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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 (76)
Waterfront (69)
Special Occasion (65)
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Good for a Date (60)
Romantic (53)
Good for Anniversaries (51)
Good for Birthdays (40)
Business Meals (37)
Great for Outdoor Dining (34)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Local Ingredients (25)
Great for Lunch (22)
Cozy (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Healthy (14)
Authentic (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Casual (11)
Fun (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Seasonal (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Disabled Access (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Late-night Find (4)
People Watching (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (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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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Outstanding sea food , by far the best in san diego area , excellent view also !!! I strongly recomend to visit this place while youare in san diego

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The restaurant staff made our engagement dinner a wonderful experience. Erin was especially attentive and gave us the perfect amount of attention. She was warm and engaging when she served us.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food was delicious and well presented. Server was delightful. Mood and atmo. just right for a quiet, relaxing time.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Best sea food around... everything, fish, lobster, sushi, all great!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The service was fantastic. The food, divine. The Ahi appetizer was so delicate u could cut it with a butter knife and the clam chowder was decadent.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Good lobster dinner and fish dinner for my wife and friends, however, the steak was horrible and I sent it back with the whole meal. The response to how bad the steak was (not cooked right, grizzly and extremely tough) was "we specialize in seafood". Well now I see why! Then take the steaks off the menu. Staff were fine and prices are high.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I’ve been regularly visiting the Fish Market for 27 years and since they originally opened. There’s simply no better restaurant in San Diego that consistently serves the finest quality fish. If you get a chance to dine upstairs skip the regular seating and sit at the end of the bar facing the grill. Watching how the dishes are created by the Executive Chef Stafford and all the teamwork that goes into the final presentations will be exceeded only by the taste of your food. Truly an amazing experience. And to top off your dining request to be served by Cliff if it’s possible. He’s a pro’s pro, and a consummate customer-service person. If he’s too busy handling the bar then at least have him make you a cocktail. The best server I know.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Authentic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Recommended tuna was all that!
The food was great. The service was good and there when you’d want them to be.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The service was outstanding from start to finish. Our server recommending sharing an entree because we wanted to try three different appetizers. She could have easily let us order another $40 entree and didn't. Thank goodness, because we couldn't even finish the split entree!!! The three appetizers were unbelievably good - the Tina crudo was so delicious. The crab cake was a touch of panko and otherwise all crab. The octopus was one of the best I've EVER had. All 3 were spectacular. And the cioppino entree was top notch. And the view of the sunset was unforgettable. I will be back. Waitress was wonderful! Everything was amazing from start to finish.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 25, 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful meal on the patio over looking the bay at sunset, excellent food and wine, our compliments to the chef and service was great.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 24, 2017

an excellent night. great server nothing too much trouble wonderful swordfish
great views and worth every penny

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

I had the swordfish and loved it. The scenery is amazing if you get near the windows like we did!

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

dinner was amazing , Steven was our waiter and did an outstanding job.
Steven introduced us to the menu , great sugestions , great conversations
He made our dinner .
cheers

Tags: Cozy, Waterfront, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 23, 2017

When four fish entrees are overcooked after requesting in detail for them to be cooked gently and delicately, and the waiter shrugs and says he can only request it but not guarantee it, you realize this is not a first class, fine dining restaurant despite their high prices. All four fish entrees were very overcooked and dry. A complimentary desert for half of us (supposedly to make up for the bad entrees) does not nearly make up for a ruined experience. We have given Top of the Market several chances and they blew it every time, so we will never return.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My wife and myself were very impressed with everything, AWESOME Server/Waiter, Excellent Food, Fantastic Wine. Couldn't ask for anything better with our night!!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Phenomenal! Sat with a bay front view and loved it!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 21, 2017

With our evening occupied by the Andre Rieu performance later, we decided to make lunch our celebratory weekend meal. Anthony’s Star of the Sea, regretably, is no more. But the Top of the Market equals its cuisine and surpasses its view. We also had a waiter who was attentive and pleasant to a remarkable degree. What a nice time we had!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This was our second experience at Top of the Market. The food is great and the service is very good also. We enjoy the view. Good first stop for lunch.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The view is great but the service and good not so great .

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