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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Doing business

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Busy, crowed, noisy, but great eats

This is an excellent seafood restaurant. Be prepared for crowds and waiting though. It's clean, has a friendly staff and great menu (of the day). No frills just good food. It's on the the noisy side of restaurant experiences. Been at two locations Santa Clara, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Identical... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Suzie L
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Santa Clara, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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193 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Santa Clara, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent seafood restaurant. Be prepared for crowds and waiting though. It's clean, has a friendly staff and great menu (of the day). No frills just good food. It's on the the noisy side of restaurant experiences. Been at two locations Santa Clara, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Identical experiences over the years.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I was looking for a reasonable priced seafood restaurant with a wide selection. This was it! The food was good & great service.

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San Jose, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I've eaten at the Fish Market on and off since the 1980s and it has consistently offered very good, fresh fish and good service - whether for a semi-formal business meal with coworkers, a family meal (they have a coloring kit for children) or a couple looking for a good dinner together.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Not terribly priced. Staff was very nice. I've read other reviews from business folks who have said otherwise... I believe they were actually true rude ones. Doesn't hurt to be nice.

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Sacramento, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Always a good place to eat. The food is always good (particularly the Oysters Rockefeller) and the coloring page for the kids is complex enough that it keeps them busy for hours. Great family place but there is also bar seating if you are out by yourself. I have been going here for over 20 years and never had a... More 

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California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food is fresh and the restaurant average décor and noisy. I've been there many times and it is consistant

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Ate all five nts there, fish, clams, crab & avacato dip, bread..everything food, waitress, perfect❗️❗️❗️

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Riverside
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Nice clean place we found through a search for a seafood; food was average for this type of location. Probably would not return and wouldn't have gone had I known it was a chain.

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Boulder Creek, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

My husband and I adore all the local Fish Market restaurants (Santa Clara, Palo Alto, San Jose, San Mateo). We rarely patronize "chain" restaurants but these feel local and genuine, not mass-produced. It's a favorite choice for celebrations, or just a casual stop when we're in the neighborhood. My go-to for fish! Fish is always fresh and perfectly cooked. They... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Any one of the fish markets will be one of the best meals you have ever had! the service is GREAT and the meals are even better! Family, friends or just alone, don't miss this place!!!

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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 15 - 30
  • 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?