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The Fish Market

) #1 of 344 Restaurants in San Mateo ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Seafood, Soups
1855 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, CA 94403-1155
+1 650-349-3474
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (35 reviews)
“seafood” (78 reviews)
“clam chowder” (27 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:30All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1855 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, CA 94403-1155
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to the fish market several times and alway something crappy about the visit. Usually bad service, cold food or even food poisining. A lot of people love it, its always packed. I think because there are no other fish joints in the...More

Thank A5261HPjasonc
kirk b, Manager at The Fish Market, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss it with you. Please provide me with a way to contact you. Go to our Fish Market website "contact us" page https://www.thefishmarket.com/contactus.aspx and fill out...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fish is generally over cooked here which is a downer for me. Otherwise, a good place to go. Good menu. Fair prices.

Thank Willard F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived it was moderately full, by the time we left this place was packed. Choose your time wisely. Food and service were great. Seated outside, nice view, perfect day for it. Waiter was quick but his assistant/busboy was hustling.

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always reliable fish restaurant, with generous portions and reasonable prices. It can be noisy, but the food is worth it. Ask for an outside or window seating, which allow canal views. Fresh catch is available to buy for taking home.

Thank juliagN8734SO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to this restaurant for 40 years and have never had a bad meal. Their fish entries are wonderful and at a reasonable price.

Thank Albert J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible service. Waited 45 mins for our meal. People that were seated before us were still waiting. Once we finally got our food, they informed us that they ran out of one dish. They had one waitress running around serving several tables with no help...More

Thank ceoriz1977
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This dining was just average as server was slow because he had too many tables to wait on. Parking very easy in big lot. Food was still above average..

Thank dcs1755
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was great dinner party of 5 and we had order different sea food such as whole Lobster, King Crab, Oyster sets and clam. Overall rate I can say average good and up because the first round Oysters set has two pcs I feel not...More

Thank Wilson C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love their soups both white and red clam chowder. Their cheesy spread is outstanding on their fresh french bread. We always take it home to prepare. The Louie dressing is one of the best I have ever tasted. The last time we were there...More

Thank Timothy G
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Stopped in for lunch on Sunday afternoon. Have been to the Fish Market many times over the years and it has always been crowded. Today was great, no wait and got a table by the window with a beautiful view. Good food. A bit pricey...More

Thank Joanna L
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Pam P
23 August 2015|
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Response from Marjie F | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, but give them a call and see for sure. Have a good time!
Shirlee S
6 June 2015|
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Response from Susan V | Reviewed this property |
Unless you are going with someone who is NOT a vegetarian, think you might find a better spot. I personally am a Pescetarian and love their smoked fish and calamari. Rest of family eats everything so we all get to enjoy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 45
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor 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, Seating
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1855 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, CA 94403-1155
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-349-3474
Nestled alongside a quiet lagoon, our fourth restaurant, and the first to feature the upstairs, upscale Top of the Market, has been a dining destination for bay area residents since 1982. This beautiful restaurant also features a full-service cocktail bar and lounge area, and a popular oyster bar. Patio dining is available in the summer months.
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