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The Fish Market

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Oyster Bar, Seafood
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1855 South Norfolk Street, San Mateo, CA 94306
+1 650-349-3474
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 76
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  • 18
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistent and wonderful, every time!

We started of by going to the lower bar, and watching the chef make our warm spinach salad or pasta - always incredible food, great service and fun atmosphere. Finally headed up to Top of the Market - and also sitting at the bar - had the best tomato soup ever. I mean, I don't even like tomato... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
TeriKay
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Half Moon Bay, California
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Half Moon Bay, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We started of by going to the lower bar, and watching the chef make our warm spinach salad or pasta - always incredible food, great service and fun atmosphere. Finally headed up to Top of the Market - and also sitting at the bar - had the best tomato soup ever. I mean, I don't even like tomato soup! The... More 

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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319 reviews 319 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Really enjoyed the restaurant. Nice views by the river and nice friendly place. I had the scallops which were excellent. Good wines and service so well worth a visit. The other food served also looked very good. The fish and chips looked exceptional.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Great price, ambience, location n friendliness I visit once or twice a month, always fresh food especially their seafood and most of all fresh oysters, I have taken my friends visiting from out of town to experience this great restaurant

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Annandale, Virginia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Many good seafood dishes, hard to choose -- I'm especially fond of the sand dabs, when available, and the petrale sole. Their house Chardonnay is excellent. In nice weather, you can sit outside right by the water and enjoy a great view of this little inlet along with the good food and wine. And fresh sourdough bread.

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San Mateo, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Went to Happy Hour in Fish Market's bar during a Warriors playoff game. Bar was packed, loud/energetic atmosphere, and good drinks/appetizers for the price.

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Foster City Ca
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Fish Market offers a wide selection of fish dishes at reasonable prices. Their New England Clam Chowder and "Ducket's Bucket" are two of our favorites. Be aware, however, that the upstairs dining option may be a much quieter option, but it is also much pricier and may stretch your money a bit more than you like. Downstairs, however, eat... More 

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San Mateo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I took a business associate to an impromptu lunch here on a late Saturday morning with no reservation. We were seated immediately and ordered fish dishes. The fish & chips came in large portions. Blackened halibut was a smaller portion but beautifully cooked and very flavorable. Service was attentive and this upscale chain really does a good job promoting an... More 

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Belmont, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Came in for dinner Saturday evening or actually late afternoon around 5 pm. This was the first time back in many years. We ordered appetizers to start, steamed clams and it was a really nice size order in a garlic wine sauce very tasty, also had 1/2 dozen kutomoto oysters, the fresh grated horseradish is a great touch. Dinner was... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We have been here for lunch. Everyone was satisfied with their food. The location is great – overviewing the river, and the decoration is nice. The price is higher than expected for lunch (no special deals or a set menu)

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Seoul, South Korea
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Love the location by the bay. It must be amazing in the evenings. I was there for lunch and had the carb artichoke dip and clam chowder. Both were quite good but nothing out of the ordinary. Service, decor, etc were all up to par, but again it could have been any from Fisherman's Wharf, to Boston to NY and... More 

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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: +1 650-349-3474

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 45
  • Cuisine: Oyster Bar, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?