Top Choice Seafood in San Diego

Point Loma Seafoods

For off-the-boat-fresh seafood sandwiches, salads, fried dishes and icy-cold beer, order at the counter at this fish-market-cum-deli and grab a seat at a picnic table on the upstairs, harbor-view deck. In the Shelte…
Top Choice Seafood in Encinitas

Fish 101

In this roadside shack all growed up, order at the counter, sidle into a butcher block or picnic table, sip craft beer, wine or Mexican Coke from a Mason jar and use paper towels to wipe your face. Simple grilling t…
Seafood in San Diego


The look is art-deco ocean liner, and the service is just as elegant, with an oyster bar and creations like Maryland blue-crab cakes and horseradish-crusted Alaskan halibut. If you don’t feel like a total splurge, h…
Seafood in San Diego

World Famous

Watch the surf while enjoying ‘California coastal cuisine,’ an ever-changing all-day menu of inventive dishes from the sea (lobster Benedict for breakfast or lunch; banana rum mahi-mahi), plus steaks, salads and lun…
Seafood in San Diego

C Level

The bay views are stunning from this airy, elegant eatery on Harbor Island, west of downtown; well-prepared seafood dishes include the popular seared Hawaiian 'ahi tuna, lobster truffle mac 'n' cheese and Japanese-s…
Seafood in San Diego

Fish Market

For a daily market menu of sushi to smoked fish, chowder to the raw bar, steamers to cioppino and grilled fish, all with a harbor views in a snappy dining room, walk to Tuna Harbor, opposite the port side of the USS…
Seafood in San Diego


At this respected local seafood chain, lunch is heavy on sandwiches (and famous fish tacos), while dinners are fancier with dishes like marinated swordfish and macadamia-crusted mahi. The Shelter Island Dr branch ha…
Seafood in Del Mar

Jake’s Del Mar

Head to this beachside classic for ocean-view drinks and half-price appetizers from 4pm to 6pm weekdays and 2:30pm to 4:30pm on Saturday. The view’s great, the atmosphere chic and the food imaginative, like burrata …
Seafood in Oceanside

Harbor Fish & Chips

Nuthin’ fancy about this harborside chippie from the '60s, but when the fish is fried to a deep crackle and you eat it at a picnic table on the dock while classic pop tunes play on the radio, you still feel pretty g…
Seafood in San Diego