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The Fish Market

3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2211
+1 650-493-9188
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh fish” (57 reviews)
“seafood” (89 reviews)
“cioppino” (21 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2211
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Ate dinner here. Pasta Pomodoro and some clam chowder. All in our party enjoyed out meal and the service was good. Would definitely eat here again.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

went in for lunch last week , poor quality , so / so service , this is a seafood restaurant so the fish and chips would be an expected to be fresh and good , not so , these were as hard as a well...More

Thank Daniel M
kirk b, Guest Relations Manager at The Fish Market, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Daniel - Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your dining experience. The general manager of the Palo Alto Restaurant, Toby, would appreciate the opportunity to discuss it with you. Please email me a way to contact you at fishmarketfeedback+gpadan@gmail.com I...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

THE BEST I’ve ever had. I’ve been coming to this place for quite some time and they definitely make the best lobster with a garlicky, red pepper flake butter sauce. I don’t know if it was originally done like that. It’s possible my mother asked...More

Thank Maggie B
Reviewed 3 March 2018

had the fish a chips dinner with shrimp and it was Great .It is an all around very clean great place to eat.

Thank Brian T
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

The Fish Market has been a popular spot for all of the 20 years I have lived in Palo Alto. Good quality fresh fish, and over the years they have added more variety to the menu. Now they have kababs, tacos and not just grilled...More

Thank gggCalifornia
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Another fantastic meal at The Fish Market. I had the whole crab. He had the pesto pasta with prawns. Both were delicious and perfectly prepared.

Thank Larina F
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

My take is that this place is an old established family restaurant that caters to a 2/3 faithful family followers and 1/3 one time customers The prices and portion sizes are reflective of an owner squeezing every bit of margins he can. Nothing fancy, nothing...More

Thank Jonathan F
Reviewed 26 February 2018

We haven't been for several years so it was nice our friends suggested going. We arrived a few minutes early but the doors were open and we were allowed to sit in the waiting area. When opened we picked our spot and given menus. I...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Good option for off-campus business lunch: Within short walking distance for nearby businesses. Prompt seating, prompt & polite service, prompt food service. Lunch salads, entrees starting at ~$15.00- $25.00.

Thank M_Monteon
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Came here with one of the reps at work. She was really excited to have me try their food. I’m so glad I let her suggest where to grab a bite. I had never been there before. I was actually surprised at how big it...More

Thank Te32
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leslie m
15 April 2017|
Response from kirk b | Property representative |
Hi we don't have Maine lobster on the menu right now. I don't have access to the reso list please call the Palo Alto store 650 493 9188 to confirm your reservation. Thank you
Alan L P
23 October 2016|
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Response from Michael T | Reviewed this property |
Don't know you may call them directly, each store is different
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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 94306-2211
  • 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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