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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” (53 reviews)
“seafood” (80 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 5 days ago via mobile

Went to The fish Market for dinner. I was greeted by a friendly courteous host. I decided to sit at the bar. The bartender immediately asked if I'd like a drink and had excellent suggestions (Kona Hula beer). I also appreciated his suggestion for dinner....More

Thank Skip C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I happened upon this restaurant on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a whirl due to the enthusiastic reviews. Thanks to my fellow advisees! This spot offered a lovely outdoor seating area, wonderful happy hour specials and attentive service. I had some delectable oysters,...More

Thank Kyra K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for happy hour at oyster bar. Very happy with quality of service and freshness of oysters. We will definitely return and hope to see Alias again tending bar!

Thank ShickaBoo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a light meal within walking distance of the Creekside Inn where we were staying. Our Crab Louie salad and mixed greens with bay shrimp and balsamic herb dressing were just what we needed. The salads are generous, the seafood was fresh...More

Thank HawaiiAlaska
Reviewed 1 week ago

Place is large and seats a lot of people. We arrived at 6 pm and the place started to fill up. We waited only 10 minuted for a table. Our order was ready in 10 minutes. It came out hot. Portions are large. Waiter was...More

Thank Marshall G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fish Market is a Palo Alto go to restaurant for high quality, locally caught fresh fish. The restaurant is simple, no frills, just a nice spot for a great meal. They also have non fish items but the fish is what you come for....More

Thank SKR1635
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fish Market is an icon in Palo Alto of fish dishes and then some. It's been around for 30 plus years and hasn't changed much. If you like simple fresh fish dishes that are served promptly it's the place for you. You can also...More

Thank sixtyishPaloAlto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

Thank kantarjiev
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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,...More

Thank Brett T
kirk b, Guest Relations Manager at The Fish Market, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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...More

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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, Brunch
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
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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