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The Fish Market

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1855 South Norfolk Street, San Mateo, CA 94306
6503493474
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Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Exactly what I was looking for

Love the smoked fish platter. Lots of yummy tastes and dipping sauces. Had the calamari and it was tasty too along with a great sweet and sour dipping sauce. Had a yummy martini that was perfectly made to my instructions. Nice and tart - the Gimlet. The other people also enjoyed their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Susan V
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Huntington Beach, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Huntington Beach, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Love the smoked fish platter. Lots of yummy tastes and dipping sauces. Had the calamari and it was tasty too along with a great sweet and sour dipping sauce. Had a yummy martini that was perfectly made to my instructions. Nice and tart - the Gimlet. The other people also enjoyed their dishes. The only thing that didn't taste special... More 

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San Mateo, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We like to go to the fish market for lunch, the setting is nice because it is on a lagoon. The fish is always fresh and their house brand chardonnay is a very good deal. If you like fish, this is the place to go in San Mateo.

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San Mateo, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have eaten at Fish Market a number of times over the years. It's a decent local restaurant with good quality fish. Service and preparation can be uneven. We prefer to eat downstairs rather than in the pricier upstairs area. Go early and get seated with a water view. Desserts are mediocre and not worth having.

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San Mateo, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We go here from time to time and it doesn't change much. Generally the food is simple, but well prepared. Nice to sit here the water if the weather is good and enjoy the view!

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San Mateo, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Fish Marketarket is a nice casual dining experience. I would suggest if you have the opportunity and it's a nice day to sit outside. The Top of the Market is overpriced for what you get, you are much better off eating downstairs. Another area to eat at is the Oyster Bar, very friendly and relaxed atmosphere and if you... More 

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San Mateo
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not only is it marvelous food and service, but you get to look out over the water and enjoy a great view. There is nothing like this wonderful restaurant!

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San Mateo, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fish Market is a small chain of aptly named restaurants - 6 locations, 4 SF peninsula, 2 San Diego area - with its roots in fishing boots. Founded on the principals of providing fresh and local fish, perhaps the best part of coming, is seeing what's in the fresh fish case when you first enter. Of course, the menu has... More 

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N. Calif.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Consistently delicious fresh seafood and excellent service. They have a fish market too! I believe they also have an early bird dinner deal.

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San Mateo, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

On a warm day, outside is very relaxing! Fish is fresh. No need to dress up. You can sit outside on the water or inside. A little noisy but family oriented places are noisy. Upstairs is much quieter.

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Pleasanton, California, USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good location, good beer choices, great sourdough bread, good service and extensive selection of fresh fish and seafood. Do not drive past The Fish Market in San Mateo.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1855 South Norfolk Street, San Mateo, CA 94306
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: 6503493474

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
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

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