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The Fish Market - San Mateo

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Tue, 7/23
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$12 - $45
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Menu

CHOWDER
Cup 7
Bowl 8.5
New England (White)
Cup 7
Bowl 8.5
Manhattan (Red)
SASHIMI AND SUSHI
Served with wasabi, pickled ginger & wakame
17
Japanese Hamachi*
15.5
Pacific Ahi*
11
California Roll
avocado, cucumber, surimi
11.5
Spicy Tuna Roll*
sweet eel sauce, sriracha, tobiko (fish roe)
20.5
Sushi Sampler*
Pacific Ahi and Hamachi sashimi; Half California or Spicy Tuna Roll
15.5
W/ Avocado 16.75
Ahi Poke*
17
W/ Avocado 18.25
Hamachi Pok
crispy wonton stack, hiyashi wakame
SALADS
8.75
Tossed Field Greens
poppy seed vinaigrette, tomatoes, garlic croutons
12.95
Heirloom Tomato Salad
fresh mozzarella, basil, balsamic reduction
9.5
W/ Bacon 10.5
Wedge Salad
crisp iceberg wedge, Danish blue cheese dressing
24.95
Grilled Prawn Cobb
choice of dressing grilled vegetables, egg, avocado, blue cheese, bacon
9.75
W/ Grilled Prawns 18.5
W/ Salmon 19.45
W/ Bay Shrimp 15.25
W/ Grilled Chicken 17.25
Caesar Salad
hearts of romaine, romano cheese, garlic croutons
Tuna Salad 15.25
Crab Salad 22.5
Shrimp Salad 16.5
Seafood Salad & Avocado
basil vinaigrette, croutons, cucumber, tomatoes, egg
Lemon Crabmeat 23.25
Bay Shrimp 15.5
Bay Shrimp & Crab Combination 19.5
Louie Salad
louie dressing, sliced egg, cucumber, tomatoes
10.25
Warm Spinach Salad
feta cheese, kalamata olives, balsamic reduction
FROM OUR OYSTER BAR
Served on the half shell (6) with Champagne Mignonette or Cocktail Sauce
15.5
Kumiai - Baja, MX*
16.5
Kumamoto - Humboldt Bay, CA*
15.95
Oyster Combination
2 of each
3.95
Oyster Shot*
6.75
Oyster Shot w/ Absolut Peppar Vodka*
13
Cherrystone Clams - Long Island, NY
APPETIZER SPECIALTIES
13.5
Salt & Pepper Calamari
sweet chili, shot sauce
9.95
Mesquite Grilled Artichoke
lemon garlic aioli
16.25
Cheesy Crab Bread
romano cheese, garlic
13.75
Ginger Lime Prawns
mesquite grilled, cilantro sauce
15.95
Crab Cakes
lemon caper sauce, arugula salad
11.5
Tiger Shrimp Ceviche*
stone ground tortilla chips
15.5
Baked Oysters Rockefeller (4)
creamed spinach, romano cheese
6.5
Wok Charred Edamame
lightly charred soy beans
11.25
Warm Crab and Artichoke Dip
grilled sourdough bruschetta
FISH AND CHIPS
"Panko Style" w/ french fries and coleslaw
18.5
Greenland Cod
19.5
Pacific Prawns
21.95
Atlantic Sea Scallops
20.25
Fish & Chips Combination
fish, prawns and scallops
SEAFOOD COCKTAILS
11.25
Canadian Bay Shrimp
15.5
Chilean Lemon Crabmeat
15.25
Pacific Prawn Cocktail
13.25
Shrimp & Crab Combination
SMOKED FISH
Smoked at our own Farallon Fisheries
13.75
Canadian Farm Raised Salmon
12.75
Pacific Albacore
11.5
Idaho Rainbow Trout
13.25
Smoked Combo (Albacore & Salmon)
20.25
Smoked Fish Sampler*
trout, salmon, albacore, lox
TACOS
Served with ranchero style beans
14.75
Crispy Fish
Pacific Mahi, salsa fresca, smoked jalapeno ranch
14.75
Ginger Lime Shrimp
Cilantro sauce, salsa fresca, cheddar cheese
15.5
Chipotle Rubbed Swordfish Tacos
pickled onions, tomatillo sauce, queso fresco
SANDWICHES
Choice of fruit, cucumber salad or fries
19.95
Crab Ciabatta
Chliean lemon crabmeat, bacon, avocado, tomato
13.75
Teriyaki Mahi Mahi Sliders (2)
wasabi mayo, pickled ginger
13.5
Albacore Tuna Melt
wheat bread, cheddar cheese
15
Market Burger*
with bacon and cheddar cheese
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Reviewed yesterday

