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Race Street Seafood Kitchen

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247 Race St, San Jose, CA 95126-4823
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10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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Miss buying my fish here

But they still serve their incredible fish and chips as well as clam chowder. Parking litmus a little easier to find a spot too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Escondido, California, United States
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80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Same location for 50 years...but the excitement is gone now that the seafood market is gone. New owners are trying to make a go of it...but the insides are REALLY showing wear and it's not an appealing place to sit and eat as a result. The seafood display counters are all empty except for a small 6-10 foot section...and that's... More 

Thank John K
Surrey, Canada
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Staff was very friendly and their Saturday special, good value: one piece of fish, chips and a bowl of new England Clam chowder. The clam chowder was thick and very tasty, but the fish was too much batter, not enough fish. The batter was too thick,

Thank Ron U
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426 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

But they still serve their incredible fish and chips as well as clam chowder. Parking litmus a little easier to find a spot too.

Thank pgrey
Hong Kong Region, China
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This little store cranks out some of the freshest and best seafood for the price any where on the peninsula. The chowder is rich and chunky with all the good stuff and an abundance of claims. The grilled fish is fresh, tender and moist. And the price is right.

Thank NewYorkCityGypsy
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Seriously, you can't go wrong especially if you like fried seafood. Its not a restaurant by any means which is what I thought it was when i looked them up. However, I liked the atmoshpere and their fried seafood is really good. I ordered a combo meal which had fried shrimp and fish. Although you only interact with the staff... More 

Thank Will P
Minneapolis, MN
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

You will not find a better no-frills seafood restaurant. The food is char-grilled (salmon, catfish and many others seasonally) prawns, or deep fried (fish 'n chips, oysters, prawns, squid, crab cakes). Delicious clam chowder, many accompaniments including deep-fried artichokes and mushrooms. The prices are a gift. This is not, however, a romantic place. You sit at metal tables and retrieve... More 

Thank wbeeman
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Though the fish market is now closed, we were happy to see that they kept the Kitchen open. It has kept the same quality in fish and they have also made their meals a bit more healthy -- you have the choice of grilled fish, not just fish and chips.

Thank sejs2007
San Jose, CA
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Delicious fish n chips. The fish is moist and very tasty. I've eaten here about twice a month for the last 10 years. I've never been disappointed. My only criticism is they have taken away the malt vinegar for customers to put on. ONly the staff can put the vinegar on the fish. It is not the same when you... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012 via mobile

Found this little gem when I decided I wanted some seafood to take out on my way home from work. No, it's not 5-stars, but there's a reason we watched a constant stream of people come and go during our last visit. Fish & chips - yum! Grilled prawns - yum! Fried artichokes - yum! They have a very liberal... More 

Thank STLpixie
Egham, United Kingdom
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535 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 383 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The Race Street Kitchen doesn't look much from the outside but the food makes it worth visiting. We ordered Soft Shell Crab (Yummy), Lobster Tail, Filet Mignon (Surprisingly good for a fish place), Onion Rings and Coleslaw. There was just so much food and all cooked perfectly - we left feeling very full and content. Would definitely recommend for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 247 Race St, San Jose, CA 95126-4823
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 408-287-6280

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood


Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm

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