The Fish Market - Birmingham

4.3
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$30 and under
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Seafood

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The Fishmarket Restaurant offers seafood prepared with a heavy Greek influence. Stop by with coworkers for a lunch out on the patio. Enjoy the fresh air, relaxing landscaping and a lunch special like the shrimp and cheese grits or the Grilled Greek Island Snapper. The large dining room offers plenty of room for the entire family to come for dinner. Dine on a signature dish like the Greek Snapper or the Athenian Snapper or one of the shellfish dishes like Alaskan snow crab legs or Lobster tail. The Fishmarket Restaurant offers catering services both on-site and off-site. Contact the staff to coordinate the menu for a celebratory event, birthday, family reunion or corporate event. We also book large Reservations for parties from 10-100 on-site. Please call and speak directly to our managers to set up your next event!
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4.5
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habby
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The fish market is great! Went there with a group and really loved it - we shared the grouper appetizer and it was terrific. I had the paella and enjoyed it, but it was a little bit too saffron-y for my taste.

BH
vipBobH
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

There are few places I would say that I will never return but this is one I can say I will never return. Food marginal, noise and atmosphere are not welcoming.

Save your money and find another location.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was great. I did request a table that was far from the kitchen and bathrooms. We were seated very near to both.

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Luv2bake
Birmingham
23 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The hostess and servers were very friendly and attentive. I had the whole snapper grilled and it was delicious! I will definitely come again soon.

MC
vipMikeC
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to eat at Fish Market and was pleasantly suprised. I would definitely eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grilled salmon was delicious!!! Our waiter was very attentive. We were seated immediately with our Open Table reservation.

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vipfrankfranklin
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Tried multiple fish dishes. We asked for the food not to seasoned and without salt. Despite that request, the crab claws and the octopus were highly seasoned and salty. The octopus was overcooked and rubbery. The lobster was excellent and the grilled platter with grouper, shrimp, scallops and oysters was good. The waitress was very nice and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Gumbo was good but all other Food was bland. Manager was rude. Worst seafood ever.

DB
DeniseB
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

So the clam chowder to start with was good and that’s where the positive ends. My husband and I both ended up ordering shrimp and grits and apparently that was our mistake. Shrimp were mildly undercooked. But the worst was the very first shrimp my husband tasted was bad. He didn’t take a bite of anything else because it completely ruined his stomach. My shrimp weren’t bad but the dish was just eh. And the sides weren’t much better. I ended up calling it quits just a few bites into my meal too.

They did take my husbands meal off the check which was most definitely appropriate but we will never return and I would recommend avoiding this joint if I were you.

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vipKathy
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The Fish Market downtown is always great! They never disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As great as it was 10 years ago when I use to go all the time. So amazing I could share it with family after the BAMA v. LSU game

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Shawn
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome late hours great service
Coming back tonight for 2.0

GG
GlennaG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. And excellent and more than enough food.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Child’s catfish was not fresh. Tasted fishy. Baked potato had been over cooked and was dark yellow. Other items were not was expected from a fresh fish menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place to get crab cakes! I’ve had them everywhere and these are the best!

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Hankhi
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood reasonably priced live music

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viprobinl
Birmingham
26 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Service was really not good
Food was good but slow to come out and took over 15 minutes for our cocktails to arrive

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Waitress table service very slow. Could walk up to counter and order and sit down faster than sitting at a table waiting for food

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We are big seafood fantastics and just had the absolute worst set of seafood. It is possible that our mistake was dining on a Monday where you typically have all of the D players working. Food was inedible and We actually had to argue the quality of the food with the “on duty manager”. Way overpriced for food and service. Like another person said in his review - better seafood is found at Captain D’s.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food was good but atmosphere felt cold and dirty.

SP
SherryP
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Noisy and hard to park but worth the hassle

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
91 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Great food. Good service. The noise level was high, but that's because there food is great, and there were a lot of customers

CW
vipChristyWadsworth
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible fish medallions! Everything was delicious. I’d highly recommend.

J
vipJody
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always delicious fresh fish and wonderful gumbo. Retail fish counter also excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a group for my son’s graduation.

We had a semi private room and had a great time. Great service and food. The snapper throats were fantastic.

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matthewf
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience4

Food was like eating captain d’s

IE
vipItalianElla
Austin
35 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Cool building and history but the food was just ok. I would not go again. Cioppino was only average with little flavor and not as much seafood as expected. Best thing were the hush puppies - so go for hush puppies and a drink but save your dinner for elsewhere.

SP
vipStanPWareagle
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Mother’s Day, so many people, servers handled it well

MS
MaryS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Even though I had a reservation, we were still 20 minutes late being seated. I believe that we could have been seated faster if we had gotten a number.
The worst of the experience was, we had our Mother, who is 92 years old, trying to celebrate Mother's Day. We sat for a while waiting for our meal and everyone was served except for my Mother. We kept asking our waiter about her food, he would go "check" on it, come back and tell us it was coming right out. She finally received her food after sitting for one and a half hours after she ordered and only then because we found a manager that could get her food. No one enjoyed their food because we were trying to get my Mother fed.
We usually cook for Mother but this year decided to take her out - worst decision yet!

ML
MeghanL
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We ate here for Mother’s Day. We had a reservation for 1:15, but weren’t seated until about 1:40. We weren’t too upset by this, though, because it was super busy; however, it took us over an hour to receive our food after we ordered. We didn’t leave the restaurant until 3:30. While the food was tasty and enjoyable and our server was friendly, this restaurant didn’t warrant the 2+ hours we spent there.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Waited an hour even with reservation to get seated. It kinda jades the rest of the experience. Food was ok compared to usual. Servers tried their best. Hostess seemed unable to figure out how long reservations had been waiting.

TW
vipTedWGil1
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Restaurant needs good cleaning . Floors in dining room and restrooms were greasy. Was mother’s day. Food and service was good.

CE
ChristinaE
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely a perfect brunch for our Mother’s Day celebration! The food was amazing

LA
LA123
Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fast. They did a great job and the food was amazing. Please give them a try

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

I’ve been to this establishment several times and it has always been good. Today was a complete bust. Our server was a very sweet lady that should probably retire. Our salads came before appetizers. Our appetizer showed up at the same time as our entrees. The food was possibly the worst restaurant dish I may have ever had. I’ll go back again, and hope it has improved. If not it’ll be my last trip.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were great! Accommodated our large party arriving late and in shifts from graduation in Tuscaloosa. Food was delicious and service was excellent.

RJ
ReverendJon
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We cancelled our reservation as we walked in and opted to sit at the bar.

The bartender was amazing and served us, despite how busy she was, with a great attitude.

The ambiance is a little casual compared to my expectations.

The food was good but not great. The value was superb though.

9verall, we had a great experience and have already suggested it to friends.

t
terryj
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the service was quick and very professional. Not a long wait time. Used the online reservation app. HUGE portions. Was very pleased and would recommend to friends.

DL
vipDionneL
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The portion size is very generous and the food tasted great

FAQs

The Fish Market - Birmingham offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (205) 322-3330.

The Fish Market - Birmingham is rated 4.3 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.