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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: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 18
    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
My Wife @ the Fishwife, and as always.

Driving on new years eve to our favorite Japanese resturaunt, my wife said "...unless you want to go to the Fishwife". As always, great service. As always, great food. As always, large portions and no leftovers. The Seaside Fishwife, unlike their Pacific Grove location, does not have beef on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
foodin
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Monterey Peninsula, California
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful meal, the clam chowder was some of the best that I have eaten. Service was great and a fair price for the meal. Would come back.

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Thank John S
Gilroy, California
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone I know raves about Fishwife. It's been around long enough so I guess I'm in the minority when I say with all the great restaurants on the Monterey Peninsula I just don't see why Fishwife is considered so special. Yes they have plenty of fish options but I think it's quite pricey for such a casual atmosphere and inconsistent... More 

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Thank Joy583
Rye, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very happy with the menu and pleased that it was so reasonable. The service was excellent. Can't go wrong here.

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Thank MDSMD83
Monterey Peninsula, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Driving on new years eve to our favorite Japanese resturaunt, my wife said "...unless you want to go to the Fishwife". As always, great service. As always, great food. As always, large portions and no leftovers. The Seaside Fishwife, unlike their Pacific Grove location, does not have beef on the regular menu. So I had Sanddabs, served on a bed... More 

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Thank foodin
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Fab sea food, great service. Locals restaurant clean, well services & great fish / not to mention excellent name :)) good mix of people too

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Thank janecayman
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

We ate at this place 10 years ago during our visit to Monterey. We came back 10 years later with our young kids to experience the same great food. One of our must stops during our visit to Monterey.

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Thank Saif A
Seaside, California
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I dine at the Fishwife on a regular basis and do so because the food is consistently good, the portions are always the right size, it has a good selection of options, and the prices are reasonable. While the decor is not fancy this is made up for by the excellent wait staff and the food itself.

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Thank Steven R
Florianopolis, SC
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

I was at Asilomar for a conference and had dinner at this place. We did not have a reservation, however the manager arrange everything quickly for us. The fish is really good, tasty. Not expensive for the location. Nice and friendly service.

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Thank Plucani
Seaside
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

just enough seafood and pasta sauce. Serving huge so I can only eat half; other half I have and it's still yummy warmed in the microwave oven. The service is fast, even on Friday nights when it gets pretty full.

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Thank 522rubyi
Meldrim, Georgia, United States
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We stumbled upon this little jewel as we drove the coast. Great food, laid back atmosphere and wonderful service! The prices were not horrible but was a little pricey.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?