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Cook's Seafood

751 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
650.325.0604
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Ranked #15 of 118 restaurants in Menlo Park
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
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English first
Palo Alto, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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San Diego, CA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is my second time having dinner at Cook's Seafood My husband and I had a 2 piece fish and chip dinner with cold slaw. Our total was $21. You order at the counter and they bring it to you. The fish was perfectly cooked. The fries were the thick/steak fries. The cold slaw was excellent; not too mayonnaisey and... More

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Menlo Park, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I've probably been to this restaurant a hundred times. It is consistently outstanding! The local halibut and chips is a real favorite as is the mixed crab and shrimp louie salad. The fish, no matter what the preparation, is super fresh and this is the basis for everything good that goes on here. The restaurant is twinned to a fresh... More

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Menlo Park, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I stop in occasionally for some chowder (tasty) and some fish & chips (very tasty), but mostly I come to Cook's to buy oysters, local crabs, and other seafood to take home and prepare myself. Fresh high quality seafood handled by professional fishmongers. Always clean -- never a fishy smell like some places and the product doesn't taste like refrigerator... More

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Calistoga
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Very fresh, high quality cod or halibut expertly deep fried is what to expect at this combo fish and chips restaurant and seafood market. Nothing fancy but great fish & chips plus a few average cold seafood salads.

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San Francisco
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13 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is reliably a very good fish market. The prices are also very reasonable and there is an excellent choice of fresh seafood! The to -go food---sandwiches and fish and chips is also quite good, fresh, and well priced. You cannot go wrong with this choice.

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calif
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125 reviews 125 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is a straight-forward counter-service restaurant. Lots of choices in seafood and they offer fried and grilled cooking options. Fried shrimp and fried oysters are 2 of my favorites. Husband said the fish and chips were good but nothing special. I like crispy, thin-cut fries so their steak fries are not my favorite. They have fresh tasting seafood salads (salmon,... More

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Menlo Park, California
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

this place has great food for the price. Best spot in menlo park by far. Can be a bit too fried, but who cares.

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

As New England transplants to the Palo Alto area, I was pleasantly surprised by Cook's Seafood restaurant. The counter style ordering is very reminiscent of all the New England Friend Seafood joints up and down the East Coast. Their Fried Scallop dinner was perfectly done and deliciously sweet.

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