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The Fish Market Restaurant

#233 of 2,265 Restaurants in Ottawa
₹₹ - ₹₹₹Seafood, , Soups
54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
+1 613-241-3474
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Overview
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
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“clam chowder” (23 reviews)
“catfish” (20 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
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1 - 10 of 511 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent atmosphere, service and food. Had the chef's special. Clam Chowder was mercifully not too salty (a common offense). Trout was well prepared and skinned. And a fantastic creme brulee. I very much enjoyed myself.

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with a few colleagues during our stay in Ottawa. The place is very nice and cosy, staff were friendly and accommodating, food was good, la biere Blanche very good. I always go there during my trips to Ottawa as it is worth...More

Thank Ichnos70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was not the greatest, but the food and reasonable lunch prices may-up for it. While waiting for a table it seamed that it was going to be a noisy place, we didn't wait to long for a table maybe 5 minutes. The hostess...More

Thank nessy65
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Nessy65, Thank you for joining us for lunch, and for taking the time to write about it. I would sincerely appreciate knowing the date you joined us so that I can work with service staff on some re-training. I hope you don't mind messaging...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent lunch at a good price, in a really nice and quiet place, with an excellent bilingual service.

Thank Caroline F
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Caroline for joining us and for taking the time to post this lovely review! We hope to see you again soon. Kindly Barb & Team

Reviewed 18 March 2018

Service was great. Food was pretty good. A little pricey for lunch, dinner even more so. I was expecting more variety from was is called a fish market.

Thank sterlingwoman
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Sterlingwoman; Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to share your experience. We try to offer an extensive fresh fish and seafood menu, would you share with me any more suggestions you think may increase our variety? Sincerely Barb & Team

Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We had a good meal at The Fish Market Restaurant. We were passing by and realized that dinnertime was approaching and popped in. The food was good, as was the service. We liked our dishes from the mussels, lobster, seafood linguine and Arctic char. All...More

Thank MsMNyc
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello MsMNyc; Thank you so much for coming in! We appreciate you taking the time to write about your experience, and hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Barb & Team

Reviewed 17 March 2018

Three of us visiting Ottawa and came here several times over ten days, The lobster poutine starter was huge (perhaps too filling !) The coconut shrimp was very good and the clam chowder was appreciated by my friends. Mussels were ample We had the Haddock...More

Thank Robert N
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello RobertN Thank you so much for choosing us for several visits! Glad to hear we filled you up and did a good job on it too :) Please come by again next time in Ottawa. Sincerely, Barb & team

Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Great Shrimps 🦐 Big plate with a great variaty of shrimps 🍤 I just can recommended. Don‘t miss it!

Thank Hagen-Germany
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Hagen-Germany Thank you so very much for the 5 stars and for taking time to write about your experience. I am so proud of our team here and hope you will join us again next time in Ottawa. Sincerely, Barb & Team

Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

In search of a fab seafood restaurant we settled on this place due to reviews, long standing reputation and also being in the Byward Market area. Walking in I thought this place looks terrible and dirty, outdated with their marine theme and trellis separators with...More

Thank MartaandPaulo
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Dear Marta and Paulo; I guess we are not for you. Thank you for trying us out. Google User 24 hours ago Phenomenal meal. We haven't had a nicer meal in quite a while! Thank you. (owner)

Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Stopped in Ottawa for a night and had lunch here. Excellent service by Ryan- food was great and wine was lovely, all improved by a very attentive and knowledgeable server. Thank you!

Thank Diana B
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thank you Diana, we appreciate your business and kind words, Ryan is a wonderful part of our team we are so happy you enjoyed his service and the food. Hope to see you again soon. Kindly Barb & Team

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 50
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-241-3474
  • E-mail
Description
Ottawa's first and still most popular fresh fish restaurant has proudly been serving Ottawa locals and global travellers since 1979. Our Canadian Maritime themed restaurant features fresh Nova Scotia lobster, Alaskan crab legs, salt water shrimp, deep sea Scallops, PEI mussels and the best assortment of Fresh Fish available anywhere. Our menu also offers up a lovely assortment of non fish & seafood fare.Our heritage building located in the very heart of the historical Byward Market features three unique dining and bar facilities. In the loft upstairs is Coasters Seafood Grill our casual dinning room offering up "Ottawa's best" fish & chips, and all you can eat PEI mussle specials.In the cellar is Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro Ottawa's original and very popular wine bar. Vineyards Wine Bar Bistro offers live local jazz Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings no cover. Our award winning wine bar features over 300 wines, 80 by the glass, 200 imported beers, an extensive scotch selection and fantastic fresh bistro fare. Reservations are accepted in all three restaurants and large groups welcome. We truly are the fish and wine experts in Ottawa's Capital City! Hope to see you today!
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