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The Fish Market Restaurant

#126 of 2,253 Restaurants in Ottawa
$$ - $$$Seafood, , Soups
54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
+1 613-241-3474
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Overview
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (74 reviews)
“clam chowder” (25 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
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1 - 10 of 496 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was recommended by our tour guide so we popped in for some lunch. As usual the chowder was my target and it was very good, as was my wife's choice. So far so good. Off I went to the toilet leafing my other half...More

Thank HabLeaf
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you so much for joining us, I am so very very sorry and upset that one of my employees would make such disrespectful comments. Would you be so kind as to share with me when you dined with us. I must sort this...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the fish and fries, I asked for two slices which was good, but I would eat just one. Tania is a nice and enjoyable waitress. Definitely a place to go.

Thank Saulo A
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for joining us! We appreciate your comments and your business. We agree Tania is a gem thank you again, we will share this with her ! Hope to see you again soon. Barb and Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was close to our hotel, and we love seafood, so decided to eat here. My dining partner had the catfish and I had the rainbow trout. Both were good. The atmosphere here leaves a bit to be desired, though - it's a bit...More

Thank VNKSmith
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello there, Thanks for your comments, while I may not agree with all you say, I will politely thank you for joining us. Barb

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was excellent. The food was alright - not unique and not very memorable good or bad. We had a seafood chowder, white wine mussels, and fish taco.

Thank Omneeuh
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, well thank you for joining us. What would make you rate us memorable? Barb

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Reserved a quiet table for a catch-up meeting with a colleague in Ottawa. Perfect! Nice corner spot. Some red for us, white for him. He went for Arctic Char after a few oysters. She did the Lobster Poutine after a Caesar Salad. I chose a...More

Thank TO_Trips
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello! Thanks so much for the kind words, and for the visit! Hope to have you back in soon, happy new year to you. gratefully Barb

Reviewed 19 December 2017

Stopped in for an early dinner. Pleasant atmosphere and the service was excellent. Food was good but nothing exceptional. If you get a table by the window there is a great view of the market area.

Thank WorldTravelerJL18
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Well, thanks for coming in anyway. Barb & Team

Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

The meals are extremely good, particularity the fish. I was in a hurry and I’ve been served very quickly. The staff is nice. Nice environment too (inside and outside). Perfect, I’ll come back there ! Thanks.

Thank laurentamand
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so very much for joining us and the kind words, we appreciate your business. Happy 2018! Barb & Team

Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

If you like a variety of fresh fish, this restaurant made us feel like we were the only customers. We had the Arctic Char which was cooked to perfection. Great wine and cocktail menu. Service was superb. Prices were very good value for the portions.

Thank Lorena S
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so very much, we appreciate your kindness and your patronage. Happy 2018 and hope to see you again soon. Barb & Team

Reviewed 28 November 2017

We had dinner in the upper part of the restaurant. The coconut shrimp were very good and while some have said the fish and chips were greasy I beg to differ. The batter was light and crispy and offered a great meal. Service was very...More

Thank Gary W
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Gary!! We appreciate your kind words and your business, hope to see you again soon. Barb & team

Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

The coconut shrimp was a bit overdone and the calamari a bit sparse. Our main course fish dishes of rainbow trout, maple glazed salmon and parmesan crusted halibut were all tasty but left us a bit hungry shortly thereafter. Ambience and service were nice, but...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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Description
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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