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The Fish Market Restaurant

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Byward Market Area
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54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
+1 613-241-3474
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly staff. Comprehensive menu. Interesting wine list. Great infused oil with fresh fresh bread . Felt like fish and chips. They were great. Hubby had shrimp and scallops and he enjoyed. Had wine from Chile and Argentina and it was good. Worth trying. Enjoyed the bread and infused oil. Busy buzzing place with attentive staff.

Thank citrusjtravel17
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The location is great , by the corner of the Byward district in downtown Ottawa. We ordered seafood of course. I picked out the fish and chips and my wife took a mix of schrimps and scallops with rice and legumes. My meal was OK, two pieces, very fresh and quite tender. Scallops were a bit small and not so... More 

Thank Andre M
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The restaurant has a variety of seafood dishes to choose from. The four of us who dined on Mother's Day were very satisfied with our choices: clam chowder, fish&chips, combination seafood plate and the grilled catfish. It is the only place in the area with variety of seafood served. The serving of fish&chips is very generous, large pieces and not... More 

Thank 562marlenem
Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went with a large group (10 people). Love the atmosphere of the restaurant! Their location in the Byward Market makes it easy to add to a family visit in Ottawa. We were celebrating a birthday with family and friends. The waitress was challenged by the number of people and tables, so some mistakes were made in our orders. She... More 

Thank Su B
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Su B I am so sorry you didn't have the service expected and deserved. Can you tell me more about when you were in so that we can look into this, and do better. Sincerely Barb M Owner More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice shrimp linguine with spicy Cajun sauce. Colleagues had fish&chip, salmon and mussels, all were satisfied. Water for free, friendly staff.

Thank Viki H
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Viki, for joining us and for the kind words, hope to get a 5 star next time :) Barb & Team More 

Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for dinner and was not disappointed. Creamy clam chowder just like the east coast. Fish was fresh I had the cajun catfish full of flavor and the bread oil is to die for. Staff was very pleasant and accommodating. Atmosphere is warm and inviting. I'll be back.

Thank Omar C
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Omar Wow what a great review thank you thank you thank you...... we appreciate your kind words and your business. Thank you sincerely Barb & Team More 

Port Elgin, Ont.
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was disappointed in my meal at the Fish Market - the clam chowder tasted gritty and out of a box, not homemade. The Arctic Char was good but the bed of lentils and chutney was under cooked and really not enough for a hungry person.

Thank Louise P
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Louise; So very sorry you didn't enjoy your meal with us. I wonder if you would be so kind as to give me more information so that we can make amends to this situation. Could you message me Barb@fishmarket.ca or reply here. When did you dine with us and did you speak with a manager? Hope to hear from... More 

Kelowna, Canada
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

The thought of fresh seafood took us o The Fish Market. The menu is quite extensive and does include items other than fish. The server brought us some rolls and olive oil with fennel to start (tasty!). The green salads were tasty and fresh. We opted for the 3 course fixe prix menu for $38 a person. My wife had... More 

Thank David-Judith
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for joining us and for the kind review..... please drop by again soon. Barb & Team More 

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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Food was ok. Not bad, nothing special. I've been there 3 times over the years and this will likely be the last. Good portions, dinner special $64 with a glass of wine.

Thank travelingSyl
Ottawa, Canada
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

You would think that a restaurant with fish market in the name would be an all star with the aquatic fare but this was just wrong on all counts. Walk in - no ramp so managing a stroller was a chore, smell - like an old fish, hostess - most used word was "ummm" but pleasant none the less, service... More 

Thank ShamanDoc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-241-3474
Ottawa's first and still most popular fresh fish restaurant has proudly been serving Ottawa locals and global travellers since 1979. Our Canadian Maritime themed restaurant features fresh Nova Scotia lobster, Alaskan crab legs, salt water shrimp, deep sea Scallops, PEI mussels and the best assortment of Fresh Fish available anywhere. Our menu also offers up a lovely assortment of non fish & seafood fare.Our heritage building located in the very heart of the historical Byward Market features three unique dining and bar facilities. In the loft upstairs is Coasters Seafood Grill our casual dinning room offering up "Ottawa's best" fish & chips, and all you can eat PEI mussle specials.In the cellar is Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro Ottawa's original and very popular wine bar. Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro offers live local jazz Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings no cover. Our award winning wine bar features over 300 wines, 80 by the glass, 200 imported beers, an extensive scotch selection and fantastic fresh bistro fare. Reservations are accepted in all three restaurants and large groups welcome. We truly are the fish and wine experts in Ottawa's Capital City! Hope to see you today!

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