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The Fish Market

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3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
+1 650-493-9188
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Los Altos, California
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128 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fish Market is a chain but this is one of the first of them. Still run well, good staff, nicely appointed and the food is dependable, tasty and well priced. Not a 5 because it's often too busy and too noisy to classify as really pleasant seating but that's me being picky.

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Thank CTPreview
London, United Kingdom
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539 reviews
453 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The oysters that we ordered had no taste, they seemed to have been washed by a lot of water. The crab Louie salad was very average and not very fresh and my cioppino was just ok. We drank a bottle of Hess white wine. Disappointing lunch this time. We loved this place but didn't come back this time during the... More 

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Thank jmLondon845
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97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was my favorite place until I got tired of it. Fresh Fish and decent wine, wish they would change up the seasoning a bit.

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Thank Tiffine W
Palo Alto, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fish Market has green tip mussels which are much larger than ordinary mussels and they are really delicious and filling If you are interested call ahead because they are seasonal

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Thank Gary G
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious fresh fish and seafood! We both had the filet of sole with veggies and fries. The fish was perfectly cooked and so delicious. There's an extensive wine list and cocktails also. Key Lime Pie is authentic and the Apple Crisp is so comforting. Overall fantastic.

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Thank Rebecca O
San Francisco, California
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115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love The Fish Market -- both the restaurant and the seafood shop. Restaurant can get pricey, but it is worth it. We had Ducket's Bucket -- a bowl of mussels and clams, followed by the gorgeous if messy oven roasted crab. Warm Dungeness ... it doesn't get any better. I've also bought the Dungeness from the seafood counter to... More 

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Thank CaTravel_10
Palo Alto, California
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374 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We totally forget that the Fish Market has a special menu for 4-6 pm Monday-Thursday. We came in at 5:30 after a day of skipping lunch. The menu had fish and chips, 2 pasta dishes, tilapia and rockfish. Each entree came with clam chowder or salad. The fish came with 2 additional side. Great value. We l ft at 6:30... More 

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Thank Marcia K
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to visit San Jose at least once per month for many years and I always came for dinner at least once per visit, then I changed jobs and had not visited in 4 years. I came back with some friends for a reminiscing visit and the Fish Market did not disappoint. Love the oysters, love the fresh mesquite... More 

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Thank Braveliver
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I have visited this place since 1990 when in town. Every time is great, service is good, but the food is super!, great selection of beers and wines.

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Thank Rafael V
Mount Vernon, Washington
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We selected The Fish Market to have a pleasant dinner. It was a week night and quiet enough to have conversation. The service was reasonable, but the food wasn' very good. Just judging from the shrimp entree and cioppino we had, I would not go back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-493-9188
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?