offer special menus and seating times for many national holiday's as well as local beer and winemaker events at various times throughout the year.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Join us for lunch this Cinco de Mayo and enjoy the best swordfish tacos in town with our bartender's masterful margaritas! Enjoy the sun & breeze on our North Deck overlooking the San Diego Bay.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

In honor of mother's everywhere, we invite you to join us at Top of the Market on this special day with your family, friends and other loved ones. We'll be offering special selections for brunch, lunch and dinner with a view of San Diego Bay.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 2033 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.7
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4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

The grilled octopus was wonderful

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We always have an excellent experience at Top of the Market. We made a reservation a day ahead of time and requested a window. When we arrived we were taken to a corner table with a window far above the viewing area. We asked to be seated at a table with a view since we’d made a reservation ahead of time and the hostess was very accommodating. We had an excellent table outside with a beautiful view. The food and service, as always, was exceptional.

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1.0Dined 2 days ago

I made a reservation approximately 1 1/2 months prior to date. When we arrived at the restaurant the hostess told us she was having trouble fitting us in, then placed us at a table with a view of the parking lot. I requested to be moved, but was refused.
We’re from out of state but have been here several times and brought friends along.
This will be the last time.

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1.0Dined 2 days ago

Hostess was the only rude person we came across on our anniversary trip. Tried to seat us at worst table and when I repeated we wanted a view, she said “it’s a view”. She moved us behind a family where the view was blocked. All other tables were empty, before and after we left. Restaurant was only about 10% full when we got there and 15% when we left so there were views to be had. We had appetizers, soup, entree and dessert. I will compare it to hotel room service. This restaurant is our only trip regret. Even if you are lucky enough to get a view in a 90% open restaurant, the food isn’t worth it!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The service and food was amazing. Top notch! Great experience before the Padres game

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had a great meal from start to finish! We were greeted warmly and seated quickly. Melissa waited on us most of the meal and was very professional. The crabcake app was delicious and I am very picky about my crabcakes! I had dover sole that was beautifully presented and my boyfriend had halibut which he loved. Stephen also served us and he had such a wonderful manner! The view of course was lovely!! Absolutely give it a try. You will be happy that you did!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Delicious meal while in town. Would love to go back!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

A great restaurant in a great location overlooking San Diego Bay - great sea food choices on the menu but plenty of other choices for non-seafood lovers. Very friendly, helpful, attentive staff. A little on the pricey side but worth every cent.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The service was excellent. The food mediocre at best.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I do not ordinarily write reviews— a little unfair since I read them. But this is different. This is a special restaurant with a great view, a wonderful staff, and a lovely ambience. I was staying at the Manchester Grand Hyatt for a conference and checked out restaurants in walking distance. In addition to the hotel restaurants, there were a lot of upscale chain restaurants nearby but they offered the same menu you can get anywhere. But the Top of the Market was different. Unlike the others it is right on the water with a lovely view. The menu was no more expensive than the other options while offering more variety. I ended up going three nights in a row. Each night I had a fabulously fresh salad and a wonderful meal— fresh halibut one night, king crab legs another, and Dover sole the third. All excellent. I was on a business trip by myself, and the staff made me feel welcome and included. The negatives? I had to leave before the fourth night and now am at home thinking I really need to “cut back.” But no regrets.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

the food was excellent. the service was flawless. the view from the deck over the bay was spectacular.

unfortunately, we were seated next to a couple who were gossiping about co-workers and being very nasty. They were loud....so no option but to hear it!!!

Once they left it was perfect!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

I was in San Diego for a business conference and heard about Top of the Market from the harbor cruise. They described how the fish was very fresh (swordfish caught locally) and certain selections were seasonal (halibut fresh from Alaska). They were prompt with water and bread, attentive to my drink selection, and were very knowledgeable about the various menu options. I selected the Caesar salad with fresh anchovy and finely ground Parmesan, and the delicious halibut, tender and flaky with a spring pea risotto and crispy Maitake mushrooms. The location was perfect for watching the sunset.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Food was all high quality and deliscious. A bit pricy bit nice ambiance except for the loud children at the table right by us. Wait staff was friendly and efficient.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Awsome view s service! Great place to take out of town guests!

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Our experience wasn’t so good. We got sat at a tiny table not enough room for our dinner plates drinks and the bread that came. Fitting our bottle of wine we ordered was awkward. The table beside us was belligerent, which not their fault but they did not offer to move us just apologized. Restaurant wasn’t full. Staff not so friendly just blah. Food wasn’t horrible but I wouldn’t eat it again either.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was awesome, our server Ben was excellent. He was able to recommend a perfect wine for my girlfriend n answered every question we had.
Definitely returning!!

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food and service were ok but not worth the hassle to park. Parking was atrocious: valet was full and we ended up 15 mins late to our reservation because we had to park at the midway and walk. That alone will deter me from coming back again.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

First time visitor. Went for my birthday and they forgot my birthday but there were 2 other celebrating BD that they remembered. Seated next to buss station. Oh well

Large portions. Expect $100 per guest. Excellent flavor and presentation with one exception. Caesar salads was wilted, way too much dressing, worst in town. Grilled octopus was exceptional. Grilled swordfish was exceptional.

