We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Fishery

#172 of 3,836 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Pacific Beach
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
5040 Cass St., San Diego, CA 92109 (Opal)
+1 858-272-9985
Today
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

291 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 277: English reviews
Middleton, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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.

Helpful?
Thank stevesh2158wz
Marquette, Michigan
Level Contributor
62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

Helpful?
Thank upred
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Level Contributor
53 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Helpful?
Thank Lisamac979
Palm Springs, California
Level Contributor
202 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Helpful?
Thank Nels
Oneonta, New York
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Helpful?
Thank William M
Rochester, New York
Level Contributor
33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Helpful?
Thank darjeelingfan
Sheboygan
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Helpful?
Thank Katherine A
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

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

Helpful?
Thank vbanana
Salt Lake City
Level Contributor
70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Helpful?
Thank UsFromSaltLakeCity
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

Helpful?
1 Thank MDMRJS

Travellers who viewed The Fishery also viewed

 

Been to The Fishery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5040 Cass St., San Diego, CA 92109
    (Opal)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-272-9985

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Fishery and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from The Fishery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?