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“Crab Sandwiches and More”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Fish Market

The Fish Market
Ranked #4 of 406 Restaurants in San Mateo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $45
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Crab Sandwiches and More”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

I went to The Fish Market with my family for lunch, during the Martin Luther holiday.. This is the second time I visit the restaurant, and I just love the place. Friendly staff and comfy surroundings..
I had my Dungeness Crab sandwich, and the others had scallop pasta, baked salmon and primavera fish pasta..
Taste is excellent and the servings are big.. Price is reasonable..
I strongly recommend this restaurant..

Visited January 2014
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San Francisco, California
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187 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Crowded lunch place. Nice lobster BLT.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014

Two stories are mostly people dressed business casual on a Wednesday. Seems to be a very popular place. Nice selection of lunch menu for entree between $12-$30 range. Maine lobster BLT with fresh salad is my order. All ingredients are very freshly prepared. They taste good. Recommend for business lunch.

  • Visited January 2014
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San Mateo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good food. Great place on a sunny day ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

The Fish Market serves good food and fresh fish. The place is good for families and the menu broad enough in all sea food matters. Staff is cordial and prices reasonable (a bill for a amply of 4 is under $60).

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San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant for Fish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

The Fish Market has a very extensive fish menu. The service is good and the prices are reasonable. It's a fairly large restaurant and can't recall ever having to wait long to get seated. There is seating outside by the waterway which is nice when it is sunny.

  • Visited July 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Most dependable Seafood restaurant on the Peninsula”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

With family or friends this is always great fish, seafood and service. My grandchildren have always been comfortable here and my out-of-town relatives love it. The scallops are particularly wonderful and the drinks are varied (soft and alcoholic) and reasonable. We never leave hungry and the views are very pleasant.

  • Visited December 2013
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