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The Fish Market

3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2211
+1 650-493-9188
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (56 reviews)
“seafood” (88 reviews)
“cioppino” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:30 pm Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2211
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1 - 10 of 592 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The fresh fish and sour dough bread are always excellent. They always have "lite " choices as well. They are always busy.

Thank Helen T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice food with quality, reasonable price. Will recommend to friends who like fish or my seafood. Will try again in future

Thank felixhui
Reviewed 1 week ago

My business partner and I stopped at the Fish House for dinner after an important meeting. It was our first visit to the area in years. My partner remembered eating at the Fish House twenty-five years ago. He was happy to be back. He said...More

Thank Bill V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for dinner close to closing time on a Monday evening. After being seated quickly we enjoyed a great meal at a very reasonable price. The chowders are great and the linguini with scallops and the marinara linguini were super tasty, hot and...More

Thank Les H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always know I can count on the quality of the fish here. There are always a variety of fresh shellfish. I love the oysters for a treat. Usually I rely on my standby: a broiled fish with the tomatoes & basil on the side....More

Thank svale87
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in by chance at 330 on a Sunday and asked to sit at the bar. I was very pleasantly surprised that I just walked in on their Sunday happy hour. I’m not sure when it started but it runs to 4-only at the bar....More

Thank Bacinac
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Ate dinner here. Pasta Pomodoro and some clam chowder. All in our party enjoyed out meal and the service was good. Would definitely eat here again.

Thank ChangeAdvisor
Reviewed 12 March 2018

went in for lunch last week , poor quality , so / so service , this is a seafood restaurant so the fish and chips would be an expected to be fresh and good , not so , these were as hard as a well...More

Thank Daniel M
kirk b, Guest Relations Manager at The Fish Market, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Daniel - Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your dining experience. The general manager of the Palo Alto Restaurant, Toby, would appreciate the opportunity to discuss it with you. Please email me a way to contact you at fishmarketfeedback+gpadan@gmail.com I...More

Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

THE BEST I’ve ever had. I’ve been coming to this place for quite some time and they definitely make the best lobster with a garlicky, red pepper flake butter sauce. I don’t know if it was originally done like that. It’s possible my mother asked...More

Thank Maggie B
Reviewed 4 March 2018

had the fish a chips dinner with shrimp and it was Great .It is an all around very clean great place to eat.

Thank Brian T
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leslie m
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
24 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
USD 15 - USD 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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