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“Old Time Fish House”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Fish Market

The Fish Market
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Ranked #2 of 76 Restaurants in Solana Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $45
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
San Diego
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152 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Old Time Fish House”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant has been in Del Mar ever since I can remember. They are an old time fish house. There is an open kitchen, large open dining room and plenty of noise. The food is always fresh and excellent. The staff is young and not always the most professional but friendly. It is a little pricey, but is worth it for the quality of the food.

Visited March 2014
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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“on recommendation of Tripadvisor”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

3 couples came here last Friday night on the recommendation of Tripadvisor. We had a really nice evening of really good appetizers and entrees. Our waitress Melissa was very helpful and attentive. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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Texas
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71 reviews
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“Excellent, just like all the other locations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

First time at this location but have been to several others. Fish Market continues to offer the best selection and value for a seafood restaurant. The fresh fish selection is outstanding, sides are good and salads excellent. If you like seafood you will not be disappointed.

The service was top notch as well. No complaints - definitely will go back when in the area.

Visited March 2014
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New Mexico
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“Good, fresh fish - moderately priced”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

On my continuing quest for the best Louie salad, I returned to The Fish Market. The Fish Market makes a dandy. I chose the Dungeness crab/bay shrimp combination. The crab meat was succulent and the shrimp tasted of the ocean. My wife chose the whitefish/shrimp/scallop skewer and it was awesome. I have never had a bad meal here

  • Visited March 2014
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Oxford, England
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101 reviews
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“Good choice of fresh fish, quick service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

I ate here twice during a recent business trip. The fish is of high quality, and the service is rapid. They also make a decent martini. Recommended.

Visited March 2014
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