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The Fish Market

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640 Via de la Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075
+1 858-755-2277
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Anchorage, Alaska
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677 reviews
511 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Living in Alaska, we are use to good seafood and we were pleased with the quality of the seafood. One bonus, they offer Manhattan style clam chowder.

Thank Mike P
Warren, Michigan
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location? Check. (across from the race track and easily accessible from I-5) Great ambience? Check. (fishing pictures and stuffed fish cover the high walls, variety of rooms) Fresh fish, check. (delivered twice daily) We live in Michigan and make it a point to go the Fish Market in Del Mar every time we visit our son and his family... More 

Thank Walt K
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The energy is like being on the oceanfront. People are enjoying themselves. The servers are kind and pleasant, and if you like good seafood...this is your place. It's a fun place to go for lunch or dinner. Try the oysters and the clams...and of course, the Rombauer Chardonney....Enjoy!

Thank Kristin A
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extensive menu for dine in or take out. We particularly enjoyed the Clam Chowder. Prices very reasonable for the portions served. If you like seafood ---definitely partake!

Thank Lou S
San Diego, California
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159 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a huge lover of fish, however my family enjoys this establishment very much. I thought the bread is great, our salad was very good and my shrimp and pasta was very nice. My wife had fish as well as the rest of my family and they all seem to enjoy it. Very noisy and hard to carry a good... More 

Thank Neillibin
Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a terrific dinner. All the fish was fresh and prepared well. Restaurant is very cute. It's nice to see your fish before it's cooked. Waitstaff was good.

Thank Joyce B
La Palma, CA
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446 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My fresh Mexican halibut for $24.95 was cooked just right and delicious. My son-in-law liked the fresh Swordfish for S25.45 as well. My wife and daughter had a cup of the Manhattan chowder and New England chowder, respectively. They both said their soup was very good. They split the Crab Louie which they also liked. We split the Snickerdoodle and... More 

Thank David from La Palma
juniper flats
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We visit Del Mar three times a year and The Fish Market is always a must stop on our list. They always have a great selection of fresh fish.

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Palm Desert, California
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68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We had great experiences when had lunch at this location. Our server, Haley was prompt in greeting us and again in taking our order & explaining the menu items. Our food was delivered quickly in the past.& was done perfectly. Haley knew about the wine my husband preferred. We will certainly return to this location next time we are visiting... More 

Thank JMSFairfieldGlade
Toronto, Canada
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147 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Westarted with the artichoke dip..WOW!!Amazing! Then we ordered the clam chowder thinking it could not top San Fransisco but it matched it. So delicious! We then ordered the scallop pesto pasta as a main dish and it too was Amazing! But the home made bread with the dip took up so much of our appetite we ate some and took... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$45
Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 640 Via de la Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solana Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-755-2277
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?