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Salinas Valley Fish House - CLOSED

172 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901-3427
831-775-0175
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Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

29 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Salinas, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Dubbers has been under construction for about 18 months, and we are looking forward to an opening this summer!

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Salinas, California
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

This restaurant is located on the corner of South Main & Gabilan Streets - pretty close to the National Steinbeck Museum. The building is about 100 years old but it looks great inside. The menu is diverse with an emphasis on seafood. It is a fish house, after all. The french bread that they bring to the table is excellent.... More

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Mentone, California
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

HARD TO FIND . NORTH Main, vs. Main Street, but once there food was great Tony explained the menue in detail. The oysters on the half shell were pefect and the local Salmon was cooked by Chef Steve Kabotta to perfection. We will Return.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

We stopped there on a Friday night. The restaurant was full but we had made a reservation. The setting is interesting. We were in a corner and noise level never got too loud. Not bad for a large rectangular room. A previous review indicated the water had an aftertaste. My spouse thought so too but my daughter and myself did... More

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Tucson, Arizona
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

While the Salinas Valley Fish House lacks a certain pizazz I can't put my finger on; it is certainly a major contender for the best of Salinas dining. I ordered the crab w/ homemade pasta with a crab cake that was rather large. The pasta was al dente as it should be, and the tomato cream sauce was full flavored... More

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california
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

We arrived at 8:30 pm and our waiter was warm and friendly. My husband ordered the crab ravioli, the sauce was good but the pasta wasn't tender. I asked for fresh local mussels and was served New Zealand Mussels which was over cooked. We arrived there late so what did we expect, we were hungry and tired,so we ate it.... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012 via mobile

Wonderful that this place exists in Salinas. I come here on biz every year and would rather stay in Salinas-but I love that I can have this level of food without the drive to Monterey! All the food is FABULOUS and they even do Bananas Foster tableside!!!!! The people r so nice and service is attentive..the owner is a great... More

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Brick
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

food was cold and almost tasteless. service was ok. would not recommend.

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San Rafael, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

We tried this place on our second night in Salinas. It was about 8 pm on Saturday night and it was pretty deserted n Old Town. There were 6 other diners and a few people at the bar when we arrived. About 15 minutes after we sat down they brought in the street sign and looked like they were going... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

Despite its wondrously agricultural heritage, Salinas is not a hot spot for foodies. But that doesn't mean you can't get a great meal. We picked Salinas Valley Fish House because of its ratings on TripAdvisor and its location in Old Town Salinas. It's in a beautiful old building with high ceilings and a mezzanine for diners who aren't afraid of... More

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