The Fish Market - Birmingham

27 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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21 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

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

3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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

2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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.

1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was good but atmosphere felt cold and dirty.

2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

78 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 2

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

New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was like eating captain d’s

27 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

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.

2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

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!

1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

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.

New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

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

2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

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.

10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The portion size is very generous and the food tasted great

New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant was incredible! Very casual atmosphere but top notch service. We went for lunch and had an incredible meal of fresh fish with so much flavor!

11 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Took over an hour to get our food. Our waitress got our order and then disappeared. We asked to speak to the manager. Kelly , the manager came over and informed us the kitchen was backed up but they would check on our order. We never saw Kelly again. We had to ask other waiters and the food delivery guy for refills. The only person who apologized for the slow food was the gentleman bringing out the food. One entree got to the table 10 minutes after the other dishes were delivered. The waitress told us because of the delayed food orders, the late entree and one beer would be credited. Very poor management of the situation.

1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We tried this restaurant years and years ago and were unimpressed. Tried it again Tuesday, and it’s still the same. Bland, soggy seafood. Expensive lesson learned. Got the Bang Bang shrimp, the charbroiled oysters, and the red snapper. None were worth eating more than enough to keep from starving.

12 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Very good server, friendly and highly competent. Otherwise a three star for wait despite having reservations; quality of food and zero privacy