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The Fishery

#113 of 3,728 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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Pacific Beach
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5040 Cass St., San Diego, CA 92109 (Opal)
(858) 272-9985
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 114
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Amazing Seafood

We dined here with friends for dinner, and truly enjoyed our evening. From the appetizers through the salads and into the entrees, we found the food to be fresh and flavorful. [They also serve sushi, but we did not partake.] We also felt that our waitress really knew her stuff, and she was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
NinaTrav
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McKinney, Texas, United States
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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McKinney, Texas, United States
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170 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We dined here with friends for dinner, and truly enjoyed our evening. From the appetizers through the salads and into the entrees, we found the food to be fresh and flavorful. [They also serve sushi, but we did not partake.] We also felt that our waitress really knew her stuff, and she was fabulous with wine choices and suggestions throughout... More 

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I both got the Tuesday dinner special which is local food and fish. I got the wine pairing with it. We had a great time! Food very good, service fast and efficient, and the wine was good too. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Glendale, CO
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great seafood in San Diego, which is by an ocean. Should be easy right? Not so. Fresh fish, should be easy being that it is said this place also sells fish. That said, it is all up to the kitchen to prepare a great meal. Here the preparation seems to be old school and a bit heavy handed. While it... More 

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Dumont, New Jersey
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Casually sophisticated. The welcoming atmosphere and obvious attention to detail is reflected in the ambiance and most importantly the service and food. Each table is situated to allow for private conversations which generate a lovely buzz of activity. The servers are attentive, and the food is beautifully presented. Don't miss the heirloom tomato salad!

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Vail, Colorado, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Went here on a local friends recommendation. Good was good atmosphere is very nice feels like an east coast chowder house. Fish was fresh! Service was excellent.

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Ottignies, Belgium
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We arrived by chance in this restaurant and were very happy with the food and the service. We ate outside at noon, the place is quiet. Raw fish was fabulous. I would go again without hesitation.

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San Diego, California
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Really good service, great selection of fish. If you don't want to eat there they have a display of the fish / seafood available to purchase and carry home to cook yourself. Nice decor with the fish mounts. Reservations are recommended but we walked in with 6 people and luckily were seated right away.

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Hemet, California
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90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This was our first visit to this restaurant in a Pacific Beach neighborhood. Very nice athmosphere and top quality service along with great food. I had swordfish tacos and my wife had scallops. Both were excellent and not overcooked. They also have a fresh fish counter where you can buy fish. The only problem was the street parking mainly in... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a treasure in the Pacific Beach area. Don't miss the New England clam chowder and the crabcakes appetizer. The service staff was attentive. Parking can be a problem however so be ready for a healthy walk from your car.

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I was really looking forward to a nice dinner at The Fishery in Pacific Beach. The ambience in the restaurant was nice, the service was good. Please be aware that parking is very hard as it is only street parking, especially on a Saturday night. We had to go around and around to find parking. I was disappointed with the... 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
Cuisine: Seafood

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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
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?