Always excellent (i've been here and the one in Palo Ato many times), great food, good service, nice atmosphere, especially if you can get seated near the water. Ask which selections are truly fresh -- some are frozen, but they'll tell you. Follow your server's...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank DougSXYZ
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

In the middle of the city, poke bar with fresh fish and ingredients. Very clean with possibility to sit outside too. Ideal for quick lunch.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank MatteoD37
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted a GOOD seafood meal, so decided to go somewhere I have been before. However, this time was horrible. When your fish is delivered to you, and the size of the piece of fish is smaller than the screen on your cell phone, AND you...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Gretchen W
kirk b, Guest Relations Manager at The Fish Market - San Mateo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Gretchen - Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your dining experience. The general manager of the San Mateo Restaurant, Simon, would appreciate the opportunity to discuss it with you. Please email me a way to contact you at fishmarketfeedback+tasmgre@gmail.com I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went out for an early dinner with family, had a reservation and was seated quickly on the outside patio. We ordered a few drinks, calamari appetizer (was very small) and entrees (tuna, cioppino, shrimp louie salad, tilapia and a pasta). All came out as ordered...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank wkbwkbwkb
kirk b, Guest Relations Manager at The Fish Market - San Mateo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wkb - Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your dining experience. The general manager of the San Mateo Restaurant, Simon, would appreciate the opportunity to discuss it with you. Please email me a way to contact you at fishmarketfeedback+tasmwkb@gmail.com I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm the strictly meat eater in the family. EVERYONE else enjoys The Fish Market. They did add a few beef selections and thought I'd be able to have a steak while all else indulged their fish fantasies. Alas, not that visit. Should they have a...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank FuzzyBiz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time I eat here the food is always fresh and cooked to perfection. Pricey food but well worth your $$.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Celine Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Fish Market is our go to restaurant. It’s a big restaurant and there is rarely a wait for 2 people. The food is always consistent. The service is usually good, not great.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Jwallace_83
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten here a few times and always been impressed with the selection of fresh seafood, the quality of the food, and the service. They also have an open kitchen and you can watch the staff prepare the food and the variety of dishes. Most...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Traveling_Polymath
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the Chopinio here it’s usually packed with plenty of good seafood. If not send it back. They also do a really great margarita. Enjoy!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Departure813504
Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

We had a late dinner here and the experience was very average. The service was quick and kind, but the food nothing special. For appetizer we shared one portion of calamari and it looked like they had beed fried several hours before and just micro...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank andrea88_0305
kirk b, Guest Relations Manager at The Fish Market - San Mateo, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2019

Andrea - Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your dining experience. The general manager of the San Mateo Restaurant, Simon, would appreciate the opportunity to discuss it with you. Please email me a way to contact you at fishmarketfeedback+tsmand@gmail.com I...More

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JamesM11857
October 14, 2018|
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Response from Tiare P | Reviewed this property |
The Fish Market restaurant is pretty good. the food is very good also, but the price is a little steep, so a special occasion is good. Though the clam chowder is really good and the price is decent and they give you french... More
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Pam P
August 23, 2015|
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Response from Marjie F | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, but give them a call and see for sure. Have a good time!
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Shirlee S
June 6, 2015|
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Response from Susan V | Reviewed this property |
Unless you are going with someone who is NOT a vegetarian, think you might find a better spot. I personally am a Pescetarian and love their smoked fish and calamari. Rest of family eats everything so we all get to enjoy... More
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