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The Fish Market

1855 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, CA 94403-1155
+1 650-349-3474
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (70 reviews)
“fresh fish” (35 reviews)
“cioppino” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1855 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, CA 94403-1155
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1 - 10 of 438 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We all ordered different entrees. Some were much better than others. Fish and Chips was probably the worst. Great waterfront location with nice views.More

Thank Philip M
kirk b, Guest Relations Manager at The Fish Market, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your dining experience. The general manager of the San Mateo Restaurant, Simon, would appreciate the opportunity to discuss it with you. Please email me so I may pass your contact info to him. My...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried again after several years, was very pleased with the food and service. Prices are reasonable, most dinners come with two size.

Thank jockey1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here a dozen times or more and always keep coming back. The restaurant is consistently good. We chose a fresh fish option something we almost always do. In this case, we both chose the sea bass that was mesquite grilled. It was...More

Thank LLion
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had dinner with a friend there. The restaurant is located outside San Mateo on a channel from the Bay. There is plenty of parking lots outside, however they were nearly full on the Friday night. The place was crowded inside as well. Upon entering...More

Thank 61_IslandHopper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a 3 week business trip, I managed to eat here 4 times. Each time the food was amazing, the service good, the place clean, comfortable seating and great ambience. Well done to the team. I'm like a seafood boomerang at this place, every time...More

Thank Ferenc M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came to the Fish Market at 5pm. Restaurant was relatively empty. Took 15 minutes for our waitress to come by which should have been our first clue. Waited another 30 minutes for our food. Couple next to us got fed up and asked for their...More

Thank Julie K
kirk b, Guest Relations Manager at The Fish Market, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Julie - Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your dining experience. The general manager of the San Diego Restaurant, Suzanne, would appreciate the opportunity to discuss it with you. Please email your contact information at fishmarketfeedback+tsdjul@gmail.com so i am pass...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just wanted a quick lunch. Had soup & a louie salad. Great bread. Service was good. Lots of free parking. Better if you go not during peak hours.

Thank dcs1755
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great fresh fish selection. Reasonable prices and a cute atmosphere. If I lived here this would be my go to.

Thank Ingram75
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Always Go There.......Best Seafood in Town......Great Service........Can eat in bar area or in the restaurant area..........Pleasant Place to be.........

Thank Brooklyn1954_12
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Really nice friendly restaurant. Great menu, food never disappoints. Staff very accommodating. They have a menu that would satisfy most people including children.

Thank jenandkevd
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Pam P
23 August 2015|
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Response from Marjie F | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, but give them a call and see for sure. Have a good time!
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Shirlee S
7 June 2015|
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Response from Susan V | Reviewed this property |
Unless you are going with someone who is NOT a vegetarian, think you might find a better spot. I personally am a Pescetarian and love their smoked fish and calamari. Rest of family eats everything so we all get to enjoy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 45
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor 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, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1855 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, CA 94403-1155
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-349-3474
Description
Nestled alongside a quiet lagoon, our fourth restaurant, and the first to feature the upstairs, upscale Top of the Market, has been a dining destination for bay area residents since 1982. This beautiful restaurant also features a full-service cocktail bar and lounge area, and a popular oyster bar. Patio dining is available in the summer months.
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