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“On the pier” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fire Fish Grill

Fire Fish Grill
25 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA (Formerly Gilbert's)
+1 831-423-5200
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Ranked #92 of 331 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Add some fire to your next dining experience at the FireFish Grill, where we specialize in fresh seafood, steaks & homemade pasta dishes! At FireFish Grill, our specialty is quality. We are committed to serving fresh, high quality ingredients everyday. We offer a variety of California-style cuisine. We feature a mesquite wood burning grill in our new exhibition kitchen. When it comes to refreshment, we offer a full bar, specialty drinks, and an impressive beer and wine list. The heart and soul of our restaurant are the local residents of our community. We go to great measures to honor the bond with our locals by offering the most, delicious and affordable menu of specials for locals in all of Santa Cruz County.Our Locals Specials include some of the finest fresh seafood dishes imaginable, plus our awesome brined pork shop, and our signature Mile-High Meatloaf. At FireFish Grill, not only will you taste delicious food, you'll also experience fabulous ocean views from every seat in the house.
california
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“On the pier”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

There are several places to eat on the Santa Cruz pier and we are happy we chose this restaurant. Nice selection of fish entrees. Owner or manager gave us complimentary calamari appetizers because friends had been there the night before for dinner and we all returned again. Nice touch! Good atmosphere. Would return again!

Visited November 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Fresh Seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

While exploring the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Pier we were looking for a place to eat. We came across Fire Fish Grill and decided to give it a try. The restaurant was very clean, the food was fresh and tasted great. The prices were comparable to other restaurants on the Pier. We would definitely go back.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Los Osos, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“hoped for more”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We went in for the sunset view and the promise of good fresh seafood. our policy is always to order steak from a steakhouse, seafood from a seafood restaurant, etc. Our food was just average in taste and the presentation was nothing special. I had the snapper with lemon-caper sauce. It was good, but not WOW. The seasonal veggies were perfectly cooked and that's important to me. Most restaurants don't get it and overcook everything.

Visited November 2012
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Garden Valley, California
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170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
“Not that great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Server was okay but young and inexperienced, manager had recently quit so things were a bit slow. Food was mediocre at best, lousy wine list. Bartender knew nothing about wine, asked what wine by the glass and was told red or white.

Visited November 2012
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Sacramento, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

There are a lot of options for dinner on the wharf. Try the Fire Fish Grill first. They are usually very busy for dinner, but worth the wait. Seafood kabobs are awesome!

Visited August 2012
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