Where to Find the Freshest Seafood in San Diego

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Chances are if you’re eating seafood in San Diego, it was probably caught fresh. With a thriving coastal scene teeming with fish and other seafood, San Diego has some incredible places that serve some stiff competition when it comes to freshness. Check out these local places that offer a fantastic selection of all kinds of fresh seafood.

Blue Point Coastal Cuisine

This downtown seafood restaurant is one of the finest in the Gaslamp District and offers a world-class selection of phenomenal seafood. Their fresh raw oysters are a perfect starter course for your meal, and their Fish a La Plancha with smoked salmon potato mousseline is to die for. Expect an overall high-end dining experience with top-notch drinks, service, and the freshest seafood, of course.


Osetra Seafood and Steaks

This classy, yet comfortable restaurant is located in the heart of the Gaslamp District, offering customers great seafood and sushi. Using only the best local, organic ingredients, and the freshest seafood, their Fresh Catch portion of the menu consists of a wide variety of locally caught fish. From swordfish to northern Atlantic salmon, we’re sure you’ll find something enjoyable.


George’s At The Cove

If being voted San Diego’s “Best of the Best” Fancy Restaurant isn’t enough to allure you, then the stunning three-story building complete with the best views of the ocean will surely do it. With upscale dining in the lower levels, and a casual bistro menu in the middle and upper level, you can be sure to get a fresh ocean catch on your plate with along with the pleasant contemporary atmosphere making for an overall divine dining experience.


The Brigantine

These family-owned restaurants are known for their mouth-watering, award-winning fish tacos. Check out the Del Mar Brigantine location, where you’ll be treated with a spectacular view of the Del Mar Fairgrounds. With the 2018 racing season underway, this could be a great chance to grab some delectable fresh fish tacos and get in on the action.


Las Olas

Owners Dave Murphy and Peter Johnson developed their passion for delicious Mexican food while growing up in San Diego. Inspired by the fresh coastal Mexican food they often enjoyed, they are known for being the pioneers of the first Fish Tacos in North America and have been serving healthy, delicious seafood ever since. With traditional Mexican favorites, a casual atmosphere, and indoor and patio dining, this is perfect place to grab some seafood and kick back after a long day at the beach.


El Pescador Fish Market

A popular spot among locals and surfers alike, this fish market has two large refrigerated display cases stocked with locally caught fresh fish, and customers can select what they want and have them prepare it for you. Or, if you have the desire to exercise your culinary capability, you can take your “fresh catch” home with you to cook yourself. With a menu comprising of char-grilled and sauteed seafood, along with sandwiches, plates, and salads, this fish market is a unique place to get some delicious bites.


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