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1996 1/2 Sunset Drive, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
831-375-7107
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 54
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  • 22
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very accommodating!

Were willing to give us exactly what we were looking for, even though it wasn't on the menu. Very friendly, wait staff. Good value.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
stew848
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Fresno , Calif.
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Modesto, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The Fishwife is a small and busy restaurant. You will want to make a reservation. The calamari appetizer is excellent. The clam chowder and the pasta primavera are also very good. Worth a visit.

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Fresno , Calif.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Were willing to give us exactly what we were looking for, even though it wasn't on the menu. Very friendly, wait staff. Good value.

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Point Richmond, CA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Years ago, Fishwife was a decent restaurant including a creative fish menu and a good wine list. Despite recent bad reviews, we opted to try it again because of the location, which is convenient to Asilomar (we had our young granddaughter with us and it was our arrival night). The crab cake appetizer was not bad. But, it was downhill... More 

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Sonoma Country, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Good food, service, atmosphere, and location if you on the PG side of Monterey Bay. Over the years it has had more ups than downs with us. Quality and value match the price for their seafood and pasta menu.

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Pacifica, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Finally tried out Fishwife; Very Surprised: appetizers of New Zealand mussels--excellent!; my Cajun catfish with black beans with "queso blanco" and the seasoned rice--perfect amount of heat to accent and not override the delicate, perfectly fried catfish; my wife's pasta with bay scallops, like the mussels, had a unique sauce (we used 2 orders of their delicious bread to help... More 

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California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The review title says almost all. Lots and lots of tourists but don't let that put you off as the food is good, the service prompt (make reservations though - otherwise you could wait a long time on busy weekend), and the prices reasonable.

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Mountain View, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Fishwife is a great choice if you are staying at Asilomar or one of the nearby Inns as it is walking distance. It is also a great apres beach choice. Good food at reasonable prices.

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Depok, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

A good seafood restaurant in Pacific Grove, California. I like grilled salmon very much, but sand dabs is fair enough.

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Portland, Oregon
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103 reviews 103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Be sure to have the Calamari! It is likely you have never been served large tube Calamari like they do here. The food has a nod toward Cajun dishes, for example your dinner plate will have black beans and rice with mushrooms. Service was very good, did not try the desert has my wife ate a salad with her catfish... More 

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Lake Elsinore, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I've had plenty of calamari over the years, but nothing quite so decadent as this. The first visit I tried the appetizer plate. The next day I came back for the full size fried calamari plate. The thick and meaty slices are melt in your mouth good. The appetizer plate came with a spicy sauce that sets the flavor off... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1996 1/2 Sunset Drive, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: 831-375-7107

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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