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About Top of the Market

Top of the Market offers an extensive variety of fresh fish, oysters and shellfish with a sophisticated twist. Views of San Diego Bay, Coronado and Point Loma make Top of the Market the ideal location to dine when in San Diego

750 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Californian, Fish

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:45pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday-Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Pacific Coast Highway and W. Broadway

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 234-4867

Website:
http://thefishmarket.com/topofthemarket.aspx

Entertainment:
Our Top of the Market chefs provide exciting live action as they masterfully prepare seafood right before your eyes!

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.

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 $5.75 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.

Public Transit:
We are two blocks from the Sante Fe Depot station.

Executive Chef:
Stafford Mather

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

Top of the Market Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (66)
Special Occasion (60)
Waterfront (58)
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Romantic (52)
Good for Anniversaries (49)
Good for a Date (44)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Business Meals (32)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Great for Outdoor Dining (30)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Great for Lunch (25)
Notable Wine List (24)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Local Ingredients (21)
Cozy (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Good for Groups (18)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Authentic (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Fun (11)
Seasonal (10)
Healthy (9)
Casual (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
People Watching (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Great Beer (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined a day ago

ahi was sent back

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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

Never disappointed at this restaurant. They have My three favorite "C"'s ... Cosmos, Corn muffins and Caramels!
The food is always great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Fun, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food (loved their seafood selection) and amazing ambiance, a great combi to have to enjoy the day! Price is worth it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Healthy, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Comida deliciosa, excelente y expedito servicio.
Bonito lugar con hermosa vista.
Bonitos alrededores para pasear y visitar.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

This is our favorite restaurant in San Diego, whether for lunch or dinner. The service is excellent, the view of the harbor beautiful, and the food fresh, well prepared, and beautifully presented. It is our go to place for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

As usual the service is spot-on perfect, the atmosphere is a 10, and the food selection and presentation is 2nd to none in San Diego. Watch the chef’s prepare amazing dishes with teamwork and precision by sitting at the counter bar. It’s a secret I shouldn’t be sharing with everyone due to limited seating but the experience will be memorable. Guaranteed.

Tags: Organic, Fun, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 12, 2018

unfortunately fire alarm went off just as we were seated.
waiter seemed somewhat distracted toward 2nd half of the meal

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We were seated at a great table. The view was outstanding. Our server was knowledgeable and helpful with great suggestions. The crab cake was the best we had ever had. I had very good lobster and my wife had the swordfish. Both were great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 9, 2018

One of the better dining experiences we’ve had in San Diego. The food was simply amazing. Truly amazing. From the soup to the entree, we savored every bite.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We visited San Diego from St. Louis to celebrate my husband's birthday. Top of the Market was aware of the occasion and had a personalized menu for my husband and a delicious dessert. The meal was amazing, our waiters on their game and it was a perfect evening. Thank you!

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We have been here numerous times over the years and the food and service have always been excellent. Highly recommend. Only issue is the parking.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our dinner at the Top of the Market was outstanding! It couldn't have been better except for the rather obnoxious loud gentleman at the table behind us. When he left, it was perfect. My husband had the swordfish and I had the lobster. Both were very tasty and our Waitress, Erin, was super. Very knowledgeable about the dishes and very attentive. We never had to ask for anything, she was always there exactly when we needed anything. The Top of the Market does not disappoint!

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

There are so few truly exceptional seafood restaurants and this is one of them. We had the Oysters, Crab Cake, Sole, and Scallops. Everything was excellent! We are huge fans.......

