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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: Dinner, Lunch, 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
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy

We went to this restaurant for our sons birthday. The service was top notch. Our food came super quick and was really good with one exception, the crab claw in the chopinno was over cooked, thats the only knock i have.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Fresh fish, excellent service. Not only a fine restaurant but a truly a fish 'market' in the heart of Silicon Valley

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We went to this restaurant for our sons birthday. The service was top notch. Our food came super quick and was really good with one exception, the crab claw in the chopinno was over cooked, thats the only knock i have.

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Oregon City, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I always make sure to visit The Fish Market when in the Bay Area. I love the menu variety, with all the fresh fish options. The atmosphere is friendly; it's busy but not too frantic. It's best to get there early or late in the evening as things get pretty crowded with relatively long waits. But it's worth it. I... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Have eaten here many times, but not recently. It is consistently good. My companions both had the grilled fresh king salmon, and I ordered the grilled California white sea bass. We all enjoyed the well- prepared entrees, as well as the various sides, fresh veggies, tomatoes and fingerling potatoes. Service was good. Seems pricier than I remember. I had a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The Fish Market has fresh fish every day. I like the various fatty varieties, like butterfish (Lingcod) and Pacific Red Snapper (rockfish), and they always have at least one and do them well. You can have them cooked however you like, and they will even do 1.5 servings if you ask (and I have!). For an amazing treat, the bacon-wrapped... More 

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Cupertino, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Needed a decent, healthy alternative on a Saturday night for 5 people. Minimum wait, and food as expected. Prices could be better...

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Silicon Valley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

At this restaurant, part of a small local chain, the fresh seafood is always really fresh and well cooked (usually grilled or broiled, although you can request other cooking methods). They have a blackboard and a daily menu that list all the types of fish that are fresh that day (some less common ones, too), and depending on what's available,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Took my staff here while we were in town. Staff was friendly and we were seated right away. We all had the swordfish and it was cooked to perfection.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I visited before this one and the one in San Diego and as always the service and food was great love the bread

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Open atmosphere, a little rustic with moderately high noise level. Wait staff was adequate. Started with oysters on the half shell and crab cakes which were excellent. This was coupled with a Ballast Point "Sculpin IPA", one of my favorite IPAs. Had the swordfish tacos for the main course which included a side of black beans. All in all a... More 

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Additional Information about The Fish Market

Address: 3775 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051
Phone Number: +1 408-246-3474
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 45
Cuisine: Seafood

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?