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The Fish Market

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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CHOWDER
Cup $6.75
Bowl $7.95
New England (White)
Cup $6.75
Bowl $7.95
Manhattan (Red)
SASHIMI AND SUSHI
Japanese Hamachi* $16.5
Pacific Ahi* $14.75
Sashimi or Ichiban
$10.25
California Roll
avocado, cucumber, surimi
$10.95
Spicy Tuna Roll*
sweet eel sauce, sriracha, tobiko (fish roe)
$18.95
Sushi-Sashimi Sampler*
Japanese Hamachi, Pacific Ahi with half California or half spicy tuna roll
$14.95
Ahi Poke*
crispy won ton stack, hiyashi wakame
SALADS
$7.95
Tossed Field Greens
poppy seed vinaigrette, tomatoes, garlic croutons
$8.95
Danish Walnut & Cranberry Salad
champagne vinaigrette, Danish blue cheese
$9.95
Wedge Salad with Bacon
$18.95
Chopped Prawn Salad
poppy seed vinaigrette, mango, blue cheese, bacon
$9.75
Warm Spinach Salad
feta cheese, kalamata olives, balsamic reduction
$9.25
Bay Shrimp $14.5
Grilled Prawns $17.95
Grilled Salmon $23.25
Grilled Chicken $15.95
Caesar Salad
Tuna Salad $13.95
Chilean Lemon Crab Salad $21.75
Bay Shrimp Salad $15.5
Smoked Salmon Salad $16.95
Seafood Salad
basil vinaigrette, avocado, cucumber, tomatoes, egg
Bay Shrimp $14.95
Chilean Lemon Crabmeat $22.75
Bay Shrimp & Chilean Lemon Crab Combo $18.75
Louie Salad
louie dressing, egg, cucumber, tomatoes, onions
FROM OUR OYSTER BAR
Oysters served on the half shell (6)
$14.95
Kumiai* - Baja, Mexico
$15.95
Kumamoto* - Humboldt Bay, CA
$16.75
Island Creek* - Duxbury, Mass
$15.85
Oyster Combination* (2 of Each)
$6.5
Oyster Shot w/ Absolut Peppar Vodka*
APPETIZER SPECIALTIES
$8.25
Mac & Cheese with Shrimp
butter poached shrimp, white truffle oil
$15.75
Cheesy Crab Garlic Bread
romano cheese, garlic, Chilean lemon crab
$10.75
Warm Crab & Artichoke Dip
grilled sourdough bruschetta
$9.95
Crispy East Coast Clam Strips
tartar & cocktail sauce
$10.75
Bay Scallop Ceviche*
avocado, tortilla chips
$11.95
Scallop Tostaditas (4)
black beans, guacamole, salsa fresca
$13.25
Ginger Lime Prawns
mesquite grilled, cilantro sauce
$15.5
Snow Crab Cakes (2)
lemon-caper sauce, arugula tomato salad
$14.95
Baked Oysters Rockefeller (4)
creamed spinach, romano cheese
$12.95
Salt & Pepper Calamari
sweet chili, shot sauce
FISH AND CHIPS
"Panko Style" w/ french fries and coleslaw
$17.95
Greenland Cod
$18.95
Pacific Prawns
$21.25
Fresh Eastern Sea Scallops
$19.25
Fish & Chips Combination
$16.75
Washington Miyagi Oysters
SEAFOOD COCKTAILS
$10.5
Canadian Bay Shrimp
$14.75
Pacific Prawn Cocktail
$14.95
Chilean Lemon Crabmeat
$12.75
Chilean Crab & Shrimp Combination
SMOKED FISH
$13.25
Atlantic Salmon
$12.25
Pacific Albacore
$10.95
Idaho Rainbow Trout
$11.75
Nova Lox*
$12.75
Salmon & Albacore Combination
$19.75
Smoked Fish Sampler*
TACOS
$13.95
Crispy Fish Tacos
mahi mahi, smoked chipotle ranch, salsa fresca
$14.95
Chipotle Rubbed Swordfish Tacos
tomatillo salsa, queso fresco
SANDWICHES
$12.95
Crispy Fish Sandwich
Greenland cod, malt vinegar aioli, spicy slaw
$19.25
Chilean Lemon Crab Ciabatta
avocado, bacon, lettuce, tomato
$12.95
Albacore Tuna Melt
Tillamook cheddar cheese, wheat bread
$12.95
Teriyaki Mahi Mahi Sliders (2)
wasabi mayo, pickled ginger
$13.5
Market Burger*
with bacon and Tillamook cheddar cheese
About
Our first restaurant has been a Palo Alto institution since its doors opened in 1976. With the brand new addition of an oyster bar, cocktail bar and lounge area, there are now even more ways to experience this unique restaurant. The expansive retail market remains a popular stop for local residents seeking to take home the finest in fresh fish.
PRICE RANGE
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I love this restaurant. I had cherrystone clams on the half shell the first time here. I am still impressed with their tartar sauce, best in any restuarant. The bread...OMG the sourdough bread is to die for. I try to stop here every trip I...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank garybgomez
Reviewed 5 days ago

Clean decent sized restaurant. Food was good although I felt their seafood portion was skimpy for the price. Nevertheless I would return!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Mamalitch
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Fish Market is now on institution in Palo Alto. It has great ambience and always excellent service. The seafood products are superb and prepared in an excellent fashion. And the wine listed is surprisingly complete. I have never had a bad meal there ever!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Edward H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say, fish at its best, except in Florida. Sorry, just saying. Good food, food service and the calamari is great. A must when even near Polo Alto. Rockfish was tinder and flaky.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Carylumley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh fish. Never disappointed. The menu is extensive even if you don’t like fish you will have plenty of choices. Location great and easy to get to. Lots of Parking

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Cruiser420426
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A combination of a fresh fish market and restaurant. One can select fish and get it cooked. The food is good. The service is ok.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kamen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my girlfriend who is a seafood expert and she loved it just as I did. Great menu and a selection for whatever your favorite type of seafood may be. You can see and smell the quality from the moment you walk in the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Fantasma17
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

Our family went because of great reviews. Some people commented on good fish. I couldn’t disagree more. Both of the people in our party who ordered fish received it over cooked. The pacing of orders was frustrating. Some people didn’t get their food until the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank cegdoyle1
Reviewed 20 December 2018 via mobile

I’m a big fan of raw oysters on the half shell; and until last month, I only ate them this way. And a friend brought me here because The Fish Market has the freshest seafood around. I ordered my raw oysters and my friend had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TryooNorth
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere is appealing. Service attentive. Beverage selection ample. Cioppino and tuna tacos excellent. Manhattan clam chowder definitely seems like their New England clam chowder with tomato sauce/paste; it definitely contains a substantial amount of cream.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank UglyBuffalo
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Questions & Answers
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leslie m
15 April 2017|
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Response from kirk b | Property representative |
Hi we don't have Maine lobster on the menu right now. I don't have access to the reso list please call the Palo Alto store 650 493 9188 to confirm your reservation. Thank you
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Alan L P
23 October 2016|
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Response from Michael T | Reviewed this property |
Don't know you may call them directly, each store is different
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