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Cook's Seafood

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751 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
+1 650-325-0604
11:00 - 20:30
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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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East Palo Alto, California
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

If fish & chips is what you crave, look no further!! I don't live in the area anymore but my family still does so when I get a chance to visit, this is the first stop. The batter is perfectly blended with the Alaskan halibut (or cod if you're on a budget). My family orders their largest order of fish... More 

Carlisle, Massachusetts
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171 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

It's a fish house after the American classical fashion. They have fresh fish. They cook it honest and plain. I love places like this. Had the flounder and the clam chowder. The chowder was very plain, but lots of clams, a medium thick base, straight down the middle. The flounder was fresh and tasty. Not giant portions, quaint environment, good... More 

Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015 via mobile

Totally not what we were expecting. The fish was deep fried and very oily. Not a place I would return to.

Menlo Park, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

Lots of different varieties of fish and chips, including local fresh fish. Good steak fries too. Next door you can buy fresh fish too.

Menlo Park, California
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

Well established seafood restaurant that my family has enjoyed for years. Combined with a good fish market.

Fremont, California
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5,103 reviews
1,506 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,452 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014

Cook's Seafood is popular place to go for lunch. I like to go there and have their tuna fish sandwich. One orders at the counter and then they deliver to one's table. The fish in the fish market area of Cook's is excellent. I usually buy some if I stop here to enjoy for a meal which I will cook... More 

Menlo Park, California
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

Food is good, but the Fish Market is the place to go if u want some fresh fish or crab. Good value and u don't hv to pay the high market prices. i picked up a couple of crabs....yummy

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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

If fish and chips is what you're craving, then this is your place! The ambiance is kind of lacking in the restaurant, but the food makes up for it. The thick cut fries are amazing! The seafood counter has always been my go to when I lived in Menlo Park. They have a good selection and always give good recommendations... More 

Sonoma, California
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2014

Cook's is what can I say, my absolute favorite restaurant at 53 years of age! I can say that with confidence. Its not fancy, but its clean and a bit kitchey with the fish theme and all but I kinda like it! Ya have to like blue! Still, you don't go here for the ambience. You go for the best... More 

Palo Alto, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Halibut slice was paper thin in thick batter. When I mentioned my shock, there was no offer to make it better. They said Salmon portion was the same. Do not bother to stop here. Too pricey, Tiny portions.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
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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