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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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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 13
    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
Gooood fish

Been to Fish Market a few of times. I'm not a big fan of seafood but this place has always been able to satisfy my taste. i've tried their mussels, salmon and couple of other grilled fish and they were quite tasty. Recommended by me :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I also noted a fish odor upon entering the restaurant. The service was good, and the decor, menu choices and presentation were all so typical I felt a bit of déjà vu. The wives liked their tilapia and garlic prawn meals. My yellowfin tuna was a disappointment. And the prices were painful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Been to Fish Market a few of times. I'm not a big fan of seafood but this place has always been able to satisfy my taste. i've tried their mussels, salmon and couple of other grilled fish and they were quite tasty. Recommended by me :)

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

placed smelled like fish as soon as you walk in. always been told the sign of a bad fish place is when it smells like fish. also it wreaked of dirty mop water. food was actually ok. a bit expensive for what you get. bread that was brought out was cold. would not come back again. servers were very very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Visited the Santa Clara location. First-time at The Fish Market. Actually enjoyed the atmosphere - large and loud. I'm a fried scallop fanatic, so that's what I ordered. Was a bit disappointed - the panko crust was really thick and separated from the scallop. Not really what I'm used to, but it was delicious nonetheless. Would give this another try... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Bartenders remember your name, your drink preference, and treat you like a long lost friend and management bends over backwards to correct mistakes. Oh yes and the food is excellent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The rock fish we ordered was perfectly cooked, perfectly spiced. The french fries and grilled vegetables were wonderful. And the snickerdoodle brownie a la mode, was heavenly

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous as always. Great service, seafood and wine choices. We are never disappointed! Debbie helped make our night memorable- thanks.

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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This local restaurant has been in area for years. It is in a good location, and easy to get. We usually go there for lunch, with an occasional dinner visit. The service has always been good, and the staff is friendly and helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The fish selection on display was impressive as always and the quality of our dinner was good. I'd rate the place 4/5 stars, especially knowing there are some places at the Pacifica where you get more (better) for less. Overall a good but crowded place, especially for business dinners.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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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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