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“Fresh Seafood!”
Review of The Fish Market

The Fish Market
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Ranked #46 of 4,744 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $45
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups, Sushi
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Broadway/Pacific Highway
Transit: Metropolitan Transit System busses stop right at the entrance of our parking lot on North Harbor Drive
Description: Our flagship restaurant since 1989, this waterfront landmark in downtown San Diego is recognized as the premier destination for seafood and San Diego bay views. Our downstairs restaurant offers casual dining, and features a comfortable oyster bar and cocktail bar, as well as a first-rate sushi bar. The second story Top of the Market lets you enjoy views from Point Loma to the Coronado Bridge in a fine-dining setting.
Tampa, Florida
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Fresh Seafood!”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Huge restaurant and fish market that is everything you could want in fresh seafood. Just had lunch there, but the grilled swordfish tacos were great. Prices were very reasonable and of course eating on the water is always wonderful. From what I’m told the dinner crowd gets really big. Right next to the Midway Carrier.

Visited March 2013
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Macon, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“San Diego Seafood”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Enjoyed a nice dinner at the Fish Market. I had the Swordfish which was perfectly cooked and reasonably priced. My partner had the New England Seafood Pot and it got good reviews as well. The sushi we ordered as an appetizer was delicious as well. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the food and would definitely go back.

Visited March 2013
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“The crab is to die for!”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Love the fresh crab and sushi. The wait staff is helpful and the outside sitting is small but worth the squeeze.

Visited February 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely View”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

I ate at "The Top of the Market" as the wait time was less than downstairs. This was my last lunch for my trip and suggested by my hotel. The suggestion was good and I was not disappointed. The chowder and the shrimp linguine were very tasty, and the gelato was a great finisher. The service was acceptable. The weatherma’m granted me a great day and view was very fine.

  • Visited January 2013
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Dublin, California
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great Fish menu”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

The Fish market gets crowded go early. Another option is to sit on the deck or bar area. There are many tables for 2-4 people in the bar area and it can save you from having to wait in line. It is open seating with lots of small table and bay views. We were thinking of sitting at the bar when we saw all the tables and the bartender told us it was open sitting. We sat at one of the tables, sipping our wine and watched the sunset. We had the scallop appetizer (good), fresh catfish (good) and fish taco (dry). I would definitely return for the fresh fish.

  • Visited March 2013
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