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“Excellent seafood, reasonable price”
Review of The Fish Market

The Fish Market
Ranked #10 of 387 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 September 6, 2017

Stopped in for a late lunch on a Saturday in August. The restaurant was not very busy in the mid-afternoon, but the waitstaff was very attentive and the food outstanding. The restaurant has a casual atmosphere, not over-the-top kitschy like many seafood establishments. Food was very fresh and cooked to perfection. It was the best meal in our 8 days in the Bay Area! They are also a fish market (as the name would suggest), with a wide variety of seafood available.

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Thank Michael F
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

If what you want is high quality fish, mostly locally caught that day, prepared simply without pretense, this is the place for you. Prices are fair, service is simple but effective, the decor is "early fish shack" with lots of wood and maritime accessories.

Pro tip: check for a table in the bar first, especially if there's a line at the maitre d's station.

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

Stopped by for dinner. Service was great, clam chowder was very, very good. Bread was dry. Had fresh sole for entree. Tasted bland and still had skin on part of it. Never seen this before on sole. Al gratin potatoes ok, cole slaw lousy. Overall, disappointed with dinner. Will not be back.

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Thank Brett T
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kirk b, Guest Relations Manager at The Fish Market, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2017

Brett - Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. Our vice president, Dwight, would appreciate the opportunity to discuss it with you. Please email me so I may pass your contact info to him. My email is fishmarketfeedback+tpabre@gmail.com I hope to hear from you soon. Kirk B

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Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

This is a local favorite spot. Always busy but great food!!
Cannot go wrong with the salmon and the scallop potato is a fabulous side.....

Thank JR J
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Reviewed September 3, 2017

Their daily menu feature what's in Season, you may not find the dish you had before, with this comprehensive menu, easy to find something new to try, new england clam chowder is always good, prawn cocktail is one of my must have, clam bake is realizable every time, steamed king crab legs is my wife's favorite, cherrystone clams was delicious, we come to this restaurant whenever in the area, as far as I can remember, always had a wonderful time that will not easily forget.

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