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The Fish Market

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$$ - $$$
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3775 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051-2612
+1 408-246-3474
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

They tell me fresh fish is something we should eat twice a week and thank goodness the fish market does fish well for every taste. Grilled, blackened, sauted, fried and then you get to pick all of your sides from steamed vegies to potatoes and rice. Easy , fresh, and the sourdough bread and clam chowder and oyster shooters are... More 

Thank Jean H
San Jose, CA
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101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I know the Fish Market is a local chain in the Bay Area but what a great place for a casual lunch or dinner. The menu changes every day/week depending on what is fresh and in season and all the specials are always dynamite! The selection is mind-boggling and if you can't make up your mind, just sit at the... More 

Thank Franchise35
El Dorado Hills, California
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96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've eaten at the The Fish Market in San Mateo and knew it's fare was expensive, but this restaurant was within walking distance from our motel in Santa Clara so we opted to try again. The restaurant is pricey so we had mixed feelings. We decided to have clam chowder and split the fish n chips. Everything was fine, not... More 

Thank Michael S
Los Osos, California
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can buy fresh and fresh-frozen fish as you enter the restaurant, so it's aptly named in one sense. On the other hand, it's really a large restaurant with a seafood case that adds to the ambiance rather than the other way around. The market fish is high priced, but for what you get the restaurant food is within the... More 

Thank smcdermo47
Melbourne, Australia
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166 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My second and third visits following my initial visit back in April. As I went two times in one week that suggests it's good! Not fine dining but a place with a great menu, great range of choices and very good service. The menu is simply great and there is something for everyone including those things you have never tired... More 

Thank Wingz64
Santa Clara, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't explain why but the food at the oyster bar is really great. Food served at the table is just average.

Thank pesteffe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Almost 40 years establishment. Great atmosphere. A bit on the loud side. Had excellent yellow grilled tuna. Served with basil tomatoes and best grilled veggies , particularly the zucchini. Dont miss the classic clam chowder. I had the white creamy version. 50$ inc glass of white house wine and service. Staff is great, professional and attentive. Make sure to make... More 

Thank Gabriela E
County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Went here tonight with a colleague while on a business trip to silicon Valley, the service was great, friendly and quick, food was amazing, I ordered the scallops with fries, really good, would go again.

Thank james o
Santa Clara, CA
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I have been to the Fish Market in Santa Clara many times. When I am in the mood for a Louie salad with crab and/or shrimp, this is where I go. Over the years, the overall selection of fish has decreased but, what they do serve is always delicious. If you want quality fish and prepared well, the Fish Market... More 

Thank O7380ULwilliamg
Santa Clara, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The seafood is very fresh and worth a trip to get quality seafood. You'll pay $$ but it's worth the money. Love everything on the menu. Favorite things to eat, mussels in the bucket, smoked salmon, chowder with half red and half white.

Thank RaynaStar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $45
Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3775 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051-2612
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: +1 408-246-3474
Our second restaurant, opened in 1979 in the heart of the Silicon Valley, has been as popular with local residents as it has with the business crowd. A comfortable and spacious cocktail bar adds to the energetic atmosphere of this casual dining restaurant. Be sure to arrive early for the counter seats at the oyster bar, as they fill up quickly.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?