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The Fish Market

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3775 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051
+1 408-246-3474
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Our second restaurant, opened in 1979 in the heart of the Silicon Valley...
Our second restaurant, opened in 1979 in the heart of the Silicon Valley, has been as popular with local residents as it has with the business crowd. A comfortable and spacious cocktail bar adds to the energetic atmosphere of this casual dining restaurant. Be sure to arrive early for the counter seats at the oyster bar, as they fill up quickly.
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    Very good
  • 30
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  • 13
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Louie Salads

Every time I go to the Fish Market I tell myself to get a got meal. Yet every time I get a shrimp or crab louie! I am never disappointed in my choice. The best way to eat salad!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Gla77awt
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Santa Clara, California
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Campbell, CA
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97 reviews 97 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We arrived earlier than our friends but Jessica seated us immediately so we could enjoy a glass of wine and be comfortable. She was very gracious. Our waiter, Eric, was friendly and efficient and most obliging when he was asked to split the bill into three unique parts. The fish is fresh and sustainable, especially the trout! It can get... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Every time I go to the Fish Market I tell myself to get a got meal. Yet every time I get a shrimp or crab louie! I am never disappointed in my choice. The best way to eat salad!

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Santa Clara, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Always consistent. They have a great special weekdays from 4:00 to 6:00. Food is Fresh. I have been going here for years and never had a bad meal. My only drawback is that it can get noisy because the space is wide open.

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ducka62
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240 reviews 240 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We order some fish and chips, crab rolls, ahi and their augratin potatoes were delicious. We will be back again. Great service also.

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Verderio, Italy
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I have been many times in this restaurant in past, almost every time I traveled to San Jose. It was almost a pleasant experience. This time, after few years, I have been considerably disappointed. The service is significantly worsened and even the food quality. But the price has been increased a lot. I do not think I will come back... More 

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Washburn, North Dakota, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We had lunch there and not only is the exterior beautiful with the flowers and shrubs, but the restaurant is well kept up, too! My Mango/Avocado/Blue Cheese/Chopped Prawns was the best salad EVERRRR!! Oh my goodness! So fresh, so tasty, i enjoyed it a lot! Our iced tea glasses were kept filled, which was nice because we were having a... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We tried this restaurant at the suggestion or the clerk at our hotel. The wait was short and the service was good. The server was helpful with suggestions regarding the menu. She was very pleasant as well. The food was very good and the serving size was great. Price was fair for the quality and amount of food. Recommend this... More 

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Ben Lomond, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is one of the best fish/seafood restraunt in the Santa Clara valley. Our food was delicious and cooked perfectly. Our waitress was the best! This is a great place for a date and also larger groups and families. Lots of tables, but it still feels smaller for a cozier feel. Lots of fresh selections. Don't forget to gat the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Since the first time I ate there, this is my to go place for fish or seafood while I'm in the Silicon Valley. If you like grilled fish or seafood, then you must visit it. I'd recommend booking a table in advance, as you can be waiting for as long as 30 minutes (and even longer - on the weekend... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My favorite food is trout, and they cook it beautifully and take out the bones. They leave the head on if you want, for presentation (which I like). Waiters are fast. Chairs are comfy. Enough walls to look like a lot of little rooms with windows... Privacy not usually found in such a large place in silicon valley... Love love... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3775 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: +1 408-246-3474

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 45
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

Description

Our second restaurant, opened in 1979 in the heart of the Silicon Valley, has been as popular with local residents as it has with the business crowd. A comfortable and spacious cocktail bar adds to the energetic atmosphere of this casual dining restaurant. Be sure to arrive early for the counter seats at the oyster bar, as they fill up quickly.
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?