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Carine's Fish Grotto

32430 N Harbor Dr, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-5555
707-964-2429
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Ranked #51 of 71 restaurants in Fort Bragg
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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English first
Sonoma, California
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Ordered crab cakes and fish & chips and decided not made locally. Had the quality of pre-cooked. However, salad and fries very good. Thought was pricey.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Walked in hoping for a good meal. It took an hour for our food and there were probably only 5 other patrons in the whole place. We had to ask for the table to be wiped down. Strike 1. Next came clam chowder. I asked for crackers and was promptly barked at and told NO! Only bread!Strike 2. The chowder... More

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Northern California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I just wanted to add i returned with my girls June 2014 and noticed they had an updated menu with items like eggplant parmasan, another great option for vegeterian, along with other great items. the son was so kind he game my kids some fresh popped popcorn and free icecream. they left with huge smiles on their face and the... More

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jimmorgan60
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Great food and service! Plenty of seafood in the pasta. Delicious. Great, casual atmosphere right in the harbor. Try the house red or a Red Seal Ale

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Yuba City, Ca
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Wife and I were walking the wharf and saw this restaurant. While we were standing there a gentleman came out and explained the total history of the restaurant. So my wife decided to get a glass of wine and watch the boats come in and out the harbor. While sitting there my wife also decided to get a cup of... More

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Williams
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Homemade clam chowder that was very good. Better than a "famous" bread bowl of chowder from a fine dinning restaurant on the warf in Morro Bay. Carnie's also serves fresh baked bread with plenty of real butter.

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Durham, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Carine's is a fantastic establishment operated by the owners. The food is 5 star and the view of the Noyo River and the harbor are pristine. My husband had fish and chips and said it was the best tasting fish he has ever had. I haven't had clam chowder as good as Carine's in over 25 years. The place is... More

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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98 reviews 98 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I really wanted to like this place. It has so many things I like that it should have been easy, such as charm, very friendly staff, tradition, Italian and seafood, etc. Unfortunately, the food was overpriced and not particularly tasty. The bread was great and the chowder was good, but that is where it ended for me. I ordered the... More

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paradise ca.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Cash only but we knew that up front. One of the best places on the coast. We check it out in the afternoon and though that we would try it out that evening.Found that the service and food were outstanding.Could not have had a better meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

We came in late with a group of 9, we were warmly welcomed, and fed until we were ready to burst. Will continue to come here on future visits.

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