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5040 Cass St., San Diego, CA 92109 (Pacific Beach)
(858) 272-9985
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Ranked #46 of 4,099 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Opal
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Been going here for nearly 14 years. Disappointed today at pricing and portion at lunch. Certainly not a value proposition any longer. Outstanding service and great neighborhood atmosphere, but you don't actually eat those.

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is a restaurant with its own fish market. We get to this area of San Diego once a year and this is a must go to restaurant. This time we went twice in five days specifically for the dungeness crab which was just in season. They keep a tank of live crabs; then boil, chill, clean and serve. And... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

A favorite of ours for the freshest seafood prepared to compliment the fish. On our recent stay in La Jolla, we ate here three times - two lunches and one dinner! Hard to find fresh fish and scallops so delicately prepared! This a favorite of ours.

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Knoxville, Iowa, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The fish soup appetizer ... WONDERFUL!!! The swordfish entree ... PERFECT!!! Small bottle format wine, great for 2!! FABULOUS dinner!!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This delightful restaurant is small, simple, popular and serves amazing fish. Their lobster bisque is my new favorite! It is creamy, full of taste and of course has fresh lobster bits that are delectable. They offer a menu with a nice variety of fish choices. Their sushi is fresh, tastefully designed and served. Their menu is reasonalbly priced. If you... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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176 reviews 176 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Excellent bay shrImp, super fish tacos, good wine. Fine service ok prices. The fish tacos are a great buy. Good wine.

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

we walked up from pacific beach, a little hard to find,but what a find! we shared a mussel appetizer and the macadamia nut crusted halibut. memorable night, the waiter was cute, knowledgeable, great humour and relaxed.

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Gardnerville, Nevada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We dined in - no reservation and were seated immediately. The wine list is varied enough to find something for most every taste. We had caesar salad - with a real anchovy on top! The waiter explained the salmon was flash frozen since the season just ended, so we chose the macadamia nut encrusted halibut and the yellowtail. Both were... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This place is top notch. Our server was the best of all the places we dined during our stay in San Diego. He was on the ball, and made sure we were taken care of. Swordfish meatballs? With spaghetti, a new one for me. They were extremely good. Mexican spicy shrimp was tasty also. Wife had the Fish and Chips... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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94 reviews 94 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a classic! I think I can say that it is best all-round fish restaurant I have ever dined at. The quality and choice of its menu; the friendly and knowledgeable serving staff; and the ambiance and “feel” of the place when we walked in, all went it made our party of four feel good. I don’t think you... More 

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Additional Information about The Fishery

Address: 5040 Cass St., San Diego, CA 92109
Phone Number: (858) 272-9985
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

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