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The Fish Market

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Seafood, Oyster Bar
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640 Via de la Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075
+1 858-755-2277
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located across from the Del Mar Fairgrounds and Race Track, our third...
Located across from the Del Mar Fairgrounds and Race Track, our third restaurant has been a San Diego North County favorite since it opened in 1981. This bustling restaurant encourages friendly and convivial dining, with the help of a comfortable oyster bar and cozy cocktail bar and lounge, and front-and-center retail market, widely known by those seeking to take home the finest in fresh fish. We also offer a private room suitable for a large party gathering.
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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good fish, good veggies

A conveniently located restaurant with lots of space and comfortable seating. Freshly baked bread comes to the table promptly and the many fish dishes are complemented by creative and healthy sides like steamed broccoli with ginger or sauteed green beans and mushrooms. Right next door to Winners... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Kel Y
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A conveniently located restaurant with lots of space and comfortable seating. Freshly baked bread comes to the table promptly and the many fish dishes are complemented by creative and healthy sides like steamed broccoli with ginger or sauteed green beans and mushrooms. Right next door to Winners Circle Resort.

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Dallas, Texas
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is a neighborhood gem and the seafood is amazing. They will prepare your fish or seafood several different ways upon ordering. Get there early though because this place gets BUSY!!!

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Palm Springs, California
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102 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We've been going here for 6 years and are alays amazed at the quality and freshness of the seafood. You walk by the fish market on the way in. They have daily "fresh" specials year around. Our favorite are the Spanko Scallops with scallopd potatoes (what else) sitting at the cafe tables in the bar area. No waiting for those... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Highly recommended. Halibut and swordfish teriyaki were excellent. No water was served, so we had wine. There is very little parking space; we were wise to take a cab from the hotel. It took awhile to get a cab back, though.

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Great re Union Love their fresh bread and truly wonderful truly fresh catch Groton potatoes are to die for and apple crumble and ice cream for dessert Enjoy

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Carlsbad, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This establishment is usually crowded and very noisy, but the seafood is excellent. It is located close to DelMar Fairgrounds and Race Track.

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Hoboken, NJ
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Fish tacos and clam chowder were delicious! Service was excellent. Wish we could have gone back again during our stay.

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San Diego, California
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Walking distance from the Del MarFair/Race track. This is a small chain, I've been to the one in San Mateo, pretty consistent. My favorites: Crab and Artichoke dip, Dungeness Crab Cioppino or East Coast Clam bake which is like the kitchen sink of lobster, prawns, scallops and mussels served with corn, potato and other goodies. Great wine selection, it's pretty... More 

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Rancho Santa Fe, California
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Delicious seasonal soft shell crab. Fabulous au gratin potatoes. Wonderful cheesy garlic bread. I was in foodie heaven!

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San Diego, California
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123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great food, great service, exceptional value. Always Consistent and fresh. The soups and bread is amazing. Good cocktails too nice selection of beer and wine Wonderful happy hour

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Additional Information about The Fish Market

Address: 640 Via de la Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Phone Number: +1 858-755-2277
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solana Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $12 to $45
Cuisine: Seafood, Oyster Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 640 Via de la Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solana Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-755-2277

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $12 to $45
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Large groups

Description

Located across from the Del Mar Fairgrounds and Race Track, our third restaurant has been a San Diego North County favorite since it opened in 1981. This bustling restaurant encourages friendly and convivial dining, with the help of a comfortable oyster bar and cozy cocktail bar and lounge, and front-and-center retail market, widely known by those seeking to take home the finest in fresh fish. We also offer a private room suitable for a large party gathering.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?