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The Fish Market Restaurant

#125 of 2,255 Restaurants in Ottawa}
$$ - $$$Seafood, , Soups
54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
+1 613-241-3474
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
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“seafood” (74 reviews)
“clam chowder” (25 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The meals are extremely good, particularity the fish. I was in a hurry and I’ve been served very quickly. The staff is nice. Nice environment too (inside and outside). Perfect, I’ll come back there ! Thanks.

Thank laurentamand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like a variety of fresh fish, this restaurant made us feel like we were the only customers. We had the Arctic Char which was cooked to perfection. Great wine and cocktail menu. Service was superb. Prices were very good value for the portions.

Thank Lorena S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner in the upper part of the restaurant. The coconut shrimp were very good and while some have said the fish and chips were greasy I beg to differ. The batter was light and crispy and offered a great meal. Service was very...More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The coconut shrimp was a bit overdone and the calamari a bit sparse. Our main course fish dishes of rainbow trout, maple glazed salmon and parmesan crusted halibut were all tasty but left us a bit hungry shortly thereafter. Ambience and service were nice, but...More

Thank Jason H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After an afternoon tour through the city, we ended up at this restaurant. We were told that this is a good place to have dinner. It was not bad, but it did not meet our too high (??) expectation. Hence, just average!

1  Thank Otto B
Reviewed 8 November 2017

A broad selection of fresh fish in the stalwart of the Byward market area.Fish selection was extensive. We found food OK not fabulous.

Thank krof
Reviewed 1 November 2017

I stopped by The Fish Market Restaurant while in Ottawa for a conference. The atmosphere is very casual and marine themed. The food in general was tasty and fresh. I started with 6 oysters, these had on them the best horseradish I have ever tasted....More

Thank Love_Live_Eat_Travel
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This is the go-to-place in Ottawa for fresh fish fillets of outstanding taste and quality. Our party sampled the Artic Char, Tuna, Tilapia, and Salmon fillets, all to a 5/5 rating. All are offered with tasty sauces and glazes, but ask them to keep those...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

As I titled me review average is a little over but poor would be a little under. Having been on a tour through New England , Nova Scotia and through this area we had eaten a lot of fish and chips. I looked forward to...More

1  Thank bluejames985
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

The service was good. The server was very attentive. The clam chowder was excellent and my pasta was delicous as well. If you in the area, they are worth the visit.

Thank Nicholas P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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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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