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“Service Trumps All!”

Fish Market Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 947 Restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$8
Cuisines: American, Greek, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Westerville, Ohio
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102 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Service Trumps All!”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

If you like fish, the Fish Market is your place to eat in Birmingham. Very reasonable prices, generous portions served quickly by friendly staff. In fact, staff was so friendly, a bartender stayed with us, after the restaurant closed, to make sure we got a cab back to our hotel!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Pat W
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English first
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very appealing”
Reviewed 9 November 2013

I really like the looks of this restaurant. I find it very appealing. Also, I was treated in a very friendly manner by everyone and the waiters were so helpful. It was really pleasant because of that. The restaurant was pretty quiet which made our meal and conversation pleasant. We got there about an hour before closing. At other times it may be noisy.
I got the stuffed red snapper, John's slaw, fries and a small Greek salad. The snapper was fresh, but not remarkable. I did like the fact that the snapper was not over-salted and not greasy or oily. However, while stuffed, there was no sauce or seasoning, so it was just bland. Fries were from frozen, crinkle cut stock. They were mediocre at best and not enjoyable enough for me to ever order them again. I liked the John's slaw and the hush puppies were good. Hush puppies here are small and crisp on the outside which to me is the proper way to do them. John's slaw is just angel hair cut cabbage to which you add John's dressing at your table.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank AlAtticus
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Saipan, Mariana Islands
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104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Good Food Here”
Reviewed 7 November 2013

I enjoyed my lunch at Fish Market. The portions were more than adequate, the food was flavorful, and the service was if anything overenthusiastic. There's a large menu selection, emphasizing (of course!) seafood and Cajun dishes. The atmosphere was pleasant, and the prices were right. This place is definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank mwhitespn
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Mountain Brook, Alabama
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81 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“STAY AWAY”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Gave this local place another try last week and it hasn't changed....it's still terrible! Some of the recipes are acceptable and may even be enjoyable if the ingredients weren't so bad. They appear to use the cheapest seafood they can get their hands on, season it so it has some flavor then serve it in the filthiest setting possible. This restaurant reminds me of school cafeteria food. And stay away from the grungy restrooms in this place as you might catch something.

  • Visited October 2013
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5 Thank cgall92016
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Lexington, Kentucky
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good flavor and fast service!”
Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

I used to go often, the service is really fast, food has a great flavor, good size dishes but a little expensive.
There are two ways to get your food; the normal way( have seated and served by a waitress or self service, going to the cashier line and order your own food. The only difference is that you save the tip!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank diazgel
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