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The Fish Market

3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2211
+1 650-493-9188
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh fish” (57 reviews)
“seafood” (95 reviews)
“cioppino” (21 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2211
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not good. The fried scallops tasted funny. The cole slaw was meh. Even my French fries were undercooked. And it was not cheap for that mess. Go somewhere else.More

Thank Sal M
kirk b, Guest Relations Manager at The Fish Market, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Sal - Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your dining experience. The general manager of the palo alto Restaurant, Toby, would appreciate the opportunity to discuss it with you. Please email me a way to contact you at fishmarketfeedback+tpasal@gmail.com I...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent food, excellent experience. Many years of happy times at this place! Lines can get long sometime though.

Thank Vornado108
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and service! I had fish and chips. It was good, but it wasn't the true fish and chips. The batter wasn't thick.

Thank Helena P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a great atmosphere. Fresh fish counter & extensive daily menu. We had a large party & had great service! Everything from the calamari & sushi to the fish tacos & grilled fish selection were fabulous. The only disappointment was that their highly...More

Thank SaraBeth55
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

The team had a meal here, everyone cleared thier plates and I heard no complaints. It was a great environment for the team to sit, chat, and relax. I had the halibut and chips, it was cooked nicely with a great crunch and flavor.

Thank ScottyN3
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

This is a fairly traditional restaurant - large, with simple preparations and an extensive menu. I’ve passed it a million times, so I decided to stop for lunch. I ordered the shrimp Louie salad. The shrimp was very fresh, and the dressing good. I’ll admit...More

Thank Neni10
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

They offer a number of selections from sushi and raw oysters to smoked, fried or grilled seafood, even some chicken. I have eaten here a number of times over the past years. I like the scallop ceviche for appetizer but oysters Rockefeller are great also....More

Thank Ralph R
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Our favorite restaurant as the selection of fresh fish choices is always excellent and the preparation very well executed. The mounds of fresh sour dough bread is a treat.

Thank helent671
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

The fresh fish and sour dough bread are always excellent. They always have "lite " choices as well. They are always busy.

Thank Helen T
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Nice food with quality, reasonable price. Will recommend to friends who like fish or my seafood. Will try again in future

Thank felixhui
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leslie m
April 14, 2017|
Response from kirk b | Property representative |
Hi we don't have Maine lobster on the menu right now. I don't have access to the reso list please call the Palo Alto store 650 493 9188 to confirm your reservation. Thank you
Alan L P
October 23, 2016|
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Response from Michael T | Reviewed this property |
Don't know you may call them directly, each store is different
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2211
  • 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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