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789 Trinity Ave, Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 394-2027
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Ranked #6 of 78 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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79% Recommend
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Harrow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Are here after finding it on TA- really good food at a reasonable price. Wide range of fish and shellfish dishes with some chicken and veggie for non fish eaters. All great - after reading review advice our party tried a few of the specials which were great - the Cajun tilapia and barramundi were particularly fine. Paid $90 for... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 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
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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