Dinner at a Seafood Oasis: The Fishery

The Fishery

5040 Cass Street
San Diego, CA
United States

Go on and toss your seafood pocket guide aside. The Fishery in San Diego’s Pacific Beach neighborhood is a sustainable seafood oasis. While too many restaurants are all talk when it comes to sourcing their fish thoughtfully, this vibrant spot takes it to the plate in the form of locally-caught swordfish nestled in roasted sweet potato purée, local spinach, bacon and hedgehog mushroom sauce; grilled local spiny lobster, or old-school Louis make from freshly picked Dungeness crab and flavor-packed Oregon pink shrimp. The sourcing here is spot-on. Of course it helps that fisherman-turned-owner Judd Brown’s other business is seafood wholesale company, Pacific Shellfish. That means chef Paul Arias gets the primo pickings from the day's catch. Check-out the to-go seafood counter for treats like smoked line-caught ahi tuna or rocky mounds of briny fresh oysters. Oh, and that big photo on the wall of Judd landing a monster-sized toothy mako shark? That’s for reals, people.

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Curator Clare Leschin-Hoar

Clare Leschin-Hoar has been exploring San Diego after recently relocating from Boston, discovering her new city is much more than just a craft-beer powerhouse. Good eats can be had in pockets throughout the city, from upscale La Jolla to hipster-heavy Hillcrest. Her work has appeared in the The Wall Street Journal, San Diego Magazine, EatingWell and more.

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