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Fish Market Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old Town
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105 & 107 King Street, Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 836-5676
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Osterville, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great location in downtown area. Was seated quickly and had good service. Had chowder and a fish taco which was good.

Thank seggycc
Elk Grove, California
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125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner and the food was really good. Try the grouper if on the menu; one of the best I have had. Great place for a casual dinner.

Thank walthess
Southern Shores, North Carolina
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165 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Waited 15 minutes after being seated to get some service, had to ask, just getting ready to walk out. We had lunch, I like the menu, lots of options; we wound up ordering tacos, an order you could easily split. I got the fish (Maui grilled) taco, and my wife got the steak taco, very spicy, and good. Probably not... More 

Thank john b
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped by on a Tuesday afternoon. Nice place, we sat at a table by the bar. Staff was great. Had a lobster roll and spiced shrimp that were the best thing ever. Great place, reminded me of Wisconsin bars.

Thank OshkoshGirl
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Back in 1970's, Schooners were the drink of choice of many and entertainment on the second floor amidst the diners on balcony and streetside enjoyed the freshest of seafood and that exceptional Clam Chowder sold by the cans!!! Drop in today, anytime for Lunch or Dinner, and the choices are on trend and fresh as they have always been! First... More 

Thank Kelli O
North Salt Lake, Utah
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333 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't in charge of selecting a dinner spot and after a bad experience in 2008, I would not have chosen the Fish Market. That said, the meal I had this year was slightly better than last. I chose the Admiral's dinner which was grilled scallops, shrimp, and a crab gooey dish. I would say that the flavors were comparable... More 

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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family ate here based on a recommendation from our hotel. The food was some of the worst restaurant food I've had in a while. The clam chowder was thick like paste, and the fried seafood was not fresh. The shrimp were way over cooked and tough, the scallops were rubbery, and the fish had little flavor. For $25, I... More 

Thank luvtoteach678
Alexandria, Virginia
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have lived in Alexandria for over 20 years, and this one of my favorite spots for a drink and seafood. I like eating downstairs in the pub. They have a great raw bar, soups, and seafood entrees. You have to get a world famous Fish Market schooner of beer. It is all delicious and the staff are experienced, friendly,... More 

Thank wkiesel
Kenosha, WI
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location on King Street in Old Town. Food was very good. The fish tacos were excellent. The lobster roll was also good. Service was ok but the server was not around much. Had to wait 10-15 minutes to get our check. It was not very busy as we were there on a weeknight. Overall it was a good experience.

Thank dolphin143b
Staunton, Virginia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't come for the ambiance or decor; the food quality is the real star of this restaurant. The fried oysters were simply the best I've ever had...anywhere including the Carolina coast (NC & SC), Florida, and NOLA. These oysters were huge, sweet, and cooked to perfection. Really, the best I've ever had. My wife had the fish and chips which... More 

Thank Joe L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 & 107 King Street, Old Town, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: (703) 836-5676

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?