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“A bit touristy” 3 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 #78 of 287 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Auckland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A bit touristy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We were a bit disappointed with the food here. Very basic and the seafood platter was just VERY over fried food. it was hard to distinguish whether it was said or scallop. In fact you couldn't tell by shape or taste. We should have researched more and found a 'local' restaurant rather than a tourist one.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Fremont, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Loved my seabass”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I loved the seabass - the flavor was incredible! He ordered a steak that was very good but his veggies and baked potato were cold.

Visited December 2013
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Madison, Wisconsin
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64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great service, food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

My husband and I had dinner here. Service was excellent. Food was well prepared, fresh. I had a prawn cocktail with a Caesar salad with a chicken breast. My husband had halibut finished with a wonderful lobster butter. The sauce was worth the trip. It came with a vegetable medley and garlic mashed potatoes. We would definately return.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Canada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
“Ambience galore!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

The view from Fire Fish is stunning. Go before sunset and plan ahead to get a window table. Food was wonderful and service likewise. Definitely worth visiting if you are looking for good food, service and view!

Visited October 2013
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Murrieta
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Great Views Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

On the Santa Cruz Pier, Fire Fish Grill has an open kitchen where you can watch the cooks preparing all their specialties. We went in there just to snack. Calamari was fresh and cooked to perfection, Chowder was thick and loaded with clams. One of my major complaints was the bread rolls, hard and cold.

Visited September 2013
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