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“excellent food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Fish Market

The Fish Market
1855 South Norfolk Street, San Mateo, CA 94306
+1 650-349-3474
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Ranked #2 of 367 Restaurants in San Mateo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $45
Cuisines: Oyster Bar, Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Mateo, California
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3 restaurant reviews
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“excellent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place is great for a nice dinner. Reasonably priced, wide variety, fresh fish and seafood. Has a full bar, oyster bar, and for a nicer upscale ambiance, go upstairs to Top of the Market. Cheesy garlic bread is amazing, you can get cheesy CRAB garlic bread as well. Take some fish home from the market on your way out. Amazing

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bath, United Kingdom
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“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food, a wide menu of fish and really well put together. Although the focus is fish, must make a call out for their cheesy garlic bread which is to die for. Nice views if you can a table by the window. Service not the fastest, but then again it's not the type of restaurant where you go for a quick bite so not really a complaint. Take your time and enjoy!

Visited August 2014
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Racine
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“Very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We had the artichoke/crab dip and Oysters Rockefeller for appetizers. Both were very good. My wife had the fish/chips sampler and I had the Atlantic Salmon. The salmon was outstanding, as was my wife's plate. I found the prices to be very good for the quality of food we received. My son didn't care much for the pasta he was given, but I didn't try it. I would definitely eat here again.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“Good, fresh food. Painfully slow service.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Go before you are starving. We waited a good 10 minutes to be offered anything at our table. Drinks arrived and thankfully a basket of awesome sourdough bread that kept us going. We did eventually have great meals at a good value. Tilapia dinner and skewered shrimp dinners were great! Fresh roasted vegetables and coleslaw were worth the wait. Outdoor seating is nice. We went at 5:00 before it got busy. A word to the wise...

Visited August 2014
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Greenville, South Carolina
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“Awesome way to end a trip ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

In an unfamiliar city, Trip Advisor lead us to a great choice.

Excellent views on the dock looking over the inlet.

Service was first class and the bar poured very heavy drinks.

Order the crab or any of the fresh seafood.

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