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The Fish Market

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim
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640 Via de la Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075
+1 858-755-2277
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Solana Beach, California
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201 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was really looking forward to trying this place but was disappointed. Not sure why it has good reviews. It is basic and average but expensive. The food was average. The service was average. There are much better restaurants nearby where you can get better food and service for these prices.

Thank beachmamaesq
San Diego, California
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is always good. Came here for dinner after going to the Fair across the street. Fair food is so greasy and here you can have a very nice fish dinner for less than you would spend at the fairgrounds. Clam chowder is always good. I had pancetta wrapped scallops on a skewer and they were cooked to perfection.... More 

Thank mytravel360
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place if you are looking for fresh sea food and diversified menu. Good for couples, family, friends or business gatherings. Relaxing atmosphere and good service. Try the truffled scallops, ginger shrimp and yellow tail sashimi as appetizers. Very tasty and nice presentation.

Thank Carla R
Solana Beach, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Fish market is one of our favorite local restaurants. The little sister of the original Fish Market in downtown San Diego, it serves fresh fish cooked over an open grill to order. All fish is fresh for the season. The Crab Louie is a great starter and after that, get the fish of the day prepared however you like... More 

Thank Howard F
La Habra, California
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our way to Baja, my wife and I decided on a late lunch and The Fish Market (TFM) was a logical choice after driving for a few hours thru the Carlbad crunch. Located across for the Del Mar Race Track, it was the annual fair and access with traffic was conjested. TFM is a great for lunch or dinner.... More 

Thank arturofranz
Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were exhausted after spending all day at the fair; the Fish Market was 400 feet away! Besides being close, we had great service, really yummy food at reasonable prices. Could not ask for more!

Thank nomorebake
Solana Beach, California
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered the fish tacos, which came with a side: I chose the coleslaw. Both were better than expected! Service was good. Gave it a 4/5, as a bit pricey compared to similar items at Mexican restaurants in the area: clearly paying for the location!

Thank JeepMom05
Corona, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food and drinks are always the best in town! The staff and cooks are fantastic. Mary is my favorite bartender.

Thank Douglas L
Las Vegas, Nevada
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628 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really good food, really neat inside. It's very big. They had a lot of Servers/Help. Very accommodating. Good cocktails. Actually my husband ordered swordfish and it was not very hot - barely warm, but loved it anyway. We'll go again.

Thank SusieRussell
Yorba Linda
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to this restaurant many times in the past, first as a single guy with friends on our way to and back from San Diego from LA/Orange county. And now a few times with my wife and teenagers. For the most part, always had great service and great food. A couple of times was disappointed with a particular food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $45
Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim
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
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?