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The Fish Market

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1855 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, CA 94403-1155
+1 650-349-3474
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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173 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by this spot for some good seafood and was not disappointed. Good sour dough bread and shrimp ceviche. My son had Ducketts Bucket which included a variety of clams etc. I had the Cajun Shrimp. The portions were ok but not large and the service good but not great. A decent meal. I also had a good wedge salad.

Thank Jeff S
Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On a quick business trip to Millbrae and SSF. Could not resist a fish dinner at the Fish Market Restaurant. A favorite place for many years. When we moved away from CA, I truly miss the great sourdough bread and Petrale Sole. Don't miss the traffic and crowds though. Don't forget to ask for a table with a water view,... More 

Thank Robert1019
Rocklin, California
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went with my brother, expecting a NICE meal. Just so-so. We each had the hot spinach salad....VERY poor; they were out of crab cakes. White clam chowder soup was good; red clam chowder, poor. Shrimp appetizer, not good. Halibut, was just "ok". Overall, disappointed....would not go back or recommend.

Thank McTuck
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Normally they are fully booked on holidays but don't let that discourage you, we always leave our ph# and within an hour we ALWAYS get a call back. My mom loves the Lobster here, myself o enjoy the chowder and warm bread, the drinks are strong and the view while dining is romantic. Staffing is informative about their menu and... More 

Thank cjckb
North Richland Hills, Texas
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272 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the advice of TripAdvisor and ate here before our flight out of SFO. The seafood looked fresh and wonderful. My husband loved the shrimp ceviche. I, on the other hand, do not eat seafood and made the stop just for him. The grilled chicken was not remarkable, but I enjoyed the sides of cherry tomatoes w/ basil and the... More 

Thank cedar4604
San Mateo, California
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158 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good seafood. Service is good. Bread is excellent. Easy free parking. Did increase prices after employee walk out. Dine outside when weather is good.

Thank dcs1755
Palm Bay, Florida
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153 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there for lunch. Love the nautical theme of the restaurant. Ordered varieties of seafood. They were fresh and delicious. Huge too. Service were excellent. I can't wait to go back.

Thank Tongansailor
Sacramento, California
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Parking is good. The cheesy Garlic bread is the best ever!!!!. If you don't order the cheesy garlic bread, you just missed out My wife had the salmon and it was great. I had the shrimp sandwich, it was good. Service was a little slow but I highly recommend this restaurant. Great for kids. On a sunny day, the view... More 

Thank David T
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were seated where we could see the kitchen in action - which we loved. We shared an appetizer of smoked abalone tuna. I could have had 3 and called it dinner. It was the best! I had the Cioppino with pasta - I would not recommend this. It is messy to eat and I believe going with the other... More 

Thank Viaggiatore0607
Somerset, United Kingdom
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317 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meeting with old friends in good setting on water with nice views of the water. Fish and shellfish all very fresh with lots of varieties to choose from. Great sourdough bread! Quite expensive for lunch but pleasant ambiance with good service.

Thank Topolli

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$12 - US$45
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?