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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: Reservations, Delivery

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 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
A nice place for lunch

A friend and myself stopped by Fishwife in Seaside for lunch. I had catfish and chips and she had a calamari sandwich. Both were above average and the servers were friendly and timely. The restaurant is rather plain inside and clean but needs a little more seafood atmosphere. It does have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
DWiedmann
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Paso Robles, CA
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Paso Robles, CA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

A friend and myself stopped by Fishwife in Seaside for lunch. I had catfish and chips and she had a calamari sandwich. Both were above average and the servers were friendly and timely. The restaurant is rather plain inside and clean but needs a little more seafood atmosphere. It does have outside sitting which is great! All in all the... More 

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53 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

5 stars for food, but 3 stars for ambience. Enjoyed our lunch at the fishwife at Pebble Beach so we tried this Seaside location the next day. Food was just as good but the ambience was definitely inferior. The interior was very plain, no tablecloth, silverware wrapped in paper napkins. Service was friendly and efficient. We had the daily special... More 

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Coulterville, California, Usa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Fresh fish presented in a straight forward manner. Both dishes we tried were excellent. The staff were very friendly and attentive. Modest prices. Ambiance was casual, clean and simple. Take out service is available and was very busy. Very popular with locals. Definitely not our last visit.

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Marina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My husband and I live in Marina, CA, (7 miles north of Monterey) and we have friends who are a couple who were coming to town for the AT&T golf tournament. I knew with the golf going on, Valentine's Day on Saturday, and President's Day on Monday that we should choose a restaurant early on and make a reservation. Our... More 

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Carmel, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

What was once a twice monthly stop has been sadly disappointing over the past few years and just over the last 6 months we'd sworn off it. Giving it one last chance was a mistake. Poorly prepared food (fish should not smell and taste fishy, even on a Sunday), jacked up prices, poor cleaning (just check out the vents in... More 

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Encinitas, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Interesting Caribbean and Central American dishes with seafood as central item. Creative and fun, good value.

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Orchard Park, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Had a wonderful meal in this tucked away place in Seaside. I know pasta is not what you would typically go to a seafood restaurant for, but I would recommend you do so if you visit here. The pasta is locally made and fresh. I had the red sauce with the seafood combo of shrimp, scallops and crab meat added... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I had eaten at the Fishwife in Pacific Grove, but this was my first time at the Seaside location. What a great wait staff - friendly, accommodating and attentive. As usual, the food was excellent. The ciopino was awesome.

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Carmel, California, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

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

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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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