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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
650 493 9188
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Ranked #10 of 316 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Los Altos, California
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 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
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
32 helpful votes 32 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
39 helpful votes 39 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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