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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
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (54 reviews)
“seafood” (70 reviews)
“cioppino” (18 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 434 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by and read great reviews. We wanted some good seafood and we found it. My wife had a grilled platter and her scallops were some of best we have ever had. I had platter fried and it was unbelievable. So fresh, hot at table....More

Thank revrick33
Reviewed 1 week ago

WE are locals and have been eating here since they opened, but downward trend has been developing for a while. Ate here tonight and can't say it was enjoyable. Fish was tasteless and although grilled, had no grill flavor and kind of mushy. Service slow,...More

Thank calmavin
kirk b, Guest Relations Manager at The Fish Market, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to the Fish Market in downtown San Diego and thought that this restaurant would be similar, well it is not. Downtown the food is great, unfortunately here it is below average at best. The Oysters had a fishy smell and taste and...More

1  Thank Joe W
kirk b, Guest Relations Manager at The Fish Market, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate there as it was close to our hotel and the valet suggested it. It was average for seafood with above average prices. We tried the ceviche it was ok but I little too Limey but what you would expect from bulk preparation and...More

Thank David V
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We ate here on a recommendation and were disappointed with the food. This restaurant grills fish over a wood fire which is fine if you know what your doing, but the fish had no flavor and was dried out. A restaurant we love is the...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We visited this location while staying at the nearby Hilton Hotel as a group of six. The facility had good decor, the menu was varied, and the service was good. We felt the pricing was a little high for the amount of food served, not...More

Thank BRSSalem
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Back in the day, 40 years to be exact, this was THE place for fish in North County. Unfortunately, I think it is past its prime. The tables seem old and dated, the plants need watering, etc. ok, but the main thing the food...it’s ok,...More

Thank bballwey
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Every night the place was hopping, so curiosity got to us. My husband had pasta with lox, it was good. I had fish and chips, which was noting like the real thing. 2 very dry shrimp, 2 scallops, like sawdust, and some odd piece of...More

Thank Christine M
kirk b, Guest Relations Manager at The Fish Market, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

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

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Came here because of TripAdvisor. Great call the oysters were amazing. Had the halibut and two sides. The au gratin potatoes were the best I’ve ever had. A must

Thank Tommy L
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We must have been hungry when we went, because we tried practically half the menu! Everything was delicious and it was very reasonably priced! I would go back in a heartbeat!

Thank Denvergal1234
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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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
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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