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The Fish Market

1855 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, CA 94403-1155
+1 650-349-3474
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh fish” (40 reviews)
“seafood” (83 reviews)
“clam chowder” (25 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1855 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, CA 94403-1155
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very tasty meal, with a good size menu. We had appetizer, main, and desserts, and all were delicious. A little pricey but worth the splurge.

Thank DJC17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only good real sea food restaurant in area. Prices are fair service good. Outside has scenic view. The take out retail counter is high prices. The bar menu is very good

Thank michael n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've eaten at Fish Market restaurants in San Mateo, Palo Alto and San Diego many times and have never had an unsatisfactory meal. The fish is always fresh and well prepared and we enjoy the traditional sides. Prices have gone up and portions have gotten...More

Thank Northcoast_Flyer
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

I’m ok with over cooked fish, but not in a place called The Fish Market. Crab cakes were good but the side salad was acidic to the extreme and killed my taste. The Clam Bake had dry lobster and dry shrimp. How do you do...More

Thank RikDD
kirk b, Guest Relations Manager at The Fish Market, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 12 March 2018

The menu has so many choices, that there is sure to be something for everyone. Good seaford, I have had the sole dinner, which was very good and a lot of food. Had to get myself a :"to go bag" . Dinner plates comes with...More

Thank Sheila C
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Consistently fresh seafood from their own fishing boats. Family style casual dining with great fish. The daily changing menu clearly indicates the type of fish and if it is wild or farm raised, They are famous for their au gratin potatoes. They also sell fresh...More

Thank IMollyQ
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We love to sit by the outside room with a view of the water. The wait staff are always great. So many choices of fish and clams.

Thank radmarc
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Food is fresh & good. Service very good. Big free parking lot. All meals served with great fresh bread. Prices a little high..

Thank dcs1755
Reviewed 22 February 2018

I'm way behind on leaving this review (like, a couple of years behind) but this has been our worst dining experience in the Bay Area to date. My wife and I ordered two different fish dishes and they were both served raw. I dont even...More

Thank amatt558
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Bay Area is famous for its food. Fish and other seafood are always highest quality. You can get spoiled very easily by visiting all those places serving fresh fish, lobsters, crab meat, etc. Very good means just average here. That's how it was this time....More

Thank Acidov
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Pam P
23 August 2015|
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Response from Marjie F | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, but give them a call and see for sure. Have a good time!
Shirlee S
7 June 2015|
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Response from Susan V | Reviewed this property |
Unless you are going with someone who is NOT a vegetarian, think you might find a better spot. I personally am a Pescetarian and love their smoked fish and calamari. Rest of family eats everything so we all get to enjoy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor 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, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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 - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1855 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, CA 94403-1155
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-349-3474
Nestled alongside a quiet lagoon, our fourth restaurant, and the first to feature the upstairs, upscale Top of the Market, has been a dining destination for bay area residents since 1982. This beautiful restaurant also features a full-service cocktail bar and lounge area, and a popular oyster bar. Patio dining is available in the summer months.
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