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The Fish Market Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Byward Market Area
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54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
+1 613-241-3474
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
Open now
All hours
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of memories and the taste and service hasn't change but for good in the last 10 years. Hopefully I'll be there again this year

Thank Oswald C
Ottawa, Canada
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93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived for reservations for 7. Restaurant not full, but it seemed they were a little light on wait staff. Promptly seated, acceptable space, comfortable. Ordered drinks, they arrived in a timely manner. Other couples ordered appetizers, calamari, tried it, delicious, and hot. Bread arrived, okay, not warm all the way through. Placed orders, most of us ordered fish and chips,... More 

Thank JJ1959
Montreal, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for lunch last week. My girlfriend ordered the rainbow trout and I ordered the Louisiana catfish. The trout's skin was quite soggy and it has an overly fishy taste, she had an upset stomach throughout the afternoon. The Louisiana catfish was supposed to have blackening season, however it too was not crisp and quite soggy. The side of... More 

Thank dachshund512
Belleville, Canada
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167 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely, casual restaurant in the Byward Market. The food was excellent - my wife had chicken Caesar and I Arctic Char. The bread and spiced olive oil to begin was a nice touch and they have a decent wine selection both by the glass and bottle. The decor is rather industrial and the tables a bit close together, so... More 

Thank Gregg A
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here last night (party of 6). The atmosphere is wonderful and the server was prompt. Our appetizers were very good BUT we waited at least 45 minutes for our main meal. Everyone in the place was waiting for their food and then it all seemed to come out at once. The halibut in the fish and chips... More 

Thank Ann C
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I just got treated fantastic at the Fish Market. Food was awesome, the Catfish is a must.

Thank Mark N
Seattle, Washington
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171 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had been here once before and so we came back for something different than a burger at a bar. Food was good and we were happy. Steak was tasty though the shrimp were just fine. Honestly, their bread with a dipping oil was probably my favorite part. A little pricey but still plenty of seafood options if you are in... More 

Thank Brian W
Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The waitress had a cold , blew her nose and proceeded to serve food. No hand washing. She then came to our table and coughed at us, not even thinking twice to cover her mouth. Disgusting. Brought over 2 buns for 3 people. We must have waited 15 minutes for her to get the bill. The food was average for... More 

Thank mc1234567890
Playa Coronado, Panama
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129 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are craving a decent fish meal this is the place to go. Be warned it is a little on the pricey side. I had the lunch salmon special-including fixings were all perfect and priced right. My companion had a salmon salad which was more expensive but in my opinion not sized to price (small). Would return.

Thank livethedream_8
Charlottetown, Canada
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44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spotted this place after doing the tourist thing all day. It was late evening and not busy. The staff were excellent and service was fast. Food was wonderful.

Thank MyheartbelongsinLV

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
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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