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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (75)
Waterfront (62)
Special Occasion (59)
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Romantic (52)
Good for a Date (49)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Great for Outdoor Dining (34)
Business Meals (33)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Great for Lunch (24)
Notable Wine List (23)
Local Ingredients (23)
Cozy (20)
Worth the Drive (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Authentic (14)
Healthy (12)
Casual (10)
Fun (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Seasonal (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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 (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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 (Houston)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Wonderful seafood right on the bay. Well worth the trip and will go again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

limited seating outside was a let down but overall good experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Been eating here for 20+ years and ALWAYS eat here at least once on every visit!

Great food, service & views of the San Diego harbor.....had Gorgeous sunset this visit!

Swordfish was exceptional this visit.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fried shrimp and calamari came out soggy. Lobster bisque apparently sat and cooled down enough to ‘skin’ over. The bisque lacked any actual lobster. The locally caught Sea Bass was overcooked and was bland.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great lunch. We were in San Diego for Thanksgiving and wanted to spend the next day by ourselves. We have here once before awhile ago and not impressed. This time was totally different. GREAT service and the food was perfect. Fabulous wine list and the staff is very knowledgeable.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We enjoyed a special work celebration here and it was marvelous! Very satisfied.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Quiet Sunday dinner for our Anniversary. Have been to Top of Market several times. This time, very good. Service excellent, knowledge of server excellent, cocktails very good. Two dozen raw oysters good but with weird sauces, asked for and got usual ones. Split wedge salad, very good. Entrees, swordfish and sole, both very good.
Very good rating for food, does not justify the price charged. But don't forget the location and the view. Building sits over the edge of San Diego Bay, restaurant on second floor. Sun had set, so lights surrounding the harbor, with boats passing by make for a wonderful setting. So, the price for the very good meal and excellent service is justified

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Excellent service, great food, and wonderful view.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent! Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great...with a view

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Alaskan King Crab was fresh and delicious. We enjoyed the glass balcony table and excellent service. Everyone was welcoming.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We dined with another couple after a sunset harbor cruise. We were early for our reservation but they were able to seat us without an issue. We enjoyed a cocktail before ordering, sharing an appetizer. My wife is gluten intolerant but our server explained that most of the menu could be prepared gluten free. Two of us had a half Caesar salad which was very good. Entrees were divided between the cioppino and the salmon. Both were reported to be very good. Our server was hit and miss. He had a bit of humor and was available but not intrusive. He picked up on one of our friends preferences for her cocktail and got it exactly right. He neglected to let us know about an upcharge for having the crab in the cioppino removed from its shell. My wife's cioppino was served with regular pasta and she is GF. When we pointed it out, he apologized, took the dish away and replaced it (and later deducted it from our bill). It's a great location on right on the bay and the view is great (although I had my back to it). We've been there a number of times previously and will likely go back but we'd hope for a bit better service for the pricing.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our server and dinner was wonderful. We didn't realize a menu item had some Gluten in it, the server was quick to rectify and offer suggestions. The bartender was considerate and helped me understand the makings of a lovely beverage. Definitely worth the visit.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The staff were very friendly and helpful. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the special dishes on that evenings menu. Our choices of swordfish and scallops were delicious and the accompanying side dishes were complimentary in flavor and texture. The restaurant is located on San Diego Bay and offers wonderful views of Coronado, North Island NAS and the USS Midway. A leisurely walk along the Embarcadaro or to Seaport Village, before or after your meal, enhances the overall experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Waterfront, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

This place was great, they do not judge but make sure u call in to see that is the dress code. This place is really great I will come back again.

Tags: Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Casual, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Markus and Estella were awesome! Thanks for turning an ordinary lunch into something extraordinary!

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

First time dining on Top of the Market. While our server Amanda and ambiance were on point, the food did not fulfill our expectations. I enjoyed the spinach and cilantro dipping sauce served with bread along with the gambas al ajillo, and the clam chowder was very flavorful but too thick for my liking. The halibut was not what I expected. The fish was over cooked and overall the dish was bland.
Not impressed with the entré I chose but still a nice night out.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

I really enjoyed the food and service. The waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu and wine selection . Staff was very courteous and professional. I would definitely plan to visit if every in the area again.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Top of the Market is an out-of-the-way gem hidden near the Maritime Museum. Amazing food and excellent staff made my wife's birthday dinner one to remember.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had one of our favorite meals ever here for our anniversary! The staff made everything very special and the food was outrageously good. The tuna crudo stood out for me but everything was just too good to be true.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

High end and worth it! Fresh crab legs are delicious. Yes, they were FRESH.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was our best dining experience in San Diego. Thank you!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

A very pleasant environment, the food was very good and the wine selection is very special.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Enjoyed the food at the Top of the Market. The food was very good. My guests were from the East Coast and they really enjoyed the table that overlooked the bay. The service was excellent. The waiter suggested two white wines to go with out dinner selections and offered a taste of each which helped us make out decision about which wine we wanted by the bottle. I had the dover sole which was cooked to perfection and the octopus as a starter.

My guests each enjoyed their cocktails as did I. We were not rushed and we enjoyed the opportunity to catch up since we had not seen each other in a long time. The restaurant certainly lived up to its reputation.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great restaurant! We could really enjoy sepecial time in your restaurant.
We will visit again!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We come here every time we are in San Diego, and it is always memorable. The choices from all kinds of seafood are exceptional, and their preparation and presentation world class. The staff are highly personable, helpful and efficient.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

They were very accommodating, we arrived early. The service was outstanding and the food was very good. The sunset view was breathtaking.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Some of the best scallops you can find! Our friends loved everything they had as well.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excelent food an excellent service with a phenomenal view

Tags: Waterfront, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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