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Fishwife

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789 Trinity Ave, Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 394-2027
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 3
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Non-tourist local restaurant with good food.

Very nice local restaurant. When in Monterey, this is a good choice for lunch or a casual dinner. Nice portions, good food, small cozy feel. Not touristy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Martin C
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Seaside, California
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Seaside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Very nice local restaurant. When in Monterey, this is a good choice for lunch or a casual dinner. Nice portions, good food, small cozy feel. Not touristy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Wow what a find, great food, great service..restaurant presents nicely what was also surprising to see was the awards they've been presented, waiter very pleasant.. As we arrived two ladies were having a meal, we were presented our menus ( instead we asked our waiter to have what there having.. Salmon / salad & Picatta chicken / salad.. Great choice..

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Salinas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I've been here many times with my family for dinner & occasionally for lunch. My kids love the clam chowder. My husband, who doesn't like seafood, loves the salad with grilled chicken done Cajun style. I recommend the sole fish, snapper, calamari or just about anything. The prices are reasonable, the service is excellent, & the atmosphere is laid back,... More 

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Oregon
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23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Very welcoming! The regular fish n chips is tilapia but they will substitute cod for $1. Good portions on fish and chowder bowl. My husband really liked the chowder. His serving of garlic bread was a bit small but tasty.

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Seaside
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Fabulous Mexican seafood, but expect to pay a higher price than the neighborhood more casual competition.The interior dining areas are slightly nicer than the neighbors.The exterior tables are the same black wire metal that others offer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

After a day of travel we landed in Seaside on a Sat night looking for quality, no frills, fresh local seafood and found it at The FishWife . The light sauces do not overwhelm the seafood. Perfect Calamari and Halibut steaks. No ambiance; just great service and food. Real local dining. We will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I was passing through Monterey with my wife and three kids and this place looked really promising based on the reviews. It's a modest restaurant, very unpretentious and the people are exceptionally warm and polite. The food was AMAZING. We had shrimp cocktails which came in a cocktail glass smothered in some sort of pico/cocktail sauce blend. I've never had... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida, Usa
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104 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Dined here on a trip to the area last year. Still great food, and the prices are very reasonable for this area. Lots of good daily specials. Lobster Bisque was the soup of the day, and was excellent, maybe the best I have ever had. A must when in the area.

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22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Fishwife has innovative salads & fish entrees. Recipes garnered from Central & South America. Local fish, greens & desserts. Very casual restaurant in heart of town. Sidewalk seating & 2 areas for inside dining. Really filled with locals in this location & their Pacific Grove location. We love the Sea Garden Salads & Tilipia Cancun entrees. Both locations have had... More 

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Long time local favorite. Lots of fried food but they will adjust. Soup of the day. Cioppino on Friday. Take out, eat in or eat outside under umbrellas in more European fashion. Servers who care.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 789 Trinity Ave, Seaside, CA 93955
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Seaside
  • Phone Number: (831) 394-2027

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
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 - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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