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3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
+1 650-493-9188
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Ranked #16 of 318 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Our first restaurant has been a Palo Alto institution since its doors opened in 1976. With the brand new addition of an oyster bar, cocktail bar and lounge area, there are now even more ways to experience this unique restaurant. The expansive retail market remains a popular stop for local residents seeking to take home the finest in fresh fish.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Very good seafood. Many kind and fresh. Staffs are friendly. I would like to visit again.

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Los Altos, CA (USA)
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174 reviews 174 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The folks at the Fish Market have found a winning recipe: good, fresh food at a reasonable price. The formula keeps the place hopping most of the time. They offer a variety of fish with your coice of about 5 sides + a range of salads, soups and things like smoked fish and oysters etc. The crunchy French bread is... More 

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Redwood City, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I've been to this Fish Market location many times for excellent lunches; this was my first visit for dinner. Since this is "crab season," we figured a large Crab Louis salad would be great! Our salads were good, but not great! It appeared the crab had been fresh frozen; the crab was watery and almost tasteless! The remainder of the... More 

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Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed our meal at Fish Market. It was a crowded, Friday evening, but we made a reservation (highly recommended) and were seated in 5 minutes. The waitress was quick and efficient. The crab in my salad was fresh and tasty and my husband enjoyed his clams & linguine.

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St.Paul Mn
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I should start by saying that I'am from Minnesota. So anytime that I can get fresh seafood I'am happy as a clam. (Ya that's a pun) I stumbled across this place mid-week during off peak hours so there were no real challenges as far as service goes. In fact I was about the only one in the place so I... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

One of the better seafood restaurants in the Palo Alto area. Interesting choices and the day's catch to choose from. The oven roasted crab is definitely worth a try. All in all a good dining experience

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Geneva, Switzerland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant several times over the last 20 years (yes twenty), while the fish is fresh and the food generally good, I am amazed by the complete lack of novelty in preparing their dishes. They are absolutely the same since my first time there. A little creativity would really not hurt!

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San Francisco, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

A bit cold and clammy for the atmosphere. But they know how to cook seafood. Have come here quite a few times over the years. Food is consistent, service is ok.

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Nome, Alaska
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100 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a good fish place..many fresh selections are available. Unfortunately it has the atmosphere of an Army Mess Hall....noisy, hectic, loud etc. The servers are a mixed bag: some are quite good and many are not. It would improve matters if they figured out that hot food is desirable...putting fish on cold plates while the dish awaits pickup by... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

We were glad to see a special dinner entree on the restaurant web site that we had enjoyed in a recent visit. Upon arrival tonight, we were treated by having to navigate a smoke screen created by a uniformed waiter enjoying a cigarette by the front door. (Josh, we later learned.) When we were seated, we saw Josh head toward... More 

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Additional Information about The Fish Market

Address: 3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone Number: +1 650-493-9188
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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