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“Perfect fish and chips... try this place if you're a fan”

Fourth and Sea Fish and Chips
Ranked #19 of 265 Restaurants in Petaluma
Price range: $6 - $17
Cuisines: Seafood
Description: Since 2001, this mom & pop diner in the lively Theatre District in Downtown Petaluma has been serving up seafood done right - fish & chips, fried calamari, clam chowder, oysters, prawns, fish tacos, shrimp louies and other salads - as well as a nice variety of sandwiches, chili spaghetti, hot dogs, and juicy freshly ground hand-formed burgers. We've got gluten-free and vegetarian selections so there's something for everyone, and our fried fish can be grilled if preferred. This location housed a "Foster's Freeze" for 50 years before we came along, so we kept the soft serve ice cream machine to offer cones, sundaes, and a great variety of milkshakes and malts. We use fresh ingredients, make all our sauces and dressings in-house, and serve it all up with a smile. Bring the kids. Bring the dog, too. Our large patio is a comfortable place for everyone, and we offer "family pack" meals to make family dining affordable. Our dining room is heated and air conditioned. We also offer take out with drive-up service for your convenience...call it in, drive around back, and we'll take it from there. We also sponsor a classic car cruise in the last Sunday of each month, May thru Oct, 11-2pm. For pics of this event, go to our website and click on the "Events" tab. Hope to see you here!
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Description: Since 2001, this mom & pop diner in the lively Theatre District in Downtown Petaluma has been serving up seafood done right - fish & chips, fried calamari, clam chowder, oysters, prawns, fish tacos, shrimp louies and other salads - as well as a nice variety of sandwiches, chili spaghetti, hot dogs, and juicy freshly ground hand-formed burgers. We've got gluten-free and vegetarian selections so there's something for everyone, and our fried fish can be grilled if preferred. This location housed a "Foster's Freeze" for 50 years before we came along, so we kept the soft serve ice cream machine to offer cones, sundaes, and a great variety of milkshakes and malts. We use fresh ingredients, make all our sauces and dressings in-house, and serve it all up with a smile. Bring the kids. Bring the dog, too. Our large patio is a comfortable place for everyone, and we offer "family pack" meals to make family dining affordable. Our dining room is heated and air conditioned. We also offer take out with drive-up service for your convenience...call it in, drive around back, and we'll take it from there. We also sponsor a classic car cruise in the last Sunday of each month, May thru Oct, 11-2pm. For pics of this event, go to our website and click on the "Events" tab. Hope to see you here!
San Francisco, CA
Level 6 Contributor
262 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
“Perfect fish and chips... try this place if you're a fan”
Reviewed April 18, 2014

I've eaten at 4th and Sea many times over the years, and it is one consistent restaurant. I find myself ordering the fish and chips, their nome de plume for good reason, again and again with coleslaw and garlic fries. The fish is perfect, flaky and white with a nice beer batter, the coleslaw is basic and none too mayonnaise-y, and the garlic fries are homestyle cut fries with generous amounts of rough cut garlic on them. We rarely eat there, but we usually wait inside and play trivial pursuit since they leave the games on the table. The atmosphere leaves something to be desired, so very much for takeout, often to a nearby park where we all wind up in fish and chips heaven, our stomachs swollen from eating, and our pocketbooks still very full since it's not pricey at all. It is a little slow since they cook everything from scratch and to order.

Also, their milk shakes are to die for.

This is a Petaluma fixture. If you don't eat here while in Petaluma, you haven't experienced the real Petaluma. Outdoor seating is nice if it's not windy or cold. I would recommend that.

  • Visited January 2014
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Saint Paul
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“Great fish and chips place”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

It's a fish and chips in a fast food basket kind of place so don't be wearing your 3 piece suit.

Fish that actually tastes like fish. I'm guessing it's local fish.

Garlic fries had a nice garlic taste and topped with fresh chopped garlic. They were not using garlic salt so not sure how they were getting the garlic flavor in the potatoes.

Malt vinegar was high quality.

Will definitely return the next time we are in Petaluma.

  • Visited March 2014
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“Great fish and chips!”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

Just great fish and chips. The menu actually goes far beyond fish, including burgers and chicken and Caesar salad--all really good--but good fried fish is hard to come by. The service was also excellent. We would definitely return here.

Visited November 2013
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Petaluma, California
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“Menu with Lots of Variety”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

When that moment strikes me for good fish and chips, I go to Fourth & Sea. They have great garlic fries as well.... a very diverse menu.

  • Visited August 2013
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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“A gem”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

We stumbled onto this fish restaurant by chance ,the oyster roll was lovely,the owner was so friendly he let park when we visited the town.great place to eat would recommend it to any visiting Petaluma .

  • Visited April 2013
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