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. We are also lovers of seafood and the fish if always fresh, prepared and served beautifully. One of our favorite restaurants. The service is also excellent and even then they're busy, you never feel rushed.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food. Bread and meal was great. Got all seafood dishes. Lobster tail was the best.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always have a great meal there...travel down to San Diego around twice a year...great service. If you are looking for upscale - not a lot of crazed kids - this is it...very relaxing.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent food, view, and service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I have eaten here three time in the past year. Top of the Market consistently has first class service, and starters/appetizers, but at times the entre is just the far side of well done (leaving some of the fish dishes a little dry). Otherwise I highly recommend dining here.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Delicious meal and wonderful service!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We love this place! View at sunset is amazing. Food is creative and delicious. Highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Seasonal, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had a table overlooking the water. Could not have been better. The food was delicious, our server informative and courteous, and the view spectacular

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Cozy, Romantic, People Watching
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Top of The Market does a great job of being an upscale restaurant that doesn't rest on their fabulous location as their main reason to thrive. They are in a very nice "touristy" area, with great water views, while still focusing on great food and service. Based on only their terrific location, being next door to the Midway and right on the water park, they would probably do pretty well regardless of the product they put out. But this restaurant always has interesting and well-prepared food, great service, special drinks, and a solid wine list. I am a neighborhood local, and I will definitely be a return customer.
The smoked fish sampler makes a great appetizer to share. Mesquite-grilled swordfish came with a light blood orange sauce that was delicious. Crab Louis salad had loads of crab. Everyone in my party left very happy with their meal!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Oysters and scallops great
Salary mediocre
No veg to speak of with entree

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 2017

A quiet Thursday evening so was able to get a window table with nice harbor views. Hadn't been in a couple years and the prices are apparently more than keeping pace with inflation. $9.50 for a half pour of red seems a little much. Very good food, however. Brussel sprouts and cauliflower side dish was excellent. Tuna main was also very tasty. And excellent service from Steve and the bus staff.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Amazing restaurant with great food and a well-trained, considerate staff. We use this place for all our special occasions. Get the seafood platter!

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Called for a reservation last minute and were pleased to be accommodated. Fantastic location right on the water. From the moment we sat down we we enjoyed above average service. Our waiter was very pleasant and knowledgeable. His recommendation to try the Crab cakes was greatly appreciated! The wine list offered ample choices and the entree's were amazing. The Cream Brulee was one of the best Iv'e ever had! Will visit again!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Fish in fish and chips did not even taste like fish.
Waiter would disappear and we needed service, water bread etc

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food, attentive staff, beautiful clear night with a window table...Top of the Market has been our go-to place for special dinners for many years.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Lobster from South America is a little tougher than your Maine lobster but the size huge and the flavor phenomenal

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The perfect Dinner to start off our three day getaway, service was five stars, and the cuisine was spot on, especially the The cilantro sauce for the bread. Which was outstanding.

Will return as it rates the highest out of the remaining restaurants that we dined at.

Happy Holidays and thank you for the perfect experience

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The view was amazing, the view was beautiful, and the service was great. I would definitely recommend!

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Very much enjoyed our lunch on the bay ! Server had an off day and struggled with a few of the tables, we relaxed.
Lobster roll well done! Octopus app very nice along with the Dungeness crab cocktail. A nice lunch may return?

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Top of thee Market is one of the best restaurants in San Diego, and I think it's the best fish restaurant.
Lovely location, perfectly prepared fish, great wine.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Muy buenos platillos, king crabs espectaculares, un lugar tranquilo para una buena cena en pareja.

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Authentic, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Very nice place! Service perfect!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Wonderful restaurant with great food. The service was top notch. This is San Diego’s finest seafood restaurant. 10 +

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Tapas, Bar Seating, Fun, Waterfront, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Romantic, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Friendly attentive servers and staff. Fantastic grilled octopus - Spanish style with interesting spices and bits of peppers and other vegetables. Delicious seared scallop and striped sea bass entrees. Good salads. The best seafood restaurant in San Diego. Expensive and worth it.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent seafood in a location that can't be matched. Go for lunch, then the Midway

Tags: Waterfront, Healthy, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was really good. Little pricey but service was good too. Wife had the salmon and ive had the scallops, both were excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fantastic food and very good service. Additionally, our table had awesome views.

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