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Firefish Grill

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25 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5459
+1 831-423-5200
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“crab cakes” (41 reviews)
“seafood” (56 reviews)
“abalone” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
25 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5459
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I recently attended a business dinner at this restaurant. We had a party of 8 and had made reservations. They had our table waiting when we arrived. We were seated, greeted and was invited to place our orders. The clam chowder and house salad were...More

1  Thank ddmullis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After driving down from Sacramento, I was tired and ready for a late lunch. I wanted something light since I was looking forward to dinner. I enjoyed one of the best Marys ever with a small crab cocktail. I was fortunate enough to be served...More

Thank BiffCanlett
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We should know better than to take out of town company to the wharf, so........this place is just ok. The halibut wasn’t fresh and the sauce was mediocre. The sandabs needed to be sent back. The salads were above average. Service was good though. Spent...More

Thank soifdawg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clam Chowder Bread Bowl was very good! Also their Calamari was delicious and had a unique taste! Beautiful view of seals swimming along with the sunset!

Thank Karson K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can not tell you how GREAT this place was! The food was OUTSTANDING! Our server was amazing! The views are amazing!! It was the best meal I have had in a long time!! Oh and the cocktails were great too!

Thank gigidenise2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t normally leave reviews but believe this restaurant really needs to improve its customer service. I ordered a Diet Coke and didn’t see our waiter for 15 minutes. I asked a staff member for the manager. I was polite but he simply came by...More

3  Thank Chris F
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Definitely try their crab cakes (I had an appetizer portion) and it was delicious, moist, tender, and really well seasoned - might have been one of the best crab cakes I ever had. Their clam chowder in a bread bowl was great as well.

Thank DimakCanada
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

We had a late reservation and missed the daylight views, which I'm sure are spectacular. Service was 100% and food was very good. Staff gave my boyfriend and myself an on the house cocktail for our anniversary, which was very kind.

Thank Casi V
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Located on the wharf, great views. Food delicious. Service excellent, thanks to Phyllis. We had crab cakes and the seafood platter. Large portions. Clean restaurant, friendly staff. Overall a very good meal.

Thank rabbitt1000
Reviewed March 3, 2018

We were passing through and this place was recommended to us. It is right on the water, and it was enjoyable to watch all the waterfowl directly outside our window. The abalone was absolutely outstanding and is a must try if available. Service was friendly,...More

Thank E4468HCjerryb
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Jody G
March 4, 2016|
Response from Paula C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jody, I am not a Fire Fish employee, but having dined there over half a dozen times, I can safely say that they have always been able to accommodate my requests for gluten free, dairy free, grain free options. And you do... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5459 (Formerly Gilbert's)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-423-5200
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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.
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