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The Fish Market

640 Via de La Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2460
+1 858-755-2277
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (54 reviews)
“seafood” (66 reviews)
“cioppino” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
640 Via de La Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2460
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1 - 10 of 416 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There is one of these down in San Diego at the harbor. Since I was staying in Del Mar, I went to this. Very good food, excellent service, the Market Margarita was also out of this world.

Thank Fauzia T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They serve warm sour dough bread as you sit down— which is dangerous! The menu offers a wide range and is hard! to choose from bc it all looks good. We started with Humboldt oysters- fresh and cold and delicious! The Boston clam chowder was...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 November 2017

After attending the Del Mar Antique Show on November 18th we were hungry and the The Fish Market was right across the street! Having really enjoyed dinner last week at the San Diego Fish Market we looked forward to having a light lunch there.We ordered...More

Thank Ostrick
kirk b, Guest Relations Manager at The Fish Market, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Ostrich - Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your dining experience. The general manager of the Del Mar, Erika, would appreciate the opportunity to discuss it with you. Please email me a way to contact you at fishmarketfeedback+tdmost@gmail.com I hope...More

Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Heading to Del Mar race track and want a place to have a great meal? The Fish Market is across the street from main entrances to track. You get to see your fish before it’s cooked in a display case near main entrance. This was...More

Thank KD333999
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is our favorite 'go-to' place especially when guests are in town. Wonderful food and great atmosphere.

Thank 513cynthia
Reviewed 10 November 2017

You can watch them grill your food and the bread and salad is exquisite. Awesome for big groups, families or a casual patio like section and small outdoors. Really close to the Del Mar fairgrounds.

Thank Acuheart
Reviewed 3 November 2017

My wife and I had dinner here and came away somewhat disappointed. We started our meal with two Tanqueray martinis and an appetizer. The appetizer was a trio of smoked fish with an artichoke tapenade. The appetizer was very good and was definitely the highlight...More

Thank John L
kirk b, Guest Relations Manager at The Fish Market, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

John - Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your dining experience. The general manager of the Del Mar Restaurant, Erika, would appreciate the opportunity to discuss it with you. Please email me a way to contact you at fishmarketfeedback+tdmjoh@gmail.com I...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017

Went there for lunch with a few colleagues. It's my second time here. Ordered "Fish & Chips". The fish was Greenland Cod and I asked to replace regular fries with sweet potato fries. Both are very good. They put the fresh garlic paste and parsley...More

Thank Hawk C
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Stopped in for lunch. We were seated immediately, then service got slow. We arrived mid afternoon and the place was almost empty. Ordered fish tacos and fish and shrimp combo. Got the tacos and fish, but no shrimp. Charged for it anyway. Fish was cold....More

Thank Chuck8700
kirk b, Guest Relations Manager at The Fish Market, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Chuck - Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your dining experience. The general manager of the Del Mar Restaurant, Erika, would appreciate the opportunity to discuss it with you. Please email me your contact information (email or phone) at fishmarketfeedback+tdmchu@gmail.com...More

Reviewed 20 October 2017

My husband and I went with our toddler for a late lunch and were amazed at how good everything that we ordered was. The crab cakes and scallops were both fantastic, and our daughter loved it as well. The atmosphere is a little dated and...More

Thank Cincy45209
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$45
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
Description
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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