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The Fish Market

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1855 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, CA 94403-1155
+1 650-349-3474
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Belmont, California, United States
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Food consistently reliable. Always fresh. Only demerit is wait staff occasionally not very attentive. We don't mind waiting if we can at least get a drink during the wait.

Thank Nancy S
Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Went back here again last month on another business trip (a friend wanted to try it). It wasn't quite as good as the first time - they had fewer selections due to some sort of glitch and the fish was a little dry, but it was still very good. Love seafood and would definitely go back again. The view is... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Eating at this Bar gives o a chance to see it all, mix it up with the Chef's and Bartender. Great people, great food. elegant Menu. The Arctic Summer is astounding. Imagine a variety of blueberries, banana, raspberries and more, sauteed in butter, brown sugar and wine. Then poured over a scoop of ice cream. WOW. Garlic cheese bread is... More 

Thank Bob S
Aptos, California
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306 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Always a go to place for fresh fish. The ciopinno is always great, fresh oysters, fairly priced wines(not a great selection)---And nice servers.. Usually a can't miss.

Thank soifdawg
Foster City, California
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The seafood is always good, the service is 'spotty'. Depends on where you're sitting - very noisey in the solarium, but lovely on the outdoor patio. Great vgariety of seafoods offered.

Thank shariwilliams
Manhattan Beach, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Being from Southern California, I also have had the opportunity to enjoy good food, and looked forward to another winner in the Bay Area. The day was warm and sitting outside was delightful, although the small metal table and chairs were average in comfort. It was some time before the waiter appeared, but our order, once taken, arrived quickly. Unfortunately,... More 

Thank Sherry M
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

In from out of town and skipped the work dinner to enjoy something on my own. More than one person recommended The fish Market and I wasn't disappointed. The petrale sole coupled with rice, au gratin and a dose of Tracy (the bartender) makes for a delightful evening. Soooo worth checking out!

Thank Dmandeluxe
San Carlos, California
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The place to sit is the oyster bar Tuesday -Friday. It is the best. Anything you want. I love the Oysters Rockefeller but everything is great

Thank Bob G
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is my neighborhood restaurant and I've been going for years. While it is not trendy, upscale restaurant, the food and service have both been dependable. Not so in recent weeks. Recently the shrimp in a shrimp salad was soft and watery like it had just come out of the freezer. The au gratin potatoes remain a favorite but the... More 

san francisco
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Two couples ordering four different dishes ... all of us happy with our choices. We sat on the deck in perfect weather. It is almost all seafood, so don't go there looking for something else. Parking is plentiful and easy access from freeways. Would look forward to dining there again.

Thank trcoop

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 45
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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

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