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“Outstanding Grilled Fish”
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The Fish Market
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Ranked #2 of 76 Restaurants in Solana Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $45
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Located across from the Del Mar Fairgrounds and Race Track, our third restaurant has been a San Diego North County favorite since it opened in 1981. This bustling restaurant encourages friendly and convivial dining, with the help of a comfortable oyster bar and cozy cocktail bar and lounge, and front-and-center retail market, widely known by those seeking to take home the finest in fresh fish. We also offer a private room suitable for a large party gathering.
Reviewed June 27, 2013

The Fish market always has great options for all kinds of fish lovers. We had a party of 8 and the service was outstaning and all of the meals were prepared to satisfaction. High Marks for The Fish Market, an always favorite.

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

The Fish Market is an old-style seafood restaurant (large and sprawling, nautical decor etc.) - but the fish is always good and service dependable. It's more relaxed on the side patio or in the back, both of which make good spots for a business lunch or a comfortable chat. The front can be busy and noisy.

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Reviewed June 8, 2013

The place has been there forever and is always popular. The recent remodel makes it more open and a little quieter. The bar is unique, there is a curved area which is great for single diners so you have some company. Service is usually efficient. People are always friendly and helpful. The complimentary bread they bring is excellent. When you order, you are given a choice of side dishes with very healthy alternatives. The fish is always fresh. Growing up near San Francisco, this place reminds me of restaurants around Fisherman's Wharf. You can also purchase fresh fish at the entry counter.

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Thank SanDiegoBJ
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

We've dined many times at The Fish Market. Very busy especially during racing season.
Pros:
Fish always fresh and enjoyable other non-fish entrees enjoyable as well -- can't recall ever having to return an item. (Entrees can be on the mid to small side.)
Cons:
Service can be hit or miss
Limited parking
Noisy
Costly

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Thank mac33028
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

This place was for me a real find. extensive menu of fresh fish. I started with raw oysters and they were fresh, plump and tasty. My entrée was Maryland soft shell crab, three nice sized crabs. The potatoes au gratin were very good and the wine pour was generous. If I every go back to Solana Beach, I will eat here. Good value for good fresh seafood.

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Thank Graybeard38
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