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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 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Solana Beach, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I cannot eat there anymore as I am Celiac and they were not careful the time I went even with careful instructions. I use strictly if I am town as a Fish Market to buy Wild Fish. Prices outrageous but always packed on ice if I ask and always excellent taste.

Thank keptmyname
Rockwood, Canada
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92 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is highly recommended, but our first experience was not good. Fish back bones in the fish and chips. Disgusting. We tried it again, & it was better but not great. We'll go to Brigantine instead for our fish meal.

1 Thank dukeofargy
Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting the San Diego area for a training symposium and wanted a place to eat. We found this restaurant via my smart phone, made a reservation on it (how did we survive before smart phones? I can't remember!). We were blown away by the attentive service and the food. We took our waiter's recommendations and we were all... More 

Thank Eileen C
San Diego, Texas
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch. Was seated right away but service was very slow. Slow to take our order, slow to come back and check on us. That said the food was great

Thank Sardinia311
Oceanside, California
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56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a busy day at Seaworld, this place hit the mark. Not fancy, it just offers delicious fresh fish of all varieties. We started with oysters on the half shell, which were served in the basic manner without any special sauces other than horse radish and seafood sauce. This was followed by a cup of New England clam chowder. It... More 

Thank Doc_Dern
San Diego, California
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259 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a local favorite when it comes to seafood. Yesterday we ordered a delicious bay shrimp cocktail, New England clam chowder, Caesar salad, and my favorite dish--Linguine and clams. Often we order the crunchy fish (cod) and chips. The restaurant is just north of the famous Del Mar fairgrounds where the horse shows, horse races, and county fair take... More 

Thank lindymiles
Glenorie, New South Wales, Australia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I eat here every time i visit and am happy to report how much it has improved. Apparently new management has been in since late last year and has made a big positive impact. Food was great, service was also very good so i'm happy to say this place has returned to its former glory and so worth visiting if... More 

Thank Vicki W
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is very casual--you could definitely go right from beach or activities of the day. The fish was definitely fresh and very good. Simple preparations--nothing fancy about it. Our server was not attentive at all and we found ourselves constantly looking for her, but other servers seemed far better.

Thank hockeymom232
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have dined here many times. Recently in March 2017. The Rockfish was the best I've ever tasted. Large portion. You could split with your partner with a salad. Just ask for extra plates. We sat out by the window. You may view all of the fish first as they have a fish market as the name implies. Good service.... More 

Thank 1rialta
Bayside, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Great restaurant. Good service and great food. Even the seemingly simple chopped prawn salad was so perfectly made. I would definitely go back there again.

Thank May C

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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
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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?