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Firefish Grill

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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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25 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5459 (Formerly Gilbert's)
+1 831-423-5200
11:00 - 21:00
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70 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped in with 15 in our party. Food was served quickly and was delicious. Resturant was clean, staff was friendly with good service. Would definately return.

Thank Tanmansmom
Soquel, CA
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf is a worthy tourist attraction, but since I am a local, I usually go there for a good meal and happy time. We received both at the Firefish Grill. We met New York friends there for an evening meal; they wanted a Pacific seafood dinner, Firefish was just the place. Remarkably, all four of us... More 

Thank fords4ever
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best king crab I have ever eaten! Expensive but worth the price! We also had delicious steamed clams.

Thank jennycT3365NY
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has served us good food. We had salmon which was fresh and swordfish which was from Alaska. The service was friendly and we had a great view towards the Cliffs. Nice evening out with family.

Thank Cherievani
San Luis Obispo
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78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I both had the fish and chips and it was delicious! I decided since we were on vacation and walking distance to our hotel to get a cocktail. I settled on the Mai Tai- it was yummy and strong so I definitely felt like I got my money's worth out of it. In fact my husband and... More 

Thank MissPea1978
Larry A, Management Team Member at Firefish Grill, responded to this review

Hi Miss Pea, So happy we were able to provide you and your husband with a 4 Star dining experience. Your unique description of our fish and chips as being "slightly elevated" is totally appreciated. One reason for that is we use premium Anchor Steam Beer in our batter to enhance the flavor. Thanks also for praising our "yummy" Mai... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked up and down the pier checking out the lunch options and plumped for this restaurant. We were not disappointed at all. Staff were fast, friendly and very helpful. The owner spent some time with us chatting and entertaining our toddler; they were most accommodating. Food was great. I had fresh snapper fish and chips, which came in 3 small... More 

Thank Clare B
Larry A, Management Team Member at Firefish Grill, responded to this review

Clare B, Seeing the word Wonderful being used to describe our restaurant is always the ultimate compliment for us. Thank you so much for saying that, and for all the other really nice things you say here about our food, service, and "fantastic views". Hope to see you, your husband, and your toddler again very soon. More 

Los Gatos, CA
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The $11.95 daily lunch specials drew us in. The catch of the day with vegetables and Cajun red snapper. Both were very good. The view was amazing and the service fast. This will be a new fun place to take tourists and enjoy the Board walk. Yum!

Thank SEdwardsLosGatos_CA
Larry A, Management Team Member at Firefish Grill, responded to this review

We're thrilled to be honored as your "Fun new place for lunch". The fact that you came from Los Gatos makes it all the better, since it's a place that's near and dear to our hearts. And just so you know, those $11.95 "lunch specials" that you so enjoyed aren't just for lunch. They're available both at lunch and dinner... More 

Marco Island, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We desired to walk on the warf came across the fire fish . We are from Florida where we often eat out at seafood restaurants . We stared with a bottle of wine got a aptitizer , salad, and entrees that were both 30-40 $$ . Everything was rushed by our server drinks, food everything . Steamed clams were great,... More 

Thank dominique9696
Larry A, Management Team Member at Firefish Grill, responded to this review

We appreciate the three stars. Thank you. More 

Fresno, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went in for dinner and I was going to order the Ahi special on the chalk board outside. It was kind of misleading. So I ordered one of the other specials. It was the Top Sirloin Strip Steak with Pasta. Well the strips ended up being small bite size pieces and the flavor of the pasta didn't taste good.... More 

Thank timhall28
Larry A, Management Team Member at Firefish Grill, responded to this review

We're sorry, too. More 

Lincoln, California
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good not great.we both had specials. Mine was a fish kabob and my friend was a pork chops with rice and vegetables. We did capture a table at the window with an ocean view. Our server was around and available.

Thank marina404
Larry A, Management Team Member at Firefish Grill, responded to this review

Marina, Thank you for sharing. We appreciate it. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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
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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