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The Fish Market

3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2211
+1 650-493-9188
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh fish” (56 reviews)
“seafood” (91 reviews)
“cioppino” (24 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2211
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Good option for off-campus business lunch: Within short walking distance for nearby businesses. Prompt seating, prompt & polite service, prompt food service. Lunch salads, entrees starting at ~$15.00- $25.00.

Thank M_Monteon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with one of the reps at work. She was really excited to have me try their food. I’m so glad I let her suggest where to grab a bite. I had never been there before. I was actually surprised at how big it...More

Thank Te32
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a disclaimer, we have been going to Fish Market Restaurants since 1980. They have consistently provided us with fresh sea food that has been excellently prepared. I have tried just about every dish on the menu and found them all to be simply delicious....More

Thank SES_Traveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined on shrimp cocktail, Manhattan clam chowder, rainbow trout and clams. Nothing to complain about as the restaurant was clean, service was fast and friendly and the seafood was fresh and tasty. Reasonably priced too.

Thank laceylouise
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there on a busy Saturday night. The wait was relatively short and the food was very well repaired. Quick and courteous wait staff.

Thank Bgolding
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The grill fish selection looked attractive and we ordered grill wahoo and trout, both were dried and hard ... rather disappointing. However, the house beer was good to compensate ...More

Thank ChuaTY
kirk b, Guest Relations Manager at The Fish Market, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to try this place since it got good reviews and close to our hotel. We got here on a Sat night around 7pm. The wait was about 15mins. Once we were seated we got waters and looked over our menu. My son ordered...More

Thank Julie S
kirk b, Guest Relations Manager at The Fish Market, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A staple of the local community for really fresh fish and seafood. The chowder actually has a significant portion of clams. The sides are interesting and will meet all types of dietary needs. Simple but with a variety of flavor enhancements.

Thank Chetzi
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed their Sushi/Oysters. Grilled fish (Salmon) is absolutely delicious. A bit pricey but definitely worth a visit with family or for business. It’s easy to find and right on El Camino. Plenty of parking spaces outside. Highly recommended.

Thank Tejinder S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've been going to The First Market since 1996. It offers a great variety of fresh fish at fairly reasonable prices. The clam chowders (red or white) are good, too, but nothing extraordinary. Service is generally attentive, but don't expect it to be top shelf....More

Thank Bruce J
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leslie m
15 April 2017|
Response from kirk b | Property representative |
Hi we don't have Maine lobster on the menu right now. I don't have access to the reso list please call the Palo Alto store 650 493 9188 to confirm your reservation. Thank you
Alan L P
23 October 2016|
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Response from Michael T | Reviewed this property |
Don't know you may call them directly, each store is different
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, 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, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2211
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-493-9188
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.
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