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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 good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (41 reviews)
“seafood” (87 reviews)
“clam chowder” (28 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1855 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, CA 94403-1155
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to The Fish Market last week and we had their menu for early diners. It is a fantastic value. The food was very good also.

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After this long flight from Europe to USA you are always looking for a nice restaurant with good food, relaxed atmosphere and drinks... well - these guys did a great job! Food was great, we have a large table and with multiple people joining and...More

Thank hanskeijmel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food still pretty good here. I do wish they have gluten free options since I’ve developed a severe allergic reaction. You can never go wrong with any of the fish. Brussel sprouts are a little salty, but good flavor.

Thank marilynwong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cioppino was not the same as it used to be. It used to be full of crab with the stomach. The cioppino was good but it didn't need all the fish that was probably yesterdays fish. Broth still very good. Drinks not very good....More

Thank eke-ono
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The good is that the fish I have had here has always been fresh and there are some kinds of fish I can't get in my local markets. That said, it was downhill from there . Instead of using the whole restaurant and giving diners...More

Thank Mithra
kirk b, Guest Relations Manager at The Fish Market, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Mithra - Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your dining experience. The general manager of the San Mateo Restaurant, Simon, would appreciate the opportunity to discuss it with you. Please email me a way to contact you at fishmarketfeedback+gsmmit@gmail.com I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were brought here by some friends who were familiar with restaurant and it turned out to be quite a treat. There seemed to be two separate sections. There is a restaurant on the lower level that had a more casual atmosphere and was somewhat...More

Thank Steve O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hey Folks, One of the best places for fish and chips or Steak and Chicken!! For an elegant and simi private dining experience Top of the Market is the place to go, so many fond memories of this place over the last 28 years!!!! Wish...More

Thank Lofr2us
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small family chain uses fresh caught fish and quality ingredients. A pernennial favorite. The San Mateo location offers lovely views as well.

Thank IMollyQ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Many people will disagree with me but this how I feel. This place is always full, so I had to try it. I went there twice to be exact. Definitely overrated. May be it’s the closest seafood restaurant to town without having to drive out...More

Thank pbsuchikul
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the oyster were great, we had the snapper and calamari steak, both very good The service was fantastic, always around for what we ever needed. Great local place for either lunch or dinner, on a nice warm day sit on patio for view of canal,

Thank Roberta W
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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