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Carine's Fish Grotto

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32430 N Harbor Dr, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-5555
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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Clam Chowder is awesome!

My sister and I ate there with our grandkids. Loved the clam chowder, one of the best. Mama took great care of us.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Colusa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For over 20 years, my family heads to Fort Bragg for Carine's clam chowder, which was the best on the west coast!!! We were so sad to find it permanently closed. We loved the food, awesome views and wonderful, friendly family. We will miss them and their restaurant!!!

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Colusa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

My sister and I ate there with our grandkids. Loved the clam chowder, one of the best. Mama took great care of us.

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Chico, California
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If you don`t have dinner there you`ll miss some fine food and great wait staff alone with the entertainment. This is one to put to your to due list.

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Ukiah, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My wife and I ate here last Fall. Came in at 5:30 pm and only customer was a person at the bar...which should have been a sign. We were seated in the back of the restaurant that overlooked Noyo Harbor. Great view of the harbor and interior or the restaurant probably hadn't changed in 40 years as the family has... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

My family stopped here to eat dinner and what an experience! The staff was very friendly and gave us excellent service. Now, the negatives. The food was OK, nothing special but it took almost an hour to get it. The check for my family of four exceeded $120.00 and neither of us ordered anything special. Most entrees start at 18.00.... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My wife and I came in for a late lunch. We had a craving for fresh seafood. I ordered a chowder and she ordered a fish and chips. We shared. The chowder was good and it hit the spot. The fish and chips were excellent. The fried fish was nicely battered and surprisingly, there was more fish than batter. The... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were travelling though the area and decided to stay the night in Fort Bragg. Noticed this family owned Italian Seafood restaurant in the harbor area and decided to give it a try. This [place has been owned and operated by the same family since 1949. he owners were warm amd welcoming, and made it a point to have conversation... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

wanted to like,but it was awful and slow. Bland doesnt even begin to describe the flavorless crud they finally served. Even the condiments sucked. Were told it was home made thousand island. It was gross. The only thing that made the soup edible was the bread. Then we were told the bread was from safeway!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Don't waste your time here. The food is overpriced and poorly prepared. The service is awful and borderline rude. There are numerous other places in Noyo Harbor, anyone would be better and a nicer experience.

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Trinidad, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

What a wonderful find! The restaurant we had hoped to visit was closed, so driving down to the harbor found this homey, quaint little restaurant which just looked like the perfect edible adventure. And any restaurant that can say "since 1947" deserves to be experienced. We were greeted at the door by the locally famous 82 yr old "Mamma Carine"... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32430 N Harbor Dr, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-5555
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mendocino County  >  Fort Bragg
  • Phone Number: 707-964-2429

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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