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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh fish” (56 reviews)
“seafood” (72 reviews)
“cioppino” (18 reviews)
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640 Via de La Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2460
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Pretty good fish restaurant is abusively, outrageously, overpriced. And they sneak it on you. They should go to jail.

Thank rjk376
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for dinner and to watch a baseball playoff game. The happy hour oysters were $1.50 each and delicious. Also had the house Chardonnay (from Napa) only $6.50 and my dinner was sushi. Very fresh. My favorite dinner of my week in SoCal.

Thank amybgoldstein37
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok, it doesn't have a view but it looks like what you want a seafood place to be. The patina of aged wood, a seafood market up front that has very fresh, attractive catches. There is a big menu with all the goodies on one...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Ate here with some friends, as this was a place they liked in the past. I enjoyed my shrimp with bacon, however the roasted vegetables while my favorite type, were too crunchy for my taste. The service was great. Everyone was friendly.

Thank 997tanyan
Reviewed 2 September 2018

This restaurant is one of a small chain in the San Diego area. It is way better than the reviews here would lead one to believe. I don't know why there are so many negative reviews. There is a lot of tourist traffic in SoCal;...More

Thank Jan C
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Love this place. A little pricey but very fresh fish. They have a fish market inside. Good selection of fish. Clam choder and crab louie salad are my go tos, but the oysters, clams, halibut. Catfish and trout are all great! Everything is, but the...More

Thank marypM3459PJ
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

OMG, what a treat! We happened upon this lovely and lovely restaurant tonight with our kids. Prices are very fair and the food’s terrific. We enjoyed lboulliabaise for 2, sautéed green beans (yum!) and chowder. Our kids each had the grilled chicken teriyaki which was...More

Thank Thegoodegg
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Loved the east coast traditional seaside feel of the inside of this west coast fish house. Our seafood was very fresh, and our family got to pick from a very wide offering. The atmosphere is lively and our service was good...waitress had been there for...More

Thank WanderTheBest
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

We spent a fabulous night in this restaurant with 2 children. The food and wine were amazing, a lot of choice on the menu, and the staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. They also accommodated quite well our requests for the children. We wish it...More

Thank php67
Reviewed 14 July 2018

We got there early for lunch time, but sat and had a relaxing time with an ice tea and lemonades. The waitress was very kind and accommodating to us and gave us good recommendations. She came by frequently to refill water as we were very...More

Thank Barbara H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 45
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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