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The Fish Market

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3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
+1 650-493-9188
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Fish Market was my first stop in SFO. Was quite excited about the food but a letdown. It's kind of over rated. Food was average. Could have been our order. Not too excited after the meal.

Thank kohhh88
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place blew us away. We got right in on a busy night likely because it's huge! There's a very large staff and they run their tails off to ensure everyone is taken care of and food is delivered to your table fast and hot. But what really impressed us is the variety of seafood choices and the generous portions... More 

1 Thank FoodieWineFun
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great gathering with friends here, the dishes are fresh and yummy. Great seafood combi which is so appetising and delicous... will be back for more

Thank Miki N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always have a great meal here. My daughter gets a bucket of clams with a side of linguine, my husband gets grilled Mahi Mahi, my son fish and chips and I get the Maine lobster. Never disappoints!

1 Thank Aileen C
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Affordable, comfortable setting, conveniently located on El Camino Real. Variety of seafood to satisfy everyone and good wine list, complemented by pleasant and efficient staff.

Thank 40Lucyruth
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Fish Market restaurant offers a huge variety of fish dishes (and a few non-fish). The setting is very plain, but if you are in the mood for fish it's worth it. You can also buy fish at the retail counter in front.

Thank internationalvoyager
Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try the lime-ginger prawns appetizer! Our rockfish and swordfish entrees were delicious. Food was fresh and hot off the grill.

Thank Louise W
Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good seafood alternative in Palo Alto. Very extensive and varied menu. Service very efficient. If you are looking for an informal good seafood place in Palo Alto, The Fish Market is the place.

Thank Marthav12324
Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being from out of town, we didn't know this was a chain. But everything turned out really great. The prices are reasonable and the portions are pretty big. I ordered mussels and I barely ate half of it. We had a great server who was very friendly and attentive. We stayed well past the closing time but was never once... More 

Thank TravelCloud2
Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not fancy, and it gets crowded, but if you want a wwell prepared, quality cut of fish for a "somewhat expensive" ptrice, this is the place. They have been here forever and still get the crowds, plus many repeat customers. What does that tell you?

Thank billcScottsdale

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-493-9188
Our first restaurant has been a Palo Alto institution since its doors opened in 1976. With the brand new addition of an oyster bar, cocktail bar and lounge area, there are now even more ways to experience this unique restaurant. The expansive retail market remains a popular stop for local residents seeking to take home the finest in fresh fish.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?