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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 good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh fish” (41 reviews)
“seafood” (84 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 3 days ago

Dropped in for dinner with four colleagues on a Thursday evening and had no problem getting a table. Three options for seating: Outdoors on the deck (Full when we go there), inside with a view outside, and inside as a last resort. Waiter that served...More

Thank TrevorDoornbos
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fish Market downstairs - usually good price if you can get there before 6:00 PM Mon-Thurs for their "early bird dinner" and quite tasty! Some of the dishes in the Fish Market have become extremely similar... I can't tell the difference between halibut, John Dore...More

Thank jdegglady
Reviewed 1 week ago

I often forget about this place until I drive by on numerous errands. The Fish Market offers great seafood options with beautiful water views. Simply a great place to relax, have a great meal and just chill. Service and parking is awesome on a weekday....More

Thank Susana C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just landed at SFO and drove here for lunch. Served awesome sour dough bread. Waiter, Benjamin was extremely helpful. Offered samples of rice we questioned, helped with menu choices and made sure we were satisfied. He did tha same for all the tables he served....More

Thank CLDoctor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner here tonight and were very pleased. The service was prompt and friendly. My wife had the Shrimp & Crab Louie Salad which she really liked as did I. I had the Crab Cake appetizer which was quite tasty. We...More

Thank Butch E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place. They have a great selection of seafood and everything is great. You can also buy fresh fish to go at the Marketplace outside of the regular restaurant. They will also explain how to prepare it if necessary. My favorites: Cheesy garlic...More

Thank DaniR1307
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I prefer the Fish Market in Palo Alto but this is one also very good. If you like fresh fish this is the place to go. Be sure and ask for the fresh fish of the day. Sometimes there is a large choice. I like...More

Thank bayareablond
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Wish I could give zero stars. I have been around a while and this was the worst experience I have EVER had at a restaurant. Made reservation for 5 people at 6:30pm. Arrived at 6:30pm. Restaurant was packed. At 6:45pm asked how long we would...More

1  Thank mmach999
Reviewed 10 April 2018

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 7 April 2018 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
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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
Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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