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The Fishery, San Diego, CA

The Fishery

4.8
4.8
2180 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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 Mike Reidy is evidenced by flavors that can only be achieved using ingredients at their peak of seasonality and freshness.
The Fishery was awarded the prestigious Award of Excellence for its Wine List from Wine Spectator in 2018- Present. Our wine list is inspired by the great wines of Europe and their American counterparts and we strive to showcase real, natural, food friendly-wines with a sense of place.

The Fishery Market showcases fresh fish, prepared seafood, salads, sauces and marinades.

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2 people

11:30 pm


Booked 60 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Californian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 272-9985

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Mike Reidy

  • Catering

    We are willing to accomodate a custom seafood catering menu.<br />Please contact Nicholas&#64;TheFishery.com<br />

  • Private party facilities

    We accept large parties, custom menus available. We look forward to setting something up. Please contact us for more information.Nicholas@TheFishery.com

  • Private party contact

    Brenden Dutton: (858) 272-9985

  • Area

    Pacific Beach

  • Cross Street

    Opal

  • Parking Details

    Neighborhood parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,180 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Seafood

  • San Diego

    Seafood

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  1. c

    croybridges

    New Mexico

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service e was excellent. 5 star all around. The best meal we had while in the San Diego area. 👍👏
  2. MN

    MNS56

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Freshest of sea food. Great bespoke cocktails and a small but well selected wine list to compliment the food. The serving staff works really well as a team. Highly recommend the squid ink risotto.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If you prefer a just fish dinner, the Fishery should be your choice. The eclectic menu of seafood choices will please the most discriminating palate. The seabass or halibut are my choice’s.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice BDay lunch. Great service
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff, outstanding fresh food! Will definitely be back!
  6. RP

    RosellaP

    Austria

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Siempre comemos muy rico y me gusta mucho como está decorado
  7. BD

    BrianD

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There is so much to love about this restaurant. The food is divine, the wine list small but incredible, and the service is beyond compare. A special thanks to Nick the Sommelier, and our server Shay. Then again to all the staff which seemed to come to our table at some point during our dinner. Looking forward to another visit before returning to Texas.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, cocktails and service were all top notch! Highly recommend the fish and chips, pots de creme and lemon tart. Also really enjoyed the Fleur de Lis cocktail.
  9. EB

    EastBay

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful server and the food was delicious. Next time we are in San Diego will come again.
  10. S

    Susan

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everybody was so friendly and accommodating. My husband and I brought my daughter, son-in-law and two grandchildren for an early evening meal. Our server was Brooke and she was exceptional. Her recommendations were spot on, she didn’t mind our add on items and she suggested healthy food choices for the kids. All the staff were very friendly and the service was timely. Every dish was great and despite the quantity, we ate it all! We had eaten there a month earlier and it’s also a great spot for a couple or an adult group. Dishes we really enjoyed were the tomato salad, the squid ink risotto, the Kama and the sword chop.
  11. L

    Lovegoodfood

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten here many times, and the food is always delicious. Really interesting flavors without being overwhelming. The fish is always super fresh. Wait staff is the best - very professional, and always friendly.
  12. JS

    JaimeS

    Salt Lake City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent. Best swordfish I have ever had.
  13. ML

    MLNado

    San Diego

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Name says it all. Great fish! Yummy oysters and tuna carpaccio. My son loved his shrimp and scallop pasta and my halibut was spot on. This was our second trip there. Becoming a favorite for fresh fish.
  14. KT

    KimT

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! Excellent service
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Overall it was a nice experience… But both of the fish orders used a much too much oil in their sauces. Also the calamari and french fries were salted way too much. Efficient chips I think we’re a bit over cooked fish inside was kind of mushy
  16. H

    Happydiner

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Disappointing Nickel and dime for everything Add service charge?!? Up sell everything Not a relaxing enjoyable meal. Bummer. Had high hopes.
  17. BV

    BVlocal

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent on all fronts. Very much enjoyed our anniversary dinner - TY
  18. DM

    DavidM

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic dishes. Too many to really choose. Will be back quite soon.
  19. CT

    ChristopherT

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Fishery experience is what a Michelin Star restaurant is all about. Fresh tasty seafood with excellent service. Unlike poorer restaurants like Sovereign Modern Thai Cuisine that utterly failed at freshness, quality, and service, The Fishery demonstrates that it's possible to maximize the diners experience by keeping the things simple yet elegant. Everyone was very friendly, all smiles, and made eye contact from start to finish (awesome) and the outdoor seating, while simple, was quite nice in a neighborhood I wouldn't have expected to find this level of high quality food. We started off with the Clam Chowder (my dish which could pass for New England clam chowder) and the Fishery Stew (my friends choice which had a slight Mediterranean taste). For me, the touches of bacon elevated the soup. We also shared the Calamari which is the way it's supposed to be done. Lightly breaded so that you can see and taste the calamari. The entree consisted of the Mexican Shrimp Fettuccine which had a delicate taste that complimented the shrimp and scallops. My friend had the White Seabass and unfortunately, it wasn't a favorite. While the fish was tend and the squid ink added a twist, there was nothing that elevated the dish and made it special. I only had one bite and my friend picked at it for quite a while. We finished the night with Chocolate Pot de Creme and Panna Cotta. Now we were disappointed not to see more interesting and creative desserts like we had at Nine-Ten the previous night (What wonderful desserts they were) so we happy at least to find that both desserts tasted good enough. We would go again to try some of the other appetizers and entrees, just find another place for dessert.
  20. R

