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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 good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (56 reviews)
“seafood” (97 reviews)
“cioppino” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2211
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1 - 10 of 619 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has a nice atmosphere. The open kitchen is a good choice. Fast and nice service. But the skin of the trout I ordered was totally black. And I don 't like eating carbon. Local appetite?

Thank Elbert H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this restaurant got good reviews, it did not meet our expectations. Just average food and it was very noisy. Must note that this was more than a year ago.

Thank mfefer2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited The Fish Market restaurants in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Palo Alto for years. The food is always good and, very importantly, consistent from visit to visit, location to location. I almost always choose one of the fresh grilled options, but the menu...More

Thank Jaydn2112
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has one of the largest selections of fresh seafood that you'll find anywhere. You can also take it home from their deli counter to prepare yourself! Amazing!

Thank DolsenReno
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I ate here before a medical procedure at Stanford University Medical Center. It is on El Camino Real so it is easy to get to. We had no reservation, but they seated us immediately. It is a noisy restaurant, but has a...More

Thank scottandalene
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I like the food here, but there is one waiter here who will tell you that they are out of Louis dressing when you order a shrimp Louis and you get balsamic dressing instead. Then, you see someone else get a shrimp Louis with the...More

Thank Frodomania
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great food and great service. I had never eaten here before, but if we are ever back in the area, we will definitely be eating here again...

Thank Sandra K
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Love coming to this restaurants because the food is good but its service is excellent. Please note, if you want a booth, you need to reserve it ahead of time. Every time we come for dinner, the staff is very accommodating and will go above...More

Thank L0ve2travle
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Went there on my first day in Palo Alto. Left it to the staff to recommend a good dish. Loved the pacific prawns with chips. Excellent and quick service inspite of a decent crowd. Thanks to them I chose their Santa Clara outlet while in...More

Thank P_Raj_BLR
Reviewed September 4, 2018

We have been going to The Fish Market for twenty years and are never disappointed. The fish is fresh, always good and well prepared. Service is great and the staff recognize us and make us feel at home. It's a family place and has a...More

Thank NH G
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Questions & Answers
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, Brunch
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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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