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The Fish Market Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Byward Market Area
Seafood, Canadian, Soups
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54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
+1 613-241-3474
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Gijon, Spain
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good option to enjoy seafood or fish. All the restaurant is decorated, very appropiate. Gentle and professional staff.

Thank InmaVazquez6
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was expecting a few more chips than what we were presented with and although the ones that they served were tasty, the meal was very small. Paying 20+ dollars proved that the meals were overpriced. Please consider the amount paid to the portion size of the meals!

Thank Connie L
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to have nice seafood soupper downtown ottawa, restaurant is cozy, I had Atlantic Salmon my wife Halibut as a main course, food was good however presentation of the plate was very boring, round plate with fish few carrots and small bowl of fries, they need to work on that beside seafood chowder was delicious, calamaris good but small... More 

Thank ARC1001
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thought this restaurant would be very good considering the prices and location but I was very disappointed and would not recommend it. The only nice thing about it was the service but if you enjoy good food, try another restaurant. I had the coconut shrimp and the creamy sauce that came with it was bland and tasteless. My entree... More 

Thank Andrea O
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found food very boring there. We came specially for seafood and fish but they obviously don't know how to prepare it. I ordered swordfish and my husband ordered halibut which were made absolutely the same and tasted the same dry inside as if it's 2 pieces of one fish. My daughter ordered shrimps and scallops and they were just... More 

Thank Natalia C
Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a family supper there, its an expensive restaurant but the food was good the service was excellent the ambiance is cozy! We arrived for cocktails before at the top level very cozy with fireplace. It is perfectly located in the byward market! We noticed a fly in my husband's cesar drink before supper, we signaled the waitress and... More 

Thank joseep278
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food and wines. I love coming here for good seafood and white wine. However if you are not a seafood lover, they have other plates to choose from.

Thank ToTheSea2000
Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Five members of my family went for a late lunch, early dinner and we were more than happy with the food, service and price. Our server was Manon and she went above and beyond in my books. Our oldest daughter is celiac and Manon checked two or three times with the chef to insure everything was gluten free. She also... More 

Thank Sandi96
Montreal, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Restaurant is very quaint and homey. Service was good but food was VERY uninspired. We are from Montreal so I guess that the expectation is high..... Trout was dry and overcooked. Obviously frozen... Sauteed carrot sticks for a veggie? Seriously? at least mix it with something green! Ceasar Salad was ho hum. Probably Costco dressing Desert was good. Others in... More 

Thank Ron E
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 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

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?