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The Fish Market Restaurant

#125 of 2,258 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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“seafood” (74 reviews)
“clam chowder” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
54 York St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5T1, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 yesterday

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

No doubt the chef was away when I went. I had Blackened Cat fish served with what was supposed to be be caramelized carrots and ordinary rice. The fish was tasteless and the spices were there but kind of dry. The service was slow, despite...More

Thank lenavigOttawa_Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just walked past this place and decided to try it. So much choice on the menu - it was a hard choice! I decided on the seafood Stew, and it was utterly superb! Full of flavour, extremely fresh, with just enough spice to warm you...More

Thank pheelinphunki
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wife and i went to fish market on byward market this past weekend. 3 separate restaurants are within the same restaurant, same owner. She had the atlantic salmon and i had the fish and chip. Both plates were good but we found them to be...More

Thank travelsoften1963
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, thank you for joining us and for your comments. We are excited that you will return again. Salmon meal in Vineyards is not the same as upstairs in The Fish Market, but is also a lovely meal. Enjoy Barb

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eat here twice during my 5-day visit to Ottawa.The food was excellent quality the service was great and they go that little bit extra to make sure that you enjoy your food. They warm the bread between courses and give you an olive oil...More

Thank alangrimmer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I made the reservation I mentioned that it was an anniversary dinner and we were given a lovely window booth upon arrival. Our waiter Ryan was attentive and brought us everything quickly. The bread was hot and delicious as was the calamari and main...More

Thank Neil38
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Neil38 Thank you so very much for dining with us on your special occasion, and for the lovely review. We are very proud to have Ryan on our team. Again, happy anniversary and we look forward to receiving you again soon. Gratefully, Barb &...More

Reviewed 3 January 2018

This was recommended by our tour guide so we popped in for some lunch. As usual the chowder was my target and it was very good, as was my wife's choice. So far so good. Off I went to the toilet leafing my other half...More

Thank HabLeaf
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Hello, Thank you so much for joining us, I am so very very sorry and upset that one of my employees would make such disrespectful comments. Would you be so kind as to share with me when you dined with us. I must sort this...More

Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

I loved the fish and fries, I asked for two slices which was good, but I would eat just one. Tania is a nice and enjoyable waitress. Definitely a place to go.

Thank Saulo A
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you so much for joining us! We appreciate your comments and your business. We agree Tania is a gem thank you again, we will share this with her ! Hope to see you again soon. Barb and Team

Reviewed 28 December 2017

This restaurant was close to our hotel, and we love seafood, so decided to eat here. My dining partner had the catfish and I had the rainbow trout. Both were good. The atmosphere here leaves a bit to be desired, though - it's a bit...More

Thank VNKSmith
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Hello there, Thanks for your comments, while I may not agree with all you say, I will politely thank you for joining us. Barb

Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Service was excellent. The food was alright - not unique and not very memorable good or bad. We had a seafood chowder, white wine mussels, and fish taco.

Thank Omneeuh
Barbara M, Owner at The Fish Market Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Hello, well thank you for joining us. What would make you rate us memorable? Barb

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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