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1996 1/2 Sunset Dr, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3719
+1 831-375-7107
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Mars, PA
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were having a family reunion and needed a table for 10 adults on a Friday night. We had a reservation at another restaurant and after waiting an hour and being lied to about the progress of the dinner at the table we'd reserved, we called the Fishwife to see if they could accommodate our party. They agreed to seat... More 

Thank charlie1939
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

After an hour of waiting to be seated at a restaurant where we had made a reservation, we phoned Fishwife who immediately and graciously accommodated our group of 10. The seafood specials - halibut, crab ravioli, sea bass were fabulous and the rice bowls were also delicious. The fried calamari appetizer was excellent. Service was quick and friendly. A relatively... More 

Thank Susan D
Arcadia, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is my mother's favorite fish restaurant! The management is so nice and very attentive. Very fresh , lovely dining experience

Thank tdeimel
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside looks ordinarily regular, but the food selection, presentation and tastes are a real surprise. Good sized portions and superb friendly service make this a hidden gem in the peaceful Pacific Grove area. "Dry Sac" on the desert menu raised a few eyebrows and lots of laughs !

Thank BlueMoonRisen
Esher, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the fish - great idea of mixing fried fish with beans and rice. The restaurant is not the most inspiring from the outside. But the staff were friendly and the service promt. Really enjoyed it.

Thank yogachef
Motley, Minnesota
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11 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner on a Friday evening. Was recommended by a staff member at our hotel. Food was delicious and service was excellent!

Thank tammygladys32
Napa, CA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this wonderful restaurant down the street from our hotel. Great service, wine and full bar. Coconut shrimp for starters, the best calamari prepared steak, was like eating abalone! Wonderful key lime pie!

Thank OceanloverNapa_CA
Turlock, California, United States
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218 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really wanted to have a great time at this restaurant and give it a high rating since it is so convenient to where we stay when we are in Pacific Grove but it was disappointing. The tables are crammed in there and the waitstaff seems overworked. The portions are small and it's almost impossible to find a parking place... More 

Thank William L
Montgomery, Texas
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Asked at our B&B for a good local seafood restaurant. Had a reasonably priced dinner with good service. Better than the tourist places

Thank Orca65
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is within walking distance of the Best Western Inn & Suites located on Dennett St in Pacific Grove. We had an excellent dinner here. The calamari is the best we have ever had. The service was fantastic.

Thank DCTravelerLA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1996 1/2 Sunset Dr, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3719
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-375-7107
The sister restaurant is in Seaside, CA

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?