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“a cant miss in old town”

Fish Market Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 763 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
fairfax va
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“a cant miss in old town”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

visiting old town alexandria is a treat and eating at the fish market helps make it complete. great raw as well as properly prepared to your desire cooked seafood. . great authentic historic bulding gives the ambiance of historic alexandria. knowledgable wait staff adds to a great place for fish.

  • Visited February 2013
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Suburban Philadelphia
Level 6 Contributor
220 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Just a bit of a downer”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

My wife and I had a meal at The Fish Market on a recent trip to Alexandria. We were hungry for fish, so we reasoned that this was the place to come. It was a bit difficult to find, since the facade of the restaurant was covered in heavy builder's plastic sheets. We were seated downstairs in a rather dark, gloomy space. The waiter had a hang-dog look about him, as though he had the weight of the world on his shoulders. He took our orders without any problem, although I wondered whether this poor fellow was depressed (Hope he's OK). I ordered a local draft beer, a seafood stew, and a filet of fish sandwich. The beer (a pilsener) had no kick to it and was only 1/2 step above an abominable lite beer----Gads! The stew was good---lots of fish and a tasteful creamy sauce. The fish sandwich was plentiful (took up the whole plate) but was too heavily fried. All in all, the meal was average, and when we return to Alexandria, we will sample another one of the multitude of restaurants on King Street. Someone has to do fish better, I would think.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank CodgersontheMove
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Chantilly, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Quality has declined”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

I used to go here all the time when I first moved to the area. Since then I feel the quality has really declined. I had a fish sandwich, was very very dry. Sandwich didn't come with anything. Just sitting on a plate....

Visited December 2012
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Thank mgc555
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Alexandria, VA
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“good food, decent prices”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

we often go to the Fish Market when we want a good fried fish platter, hot spiced shrimp, and oysters. Family friendly, especially if you sit upstairs.

Visited December 2012
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Thank jljmom
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“The BEST mussels”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

The mussels in white wine sauce are amazing!!
At the time of our experience the restaurant was undergoing a renovation so the set up was a bit awkward, but the food was great and that is why we were there.
Great service; great mussels, in white wine sauce, did not try the marinara.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank MSMNthedesert
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