    Rickinsd

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent casual summer lunch in San Diego, great service
  21. SS

    ShelleyS

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was AMAZING. Love the atmosphere. We are already planning to go back and bring new friends.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10 out of 1O
  23. d

    dave

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always the freshest seafood, locally sourced options. Still a little short on serving staff but they are working hard!! Great cocktails and wine by the glass selections too.
  24. T

    Tommy

    San Diego

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love The Fishery. Great seafood, excellent service, and an extensive wine list
  25. d

    dorianw

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great find in San Diego! Food is delicious, drinks inventive, service impeccable, and the setting casual but refined. I was also really impressed at how accommodating the restaurant was. My husband and mother in law both wanted an item that was on their lunch menu, and they happily prepared it for them. A great evening in every way!
  26. CW

    ChiaW

    Cancun

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Popped up on my open table as a recommendation and it was wonderful
  27. DH

    DHill

    Sacramento

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Halibut & Clam Chowder we’re outstanding. Sunshine roll was good. Grilled oysters were not good. Even though there was a service error - entree before second course. We enjoyed our meal.
  28. CD

    CelesteD

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Took a long time for anyone to take our order even though the restaurant was moderately busy. Food was very good and nice portions of quality fish, but even so, a bit pricey. We will definitely go again and see if they service is better.
  30. GN

    GlennfirstNsilent

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall2food5service3ambience4
    If you desire to open a restaurant and want to learn about portion control, this is your place. If you are interested in a satisfying entrée, you would get more calories at a typical gulag. Food excellent, value absurd.
  31. DJ

    DianeJ

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a delight to eat at the Fishery, my favorite restaurant in Pacific Beach.
  32. RE

    RonE

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Knowledgeable AND friendly too!! Meals were plated with excellence as the standard and every dish was spectacular!! This time I had salmon Kama for appetizer and the Sea Bass dish for dinner They had my order of lemonde ready as soon as I walked in! And Parker made sure they had MY piece of Lemon Tart! Love it!
  33. JS

    JimS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food as always. Sampled many different starters
  34. AZ

    AZfoodie

    Phoenix

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time here just as good as the first. Creative dishes with super fresh ingredients. The lemon tart for dessert is a must have!
  35. GM

    GretchenM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    We have eating here several times and my husband goes often for lunch. This was a very subpar experience. The best thing was a nice glass of wine. Server was beyond busy, ran to and away from table. Dishes were brought without serving utensils and the assistant waiter looked confused when they were requested. We ordered a dish that is a whole fish, which we needed to debone ourselves. Of course we were going to need a large serving utensil. They gave us soup spoons for eating out dessert, which was a very awkward utensil to use for what we had. So basically, fine dining prices without fine dining detail.
  36. H

    Happy1

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, Parker, was amazing! The food was awesome! I’ll go back again and again! It’s a bit pricey but worth it!
  37. t

    triddle

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We ordered cocktails (yummy spicy marg) and the Grand seafood tower. The oysters were divine. Loved the ceviche. Huge prawns. The entrees were good although my sand dabs were bone in (should've asked) and I did not care for the smoked paprika preparation. It's a pretty place and we enjoyed our meals! Service was fantastic. The pot de creme was a great finishing touch for us to share.
  38. TR

    ToriR

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The Fishery is one of our favorite local spots - delicious food & great service guaranteed- our only dining suggestion is; do not get the fresh crab or lobsters, super pricey and very disappointing to say the least, so many other dishes that they do so much better.
  39. B

    Bmac

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    They specialize in seafood and fish, but we were there twice and both times experienced overcooked food.
  40. LB

    LBHospitality

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    LOVE the menu - but must be a lover of Fish and Seafood. Very few other options. Our server was great! Indodor seating offers fun energetic atmosphere, but if you plan on conversation, best to request sidewalk seating. Noise level can be deafening. We would return just for the incredible bread and butter/oil!!!!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Fishery using the Order Online button. The Fishery also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 272-9985.

The Fishery is rated 4.8 stars by 2180 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 pm


Booked 60 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Fishery

5040 Cass Street, San Diego, CA 92109

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Opal

  • Area

    Pacific Beach

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 11:00 am–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Neighborhood parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Mike Reidy

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 272-9985

  • Catering

    We are willing to accomodate a custom seafood catering menu.<br />Please contact Nicholas&#64;TheFishery.com<br />

  • Private party facilities

    We accept large parties, custom menus available. We look forward to setting something up. Please contact us for more information.Nicholas@TheFishery.com

  • Private party contact

    Brenden Dutton: (858) 272-9985

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