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“fresh, friendly standby” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Fish Market

The Fish Market
3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306
+1 650-493-9188
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Ranked #19 of 273 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Doing business
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, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Our first restaurant has been a Palo Alto institution since its doors opened in 1976. With the brand new addition of an oyster bar, cocktail bar and lounge area, there are now even more ways to experience this unique restaurant. The expansive retail market remains a popular stop for local residents seeking to take home the finest in fresh fish.
Los Altos, California
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“fresh, friendly standby”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Unfortunately, I no longer live in a coastal area. So, the Fish Market is a go-to place for great, fresh seafood and amazing sourdough!
Nice service, unassuming staff and set up.
Parking can be a challange, but if it is that full, probably a long wait.

Visited November 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great meal.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We had the scallop appetizer, which was delicious. My husband had the catfish and I had the Washington oysters. Everything was delicious. We both had drinks. No room for dessert. Great date night.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carmel, California, United States
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great place to eat at the bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

I was in the mood for fresh crab. I was somewhat disappointed, but it was not bad. Again, this is an old standby eating establishment from former days of living in that area.
Good Italian pinot by the glass at a reasonable price.
Great people watching too

Visited January 2013
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Average at best”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Affordable seafood restaurant but the food was just ok. The fish I ordered was dry and overcooked. The place had a strange odor when you first walked in which was a put off for me (and it was just a fish odor). Reasonable wine list. Service was good. Very crowded, suggest reservations.

Visited January 2013
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USA
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great food, casual atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

The food was very good. Fresh fish, great clam chowder. It is a huge place and they have plenty of parking spots available. They have a special deal from Monday to Thursday between 4 and 6pm, 2 courses for $12. The place was really busy and it just tells me how popular it is among locals.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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