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The Fish Market

3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2211
+1 650-493-9188
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh fish” (48 reviews)
“seafood” (85 reviews)
“cioppino” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:30 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2211
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Reviewed August 9, 2016

Went on the recommendation of our hotel. Oysters were fantastic, but the rest of our meal (pasta) was just average. Service was poor. We were seated outside and the restaurant was scheduled to be open for another hour, yet the staff locked up the empty...More

Thank BethCo4
Reviewed August 8, 2016

The Fish Market was very accommodating for a last-minute large dinner group. Our group of about 14 was promptly seated, and ordered a variety of dishes. All in all, we heard very few complaints (and a lot of praises) from the whole group. The two...More

Thank Matt S
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

The concierge at our hotel recommended The Fish Market for their Early Bird Special (weeknight 4pm-6pm) as we needed to eat early. We'd been there for lunch so knew the food was good. But sometimes you just don't know about these specials. Great choices! We...More

Thank sfp4
Reviewed August 3, 2016

This place was a very pleasant surprise. The food was really good and service was quick and very attentive. We loved the clam chowder and the linguini with clams. It has ample parking and the prices are very reasonable compared to what we have seen...More

Thank 22travelMB
Reviewed August 3, 2016

I took some freinds there before attending the Bank of the Weast Classic tennis match. I had the fish tacos and my freind had simple fish and chips...very ordinary batter and not very hot. They have a friendly atmosphere but forgot to provide the top...More

Thank Kim S
Reviewed August 1, 2016

As a lover of seafood, the Fish Market had already been recommended to me by a friend and I had high expectations. Things started well with attentive and friendly service, despite the restaurant being busy. I didn't have to wait long on either visit. The...More

Thank Fred24588
Reviewed July 30, 2016

You'll get to know your way through everything at it's BEST ,and you'll want to come back for more.. You'll always will want to in time to this wonderful place. I am quite sure to surrender yourself to see, to eat, and to smell the...More

Thank pandaguy2016
Reviewed July 27, 2016

This is a must if you are looking for a good selection of fresh seafood, at a reasonable price, in a pleasant restaurant.

Thank EurekaVic
Reviewed July 26, 2016

I always have Louie Salad (shrimp and crab meat), my husband select different entry, my daughter always have rainbow trout. We been going there since early 90, always happy with the meals.

1  Thank dianedcl
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Fish is consistently fresh. I have been dining at The Fish Market for over 30 years. It's just as good now as it was then. Always fresh and delicious.

Thank BridgetKathleen
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leslie m
April 14, 2017|
Response from kirk b | Property representative |
Hi we don't have Maine lobster on the menu right now. I don't have access to the reso list please call the Palo Alto store 650 493 9188 to confirm your reservation. Thank you
Alan L P
October 23, 2016|
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Response from Michael T | Reviewed this property |
Don't know you may call them directly, each store is different
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2211
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-493-9188
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.
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