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The Fishery

#206 of 3,794 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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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OMG. This was our second visit to The Fishery. The first time was only okay, and my husband insisted we go again. We had the hamachi which was tasteless, truly without any taste whatsoever. Almost like they forgot an ingredient or two. We had poke that was pretty mediocre. I could have gotten much nicer poke had I run over... More 

Thank arleheny
Livingston, New Jersey
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Fishery was a top notch local fish restaurant, with perfectly cooked fish, a great menu and excellent service. Definitely a winner.

Thank JayPost
San Diego, California
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Early dinner at the Fishery no waiting. The seafood is delicious. Very nice atmosphere. Large selection of fresh fish and other seafood delicacies in the display case if you want to take some home and prepare yourself. The seafood is as fresh as you can get but I found the price higher than other seafood restaurants in town.

Thank Lamarb7234
Fort Worth
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Have lots of pictures to post since we ate at this place multiple times during our stay in Pacific Beach. All food is wild caught or locally farmed ingredients. Great local vibe. Best part is the fish market inside the restaurant. You know it's fresh! Awesome photos of the local tuna fishermen of the past

Thank RDavisFortWorth
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

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 November 4, 2016

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
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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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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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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, 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?