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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 92075-2460
+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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Apple Valley, California
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very good clam chowder and sourdough bread! I could of just had that. The fish dinner was also very good as was the service.

Thank sabbysue
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Work across the street from this place. Been here hundreds of times. It is usually very very good. Great place for business lunches or casual dinners

Thank Jeff K
Carlsbad, California
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290 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

In short, this place is fine. Definitely nothing special, but not bad. Lots of diversity, good service, etc. My food on this trip was a bit below average, and most (but not all) at our big table said that theirs was just ok. Overall I would probably go back, but I will continue to keep my expectations low.

Thank Adam M
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place, one of our favourite food stops, and Happy Hour all day Saturday at the bar!! Duckett's Bucket and half dozen oysters!

Thank DW S
Oceanside, California
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146 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While out on a Wednesday outing my wife and I stopped at The Fish Market in Solana Beach/Del Mar for lunch. We had not been here before so we were relying on reviews. We were not disappointed in the least bit. Walking in we past the wood fired grills full of delicious looking seafood my mouth started to water. Water... More 

Thank George C
Boulder, CO
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful place to get something at the oyster bar, or a sit-down meal. One of my favorites from the salmon pasta, to the great variety of fresh fish. A real treat for seafood lovers!

Thank WJD_CO
Caldwell, Idaho
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate there two times. Only average not any menu item stands out as great. It was convenient but would not go back there have to be better seafood restaurants in del mar area.

Thank Gainelle M
Phoenix, Arizona
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152 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great fish and seafood restaurant located across the street from the Hilton Del Mar. You can't go wrong there if your looking for fsntastic fish and seafood. It's a very busy place, as most great places are so go early or make a resetvation.

Thank robert f
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for Puerto Nuevo lobster, Kumamoto oysters when they are in season, the best place in San Diego is here. It is a large place and reservations are highly recommended. It is not a fancy place, but service is excellent. Come as you are: tea-shirt, shorts, dressed up, it does not matter. Everybody welcome. Food is always... More 

Thank T.t. B
Las Vegas, Nevada
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived on Saturday evening after 8. It was still busy and we kept getting bumped to different servers. The crab cakes we good and came with a salad. Perfect for a light dinner. Their specialty drinks were a nice touch.

Thank wedding_in_Niagara

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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 92075-2460
  • 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?