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The Fishery

#208 of 3,847 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 - 22:00
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Middleton, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

One of those finds for an out of town guest that's makes you happy. Awesome atmosphere, service and food. Great value. Had a wonderful night. Sushi is awesome, seafood entrees--very fresh and perfectly prepared. Homemade ice cream for the kids to top off the night. You cannot go wrong here.

Thank stevesh2158wz
Marquette, Michigan
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We had to cancel our dinner reservation as we were delayed getting in to San Diego so went to Fishery for lunch. Sat outside and enjoyed shrimp taco and shrimp Louis salad. Waitress was very helpful and brought us a taste of two different wines to help us decide. Would expect dinner to be same high quality.

Thank upred
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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56 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

First of all DO NOT TRY to book a table on-line ! ! ! It kept saying there were no tables available all day. We gave up and called instead,,,,,,,,,, got a reservation for the time we wanted no problem. The web site suggested we look for another restaurant that had an available table for the time we wanted !... More 

Thank Lisamac979
Palm Springs, California
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202 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

If you want a good seafood meal this is your spot. They have a cold bar, sushi, entrees, fish & chips, tacos. I've never had a bad meal. The the place has nice feel and great service.

Thank Nels
Oneonta, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Picked this restaurant by word of mouth. The food was excellent. Probably the best albacore I have ever had. The beer selection was also good and the atmosphere was very nice as well. A little on the pricey side, but worth it for the quality of the food and service.

Thank William M
Rochester, New York
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

My husband and I ate dinner here recently while vacationing Pacific Beach. We can't say enough good things about this restaurant. They accommodated my GF need readily and expertly. I had the swordfish, and it was the best swordfish I've ever eaten: fresh, tender, deliciously prepared. The accompaniments on the plate (roasted Brussels sprouts, along with roasted beet-kale-bacon hash) were... More 

Thank darjeelingfan
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Had an opportunity to try Opah Cheek as a special dish. It was fantastic. And the sushi was the best I've ever had. The waiter was very knowledgeable in wine pairings, which I appreciate with a dish I've never tried before.

Thank Katherine A
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Best fresh seafood in San Diego!!! The Calm Chowder is a must have! Great service and cozy atmosphere

Thank vbanana
Salt Lake City
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70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

My wife and I had dinner here on a recent visit to San Diego. We were in the mood for some seafood and to concierge at the hotel suggested this place. We absolutely loved it. They have a very extensive seafood menu with many items to choose from What really stands out at this restaurant is the excellent service. I... More 

Thank UsFromSaltLakeCity
San Diego, California
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The staff was friendly. However the dishes were extremely over priced and bland. I ordered a $36 swordfish steak. I received two warmed over pieces of fish that was barley edible. My partners dish was no better. A macadamia crusted Halibut with virtually no flavor. The sauce tasted like it belonged on a Big Mac. Now if I left the... More 

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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
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5040 Cass St., San Diego, CA 92109
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighbourhood: 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?