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Fish Shop Pacific Beach

#118 of 3,735 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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1775 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3351
(858) 483-4746
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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California/Italy
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248 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hokey local place that still serves and great fish taco. You choose the fish (halibut, yellowtail, sea bass, albacore, etc) as well as the marinade. Plenty of IPA choices, and delicious chips and salsa. $1 oysters on Thursday afternoon. Worth a stop even if you have stand in line to order and the place is kinda funky.

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Thank LaBernardi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh fish, fresh vegetables, six grain rice well cooked. The place is nice, inside and outside. They have a good selection of beers too. Very good

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Thank Paulo C
Ballena, Costa Rica
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I have had fish tacos all up and down Baja Mexico, the tacos at The Fish Shop in Pacific Beach are spot on. I've eat here many times and never am I disappointed. Inside/outside tables, Casual dining, order at the counter, kid friendly, dog friendly outside. Always busy, friendly staff. Get your fix here!!

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Thank 33cat1963
San Diego, California
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

They have the best fish tacos, especially if they have the local halibut in stock. If not the mahi mahi tacos as also excellent. They offer a variety of marinades too and a choice of corn or flour tortillas. The prices are good for such fresh fish. The fish sandwich is okay as well.

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Thank 2Weevils
Coronado, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Every time I'm any where even close, this is the only place I go to! I always have their Ahi seared with a salad and brown rice and it is absolute perfection every time!

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Thank Dany Z
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

My husband and I wanted to grab a bite to eat on our way out of town. He knew that there were some options on Garnet. There was this cute spot on our right with fish - so we pulled in. You order your fish - your sauce - they way that you want it cooked? Grilled/Fried - in taco... More 

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Thank Natalie L
Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

Nice casual relaxing spot by the beach to enjoy some good fish and chips! When I visit a town close to the ocean I try to dine at a place that serves fish and chips. I've had some good, some okay and some pretty bad, this place gets my approval on their fish and chips. The fish is lightly battered,... More 

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Thank caseydeb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Bomb! Only been here twice but both times were exceptionally tasty! First time I had the ahi tuna tacos and this past time I tried the Ahi poke bowl. My boyfriend has been coming here for a minute he always gets the TKO tacos. He gets 3 to be exact but always says he could go for another one. 😉

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Thank Jessica R
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

I've been reading great reviews about this place and we wanted to try their $1 oyster bar happy hour special.. it did not disappoint! They have this on thursdays starting at 4pm until they sell out of oyster.. we went there a little after 4pm when the lines were just starting. Their oyster bar is located outside but the main... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

We watched the sunset at Sunset Cliffs and we're looking for something still open to get a good seafood meal. Ended up at the Fish Shop in Pacific Beach. It's very casual. You stand in line and order your fish, either in a sandwich, salad, taco or a platter. Then you pick a sauce for it and your sides. And... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1775 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3351
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: (858) 483-4746

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?