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The Fish Market


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

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Cup $6.75
Bowl $7.95
New England (White)
Cup $6.75
Bowl $7.95
Manhattan (Red)
Served with wasabi, pickled ginger & wakame
Japanese Hamachi*
Pacific Ahi*
California Roll
avocado, cucumber, surimi
Spicy Tuna Roll*
sweet eel sauce, sriracha, tobiko (fish roe)
Sushi Sampler*
Pacific Ahi and Hamachi sashimi; Half California or Spicy Tuna Roll
Ahi Poke*
Hamachi Poke*
crispy wonton stack, hiyashi wakame
Tossed Field Greens
poppy seed vinaigrette, tomatoes, bay shrimp
Danish Winter Salad
champagne vinaigrette, cranberries, candied walnuts
W/ Bacon $9.95
Wedge Salad
crisp iceberg wedge, Danish blue cheese dressing
Chopped Prawn Salad
poppy seed vinaigrette, mango, blue cheese, bacon
W/ Bay Shrimp $14.5
W/ Grilled Chicken $15.95
W/ Grilled Salmon $18.45
W/ Grilled Prawns $17.95
Caesar Salad
hearts of romaine, romano cheese, garlic croutons
Tuna Salad $14.45
Shrimp Salad $16.0
Crab Salad $22.25
Seafood Salad & Avocado
basil vinaigrette, croutons, cucumber, tomatoes, egg
Bay Shrimp $14.95
Crabmeat $22.75
Bay Shrimp & Crab Combination $18.75
Louie Salad
louie dressing, sliced egg, cucumber, tomatoes
W/ Grilled Chicken $15.25
W/ Prawns $18.5
Warm Spinach Salad
feta cheese, kalamata olives, balsamic reduction
Served on the half shell (6) with Champagne Mignonette or Cocktail Sauce
Kumamoto - Humboldt Bay, CA*
Island Creek - Duxbury, MA.*
Kumiai - Baja CA, MX*
Oyster Combination*
2 of each
W/ Absolut Peppar Vodka $6.5
Oyster Shot*
Cherrystone Clams - Long Island, NY
Smoked Trout Quesadilla
salsa fresca, guacamole
Mesquite Grilled Artichoke
lemon garlic aioli
Salt & Pepper Calamari
sweet chili, shot sauce
Cheesy Crab Bread
romano cheese, garlic
Ginger Lime Prawns
mesquite grilled, cilantro sauce
Crab Cakes
lemon caper sauce, arugula salad
Tiger Shrimp Ceviche*
stone ground tortilla chips
Baked Oysters Rockefeller (4)
creamed spinach, romano cheese
Wok Charred Edamame
lightly charred soy beans
Warm Crab and Artichoke Dip
grilled sourdough bruschetta
"Panko Style" w/ french fries and coleslaw
Greenland Cod
Sea of Cortez Prawns
Atlantic Sea Scallops
Washington Oysters
Fish & Chips Combination
fish, prawns and scallops
Canadian Bay Shrimp
Chilean Lemon Crabmeat
Shrimp & Crab Combination
Pacific Prawn Cocktail
Smoked at our own Farallon Fisheries
Canadian Farm Raised Salmon
Pacific Albacore
Nova Lox (Cold Smoked Salmon)*
Idaho Rainbow Trout
Smoked Fish Sampler*
trout, salmon, albacore, nova lox
Served with ranchero style beans
Crispy Fish Tacos
Pacific Mahi, salsa fresca, smoked jalapeno ranch
Chipotle Rubbed Swordfish Tacos
pickled onions, tomatillo sauce, queso fresco
Choice of fruit, cucumber salad or fries
Crab Ciabatta
Chilean lemon crabmeat, bacon, lettuce, tomato
Teriyaki Mahi Mahi Sliders (2)
wasabi mayo, pickled ginger
Market Burger*
with bacon and Tillamook cheddar cheese
Albacore Tuna Melt
wheat bread, cheddar cheese
Canadian Bay Shrimp Salad
sourdough bread, lettuce, tomato
Nestled alongside a quiet lagoon, our fourth restaurant, and the first to feature the upstairs, upscale Top of the Market, has been a dining destination for bay area residents since 1982. This beautiful restaurant also features a full-service cocktail bar and lounge area, and a popular oyster bar. Patio dining is available in the summer months.
US$12 - US$45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Seafood, Soups
Takeout, Outdoor 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, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Didn’t get seated until after 8:00 with a 7:30 reservation Service was slow or worse Appetizer very slow then entrees before app was done Food was OK Prices are good

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Myron L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Returned once more. Lots of free parking..Service was good..Food only so so. Friends meal not very good or warm. Best french bread around.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank dcs1755
kirk b, Guest Relations Manager at The Fish Market, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Hostess Shayla (sp?) was great! We were trying to coordinate a large group and she helped get us altogether when our reservations weren’t linked. Food was great as always!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank FellowTraveler430552
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is very neat - reminds me of old school fish houses. The shrimp cocktail was not what I was expecting - very tiny shrimp in sauce - as opposed to large shrimp with sauce on the side. The bread was fantastic and the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kathywH2171NX
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been coming here for years but the last year or so the quality has gone down. The last two times I ordered the calamari, once it was burnt on one side. They put that side down , lol. The next time the portion was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 365charlenez
Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

Right on a lagoon, we enjoyed the sunset at a window table and had a great meal. We sampled small plates. Strongly recommend the cheesy crabmeat toast! And the fish quesadillas were awesome. But what we were amazed at was our desserts. The raspberry chocolate...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tomrush56
Reviewed January 16, 2019

The service was great from the moment we stepped into restaurant to the end. We had excellent oysters combo, four of each kind. Loved it. Two different seafood salads, one with crab and one with shrimp and a Louise Combo. Enjoyed all, but it was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank AndrewK916
Reviewed January 15, 2019

We had a party of 4 on a Friday evening. The restaurant was large and we were seated right away, however, our service after was that was pretty sub-par. It took 15 minutes to get water and a glass of wine, and we were rarely...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank cynthiasO2263LR
kirk b, Guest Relations Manager at The Fish Market, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2019

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

Reviewed January 15, 2019

Have been there many times in the past year and once so far this year. I especially love it when we get a window table or, when weather permits, a table on the deck. Everyone who goes with me for the first time always wants...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Adventure641308
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

Had the happy hour oysters, they were very good. Will definitely return and try other menu items. The price was inline for the quality of the food.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dougmP6843PL
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October 14, 2018|
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Response from careerburnout | Reviewed this property |
430 to 630 monday through thursday. I would suggest going on their website to look not only at the early dinners, but also the happy hour in their bar. You can make a meal of their appetizers. For example in san mateo the... More
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August 23, 2015|
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Response from Marjie F | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, but give them a call and see for sure. Have a good time!
Shirlee S
June 6, 2015|
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Response from Susan V | Reviewed this property |
Unless you are going with someone who is NOT a vegetarian, think you might find a better spot. I personally am a Pescetarian and love their smoked fish and calamari. Rest of family eats everything so we all get to enjoy... More
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