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The Fish Market

1855 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, CA 94403-1155
+1 650-349-3474
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh fish” (41 reviews)
“seafood” (88 reviews)
“clam chowder” (28 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1855 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, CA 94403-1155
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu has so many choices, that there is sure to be something for everyone. Good seaford, I have had the sole dinner, which was very good and a lot of food. Had to get myself a :"to go bag" . Dinner plates comes with...More

Thank Sheila C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Consistently fresh seafood from their own fishing boats. Family style casual dining with great fish. The daily changing menu clearly indicates the type of fish and if it is wild or farm raised, They are famous for their au gratin potatoes. They also sell fresh...More

Thank IMollyQ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love to sit by the outside room with a view of the water. The wait staff are always great. So many choices of fish and clams.

Thank radmarc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is fresh & good. Service very good. Big free parking lot. All meals served with great fresh bread. Prices a little high..

Thank dcs1755
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm way behind on leaving this review (like, a couple of years behind) but this has been our worst dining experience in the Bay Area to date. My wife and I ordered two different fish dishes and they were both served raw. I dont even...More

Thank amatt558
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bay Area is famous for its food. Fish and other seafood are always highest quality. You can get spoiled very easily by visiting all those places serving fresh fish, lobsters, crab meat, etc. Very good means just average here. That's how it was this time....More

Thank Acidov
Reviewed 6 February 2018

We went to The Fish Market last week and we had their menu for early diners. It is a fantastic value. The food was very good also.

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

After this long flight from Europe to USA you are always looking for a nice restaurant with good food, relaxed atmosphere and drinks... well - these guys did a great job! Food was great, we have a large table and with multiple people joining and...More

Thank hanskeijmel
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Food still pretty good here. I do wish they have gluten free options since I’ve developed a severe allergic reaction. You can never go wrong with any of the fish. Brussel sprouts are a little salty, but good flavor.

Thank marilynwong
Reviewed 30 January 2018

The cioppino was not the same as it used to be. It used to be full of crab with the stomach. The cioppino was good but it didn't need all the fish that was probably yesterdays fish. Broth still very good. Drinks not very good....More

Thank eke-ono
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Pam P
23 August 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
6 June 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
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
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1855 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, CA 94403-1155
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-349-3474
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.
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