The Boatyard Nautical-Themed Steakhouse & Speakeasy Replacing Fidder's Green In San Diego's Point Loma

May 3, 2024

Taking over the space long occupied by Fiddler's Green on San Diego's Shelter Island of Point Loma is The Boatyard, an incoming, nautical-themed steak and seafood restaurant with an onsite speakeasy.

At the helm of The Boatyard bar & restaurant are four native San Diegans: Chalium Muir, January Muir, Whitney Eckis, and Spencer Moran. With a deep-rooted love for their city and a passion for preserving its history, these individuals have joined forces with local hospitality experts to transform the beloved Fiddler's Green restaurant into a contemporary maritime-inspired destination.
Guiding the estimated $3 million transformation of the 6,749 square-foot space is esteemed local designer Paul Basile, for his work on many of the city's hottest bars and restaurants, including Morning Glory, Born & Raised, Polite Provisions, North Park Beer, and many more. Operating consultant Eric Galley, who previously worked as an Executive Chef of San Diego's prolific Consortium Holdings (Born & Raised, Morning Glory, Ironside Fish & Oyster), lends his expertise to ensure a seamless dining experience for patrons from concept to execution.
Drawing inspiration from the concept of a "Blue Collar Yacht Club," The Boatyard will offer an unpretentiously elegant ambiance with a menu centered around fresh, seasonal ingredients with a focus on steak and seafood cooked over an open, wood-fired grill. Paying tribute to the beloved Fiddler's Green restaurant, The Boatyard promises to uphold its legacy of honoring Point Loma's history as a fishing village while infusing contemporary flair into its culinary offerings.
A highlight of The Boatyard's allure will be its nautically themed speakeasy, a first-of-its-kind on Shelter Island. Tucked away behind a discreet harbor-side entrance, this hidden gem will transport guests to a bygone era of seafaring adventures. Inside, dim lighting, maritime decor, and vintage artifacts will create an ambiance of exclusivity and intrigue. Partnered with a craft cocktail program approved by San Diego's most discerning mixologists, the speakeasy promises to captivate even the most sophisticated palates.
Fiddler's Green restaurant closed last year after nearly 30 years in business. Founded along the entrance of Shelter Island in San Diego's Point Loma neighborhood in 1994 by yacht broker and avid sailor Steve Rock, Fiddler's Green was a nautical-themed restaurant with more than 300 yacht and boat models adorning the walls. Around 2020, former construction worker and longtime customer Ron Thomas had a chance discussion at Fiddler's Green that resulted in him purchasing the restaurant from Steve and Debi Rock. Last May, Fiddler's Green was ordered to shut town by the County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health Food and Housing Division following multiple violations.
The Boatyard is expected to open in early 2025 at 2760 Shelter Island Drive in San Diego's Point Loma. For more information, visit

*Above artistic renderings may change before final design.