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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 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Half Moon Bay, Ca.
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love the location where you can sit outside. You see all the ducks and birds swimming by in the lagoon. Good service, good drinks, and great food!

Thank yvonnebutterfly
San Francisco
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1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice bar as you enter, fish for sale behind counter on opposite wall. Menu has a great selection of fish choices with several differant options on how they prepare your meal in restaurant. Reasonable lunch prices. Beautiful setting as you are able to sit in a patio area that overlooks Foster City Lagoon. I enjoy being able to buy some... More 

Thank saxasue
Cameron Park, California
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in town for a volleyball tournament at the convention center and wanted a place to eat before bed. The food here is decent, not exceptional but still okay. The one negative is that despite having a ton of staff our drinks sat empty and our table was only checked upon once and they were not even that busy.

1 Thank horseloverm
bay area
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156 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

EBS are a good value but very limited selection. Portions are adequate and they are very consistent. Tables in the atrium area are best.

1 Thank echoy
Foster City
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Try to utilize this nearby restaurant once a month ... for the dependable food and service. The fresh seafood always impresses and the servers are on top of their game. If price is an issue, try lunch vs. dinner ... you won't be disappointed.

1 Thank Paul P
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great seafood dishes to choose from I usually have either the clam chowder or a salad with tuna very good Great selections of seafood for all the seafood lovers. They have plenty of tables you can sit outside along the lagoon which has a. Ice breeze on the hot days / nights to cold on the colder days. Inside tables... More 

Thank Geneva W
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best fish since a long time. I really enjoyed. Would recommend this place in any case. So enjoy this really good fish

Thank Lars F
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I have been here with a colleague after a working day. Big place full of seats, great selection of fresh fish. Service maybe not the best one, young people and they seems to me not so gentle, but maybe due to my English not perfect. A good place for everyone and for families.

Thank Paolo D
South Carolina
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Visited with two co-workers. Nautical design on both exterior and interior. Kind and attentive staff. We ordered a scallop and shrimp skewered entree as well as fish tacos and a tuna melt. I am not a seafood fan but all comments were positive around taste and quality. A bit pricy for me as it was about $20 per person for... More 

Thank Russell W
Jakarta, Indonesia
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100 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I was looking for a seafood place in San Mateo. I am familiar with this restaurant name, because we had family dinner at the same group of restaurant in San Diego (Top of the Market restaurant). The food I ordered (angel hair and scallops) was delicious, and I got a table by the window, facing the lake. If only it... More 

Thank AnggyGustiza

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$45
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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
View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?