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The Fish Market

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1855 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, CA 94403-1155
+1 650-349-3474
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here with a colleague after a working day. Big place full of seats, great selection of fresh fish. Service maybe not the best one, young people and they seems to me not so gentle, but maybe due to my English not perfect. A good place for everyone and for families.

Thank Paolo D
South Carolina
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with two co-workers. Nautical design on both exterior and interior. Kind and attentive staff. We ordered a scallop and shrimp skewered entree as well as fish tacos and a tuna melt. I am not a seafood fan but all comments were positive around taste and quality. A bit pricy for me as it was about $20 per person for... More 

Thank Russell W
Jakarta, Indonesia
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100 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was looking for a seafood place in San Mateo. I am familiar with this restaurant name, because we had family dinner at the same group of restaurant in San Diego (Top of the Market restaurant). The food I ordered (angel hair and scallops) was delicious, and I got a table by the window, facing the lake. If only it... More 

Thank AnggyGustiza
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good happy hour selection of beverages and food. It's close to the highway, the views are very lovely and the service is really good

Thank Sonia E
Beverly Hills, Michigan
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201 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our party of six had a wonderful time after a Sharks game with kind, efficient service of a variety of entrees for every taste. The drinks were well-prepared and my petrale sole was just delectable. We ordered sides of the brussel sprouts without the usual pancetta and everyone at the table agreed they were very tasty. We polished off two... More 

Thank Gerri B
El Granada, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great restaurant in a great location. Large enough for big groups. The seafood selection is fantastic with a fresh seafood bar should you desire. In addition to the large seafood selection they have a wide variety of dishes to fit any palette. Highly recommended on a sunny day for lunch.

Thank CoGus
San Mateo, California
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150 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is our favorite place for happy hour or dinner. The restaurant has tv at the bar area so people can watch their favorite sports while dining. The service is a little slow at times specially if they are really busy. If you're in a rush, try sitting and eating at the bar. We like the clam chowder, sweet... More 

Thank Venus D
Twain Harte, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first time here. My [elderly] father wanted some "real" clam chowder before he flew back to Melbourne, and I picked The Fish Market by location and reviews on Tripadvisor. We had a late lunch/early dinner, and were not disappointed. My father raved about the chowder, and finished every drop. I had the combination Fish & Chips, and while the... More 

Thank Vicki Y
Fort Worth, Texas
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Party of 7 and the food was good. Shrimp pasta excellent. Service was fine especially for a busy Saturday night. Will go back.

Thank TJP55857
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fish Market has always been a great place to go. Yesterday we sat down early and the service was absolutely horrible! When the food arrived an hour later it was lukewarm and not that good! I don't know whats going on with this restaurant but I know i wont be going there for awhile!

Thank Teri W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$45
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor 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, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1855 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, CA 94403-1155
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-349-3474

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