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The Fish Market

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3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
+1 650-493-9188
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

No matter what time of day you go you will always find good food and reasonable prices. Most of the time depending on the season you will find the place busy other times a little sow and close to the ecr bus stop so no excuse to not go and enjoy good food!

Palo Alto, California
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My 7 year old son loves coming here...he and all of the seniors in PA. That said, food is always good/seafood fresh and service is always pleasant. There is a fresh fish market at the front of the restaurant, so it always smells a bit like a fish market. I wouldn't bring a hot date or someone that picks a... More 

Thank EmikSeattle
Palo Alto, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place if like me travel and eat alone at the sea-food bar or at the restaurant. The fish is always fresh and you can even buy fresh fish to cook at home.

Thank Manny_GoBlue
Portland, Oregon, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Their cioppino was some of the best I've ever had. Dined on a Sunday night with my elderly mother & between her usual soft mumbling and the general din I couldn't hear a thing she said.

Thank Madeleine05
Los Altos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fish Market is a chain but this is one of the first of them. Still run well, good staff, nicely appointed and the food is dependable, tasty and well priced. Not a 5 because it's often too busy and too noisy to classify as really pleasant seating but that's me being picky.

Thank CTPreview
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The oysters that we ordered had no taste, they seemed to have been washed by a lot of water. The crab Louie salad was very average and not very fresh and my cioppino was just ok. We drank a bottle of Hess white wine. Disappointing lunch this time. We loved this place but didn't come back this time during the... More 

Thank jmLondon845
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was my favorite place until I got tired of it. Fresh Fish and decent wine, wish they would change up the seasoning a bit.

Thank Tiffine W
Palo Alto, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fish Market has green tip mussels which are much larger than ordinary mussels and they are really delicious and filling If you are interested call ahead because they are seasonal

Thank Gary G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious fresh fish and seafood! We both had the filet of sole with veggies and fries. The fish was perfectly cooked and so delicious. There's an extensive wine list and cocktails also. Key Lime Pie is authentic and the Apple Crisp is so comforting. Overall fantastic.

Thank Rebecca O
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love The Fish Market -- both the restaurant and the seafood shop. Restaurant can get pricey, but it is worth it. We had Ducket's Bucket -- a bowl of mussels and clams, followed by the gorgeous if messy oven roasted crab. Warm Dungeness ... it doesn't get any better. I've also bought the Dungeness from the seafood counter to... More 

Thank CaTravel_10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-493-9188
Our first restaurant has been a Palo Alto institution since its doors opened in 1976. With the brand new addition of an oyster bar, cocktail bar and lounge area, there are now even more ways to experience this unique restaurant. The expansive retail market remains a popular stop for local residents seeking to take home the finest in fresh fish.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?