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Best San Diego Seafood Restaurants


Nothing is more disappointing than going to an oceanfront restaurant, only to discover that the bland fish you're eating was frozen between being caught and being served to you. The best seafood is fresh, and prepared in such a way as to accent the natural flavors of the sea without overwhelming them. Presented in alphabetical order, here are the 2014 top seafood restaurants in San Diego.

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Blue Point Coastal Cuisine Seafood
12/20
Dining Room at Blue Point Coastal Cuisine, San Diego, CA 565 Fifth Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
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This sleek restaurant offers a bit of everything for seafood lovers: fresh oysters, tuna sashimi, shrimp cocktails and osetra caviar. More...

1500 Ocean California
No Rating
Dining Room at 1500 Ocean, Coronado, CA Hotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118
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Hotel del Coronado's fine dining restaurant offers California coastal cuisine and pleasant ocean views. More...

Fish 101 Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Fish 101, Encinitas, CA 1468 N. Coast Hwy. 101
Encinitas, CA 92024

Beach casual, rustic fish house in the surfer town of Leucadia. More...

The Fish Market Seafood
12/20
Dining Room at The Fish Market, San Diego, CA 750 N. Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101
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This bustling bayside restaurant is all about fresh fish, seafood and San Diego Bay views. More...

The Fishery Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at The Fishery, San Diego, CA 5040 Cass St.
San Diego, CA 92109
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Favorite in Pacific Beach for freshly caught, sustainable seafood set in a restored vintage warehouse. More...

George's California Modern California
16/20
Dining Room at George 1250 Prospect St.
La Jolla, CA 92037

Executive chef Trey Foshee's farm-fresh coastal cuisine in a seaside setting in La Jolla. More...

Hello Betty Fish House Seafood
13/20
SpringHill Suites San Diego Oceanside/Downtown
211 Mission Ave.
Oceanside, CA 92054

Food from the sea and craft beers take center stage at this high-energy, colorful eatery in Oceanside. More...

Herringbone Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Herringbone, La Jolla, CA 7837 Herschel Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Modern seafood in a high-energy setting in La Jolla. More...

Humphreys Restaurant California
12/20
2241 Shelter Island Dr.
San Diego, CA 92106
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California coastal cuisine from chef Paul Murphy in a stylish, contemporary setting with good views. More...

Jake's Del Mar California
13/20
1660 Coast Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014
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A Del Mar standby since 1981, this beachfront spot delivers good fun and eats, and a spectacular ocean setting. More...

JRDN Restaurant Steakhouse
No Rating
Dining Room at JRDN Restaurant, San Diego, CA Tower23 Hotel
723 Felspar St.
San Diego, CA 92109
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A sassy hotel hot-spot with a focus on steak and seafood, plus great ocean views. More...

The Marine Room French
15/20
Dining Room at The Marine Room, La Jolla, CA La Jolla Shores Hotel
2000 Spindrift Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Wall-to-wall beachfront view, farm-fresh locally grown ingredients, and chef Bernard Guillas’s sophisticated, adventurous cuisine in La Jolla. More...

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood
13/20
The Metropolitan Condominiums
Omni San Diego Hotel
675 L St.
San Diego, CA 92101
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Fresh seafood from around the globe in downtown San Diego. More...

The Oceanaire Seafood Room Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at The Oceanaire Seafood Room, San Diego, CA 400 J St.
San Diego, CA 92101
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A wealth of treasures from the sea, including one of the best oyster selections in town. More...

Osetra The Fish House Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Osetra The Fish House, San Diego, CA 904 Fifth Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
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A Gaslamp fixture, this spacious restaurant mixes sophisticated dining and casual tapas in the E-5 Lounge. More...

Point Loma Seafoods Seafood
Quick Bite
2805 Emerson St.
San Diego, CA 92106
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Seafood as fresh as it gets in San Diego. More...

Rimel's Rotisserie California
13/20
Dining Room at Rimel 2005 San Elijo Ave.
Cardiff, CA 92007
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Rimel's serves up artisan meats, along with fresh salads, rice bowls and impressive homemade sauces. More...

Sally's Seafood on the Water Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Sally Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
1 Market Pl.
San Diego, CA 92101
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Respected hotel restaurant known for its seafood, sushi and views. More...

Tidal Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Tidal, San Diego, CA Paradise Point Resort & Spa
1404 Vacation Rd.
San Diego, CA 92109

Local seafood, seasonal produce and views of Mission Bay are the hallmarks of Tidal. More...

Top of the Market Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Top of the Market, San Diego, CA 750 N. Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101
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Captivating views of the harbor, solid service and fresh seafood make a good dining triumvirate. More...


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