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751 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
650.325.0604
Today
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 3
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  • 4
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Tradition and Quality

It's a fish house after the American classical fashion. They have fresh fish. They cook it honest and plain. I love places like this. Had the flounder and the clam chowder. The chowder was very plain, but lots of clams, a medium thick base, straight down the middle. The flounder was fresh and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Paul D
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Northeast USA
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Northeast USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It's a fish house after the American classical fashion. They have fresh fish. They cook it honest and plain. I love places like this. Had the flounder and the clam chowder. The chowder was very plain, but lots of clams, a medium thick base, straight down the middle. The flounder was fresh and tasty. Not giant portions, quaint environment, good... More 

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Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Totally not what we were expecting. The fish was deep fried and very oily. Not a place I would return to.

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Menlo Park, California
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lots of different varieties of fish and chips, including local fresh fish. Good steak fries too. Next door you can buy fresh fish too.

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Menlo Park, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Well established seafood restaurant that my family has enjoyed for years. Combined with a good fish market.

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Fremont, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,685 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Cook's Seafood is popular place to go for lunch. I like to go there and have their tuna fish sandwich. One orders at the counter and then they deliver to one's table. The fish in the fish market area of Cook's is excellent. I usually buy some if I stop here to enjoy for a meal which I will cook... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Food is good, but the Fish Market is the place to go if u want some fresh fish or crab. Good value and u don't hv to pay the high market prices. i picked up a couple of crabs....yummy

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If fish and chips is what you're craving, then this is your place! The ambiance is kind of lacking in the restaurant, but the food makes up for it. The thick cut fries are amazing! The seafood counter has always been my go to when I lived in Menlo Park. They have a good selection and always give good recommendations... More 

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Sonoma, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Cook's is what can I say, my absolute favorite restaurant at 53 years of age! I can say that with confidence. Its not fancy, but its clean and a bit kitchey with the fish theme and all but I kinda like it! Ya have to like blue! Still, you don't go here for the ambience. You go for the best... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Halibut slice was paper thin in thick batter. When I mentioned my shock, there was no offer to make it better. They said Salmon portion was the same. Do not bother to stop here. Too pricey, Tiny portions.

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Menlo Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Amazingly fresh and well cooked fish. Low key atmosphere, order at counter, and food is brought to your table. Love the thick tasty fries, and fish is always cooked to perfection. Great place for a casual quick neighborhood dinner - or lunch. There are good salads on the menu, if you want to watch your waistline or have a lighter... More 

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Additional Information about Cook's Seafood

Address: 751 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone Number: 650.325.0604
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 751 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: 650.325.0604

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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