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“Surprisingly Good Chain”
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: Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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.
San Francisco, California
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Good Chain”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

We stopped in on impulse for a quick bite before a flight. The oysters were outstanding. The charred edamame was pretty good. The grilled Mahi was very good. I thought the preparation was outstanding, but the particular piece was a little watery, which sometimes happens. You can watch the kitchen grill the fish, and the woman working the oyster bar and stove was very entertaining. Service was good and so was the value. It give more of an East Coast vibe, with entrees like Lobster and Clam chowder, but the fish was good and well prepared.

  • Visited April 2014
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Good fish at a reasonable price”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

The Fish Market is always busy. People come to purchase fish and others for meals. We found the fish to be good as well as the clam chowder (white) but didn't like the red (two couples). Friendly atmosphere and good food.

Visited April 2014
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San Diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fresh Fish”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great tasting grilled fresh fishes are wonderful. The side dishes that come with most entrees are freshly made and yummy. Potatoes au gratin are delicious. The seafood cioppino has plenty of shrimp, mussels, clams, and fish in a tasty marinara sauce. Ask to sit in the long, narrow section that's on the east side of the dining room. It is smaller and much quieter than the rest of the pleasant but noisy restaurant.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank nanasandy
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Atlanta
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734 reviews
546 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
“Great Fresh Fish”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

If you are looking for a no nonsense seafood restaurant that serves up a great variety of fresh fish mesquite grilled then the Fish Market is where to go. Not fancy,great service and outstanding fresh seafood. The sword fish was melt in your mouth fresh and well prepared.The salmon was also very good.Leave room for the apple crisp for desert.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Dealmaker
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“Exact Expectations”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

The Fish Market was exactly what we expected. Fresh daily fish. The prices were a little steep for the non-fish dishes. Children's meals were well-priced and included a drink and a sundae. Service started out shaky, but ended up being fine and friendly.

  • Visited March 2014
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