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The Fish Market

3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2211
+1 650-493-9188
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (54 reviews)
“seafood” (88 reviews)
“cioppino” (24 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2211
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Staying at Stanford Park Hotel, we made a short drive to The Fish Market, based on Yelp reviews. With no reservation, we had about an 8 minute wait, which went by fast as we looked at the fresh fish and dungeness crabs lined up in...More

Thank CenterFielder
Reviewed 4 days ago

So many options of great fish, happy people, good and nice service. It was fun to see new (to me, it's been a few years since I no longer live in the area) sides - such as brussels sprouts. NOISY atmosphere.

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very decent lunch of crab cocktail and a generous portion of fresh scallops. Lovely staff - entertained by the old photos of fishermen and women displaying their prize catches !

Thank stonerage
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm stunned this is the #3 restaurant in Palo Alto. The rating says it all--it was average. Completely and totally average. They do have a wide variety of fresh fish, but that's their whole business plan. They should have a wide variety of fresh fish....More

Thank Adam L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was good. Service was pretty good too and the location worked really well for our event at the University. Although there were several mistakes with the bill they corrected all of them and comped our espresso for the trouble.

Thank frepstein
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice place that actually prints up their menus each day in the back, so it shows what is fresh and what the specials are! Good Mahi Mahi-Mahi and martinis!

Thank Gordo B C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is very popular with locals, it is not fancy or expensive, but the food is worth trying.

Thank Cindy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fish n chips dish was ok, but didn't meet my value for money expectations. Service was nice. Atmosphere: nice decoration, but loud, no background music. Few draft beers from California. Prices are not cheap.

Thank VadimBelov
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Of all of there locations this one is my favorite. Feels like I am eating with family. The staff is wonderful, the food delicious. I love the swordfish! I have been here with friends and for casual business meals (lunch and dinner). Never disappointed always...More

Thank Chicagomarketer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was plentiful and quick to the table. We had a variety of fish and chips,swordfish steak, and jambalaya.Thumbs up all around!

Thank BillF1138
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-2211
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-493-9188
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.
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