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The Fish Market

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3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2211
+1 650-493-9188
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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San Francisco
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A large restaurant with mediocre food. The best thing about this place is the oyster bar. Lots of families with young kids and the noise level is high.

Thank SanFrancisco2ofUS
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167 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Their selection of dishes is tremendous. No other eatery has such a range of fish plus it's own fish takeout shop. Salads like the warm spinach salads you can order with other additional toppings like smoked salmon or big sea of Cortez prawns. Fish specials of the day are super grilled or blackened to your liking. Favorite is the New... More 

Thank David O
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband swordfish was delish and the best mahi mahi I have had since Hawaii. The staff friendly and courteous. So worth the stop

Thank Tammy W
Singapore, Singapore
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came back after work and KM way to airport, my favourite place for seafood . First time came to Polo alto branch and food was as good. Selected oyster, clam and a glass of wine. Friendly waiter who eager to serve and recommend the food. Enjoy and is very family friendly style restaurant !

Thank Tai Sheng G
Miller Place, New York
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We started with shrimp cocktails (good, except we were surprised that we got baby shrimp here, and my friend asked for horse radish to spice up the sauce) and the artichoke appetizer, which was really delicious. We both ordered grilled fish (I had the sole and asked for a lemon caper sauce--it was not fabulous, but it did the job).... More 

Thank Wrigley2013
Charleston, WV
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142 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up taking our school trip of about 60 here when another restaurant couldn't accommodate us. This was pretty short notice and was no problem for the place. We were ushered in to tables with plenty of room and were served hot bread within a couple of minutes. The took drink orders quickly and then took individual orders from... More 

Thank hodag21378
Singapore, Singapore
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the place after the reviews. Crowded on a Sunday with big groups. Despite that, service was decent unlike the reviews I read. We had the cioppino - would recommend to have it without cheese otherwise it really smells like pizza. Fish mahi mahi was awesome especially the mash.

Thank pcess_jo
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for a great,fresh fish meal The Fish Market is the place. The service is good too. My wife and I had enjoyable fish meals at reasonable prices.

Thank NG0126
Sunnyvale, California
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had salmon each time I've been to The Fish Market. It's a great place to visit and worth any type of wait time you have to endure.

Thank GlennFrancoSimmons
Palo Alto, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately, I didn't care for the food much. Maybe it was what I ordered. My husband seemed to have enjoyed his meal, but he didnt are for the service. More than likely we will not be visiting that restaurant again.

Thank kysmom03

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?