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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” (56 reviews)
“seafood” (88 reviews)
“cioppino” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2211
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1 - 10 of 596 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The team had a meal here, everyone cleared thier plates and I heard no complaints. It was a great environment for the team to sit, chat, and relax. I had the halibut and chips, it was cooked nicely with a great crunch and flavor.

Thank ScottyN3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fairly traditional restaurant - large, with simple preparations and an extensive menu. I’ve passed it a million times, so I decided to stop for lunch. I ordered the shrimp Louie salad. The shrimp was very fresh, and the dressing good. I’ll admit...More

Thank Neni10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They offer a number of selections from sushi and raw oysters to smoked, fried or grilled seafood, even some chicken. I have eaten here a number of times over the past years. I like the scallop ceviche for appetizer but oysters Rockefeller are great also....More

Thank Ralph R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our favorite restaurant as the selection of fresh fish choices is always excellent and the preparation very well executed. The mounds of fresh sour dough bread is a treat.

Thank helent671
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

The fresh fish and sour dough bread are always excellent. They always have "lite " choices as well. They are always busy.

Thank Helen T
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Nice food with quality, reasonable price. Will recommend to friends who like fish or my seafood. Will try again in future

Thank felixhui
Reviewed 10 April 2018

My business partner and I stopped at the Fish House for dinner after an important meeting. It was our first visit to the area in years. My partner remembered eating at the Fish House twenty-five years ago. He was happy to be back. He said...More

Thank Bill V
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner close to closing time on a Monday evening. After being seated quickly we enjoyed a great meal at a very reasonable price. The chowders are great and the linguini with scallops and the marinara linguini were super tasty, hot and...More

Thank Les H
Reviewed 27 March 2018

I always know I can count on the quality of the fish here. There are always a variety of fresh shellfish. I love the oysters for a treat. Usually I rely on my standby: a broiled fish with the tomatoes & basil on the side....More

Thank svale87
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped in by chance at 330 on a Sunday and asked to sit at the bar. I was very pleasantly surprised that I just walked in on their Sunday happy hour. I’m not sure when it started but it runs to 4-only at the bar....More

Thank Bacinac
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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
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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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