Phone: (619) 281-4014
Online Reservations
    $2 Tacos (two taco minimum pls, market fish and sweet potato + kale)
    1/2 off bottle of wine all night
    Any bottle under $100 included
    1 dozen oysters + 22oz bottle beer for $22
    1/2 off fish + chips
    2 per table max. follow us on twitter
    + facebook for our weekly ‘password’ - mention it to your server to receive your choice of Tuesday, Thursday or Friday's deals
    $1 oysters all night (or till we’re out)
  • $3.5 draft beers
  • $5 rosé sangria
  • $5 well cocktails

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About Fish Public

Welcome to FISH PUBLIC – the newest neighborhood restaurant concept from Tracy Borkum and Urban Kitchen Group, located in the heart of Kensington in the previous Kensington Grill location.

The seafood menu features regional fare from across our oceans. Garnering inspiration and sourcing directly from the Atlantic’s Gulf Coast, New England and English coast you will find such items as fish and chips; crab cake BLT; shrimp and grits; and steamed mussels. The Pacific Ocean influences come from the West Coast of America, Baja and the Pacific Rim. Dishes include ceviche del día with avocado and fresh tortilla chips; grilled octopus with crispy shallots, pepper almond relish and arugula; crab cake; and assorted street tacos.

A healthy selection of oysters are available at the open oyster bar/kitchen. These delicate molluscs are available with chef’s whim mignonettes, as well as house prepared accouterments. For non-seafood lovers, guests will not be disappointed with Mary’s fried chicken, beef short ribs or FP burger. ‘Guppy’ menu showcases a fun selection of kids’ classics. Not to be missed are the simple and scrumptiously sweet delights such as seasonally baked pie, banana split and warm chocolate brownie.

Craft cocktails, draft and bottled beer and artisan wines have been hand selected to pair well with each menu offering. Refreshing house bottled cocktails and shrubs are a playful addition to the beverage menu.

The Nantucket beach cottage-inspired interior is a pleasure to the eyes. The light and airy space designed by Borkum and her co-collaborator Monika Crawford, focuses on the UKG model ‘from old + new’ – rustic and whitewashed wood accents and bead board, to lively patterns with a modern edge.
Some Buzz

Bringing the best the ocean has to offer from both coasts, Fish Public in Kensington is cooking up sea life in every conceivable way …


Many have tried, and many have failed, but my pick for the best fish and chips in town is Fish Public …. Their chef has found the perfect balance in this dish, and their use of the Labrador Red fish along with their unique batter helps to differentiate it from other fish and chips that can be found around America’s Finest City.

David Salisbury, U-T SuperDiner

Stunning dining experience. Service was fantastic, all the way ’round … and the food literally delighted us, so much so that I found myself bouncing in my seat like a happy kid with ice cream.

Joselle S.

The Urban Kitchen Group with it’s signature branding, has done a great job in the Seafood Sister restaurant to the San Diego famed Cucina Urbana

Kara P. Yelp Review

Overall, I give Fish Public 5 Stars for great service, delicious food, and a comfy, cozy, modern-homey atmosphere.

Anna K. Yelp Review
  • eat / drink

    fresh and affordable seafood classics and modern small plates created using the freshest local produce, organic and sustainable ingredients comprise a menu of items mostly at or below $20.

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  • Hours

    Sun: 5p - 9p Tue-Thu: 5p - 9p
    Fri-Sat: 5p - 10p
    Closed Christmas Day
    Closed New Year's Day

    Map / Directions

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