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The Fish Market Restaurant

) #128 of 2,230 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%
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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 458 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

I had the Atlantic Salmon served on a warm wheat berry salad that was fantastic. The flavors complimented each other and the salmon was cooked just right. Our waitress was near the end of a long shift but was still cheerful and helpful navigating the...More

Thank James V
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello James; Thank you so much for joining us twice and the kind review. I agree the Salmon and wheat berry salad is delicious and one of our top sellers. We hope to see you again! Kindly Barb & Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

A casual restaurant with a great menu from fresh fish, lobster and some land lubber items. The service was great from our server Clay, a young lady. We enjoyed every part of the meal. The selection fits all who come. Definitely will return

Thank Rich G
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Rich, Thank you so much for joining us and for the kind words. Clay is a wonderful young lady, and of the best servers we have known, I will relay your kinds message to her. Please join us again soon. Barb & Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it is called fish market, it is actually a restaurant and I feel the meal a bit pricey. The food is good but not above expectation.

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

Hi there, yes we are called The Fish Market Restaurant. Barb

Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmosphere is quite nice and waiting staff very good. The meals are a bit pricy though. I had Glazed Smoked Salmon on Pilaf Rice. The salmon was nicely cooked but overall, the dish was so so. I scored it 5 out of 10. On the...More

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

Thank you for joining, I sure hope you do come back again. Barb

Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a cozy place with very interesting ambiance, but rather crowded. We sat in a table uncomfortably close to the next, we couldn't focus in our conversation without overhearing the couple sitting next to us. We had the chowder, which was tasty, the salmon,...More

Thank Gabriel G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered soup which was served cold and gluey.... too much starch and very over thickened. Nice Calamari seemed to be done in house. The rest was all very over cooked Shrimp platter. Tuna was lovely, but not really in keeping with the ambiance very over...More

Thank Acea50
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, Thank you for dining with us. I am sorry that you didn't enjoy your experience. Would you mind offering more information and the date of your visit for me. Barb@fishmarket.ca, we would love to make it right. Sincerely Barb

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We capped off an our sight-seeing stroll through the Byward Market, Parliament, and the Rideau Canal panoramic views with an early dinner at the Fish Market. Unfortunately it was prime "screaming baby" hour, but by the time we dug into our Lobster Poutine and the...More

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

Thank you for joining us, and the kind review. Hope to see you again. Barb

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My hubby and I decided to spend the afternoon down in the Byward Market on a beautiful Sunday. It was still fairly early but we decided to have an early dinner and wanted a very good Fish Restaurant. Came across this one so we went...More

Thank vickibP3893ZO
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for joining us, and for the kind words. Very sorry about the bill mix up and we hope to see you again soon. Kindly Barb & Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our last night in Ottawa and we wanted seafood. Have been here before about three years ago and it was nice. Sadly not this time. My father in law had lobster and asked for drawn butter. Well what he got was melted margarine. Which does...More

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

Hello Carol, thank you for joining us again for dinner. Very sorry you didn't enjoy your experience. I would appreciate knowing when you joined us and if you spoke to a manager with your concerns, as we never want any guest to leave unhappy. Please...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on Canada Day so it was quite busy. We went a 6:00PM at the start of dinner hour. We were able to get a table as long as we were out in an hour as the table had been reserved for seven. The...More

Thank John P
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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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
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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