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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 #55 of 72 Restaurants in Fort Bragg
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
Fort Bragg, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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
2 reviews
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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San Francisco, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The food service, food, experience was lacking and the prices were outrageous. $28 for penne pasta with seafood, $19 for fish and chips...Family of four (2 adults, 2 kids 9 & 6) totaled close to $150. We waited over an hour for food service (granted it was a holiday weekend). The staff and kitchen were totally overwhelmed and understaffed. The... More

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Sacramento, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I was in Ft. Bragg to celebrate my 22nd wedding anniversary. I have ate at Silver's a few times & have enjoyed it, but wanted to try something different,..I saw this place and it looked "quaint". We walked in and sitting there in the front both was Mamma. She looks like a nice, little old lady. Little do you know...... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My husband and I visit Fort Bragg every year and usually visit the same "tried and true" restaurants. We decided to try something new and went to the cute little authentic looking restaurant in the harbor that seemed like maybe locals might visit. We were greeted and served well but the food was very bland and the prices were ridiculous... More

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Red Bluff, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My wife and I went to dinner here tonight . We walked in and noticed it had a stale fish smell .. It was ok I told my wife it must be authentic . We were told we can sit anywhere , there was no patrons at all there.. So we picked a window seat. One of the "Boys" brought... More

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Hamilton, Texas
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

After a long day of travel, my daughter and I Googled a place to eat. This restaurant came up and we decided to give it a try. Wonderful ambience; great staff; food was incredible. I had the best clam chowder I've ever had. My shrimp were huge, fresh, and very delicious. My daughter's plate was equally impressive. As we left,... More

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Sonoma, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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