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The Fishery

#175 of 3,767 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Pacific Beach
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5040 Cass St., San Diego, CA 92109 (Opal)
+1 858-272-9985
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely restaurant located on a Pacific Beach side street with delicious food. Upscale environment but not too fancy and the service was very good.Particularly enjoyed the steamed mussels.

Thank Chodo
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite restaurants in San Diego. The menu is always different and fresh. The service is outstanding. The food is cooked to perfection and is always very tasty. I've taken several out of town guests here and everyone raves about it. I especially enjoy siting outside, as the vibe in PB is great. Of course seating... More 

Thank Jon B
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85 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Can you get any better fish? They must catch it off the back porch. Great meals and inventive cooking. Dinning room can get a little loud. You may have to wait.

Thank Nationalparksdiva
Watchung, New Jersey
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89 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 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 October 8, 2016

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 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 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 September 20, 2016 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 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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37 reviews
20 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

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-272-9985

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