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The Fish Market Restaurant

#126 of 2,244 Restaurants in Ottawa}
₹₹ - ₹₹₹Seafood, , Soups
54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
+1 613-241-3474
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (74 reviews)
“clam chowder” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After an afternoon tour through the city, we ended up at this restaurant. We were told that this is a good place to have dinner. It was not bad, but it did not meet our too high (??) expectation. Hence, just average!

Thank Otto B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A broad selection of fresh fish in the stalwart of the Byward market area.Fish selection was extensive. We found food OK not fabulous.

Thank krof
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped by The Fish Market Restaurant while in Ottawa for a conference. The atmosphere is very casual and marine themed. The food in general was tasty and fresh. I started with 6 oysters, these had on them the best horseradish I have ever tasted....More

Thank Love_Live_Eat_Travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the go-to-place in Ottawa for fresh fish fillets of outstanding taste and quality. Our party sampled the Artic Char, Tuna, Tilapia, and Salmon fillets, all to a 5/5 rating. All are offered with tasty sauces and glazes, but ask them to keep those...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As I titled me review average is a little over but poor would be a little under. Having been on a tour through New England , Nova Scotia and through this area we had eaten a lot of fish and chips. I looked forward to...More

Thank bluejames985
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was good. The server was very attentive. The clam chowder was excellent and my pasta was delicous as well. If you in the area, they are worth the visit.

Thank Nicholas P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the positive side, the bread was good and they make a nice cup of coffee. Otherwise, we can best describe our experience here as disappointing. The fish and chips featured greasy batter and very few chips. The chowder was bland and needed a shot...More

Thank Sungron
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy and popular restaurant in the Byward Market area - good food and friendly service. Décor creates a good ambience.

Thank Frosty2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whatever we had was perfect. The soup was tasty and the smoked salmon linguini was in a big quantity very tasty too. For the start they bring hot bread with oil - very nice introduction.

Thank Elissavek
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We shared two great dishes; arctic char and Louisiana Catfish, like chalk and cheese. Excellent flavours and fresh as a daisy. Nice service and waitress too.

Thank mark b
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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
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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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