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Top of the Market - San Mateo

1855 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, CA 94403-1155
+1 650-349-3474
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Seafood
1855 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, CA 94403-1155
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

Located on the second floor of the Fish Market is the latest stab at a good, upscale seafood restaurant. For those of you who have "experienced" the Fish Market, this is definitely a step up (literally and figuratively). One enters the Fish Market restaurant and...More

Thank ParadiseAdvice
Reviewed 7 September 2012

I took a friend here tonight who was just in town and wanted seafood. I live in the City but she was staying at a hotel near the airport and it seemed to far to drive to the city and back. Found this on Open...More

Thank ReginaPhelps
Reviewed 8 August 2012

The food is fresh, well prepared and tasty. The meat dishes are even delicious. The service is attentive. One of the best in San Mateo.

Thank Cynthia B
Reviewed 4 July 2012

Had a very pleasant surprise when a client from S San Fran selected this restaurant in San Mateo. Never having visited this town, I was a bit skeptical of a restaurant on top of an active fish market. We were all very pleased by the...More

1  Thank HRdrake
Reviewed 27 March 2012

I was travelling alone on business and after reading the reviews decided to try The Fish Market. Apparently this is two restaurants in one. Upstairs is a business oriented restaurant, and downstairs is more of a casual "hands on" type of seafood place. The food...More

1  Thank bubba375
Reviewed 24 August 2011

This place was ok. Not the best but far from the worst. The service was good but the portions were kinda skimpy IMO. I'd probably try this place again if I was hungry and in the area, the food was good and the prices were...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 5 July 2011

I am in California for a week every other month and have been to this place numerous times. This is not a mind blowing super creative food experience. The menu barely changes and the meals are pretty simple. However, the fish is one of the...More

Thank BlueTrain
Reviewed 18 October 2009

Made reservations, so there was no wait. (Thought I'd made reservations for the less expensive The Fish Market downstairs though!) After two weeks in CA I was still trying to find a seafood dinner. The one here was good but nothing out of the ordinary....More

1  Thank dgb-vienna
Reviewed 26 November 2008

fresh fish - good clam chowder - duckett's bucket is my hubby's favorite. Its like 2 pounds of shellfish in a bucket!

1  Thank jbsebastian
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Reviewed 24 November 2008

Overpriced, long waits, standard menu. Seafood is fresh, though.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1855 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, CA 94403-1155
    (Fashion Is. Blvd.)
  • Public Transportation: Public transit stops at South Norfolk directly in front of the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-349-3474
Although a Peninsula landmark since 1982, Top of the Market in San Mateo is almost a secret discovery above the bustling Fish Market downstairs. This intimate restaurant overlooking a quiet lagoon evokes the sophisticated charm of the classic, timeless bay area fish house. The seasonal American menu features the finest seafood, meats and local produce complimented by an exceptional wine list.
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