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1996 1/2 Sunset Drive, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
831-375-7107
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Ranked #27 of 76 Restaurants in Pacific Grove
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

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Los Altos, Ca
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We've been going to the Fishwife for years, did not disappoint. All our fish dishes (four of us) were delicious.

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Laramie, Wyoming
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

Reading through the various less than glowing reviews, I am left puzzled. Are some entrees a little pricey? Yes. Is the quality high- definitely! The moral is that you need to exploit what is good at the Fishwife. If all you do is have some chowder, you've missed out. I have eaten at the Fishwife for many years, and I... More 

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SF Bay Area
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Fishwife is great! Super friendly service, awesome manager who stops by the table to ask how you are doing and ask about how your food tastes. Totally cool. You feel like a real star in this place. Its been around forever, lots of locals and tourists, but it still has that diner feel. Very fun stop.

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San Jose, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Hopefully the hole in the wall isn't taken in a negative context, b/c it's not meant that way. This place was really really good, it was recommended by a number of friends/family that spend a lot of time in the Pacific Grove/Monterey area and it definitely didn't disappoint. We had an assortment of dishes from a shrimp po'boy, crabcakes, fish'n... More 

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94112
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89 reviews 89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The great service offered by the waiter made us feel welcomed. Nicely located and close to Asilomar Campgrounds. Although the food was a bit pricey, it was worth. We try the chef-special, which brought two types of fish, some prawns and crab-raviolis. Delicious! We were disappointed at the wine. I have been many times in this restaurant and, aside from... More 

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Sacramento
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Fishwife is a local treasure. The food is delicious and creative, and the service is wonderful. We seem to get the same server every time we dine there, and he was very attentive and informative about the menu. Cannot wait for our next trip.

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9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We had the tilapia cancun and the special with the tilapia and lobster ravioli. The tilapia was delicious. Nice walk from the rose dale inn.

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Rio Vista, California
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225 reviews 225 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Always enjoy the Fishwife as we travel through the Monterey area or attend a conference across the street at Asilomar. Right up from the beach in a small motel, the restaurant serves fish and pasta. We have always been happy with it but the prices could be a bit lower.

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Loomis, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We enjoy walking to a restaurant when it is possible. The Fishwife is only 10 minutes from the Deer Haven Inn. It's a good idea to get reservations since this eatery is popular with the locals. The place is noisy, crowded, but the food is good though rather expensive for what you get. The calimari steak is good. The service... More 

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Restaurant is local favorite but really don't know why. There are plenty of windows but not much of a view. I think there are new owners or maybe the chef. The best thing on the menu is the Sea Garden Salad with calamari but be sure to ask for a side of pico de gallo. Service can be slow sometimes.... More 

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Additional Information about Fishwife

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

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