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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%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (42 reviews)
“seafood” (89 reviews)
“clam chowder” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1855 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, CA 94403-1155
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Reviewed yesterday

Five adults and a 4 year old had a delicious lunch here. We ordered a lot- artichoke dip, steamed artichokes, pasta and prawns, pan fried tilapia with fries and basil cherry tomatoes, mahi sliders, chowder, and sushi. I think we finished all of it! We...More

Thank Edie S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wonderful crab salad, great spot for a business meeting, and sliders are good too! Tried and true venue near offices.

Thank Betty W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Second at this restaurant; very nice, right by the waters, excellent view. Food is tasty: we had grilled salmon and lobster, both highly recommended. Very friendly and helpful staff. Price seemed to have gone up a little from last year but still very affordable and...More

Thank David803
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really liked this place especially sitting by the window and looking out at the water. The food is delicious especially the seafood combination with the pot. the price is OK, but not cheap

Thank Tiare P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fish Market's food is always delicious. I enjoy both dining there and purchasing fish and other items regularly at their fish counter.

Thank pagoff
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't get here often enough. Always truly fresh fish and shellfish. Assuming you're eating at the regular restaurant below (not the Top of the Market above), the dishes are reasonably prices, great variety, and probably grilled over mesquite. If you get the grilled fish...More

Thank Bart C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I gad not been to the Fish Narjet in a while and thought I would give it a try. Food was very fresh and the service quick and friendly. We both ordered fresh catch of the day; and we were not disappointed. I will go...More

Thank H. Ann L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh fish. Delicious French bread and butter. Great appetizers and food. If you love fish, this is the place to go. Pleasant outdoor dining overlooking the lagoon.

Thank Debra S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve eaten here a number of time in the last 15 years. Most of the time it 3-4 Stars. A few times it’s been poor. This was one of those times. A small portion of over cooked halibut was $30. My wife’s snapper was mediocre....More

Thank soifdawg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Returned again & service & food was very good. Great bus boy Mario. Fresh seafood... nice day over looking the water. will return. lots of free parking

Thank dcs1755
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Questions & Answers
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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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