I love to fly trips to sunny, warm places during the winter months, so my two day San Diego last week filled that bill. The Fish Market is an iconic seafood restaurant sitting right on the San Diego harbor. Location, location, location! They have indoor and outdoor seating, as well as a large bar area and actual fish market with fresh seafood for sale. It’s one of my go to places in San Diego this time of year, when I want to sit outside and forget all about the East Coast cold! You can watch the sun set while the sailboats float and the helicopters fly, by. It’s a truly beautiful setting.
The Fish Market recently reopened after renovations were necessary following a devastating fire in May of 2015. I read that the restaurant continued to pay all of their workers during the down time. What great management! Thankfully, they are up and running again, and an outdoor, harbor side table was available for me. I ordered a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, Astrolabe from New Zealand. It was crisp and delicious. The Fish Market’s menu is diverse, they have sushi, oysters, mussels, Dungeness crab, and fresh fish, just to name a few. I chose the fresh grilled Pacific Mahi Mahi with a lemon lime cilantro sauce, served with mashed potatoes and grilled veggies. I must say, it’s moments like these, at an outdoor, harbor side table, that I just sit there and soak it all in, the sunshine, the view, the wine, the fresh fish, and think to myself, yes, this flight attendant thing is still a good gig.
I can highly recommend The Fish Market. My server, Matthew was friendly and efficient. The food is consistently good, but more importantly, the view is amazing. Ask for a table outside, and try to arrive just before sunset. They are located in a touristy section of San Diego, next door to the USS Marine Museum, the Unconditional Surrender statue, and the Bob Hope Salute to the Military, at 750 North Harbor Drive.