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“Rainy sunday and hearty cioppino with pasta”
Review of The Fish Market

The Fish Market
Ranked #10 of 378 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed April 12, 2016

I was eyeing the place for a long time and on the last day of my stay decided to try the cioppino, encouraging dish and nice service.

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Thank Cl_Wolff
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Reviewed April 5, 2016

The Fish Market has been around for decades, but it's still doing a great job at preparing tasty fresh seafood dishes (and selling you fresh fish from their small market section if you want that instead).

I've been there a number of times recently with both friends and relatives, and found it equally suited for a party of 2 or for a group of 6 or even more. Because of its side add-on section, the many tables are well-divided into groups, preventing that "lost in a banquet hall" feeling. Because of this layout, there are tables to suit all lighting and location tastes -- in the middle or by a wall or corner, next to outside windows or in a dimmer interior.

The staff is attentive and handled various requests with both aplomb and dispatch (I'm practicing Scrabble words here!). The food was yummy and fresh if not especially adventurous (that was good in this context), and arrived at a reasonable pace. This is definitely the sort of place to allow you the time for a proper meal and conversation -- they don't "encourage" you to speed up as do some other places.

Ask about the specials, try to choose something that's in season, and have a great meal!

PS - I have noticed single diners at tables during lunchtime, so feel free to go even without a dining companion.

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Reviewed April 5, 2016

Great chowder, good ciopinno, good pasta. Chowder was thick and tasty. Chiopino was good. Pasta with shrimp was OK the shrimp were kind of on the small aide for price but overall food was tasty and decent for price

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Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

The service was excellent and the seafood was prepared perfectly. I had the ciopino which was tasty. The small portion was huge. Can't imagine what the large was like. Crab cakes where delicious. I had the best margarita there. The Market Margarita was excellent.

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed March 31, 2016

The dessert was the best and the staff was was very helpful in getting our order to go. Price was moderate and the resturant was any easy walk from our hotel room.

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