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789 Trinity Ave, Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 394-2027
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Ranked #8 of 80 Restaurants in Seaside
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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English first
Carmel, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It's a bit off to the side, but the service is friendly and the food is good. I had a Sand Dab Caesar that was custom built and it was excellent. I have found the kitchen very accommodating but a bit slow.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

The food is good,much the same as most eating places here.Prices average,lacks with ambiance.Service is good.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Before meeting up with an out of town friend, I wanted to get her favorite bottle of jabanero sauce. Knowing the trip to Fishwife would add an hour to my drive, I called first to verify they had the sauce in stock. "Oh, yes" the staff member told me on the phone. But upon arrival she told me she actually... More 

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Chico, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Small hole in the wall with outstanding menu. I heard the bus driver talking about this place to some newcomers and I wanted to check it out. Small cozy menu with a selection of wild and farmed fish. The server not hot looking but with an outstanding service, similar what you find in a famous steakhouse. The salad with fresh... More 

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Chico, California
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There are 2 or 3 Fishwife locations , picked this one because it was closest to hotel. Food is the same ( very tasty ) but for me the location in Pacific Grove is much better primarily the atmosphere and full bar. Baja Bowl is my favorite, shrimp, scallops, crab in a bowl of rice, black beans and veggies with... More 

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Rio Vista, CA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

That old saying, "Don't judge a book by its cover" certainly applies here. My wife and I and a couple visiting from Conneticut walked up to the door of this restaurant, opened the door, and almost turned around to walk out. It was not just I who felt this way. We all had the same reaction. But it was getting... More 

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North Haven, Connecticut
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81 reviews 81 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This small seafood restaurant looks very simple inside, but the menu is much better than one would expect from the interior and the stately Mexican waitresses. The food has some Mexican touches also. My main dish, "Tilapia Cancun", came with rice and beans and was very good. My wife was also pleased with her rainbow trout. There is a nice... More 

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seaside, ca
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70 reviews 70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Food too expensive, small amount of food, too slow, not friendly! We Don't recommend visiting this place! Nothing positive!

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Seaside, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I really like the clam chowder. Lots of great flavor with lots of clams. I usually order it for takeout since it's so close to my home.

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Hanford, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The food was hotttt when it came out when I rate restaurants temperature of food is something I look for. Anyways on to the food i had squid prawns and chips battered it was great squid was soft not chewy good seasoning on batter melt in your mouth fish was great not to battered but just right, good french frys... More 

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Additional Information about Fishwife

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

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