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Cook's Seafood

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751 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
+1 650-325-0604
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11:00 - 20:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cooks has the best fast food fried seafood in the bay area. Fish and chips are to die for. Food is always hot and fresh and never over cooked. Nice staff too!

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Thank Richard B
Scottsdale, Arizona
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190 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Real simple, stand in line, order your fish and then sit in the sparse dining room on what seem like lawn chairs. They took over the Arby's next door, but never have finished the idea. The fish is excellant, the fish and chips are the best in the bay area.

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Thank billcScottsdale
Henderson
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I'm not used to the higher than normal prices of meals in California. The food was good, but not anywhere near worth the price of $35 for a fish sandwich, two pieces of Cod with fries and a bowl of soup. There is also a fresh seafood market attached to the restuarant and prices there seemed to be high, also.

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Thank David L
Redwood City, California
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Cook,s seafood a fish market and has a casual restaurant. The cod and chips are very good. You can subsitute Jasmin rise for the chips. The clam chowder in a bread bowl is my choice on cold days.I also enjoy the prawns, clams, and the halibut. The fish shop has a large variety of fresh fish and shellfish, including dungenious... More 

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Thank Cat D
Cupertino, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

A California institution. Have been coming here for years. I absolutely love the Alaskan halibut, always fresh and expertly prepared. Another favorite is Icelandic cod. Wide cut French fries and/or coleslaw are the sides. Moderately priced offerings. I usually get wine. On an Alaskan cruise, we had Alaskan halibut for only one night--so it is a bargain at Cook's!

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Thank Ruth Z
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Found this restaurant on TripAdvisor and did not regret. Very tasty shrimps, prawns and cod - both in salad and with chips.

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Thank Alexey T
Mountain View,California
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Good quality fish, great turnover so the fish is constantly fresh fron their market. Great wild salmon, gallibut and oysters too. Highly recommend it to people who are also local and want to avoid SF fisherman's wharf. The setting is clean but not fine dining. Recommend for families too.

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Thank Hichem E
Menlo Park, California
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

My husband & go to Cooks a couple of times a month. I love the filet of sole sandwich for lunch. When we have dinner there we order the three piece halibut. They give you nice meaty pieces of fish with little breading . Lots of frys. We can easily split that for dinner. Wish they had a nice green... More 

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Thank carolfishmince
Menlo Park, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Cook's has a restaurant attached to its fish market. They serve delicious fried fish/ seafood salads / fries. I love their haddock fish & chips. It's great for a quick light dinner. They also provide take-out service.

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Thank MPGrammy
Menlo Park, California
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Love this place. Very fresh seafood, reasonable prices, quick service and friendly staff. Great low key vibe. Lots of choices with both fried items, grilled fish, salads, soups, sandwiches and a terrific fish market next door. The employees are fast, efficient and friendly. I enjoy the take-out and the food is always still hot when I get home but I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 19:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 751 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: +1 650-325-0604

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?