The Fish Market

/ Seafood, Restaurant, Pub & bar
#105 of 746 places to eat in San Mateo
Open now 11:00 - 21:00
Seafood, Vegetarian options
$$$$ Average price: $11-30
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1855 S Norfolk St
San Mateo, California, USA
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Nicely cooked fried oysters, fish tacos and grilled swordfish are the tastiest dishes. Do not leave without eating good ice cream, brownies and key lime pie. A lot of visitors order delicious chardonnay, beer or white wine. Check out great ice tea, coffee or bread drink.

This bar is good for guests who have dinner in a hurry because they can order dishes as a takeaway. But The Fish Market has been rated below average by Zomato users.

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I know I said never again, but since the manager reached out to us and asked for another chance, we did go again. I have to say that the manager Simon was very kind and worked very hard to correct the issues we had at our last visit. Overall, this was a much better experience. The service was excellent and things came to the table in a timely fashion. Our server checked in at reasonable intervals and the food was much better than our last trip. The only element the team needs to work on is getting food to the table while it is still hot. I would say that was the only disappointment this trip is that the food could have been hotter. Hats off to the team overall for showing us your better side.
Great food!! I have wanted more of the crab bread since returning to the east coast. Should've tried the cioppino ; I'll definitely be back!
My boyfriend took me here a few weeks ago, wanting to share his memories of eating at another Fish Market location when he and his parents first moved to the US a long time ago. Unfortunately, we walked out of there knowing that we will not be back again. Everything but the food was up to par - lots of parking in a private lot, seats with views along the water, friendly and hospitable staff. But the food was bad. We ordered the Famous Crab Cioppino and the Duckett's Bucket. When the cioppino came out, there was a very visible layer of oil on top of the soup, which was disappointing. The garlic bread was too toasted - it should be crispy, not a crunchy flat board. And the fish in the cioppino was... still cold and raw. Womp womp. Sadly, the Bucket wasn't much better. The mussels and clams were full of sand!! Blergggghhhh. I can understand if 1 or 2 had a bit of sand, but I'd say most if not all of the shellfish had a LOT of sand in each. one. Also, I noticed that the mussels had this weird grassy thing. After looking it up online, I learned that mussels have beards and needed to be debearded. Wat. Never seen this, ever. With the prices, I would have expected better quality. I'm not expecting ~the best cioppino ever~ but I think expecting shellfish to not have sand and to be debeared is not that high of a standard.
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1855 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, California, USA
Features
Outdoor seating Сredit cards accepted Wi-Fi Booking Takeaway Parking TV Wheelchair accessible
Opening hours
SundaySun 11:00-21:00
MondayMon 11:00-21:00
TuesdayTue 11:00-21:00
WednesdayWed 11:00-21:00
ThursdayThu 11:00-21:00
FridayFri 11:00-22:00
SaturdaySat 11:00-22:00

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