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The Fish Market

) #4 of 242 Restaurants in Palo Alto €€ - €€€ American, Seafood, Soups
3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2211
+1 650-493-9188
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh fish” (45 reviews)
“seafood” (79 reviews)
“cioppino” (25 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 2 days ago

The Palo Alto location of The Fish Market is a great place to get amazingly fresh fish (the menu changes daily) at a fair price. Not cheap, but not crazy either. It's a very casual place, and has generally friendly wait staff. (At the San...More

Thank jrw88888
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice convenient location but I was disappointed in the food. We both had Fish and Chips, fries were over done, fish was greasy and lousy tartar sauce but very good proportions. Wedge salad was good.

Reviewed 5 days ago

I had been hearing about how wonderful this restaurant is. I am in the San Jose area for business and decided to try it out. Since it was only me, it was suggested I sit at the bar which is full service. Had a table...More

Thank najfs413
Reviewed 6 days ago

Friends from out of state had eaten calamari here long ago and wanted to eat it again. I had mac n' cheese and spinach salad. Mac & cheese was pretty good, but the salad I could have passed up. Took it home and no one...More

Thank rmromandia
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I love to come here, especially for lunch. Their New England clam chowder is consistently great and some very tasty sour dough bread with accompanying butter makes a super lunch. The always have a large variety of fresh fish available for lunch...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 6 days ago

a large number of choices available, all fresh and well prepared. Service was prompt, friendly , and correct

Thank Vivian A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I met my son for lunch and we both ordered scallops. Mine were skewered and broiled and served with two sides, basil tomatoes and mixed vegetables. My son had the scallops fried in a fish and chips type preparation. Both were excellent. Our server was...More

Thank Mmarymomm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though the menu seemed limited there was plenty packed in there! Good food, good place. Wasn't overly loud. Service staff is attentive and quick.

Thank yoitzcj
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here with a business group in April 2017. Very wide selection of seafood, and our group ordered a number of different of dishes, all of which were excellent. Large open seating area can get a little loud for conversations.

Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We eat here frequently, and the food is ALWAYS excellent. Service is good, and the atmosphere is casual. They have recently started taking reservations.

Thank Alice G
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leslie m
We are planning a birthday party at your restaurant. Do you serve Main Lobster? Also , I made a reservation on Easter. Can you remind me of the reservation time?
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
Do you sell crab roe in the store?
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
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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.