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The Fish Market

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640 Via de La Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2460
+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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Summerfield, Florida, United States
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310 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is a combination Fish Market and restaurant. We were here for the restaurant. The food was OK, and I have had much better elsewhere. I probably would not go back to this place due to the quality and the pricey meals. The atmosphere was really interesting and spotlighted the old Tuna fishing industry in San Diego. I found... More 

Thank Randy C
Mexico City, Mexico
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274 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place. Not everything tasted great but some of the items on the menu were good. The service was really slow .

Thank eduardops60
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119 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went in with a group of friends place was busy but got seated fast. Had a blue cheese wedge salad which was amazing. Also ordered fish and chips was a small portion but very good. Will go back.

Thank William H
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128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been coming here for many years and have generally been satisfied. This time, though, I ordered the Clambake and every seafood item was overcooked. Dried, relatively flavorless. Not very satisfying.

Thank AboveEarth
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176 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Our third visit to the Fish Market. The service is always cheerful and prompt. Menu is comprehensive and there are salads and non-fish items as well as a selection of specials and traditional fish offerings. Portions are generous, the food is well prepared and presented. It's probably not the very best fish restaurant in the San Diego area, but you... More 

Thank binduAustralia
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The fresh fish counter right inside the door had us thinking about cooking right away. Once seated although not on the pier we felt like it. Really friendly server, we started with a bottle of Prosecco and asked her to get the fried Brussels sprouts going. Then came warm sourdough bread, I make my own and only occasionally get results... More 

Thank Gonesouthagain
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

How can the Wilsons just keep this awesome string going for so long? We had ANOTHER great meal with the Fish Market crew. You cannot miss Garlic Cheese sourdough app, nor calamari or oysters Rockefeller. Our crew had Dean's Prawns, crab cakes, blackened tomo, and grilled yellowtail... No kidding, folks, these guys just KNOW HOW TO COOK FISH. And great... More 

Thank FleeberGibbitz
Darmstadt, Germany
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281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This is a really big restaurant by Del Mar with multiple rooms to sit by a pretty busy street. However, of you ignore the rather busy atmosphere, be prepared to have great seafood. The crab cakes were just phenomenal and accompanied with arugula just a perfect combination. The key lime pie was extraordinary. They also offer a nice selection of... More 

2 Thank Silvia E
College Station, Texas
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475 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 374 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Having crab cakes made with freshly prepped crab meat is absolutely delicious. Topping it off with perfectly seared salmon is just perfect. The key lime pie at the end was wonderful. Did I mention the local brews on tap? Overall an excellent experience. By the way: The freshly-baked sourdough bread was awesome.

1 Thank Helmut K
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85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We went here for lunch after attending the rabbit convention at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Very busy place, a good sign, fresh seafood market plus restaurant. Three of us had seafood entrees while one had a hamburger! Drinks were good and service helpful and attentive. One had the Louie Salad with stone crab, crab was shredded not lump as expected.... 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, Gluten Free Options
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
Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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 92075-2460
  • 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?