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“Perfect Place for Happy Hour”
Review of The Fish Market

The Fish Market
Ranked #2 of 410 Restaurants in San Mateo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $45
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Nestled alongside a quiet lagoon, our fourth restaurant, and the first to feature the upstairs, upscale Top of the Market, has been a dining destination for bay area residents since 1982. This beautiful restaurant also features a full-service cocktail bar and lounge area, and a popular oyster bar. Patio dining is available in the summer months.
Red Bluff, California
Level 6 Contributor
196 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Perfect Place for Happy Hour”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

We recently met friends for dinner but had so much fun and ate so many hors d'oeuvres that we didn't need dinner. The Garlic Cheesy Bread and Tiger Lime prawns are not to be missed. We had excellent service from a young women that was just the right amount of attentive. I have not eaten dinner here, but I would return for Happy Hour again.

  • Visited December 2013
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Warren, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
259 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“A Very Pleasant Arrivan in Bay Area”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

My wife and I flew into SFO around 5:30 pm and decided to drive to The Fish Market for dinner. With no advance reservation we were able to be seated on the back porch area and had some of the greatest Crab Luis ever. Overeall a delight.

  • Visited October 2013
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Tempio Pausania, Italy
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Pleasant informal seafood dinner”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

As European I consider this a very good intro to seafood specialities in the US. Went there with regulars who knew the place I would like to go there again after a long working day with colleagues. Well organised for large groups

  • Visited June 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Nice on the water experience”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

We went to the Fish Market when the "real" coast was obscured by fog, so chose waterfront (lagoon) view dining at the Fish Market and found the food to be excellent and the view nice. Despite being a Monday night it was quite crowded and clearly a local favorite, but we didn't have to wait. The menu had a lot of options from standards like fish and chips to fresh broiled fish of the day. There was a fish market in the lobby, so you could be assured that the fish was fresh. The service was also very good.

Visited October 2013
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Berlin, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
186 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“No official vegan options, but they do a mean vegan pasta dish”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

It seems to be a bit counter-intuitive to expect vegan options at a restaurant that is specialized in fish. They pretty much had nothing on the menu that could be considered vegan. They were creative enough to present their own vegan creation that was absolutely wonderful. The waiters understood what was meant (without the need for long explanations) and the food (noodles with a tomatoe sauce and vegetables) was excellent.

  • Visited November 2013
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