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The Fish Market

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640 Via de la Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075
+1 858-755-2277
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Fish Market is great if you're looking for quality fresh fish. Hard to find in most restaurants. You can count on freshness here. A little noisy and super crowded on weekend nights.

Thank Pamela A
san diego
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good fish. Good service. Nice local style. Authentic. Decent prices. Not pretentious. Large entre portions.

Thank 92008
Solana Beach, California
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I LOVE seafood and am always looking out for reasonably priced good seafood places. The Fish Market in Del Mar definitely delivered on both counts. They even had New Zealand Cockles and New Zealand Green Lipped Mussels on the menu, so I was able to enjoy a taste of home and boy were they good!! Hubby enjoyed Grouper and it... More 

Thank have2cruise
Long Valley, New Jersey
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185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What would you expect from a restaurant that is also a fish market, except the best fresh seafood that you can get. This place rings all those bells. Make sure that you book before, as they can get pretty crowded. There is parking on-site and in an adjacent lot. We got there and our table was not ready, but they... More 

Thank OziDiver
Chicago, Illinois
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93 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We knew this restaurant was near our hotel and we love fish. We made early reservations and were seated promptly. We each had a glass of the house Chardonnay and ordered two appetizers - the grilled artichoke and the Poke - both were excellent. I was able to order a small order of fish with two sides, very reasonable and... More 

Thank Moira49
North Palm Beach, Florida
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93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to The Fish Market in downtown San Diego, but this one in Solana Beach beats them hands down. The fish is incredibly fresh, as if just off the boat. And the staff from the hostess to the wait staff are incredibly engaging, friendly and totally accommodating to any substitution request. While out in La Jolla, I had the... More 

Thank ReachOutoftheDark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An old favorite serving well prepared, fresh fish. We were seated in the annex which doesn't have as much atmosphere as the main dining room but it was quiet and the meal made up for it.

Thank Pat C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't forget to order the oysters! Also, ordered the halibut blackened with a side of rice and veggies. Delicious. Their bread is made fresh every day and it comes out warm when the waitress brings it to the table! Service was also very quick today, the whole place is very clean and everyone is quite pleasant. Loved every minute!

Thank Shy P
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The fishmarket is just that. The fishmarket that which you can buy fish by the pound to take home and prepare yourself or have them cook it on their Mesquite Grill. They serve up the fish in a variety of different ways and each Way is simply fantastic. The flavors are always consistent as is the quality of the food.... More 

Thank salesguytoo
Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Living in Alaska, we are use to good seafood and we were pleased with the quality of the seafood. One bonus, they offer Manhattan style clam chowder.

Thank Mike P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $45
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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