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The Fishery

5040 Cass St., San Diego, CA 92109 (Pacific Beach)
(858) 272-9985
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Ranked #69 of 4,044 restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
Cross street: Opal
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91% Recommend
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English first
San Diego, California
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Nice ambiance with fresh fish counter, open kitchen. Ordered Yellowtail in a nectarine barbeque sauce, excellent. Other person had macadamia crusted halibut, also excellent. Sides of potatoes were done well. Appetizer was ceviche, super fresh, served with tortilla chips and avocado. Other entrees seemed interesting. We are looking forward to returning.

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Had a nice dinner here with my daughter and two of her friends. It's a nice restaurant (semi-casual) with a fish market. The decor is nice - lots of wood and fish and fishing pics on the wall (not tacky at all though). Sevice was quick, ample people and pleasant. Did get the feeling that he discounted us a bit... More

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La Jolla, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I've heard great things about this restaurant…but I don't get it. The fish and chips were fresh, but not very flavorful. Perhaps I should have tried some other fish entrée. However, the server said they were known for their fish and chips. There was too much batter for me and not enough flavor. The fries were very thin (which is... More

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La Jolla, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We celebrated my husband's birthday at the Fishery in Pacific Beach. It is a festive and noisy place, which suited us. The food is fresh and delicious, although it is not inexpensive. The sourdough bread is excellent, and we always ask for more. The service was attentive by both our waiter and busboy. Parking on the street nearby is easy.... More

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Hillerod, Denmark
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had a really nice evening. There is a cool atmosphere to the place - it's really good food, tasty and delicately presented. Young waiters, but they know their way around. It's gourmet fish dishes, but at a reasonable price - around 50 USD pr. person for drinks, meal, wine and desert.

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Billings, Montana
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I was recommended this restaurant from a local. A must try when you visit San Diego. Fresh fish and I must say the best fish and chips on the West Coast. Located 8 blocks north of the Catamaran resort and hotel.

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San Diego, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a fish market that includes a restaurant. There is no view and the patio is really close to the street. We ate inside and the service was very good. The Halibut I had was right there with the best I have ever had and the presentation was excellent . My wife had scallops and was very pleased. This... More

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

We ate here twice in our 10 day visit to San Diego. There was every kind of sea food you could possibly want, to take home or eat in the very casual dining room attached to the market. We tried a wide variety of food in our group of 10-12 people, and everyone was delighted with their choices.

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San Diego, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I have been to this restaurant several times in the last couple of weeks. The first time I sat alone at the bar with a lovely glass of Sauvignon Blanc and some grilled Alaskan halibut and the most delicious fries and homemade coleslaw ever. Their selection of fresh fish and shellfish is fantastic and the service is very friendly and... More

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American Fork, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

picked this restaurant because of the Ahi Tuna Poki. And it was as good as it should be. a nice little rice chip might have been nice to scoop it up, but the chopsticks worked too...every bit of it got into our mouths! This restaurant is about 25 min. north of the airport, in LaJolla. Seemed like a strange location,... More

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