Great location, good view. Service to our table was excellent. However other servers were constantly hitting the seat, slamming menus on the seat back and swearing about having to do their job.

Haven’t decided whether to give another chance. Kettner Exchange is way way better service, flavors, and value, but not as good as view.

Hope you have a better experience.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The location was perfect. The ambiance was perfect. The food was exquisite. The service was impeccable. I highly recommend "Top of the Market" to anyone who loves seafood or just great food in general. Perfect for a date, business meeting or special occasion. The staff was attentive, fun and friendly. We felt comfortable and cozy.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food and amazing atmosphere. Our waiter was outstanding!!!

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The view was beautiful and the staff was great. The only drawback was the food. I had the lobster bisque, very salty and my crab cake was bland. Total let down!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We love the food and the service. They were very nice and kind. But we did not get a table with great ocean view as we asked when we make reservation here.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Staff were welcoming and friendly. Service was attentive. Food was very good - primarily fish although there was a lamb and steak option. Only disappointment was key lime desert. Not terrible but not what you'd expect. Everything else was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We were made to feel very special for our 47th wedding anniversary from the time we checked in at the front desk through our meal until we left. The special menu, card and dessert was totally unexpected and appreciated.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

AMAZING food, service, view, everything! Super accommodating as well, which is great for me since I have dietary restrictions. Love the special touches to the menus and dessert for our anniversary! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We visited this restaurant at the recommendation of a friend while we were visiting in San Diego and it was wonderful. Great service, a lovely menu and nice views. We started with the Crab Cake appetizer and I had the Halibut and my husband had the Swordfish and both were great. We both had the Chocolate Hazelnut Bar for dessert and it was 2 pieces per serving so we could have split it but we certainly did not leave any on the plate. We had a nice bottle of Pinot Noir with dinner and some Scotch and Port with dessert. We had a great dinner and would certainly return if we were back in San Diego.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Nous avions réservé pour notre anniversaire en bord de fenêtre. À notre arrivée, accueil très chaleureux et personnalisé. A peine quelques minutes passent et un bébé se met à hurler sans s'arrêter dans le patio où nous étions. Voyant nos visages dépités, le manager est venu nous chercher et nous a installées dans le patio adjacent où nous étions absolument seules, Avec vue sur la mer Et serveur rien que pour nous.
Une attention rare.
Les mets étaient délicieux et l équipe absolument adorable, disponible, souriante. Bref, une expérience mémorable et que nous ne connaîtrons jamais en France.
Merci à toute l équipe de nous avoir fait passer une soirée aussi mémorable, nous ne vous oublierons pas.
La carte nous a beaucoup touchées...
Merci infiniment.

Fabienne Et Geraldine

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Went here for Easter Dinner. Our waiter was wonderful. Food was good but not great. Fish was dry and the Cobb salad was unimpressive.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The sampler from the raw bar was outstanding. That and a few glasses of Sauvignon Blanc made a fabulous Easter.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Trent (at the door) is the consummate gentleman and host! This place just rocks everything they do. We even ordered items not on the menu and they accommodated perfectly. In my top 3 in San Diego! Do it!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This was our second time dining here and we absolutely loved everything!! From the host/hostesses, our server, the food, the view, everything was phenomenal! I love this place so much!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great view. Our server (Erin), was the best. Very knowledgeable and efficient.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We always have a GREAT meal at Top of the Market. Our favourite restaurant in SD. Sometimes just to grab a drink and appetiser at bar or dining room for full meal. Staff is very friendly and always ensuring you have a great time. Mediterranean touch to some dishes is EXCELLENT. Like the Brussel sprouts! So good!we always get the smoked fish platter asa an appetiser. Love it!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

First contact with the Hostess at the reception desk was warm and friendly; all the servers were gracious and attentive; appetizers, salads, main course and desert were timed perfectly; and special little touches like our menu printed with my wife's name, and the "on the house" birthday treat for my wife at the end of our meal provided for a very memorable evening. Semper Fi, and God Bless to the entire team at Top of the Market.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We had a lovely table looking out on the harbor in a small glassed-in room. It was very private because there were not many patrons there. Our waiter was very attentive and the food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Anniversary dinner was excellent, both the swordfish and the ribeye were superb. The headers on our menus read Happy anniversary, and we received a complimentary happy anniversary dessert. Attention to detail, as well as the service were above and beyond. We will definitely be back, thank you top of the fish market

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Second time in a week. Excellent! Have the Brussel sprout and artichoke appetizer!!!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Really great view and nice walk from our hotel. Loved the stuff to see on the way. Food great, service warmed up along the way. Great desserts!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Classy, elegant setting with water views. Impeccable service. Great wine list. Lobster was a bit dry. Smoked fish ap was exceptional. Surprised us with an anniversary dessert dish. Well done.

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