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The Fishery

#177 of 3,733 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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84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank Kiki126
Los Gatos, California
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in San Diego on vacation and were hungry for lunch so we stopped in. We saw some good reviews but the place was rather empty on a Saturday at noon so I was a bit hesitant. The food and service were outstanding. So much so that later than week, we came back for dinner. Excellent quality seafood at... More 

Thank tahoejr
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to this restaurant a dozen times and have never been disappointed. The chief does a great job and the specials are often interesting. The Tuna poke (sp) appetizer reminds me of being at a good reataurant in Hawaii. The little neck clams in and linguni is my favorite. I have only had better in New York City... More 

Thank GregLaw
la jolla, ca
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoy going to The Fishery at least every month or more. The service is great and the seafood fresh. It is not on the ocean, but easy to find in Pacific Beach. Everything is very good especially the fish tacos!

Thank maltesefan
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We routinely go here 2-3 times per month and the food and service are always excellent. Fish is fresh and cooked perfectly. Usually have a different server every time and all seem to be focused on exceeding customer expectations. Would highly recommend.

Thank Barbara P
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I walked a mile and a half for the best seafood. I did not get it. I spent $34 for a halibut that was no more than a size of my pointer finger and nothing else with it. I ordered spinach and that was the size of my palm. Stay away

Thank Linda P
Durham, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Best fresh seafood we ate all trip! It isn't on the water but I think that means you get better seafood to eat. Very fresh and great seafood options.

Thank barrmargaret
Queen Creek, Arizona
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We came to San Diego to enjoy some fish and we did here. Cute little neighborhood place. Easy to get to, parking on the street, we got one in the front. We made a reservation for a Monday night, not knowing what the crowds may be in the summer time. Medium sized menu and they only serve beer and wine,... More 

Thank VinoQueen0214
Seattle, Washington
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We have watched this place evolve over the years from a fish/seafood market to a small eatery with the fish counter now to a full blown restaurant still with a fish counter. Super clean, amazing staff and most amazing food. Every time we visit San Diego this is a must stop once or twice while we are there.

Thank Tsandwith
Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

My husband had the linguine with clam sauce and an order of the mussels. He said they were both really good, especially the mussels. I had the halibut and chips - the portion was hearty and cooked to perfection. It is very pricey, but we knew that going in. The food was worth the cost.

Thank Peggy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim, 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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?