Monday, January 9, 2017

Restaurant Review- The Fish Market

Located on the waterfront in downtown San Diego is the popular Fish Market restaurant. With a view of the San Diego bay and the 25 foot sculpture of a Navyman kissing his love, this is a prime tourist destination. I was born and raised in San Diego and this was my first time visiting this place, where you can get super fresh seafood either served in their sit down dining room or picked up at their seafood counter to take home and cook up yourself.

First of all parking here is a mess. The restaurant parking is shared with the entire waterfront tourist destination and the parking spaces are jam packed. I was quite amused to see large SUV's trying to squeeze into them. We opted on valet parking, trust me it's worth it. The restaurant is very large and has a casual, loud and bustling atmosphere. The views are amazing but unfortunately it was extremely sunny on this day and they had pulled the shades down so I couldn't get a good pic from our table. The menu consists of everything from crab cakes, fried fish, steamed mussels, tuna sandwiches, steamed catch of the day and more. A nice variety for the seafood lover.

We started off with the Salt and Pepper Calamari. These were crisp and tender and really yummy. My mom ordered the Famous Dungeness Crab Cioppino.

This was their "small" size but believe me it was a lot. Assorted seafood in their house marinara sauce with pieces of garlic bread to sop everything up. My mom said it was really good. It had a generous portion of mussels and crab, some fish and only a couple of shrimp.

My sister ordered the Dungeness Crab Cakes with a side of fries.

These large crab filled cakes were served with a whole grain mustard sauce and were pretty tasty according to my sister.

I was in the mood for fish but I didn't know what kind. They have several fresh fish choices that can be cooked mesquite or grilled. I opted for the Local Black Cod blackened, with a side of roasted veggies and cherry basil tomatoes.

The Black Cod lived up to its "butter fish" name. It was melt in your mouth good but I think the blackened seasoning could have had a bit more salt. It was delicious non the less.

We had a great meal with an even better view. If you are visiting San Diego on vacation, the downtown waterfront is a must see place, and if you are craving some fresh seafood stop over at The Fish Market.

The Fish Market @ San Diego
750 North Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101

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