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The Fish Market

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Cup $6.75
Bowl $7.95
New England (White)
Cup $6.75
Bowl $7.95
Manhattan (Red)
Japanese Hamachi* $16.5
Pacific Ahi* $14.75
Sashimi or Ichiban
California Roll
avocado, cucumber, surimi
Spicy Tuna Roll*
sweet eel sauce, sriracha, tobiko (fish roe)
Sushi-Sashimi Sampler*
Japanese Hamachi, Pacific Ahi with half California or half spicy tuna roll
Ahi Poke*
crispy won ton stack, hiyashi wakame
Tossed Field Greens
poppy seed vinaigrette, tomatoes, garlic croutons
Danish Walnut & Cranberry Salad
champagne vinaigrette, Danish blue cheese
Wedge Salad with Bacon
Chopped Prawn Salad
poppy seed vinaigrette, mango, blue cheese, bacon
Warm Spinach Salad
feta cheese, kalamata olives, balsamic reduction
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 $18.75
Louie Salad
louie dressing, egg, cucumber, tomatoes, onions
Oysters served on the half shell (6)
Kumiai* - Baja, Mexico
Kumamoto* - Humboldt Bay, CA
Island Creek* - Duxbury, Mass
Oyster Combination* (2 of Each)
Oyster Shot w/ Absolut Peppar Vodka*
Mac & Cheese with Shrimp
butter poached shrimp, white truffle oil
Cheesy Crab Garlic Bread
romano cheese, garlic, Chilean lemon crab
Warm Crab & Artichoke Dip
grilled sourdough bruschetta
Crispy East Coast Clam Strips
tartar & cocktail sauce
Bay Scallop Ceviche*
avocado, tortilla chips
Scallop Tostaditas (4)
black beans, guacamole, salsa fresca
Ginger Lime Prawns
mesquite grilled, cilantro sauce
Snow Crab Cakes (2)
lemon-caper sauce, arugula tomato salad
Baked Oysters Rockefeller (4)
creamed spinach, romano cheese
Salt & Pepper Calamari
sweet chili, shot sauce
"Panko Style" w/ french fries and coleslaw
Greenland Cod
Pacific Prawns
Fresh Eastern Sea Scallops
Fish & Chips Combination
Washington Miyagi Oysters
Canadian Bay Shrimp
Pacific Prawn Cocktail
Chilean Lemon Crabmeat
Chilean Crab & Shrimp Combination
Atlantic Salmon
Pacific Albacore
Idaho Rainbow Trout
Nova Lox*
Salmon & Albacore Combination
Smoked Fish Sampler*
Crispy Fish Tacos
mahi mahi, smoked chipotle ranch, salsa fresca
Chipotle Rubbed Swordfish Tacos
tomatillo salsa, queso fresco
Crispy Fish Sandwich
Greenland cod, malt vinegar aioli, spicy slaw
Chilean Lemon Crab Ciabatta
avocado, bacon, lettuce, tomato
Albacore Tuna Melt
Tillamook cheddar cheese, wheat bread
Teriyaki Mahi Mahi Sliders (2)
wasabi mayo, pickled ginger
Market Burger*
with bacon and Tillamook cheddar cheese
Our first restaurant has been a Palo Alto institution since its doors opened in 1976. With the brand new addition of an oyster bar, cocktail bar and lounge area, there are now even more ways to experience this unique restaurant. The expansive retail market remains a popular stop for local residents seeking to take home the finest in fresh fish.
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Seafood, Soups
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 via mobile

Despite a very crowded parking lot, we were seated for dinner right away, even at 7 pm. This is a chain restaurant but still oh so good. The fish is very fresh and can be prepared exactly as you ordered. Their fresh fish counter is...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Marcia B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was fantastic, the food very good to excellent. The service was fantastic. (did we just say that twice). Our server and the manager made the experience seem like were were in a small family owned restaurant and not one restaurant of a chain....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank IGP_International
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we ordered was delicious. They have a pretty large menu so we tried a nice variety and everything was delicious. Oysters were very good as well as grilled fish!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank alexakucera
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 13 February 2019

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 13 February 2019

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 8 February 2019 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 1 February 2019 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 20 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
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leslie m
15 April 2017|
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
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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