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The Fish Market

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3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2211
+1 650-493-9188
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had been hearing about how wonderful this restaurant is. I am in the San Jose area for business and decided to try it out. Since it was only me, it was suggested I sit at the bar which is full service. Had a table by myself, so that was good. I ordered the smoked salmon, which was excellent and... More 

Thank najfs413
San Jose, California
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Friends from out of state had eaten calamari here long ago and wanted to eat it again. I had mac n' cheese and spinach salad. Mac & cheese was pretty good, but the salad I could have passed up. Took it home and no one wanted it. Others all had fish of one type or another and were happy. The... More 

Thank rmromandia
Palo Alto, California
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I love to come here, especially for lunch. Their New England clam chowder is consistently great and some very tasty sour dough bread with accompanying butter makes a super lunch. The always have a large variety of fresh fish available for lunch and dinner meals and for take home. We prefer to sit in the side room,... More 

Thank Mike M
Sunnyvale, California, United States
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

a large number of choices available, all fresh and well prepared. Service was prompt, friendly , and correct

Thank Vivian A
Pleasanton, California
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364 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I met my son for lunch and we both ordered scallops. Mine were skewered and broiled and served with two sides, basil tomatoes and mixed vegetables. My son had the scallops fried in a fish and chips type preparation. Both were excellent. Our server was very attentive bringing bread and refilling waters. They have a daily menu on a sheet... More 

Thank Mmarymomm
San Jose, California
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though the menu seemed limited there was plenty packed in there! Good food, good place. Wasn't overly loud. Service staff is attentive and quick.

Thank yoitzcj
Naperville, Illinois
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here with a business group in April 2017. Very wide selection of seafood, and our group ordered a number of different of dishes, all of which were excellent. Large open seating area can get a little loud for conversations.

Thank Jonathan L
Palo Alto, CA
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We eat here frequently, and the food is ALWAYS excellent. Service is good, and the atmosphere is casual. They have recently started taking reservations.

Thank Alice G
San Francisco
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A large restaurant with mediocre food. The best thing about this place is the oyster bar. Lots of families with young kids and the noise level is high.

Thank SanFrancisco2ofUS
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178 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Their selection of dishes is tremendous. No other eatery has such a range of fish plus it's own fish takeout shop. Salads like the warm spinach salads you can order with other additional toppings like smoked salmon or big sea of Cortez prawns. Fish specials of the day are super grilled or blackened to your liking. Favorite is the New... More 

Thank David O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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Palo Alto, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?