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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%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (53 reviews)
“seafood” (87 reviews)
“cioppino” (24 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2211
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1 - 10 of 549 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had lunch twice. The edimome is amazing. We tried both chowders and can’t chose the one we like the best. So many great choices. Not your usyal fish place. Service was outstanding.

Thank tfowler7
Reviewed 6 days ago

Ordered spiced tuna roll tonight, must have been made three days ago. The fish was brown and mushy. Hard to believe any restaurant would attempt to serve this. Asked waiter to remove from bill, yet it was on the bill. Amazing this is rated number...More

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

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 for him to contact you at fishmarketfeedback+tpajrf@gmail.com, I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thee of us ordered thee different types of fish. All taste delicious and well served. Although we waited for 20 min, it's worth. So good! Reservation required.

Thank kwanghoc782
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well prepared-basic fish always available. Excellent service, dependablly excellent when you want fish-best around.

Thank ina504
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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