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The Fish Market Restaurant

#236 of 2,280 Restaurants in Ottawa
$$ - $$$Seafood, , Soups
54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
+1 613-241-3474
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good42%
  • Average20%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
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“seafood” (72 reviews)
“clam chowder” (24 reviews)
Closed Now
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
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1 - 10 of 523 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I Love clam chowder and this place has it. Very nice dish that was tasty and good value. The family loved the menu and food served. All very happy which is a good way for your family to be especially when you're paying. The waitress...More

Thank Rob R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were here for supper tonight, and our expectations were much higher than what we received. The service was slow, and our waitress seemed hurried and disorganized. I had the citrus glazed salmon entree, and it was incredibly bland. It came with a slaw, which...More

Thank Jaymie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled on this place one night in Byward Market and as I am a fan of seafood, it seemed the obvious place to check out. The service was OK - pleasant but not 'in your face'. The fish and chips was some of the...More

Thank Kazza9173
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a large group of twelve so we had trouble being seated together. This is a busy place but they try to accommodate everyone. We were placed in the basement level but it was nice. The service was very friendly and the decor is...More

Thank Carmie2451
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the lunch one piece fish and chip meal. The “fish” was overly thick battered with just a sliver of fish. For the price charged, one would expect fish in their meal not mostly batter!

Thank Rmm1221
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very small restaurant and a tad crowded. We ate upstairs and found the dining area very small and crowded, The entertainment was fine but, due to the size of the room made it a bit loud. Service was prompt and pleasant. Not used to...More

Thank john1eden
Reviewed May 19, 2018

Been here several times over the years when in Ottawa on business. Have not been here for a few years until tonight. Waiter was however simply awesome (one of the best) but this was overshadowed by the kitchen staff and cooks. The meal took 1...More

Thank kagero43
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a place to eat on a Saturday night without any reservation. All the places with high rating were booked. Since it was raining, we decided to go for one within short walking distance from our hotel. The first restaurant was fully...More

Thank Lisaman
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

The Maritime Platter is an amazingly delightful feast! Wonderful food, complimented by a delightful atmosphere & a charming & knowledgeable staff. We were lucky to have Ryleigh as our server & Rachel in training. Both of their smiles & personalities will knock you off your...More

Thank kellymC8091TH
Reviewed May 5, 2018

I very rarely order a steak in a restaurant as I feel it usually ends up overcooked for my liking. This was perfect. And nicely seasoned. I ate the whole thing. Loved the mini tomatoes. Everything was nicely presented. Thank you.

Thank PerthDarter
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-241-3474
  • E-mail
Ottawa's first and still most popular fresh fish restaurant has proudly been serving Ottawa locals and global travellers since 1979. Our Canadian Maritime themed restaurant features fresh Nova Scotia lobster, Alaskan crab legs, salt water shrimp, deep sea Scallops, PEI mussels and the best assortment of Fresh Fish available anywhere. Our menu also offers up a lovely assortment of non fish & seafood fare.Our heritage building located in the very heart of the historical Byward Market features three unique dining and bar facilities. In the loft upstairs is Coasters Seafood Grill our casual dinning room offering up "Ottawa's best" fish & chips, and all you can eat PEI mussle specials.In the cellar is Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro Ottawa's original and very popular wine bar. Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro offers live local jazz Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings no cover. Our award winning wine bar features over 300 wines, 80 by the glass, 200 imported beers, an extensive scotch selection and fantastic fresh bistro fare. Reservations are accepted in all three restaurants and large groups welcome. We truly are the fish and wine experts in Ottawa's Capital City! Hope to see you today!
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