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The Fish Market Restaurant

#231 of 2,271 Restaurants in Ottawa
₹₹ - ₹₹₹Seafood, , Soups
54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
+1 613-241-3474
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
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“clam chowder” (23 reviews)
“catfish” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Been here several times over the years when in Ottawa on business. Have not been here for a few years until tonight. Waiter was however simply awesome (one of the best) but this was overshadowed by the kitchen staff and cooks. The meal took 1...More

Thank kagero43
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were looking for a place to eat on a Saturday night without any reservation. All the places with high rating were booked. Since it was raining, we decided to go for one within short walking distance from our hotel. The first restaurant was fully...More

Thank Lisaman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Maritime Platter is an amazingly delightful feast! Wonderful food, complimented by a delightful atmosphere & a charming & knowledgeable staff. We were lucky to have Ryleigh as our server & Rachel in training. Both of their smiles & personalities will knock you off your...More

Thank kellymC8091TH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I very rarely order a steak in a restaurant as I feel it usually ends up overcooked for my liking. This was perfect. And nicely seasoned. I ate the whole thing. Loved the mini tomatoes. Everything was nicely presented. Thank you.

Thank PerthDarter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was such a surprise, the food was delicious and the service was excellent. Our waiter was friendly & welcoming, taking good care of us. My husband and I had the seafood platter and it was one of the best I've had for many years....More

Thank JeannineBC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good, we had a great seat, felt so comfortable, our waitress was great. Great place for seafood in Byward market.

Thank Òscar P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to Ottawa on a day trip and after seeing Parlimant Hill, we wandered over to this area. It was lunch time and we weren’t sure where to go. Most places were packed and seemed loud. We saw this place and decided to give...More

Thank Samndjsdad
Reviewed 15 April 2018

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 9 April 2018 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 5 April 2018

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 8 April 2018

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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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