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The Fishery

#184 of 3,748 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Pacific Beach
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5040 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109-1801 (Opal)
(858) 272-9985
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Watchung, New Jersey
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86 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

great service, front desk people are nice , friendly as well as the waiters, food is good, mostly fresh fish, salmon, halibut, etc good wine selection,

Thank Claudio G
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Fishery for dinner after visiting Sea World (ironic!). It's casual dining but could work for those that want a little nicer place to eat. I felt a little under dressed after spending the day at the park. Food options were good...for seafood. That's all there is. But there's sushi, poke, lobster, fish filets, soups...a good variety. My... More 

Thank wendyzChandler_AZ
Chuckey, Tennessee
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a lovely dinner with seafood and nice wine and local beer selections. The wait staff was excellent and attentive. The food was particularly good. The Restaurant Week selections were interesting and especially good. We would recommend this for anyone.

Thank Cynthia P
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Fishery was a fabulous find on a weekend visit in San Diego. It has a great atmosphere for your dining experience. The fresh seafood selection is to die for. The chef's preparation of each entree is such that one would only find at elegant fine dining experiences at the most expensive restaurants. You get all of these high end... More 

Thank TexasFoodieExpert
Silver Spring, Maryland
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped here for lunch while visiting La Jolla based on the Trip Advisor reviews. The restaurant itself is very nice. The staff were welcoming and sweet. I sat at the bar and ordered ceviche and blackened fish tacos. Great service: prompt, attentive and friendly. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan of their style of ceviche, where it's all chopped up... More 

Thank Jason R
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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134 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked to this restaurant from our beach inn on the recommendation of our innkeeper. This is definitely a local spot - it seemed we were the only out of towners there. The wine list is short but good and the fresh seafood offerings were outstanding. The halibut was out of this world, and the apple tart to share at... More 

Thank TeresaB25
Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Lovely restored warehouse serving fresh seafood. Amazing cod and chips, hearty fish broth, delectable clams and seared salmon. Kids menu available. Al fresco seating is shaded from the afternoon sun and if you take the table at the far left end as you face the entrance, you can peek into the kitchen too!

Thank epigramic
Bayfield, Colorado
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic seafood dinner here. The Poke salad was my wife's favorite dish from the entire trip. However, we felt like we were being rushed from the second we sat down. The strange part was, there were only 3 other tables and it was 5:30. The experience would have been perfect had the waitress not been so eager... More 

United States
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Very nice ambience away from the young party goers in Pacific Beach. The food was fresh, simply prepared, and well presented. Should mention they do not have a full bar. Beer and wine only.

Thank Maui-no-Kai-oi
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84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We ate at The Fishery twice on our trip to Mission Bay, very good seafood. We had different things on each trip and all very good. Calamari starter is big enough for two and excellent. I have a lovely swordfish with ratatouille and my son had swordfish balls with pasta which smelt delicious, I didn't get to try it didn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Seafood, Soups, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5040 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109-1801
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: (858) 272-9985

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