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The Fish Market Restaurant

) #135 of 2,247 Restaurants in Ottawa €€ - €€€ Seafood, , Soups
54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
+1 613-241-3474
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
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Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had frequented this restaurant several times a year for over 20 years when in Ottawa, then we moved to SC for ten years and recently returned. We will need to find another place to eat; service was very good but our waiter had a...More

Thank DanyJames
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I always enjoy this restaurant and the seafood chowder and salad. The bread is always warm and with the oil it is an experience that you will appreciate. The staff is always friendly and helpful. Nice for dinner or lunch.

Thank 840tonih
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited The Fish Market because of its reputation for excellent cuisine. We were dining early (5:30) and didn't have a reservation, which was not a problem. My spouse ordered the blackened Carfish with a local craft beer. I ordered Arctic Char with green tea...More

Thank Marie R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great food. Great service. Shout out to our server Amanda who was excellent! Perhaps might be a bit pricey for some people.

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had another great meal here! Ambience is good, staff great and food was delicious. I had halibut which was nicely cooked and my partner had shrimp three ways, accompanied by a nice wine. Our trips to Ottawa don't feel complete until we have eaten here.

Thank Elizapen45
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son was set for on having the lobster Poutine, so we all sat down for lunch. We had a great spot next to a window so that we can people browse during our meal. My daughter was happy with the wifi. They provided fresh...More

Thank LoveMyFoodGirl1
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us and for the nice review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. As far as prices go, it's a place we are forced to be, the overhead, employee and especially the constantly increasing fish and seafood...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Certainly centrally located within the market area. Loads of other restaurants and bars, etc. This FELT local. People were friendly and we felt welcome. The menu was certainly great along with a reasonable wine selection.

Thank Guhor1966
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely, but very busy, seafood restaurant. The service and decor were great. If you have a seat by a window you can watch the parade of people at Byward. It tends to be a little loud since it attracts families.

Thank Gail213
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Gail, Thank you so much for joining us and for the kind words.... so glad you enjoyed the views of the market too, it's busy and bustling and fun especially in the summertime. Hope to see you again soon. Barb & Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the Atlantic Salmon served on a warm wheat berry salad that was fantastic. The flavors complimented each other and the salmon was cooked just right. Our waitress was near the end of a long shift but was still cheerful and helpful navigating the...More

Thank James V
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello James; Thank you so much for joining us twice and the kind review. I agree the Salmon and wheat berry salad is delicious and one of our top sellers. We hope to see you again! Kindly Barb & Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A casual restaurant with a great menu from fresh fish, lobster and some land lubber items. The service was great from our server Clay, a young lady. We enjoyed every part of the meal. The selection fits all who come. Definitely will return

Thank Rich G
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Rich, Thank you so much for joining us and for the kind words. Clay is a wonderful young lady, and of the best servers we have known, I will relay your kinds message to her. Please join us again soon. Barb & Team

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
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11:30 - 16:00
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11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-241-3474
  • E-mail
Ottawa's first and still most popular fresh fish restaurant has proudly been serving Ottawa locals and global travellers since 1979. Our Canadian Maritime themed restaurant features fresh Nova Scotia lobster, Alaskan crab legs, salt water shrimp, deep sea Scallops, PEI mussels and the best assortment of Fresh Fish available anywhere. Our menu also offers up a lovely assortment of non fish & seafood fare.Our heritage building located in the very heart of the historical Byward Market features three unique dining and bar facilities. In the loft upstairs is Coasters Seafood Grill our casual dinning room offering up "Ottawa's best" fish & chips, and all you can eat PEI mussle specials.In the cellar is Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro Ottawa's original and very popular wine bar. Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro offers live local jazz Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings no cover. Our award winning wine bar features over 300 wines, 80 by the glass, 200 imported beers, an extensive scotch selection and fantastic fresh bistro fare. Reservations are accepted in all three restaurants and large groups welcome. We truly are the fish and wine experts in Ottawa's Capital City! Hope to see you today!
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