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The Fishery

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5040 Cass St., San Diego, CA 92109 (Opal)
(858) 272-9985
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 109
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fresh & Fabulous!

We visited San Diego & our local friends brought us here & we all loved it! Beautiful atmosphere with fresh fish counter filled with fresh caught seafood that looked so fresh like they'd could almost still be live... Friendly service. Great Food - Two of us had the special, hubby had swordfish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
Justsaygrace
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
188 reviews 188 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We visited San Diego & our local friends brought us here & we all loved it! Beautiful atmosphere with fresh fish counter filled with fresh caught seafood that looked so fresh like they'd could almost still be live... Friendly service. Great Food - Two of us had the special, hubby had swordfish, & 1 had swordfish tacquitos. Everyone enjoyed the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Who would have thought of making meatballs from seafood but they were absolutely delicious and the best tasting out of the three entrees we ordered. I've been here several times and it is a little overpriced....we spent over $300 for 4 of us.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We've been to this restaurant in the past and thought it was very good, but it's just not as good as it used to be. It is extremely over-priced for what you get. No pasta dish should cost that much, plus the crab was very fishy tasting and smelling. It was very busy, very noisy, and the server was rude... More 

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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92 reviews 92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We recently ate at the Fishery with our son and our parents. The first step into this restaurant tells you immediately that fish is served. It smells a little fishy and there is a large fish counter right when you walk in. The night we were there, it was very crowded and very loud. We were seated at a large... More 

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Rosmalen, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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109 reviews 109 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went here with colleagues. Very relaxing setting and atmosphere. Very nice fish choices even include very good sushi. All fish line catched unless otherwise mentioned. Good portions so no need for doggy bag which I like. Largest scallops I had ever seen. I would go back again for sure.

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We have dined many times at the Fishery. The quality and presentation of the food has never disappointed us. The Tuesday night tasting menu is always a favorite and includes wine pairings for an extra charge. The only negative is that the service is not as consistent as the food quality.

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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128 reviews 128 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by the property owners of the Pacific Beach condo we rented. We weren't disappointed. We had a wonderful walk to the restaurant, arrived early for our reservation and waited at the bar. The bartender was friendly and very knowledgeable about the wine selections. Upon seating, the service was very good. We enjoyed King Salmon Miso and... More 

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Ashland, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Three of us had dinner and enjoyed it so much we returned several days later for our 2nd meal. This time we ate outside under the heaters and it was delightful!

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San Diego
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Can't get a bad meal here. Great sushi, poke, poke salad. Always fresh and delicious. Just pricey enough to keep out the riff raff. Sculpin on tap.

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La jolla
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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went for a Friday night dinner with friends. Restaurant was full but noise level ok. Starters of sushi rolls and salads were excellent. Main courses were spaghetti with clams (delicious), sand dabs (a bit bland) and outstanding miso glazed salmon with even better sautéed spinach. Desserts of creme broule, ice cream and warm chocolate cake above average but not amazing.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5040 Cass St., San Diego, CA 92109
    (Opal)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: (858) 272-9985

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
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

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