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Fishwife

789 Trinity Ave, Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 394-2027
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Ranked #6 of 77 restaurants in Seaside
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Preston, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We visited this restaurant in late August last year (2013) and I meant to write a review then. After coming across an equally surprising and good restaurant a few days ago back in the UK for which I wrote a review I thought I should write a belated one for the Fishwife. The food was excellent and both our fish... More

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Los Angeles
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is one of those Restaurants that someone has to tell you about, in order for you to know to eat there. The seafood is some of the best on the Monterey Peninsula, from local fish companies. It is locally owned, and attracts many locals as repeat customers, a very good sign.

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Alameda
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I was a commercial fisherman when I was younger and better lookin.. I have a very high standard when it comes to seafood restaurants. Fresh fish should not taste fishy... The Fishwife is one of my favorite Seafood Restaurants of all time. Their pasta dishes and their fishermans bowls are awesome. There is more seafood than pasta or rice in... More

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California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Living in Monterey for 15 years we learned there are two Fishwife restaurants in the Monterey area. One in Pacific Grove, the other in Seaside. During this particular week long stay in the area we enjoyed both Fishwife restaurants with our friends from the East Coast. Both restaurants were good… but the Fishwife in Seaside holds a special place for... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
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88 reviews 88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I try my best to take in a meal or two every time I get to the Monterey area. Probably the best value for good seafood in the area. Both of our meals were excellent, as was the service. Highly recommended

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Juneau, Alaska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My husband and I went for dinner in mid February. My husband had the calamari steak and I had the grilled prawn salad. The food was delicious and for dessert we split a piece of the Chocolate Volcano. YUM!!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I went in with high expectationa based on the recommendations of the group I was with. Great views if you can get a table with a west facing view. Seered ahi tuna was ordinary, no seasoning. Crab ravioli was dominanted by the sauce, you could not taste the crab.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Incredible. Local hole in the wall location with an amazing atmosphere and menu selection. Definitely coming back again and again.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I grew up in this area and love the fishwife. I always liked this location better then the pacific grove location..not sure whiy..years ago..before the expanded...anyway always great ..cooked to order..excellent clam chowder..garlic bread flautas.. what ever you order you will love.. thak you fishwife

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SF Bay Area
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127 reviews 127 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

we tried a couple of restaurants in seaside on our very recent trip to monterey. the fishwife, by far, was the stand-out! hubby had fried shrimp - there were 7 of them on his plate. the brocolli had a very different and very wonderful dressing on it. and he who doesn't care for 'new' flavors, enjoyed it tremendously. i had... More

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