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Firefish Grill

25 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5459
+1 831-423-5200
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good41%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (41 reviews)
“seafood” (56 reviews)
“abalone” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Seafood
££ - £££
25 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5459
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took fish platter. It was okey nothing special. The atmosphere also looked okey. If you want to eat something because you are hungry the place is okey, but food will not be a thing to remember or enjoy.

Thank Gintaute E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the best waitress (I had written her name down on a card, but it was in my carryon bag which was lost the last day of our trip). Our meal took waaaaaaaaaaaay longer than expected, so our waitress comped us the BEST appetizer...More

Thank Suzan1028
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After finishing a successful convention in San Jose, we decided to have dinner at a special place. We did not get disappointed. Fresh fish and a great view over the coastal line were a perfect finishing of the convention.

Thank jsacher
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great seafood restaurant on the pier, lovely host (Amy) really good service from everyone there. Recommend the Margueritas! We had prawn cocktail starters, haddock and chips and lobster tail mains which were excellent. Might need to book on sunny weekends as this place gets busy.

Thank Wilburt1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous view. Good service. Good salads, better than average. One with shrimp. One tuna. Would recommend

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They did a great job on the renovation of Gilbert’s to the Firefish Grill. I visited because I LOVE abalone and it can be difficult to find. So when I saw it listed on the sandwich board I was sold. I have abalone at three...More

Thank Victoria M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a business associate in for dinner. Service was good, food was better. Prices were moderate, for seafood. I am a salmon addict. Firefish did not let me down. Highly recommend.

Thank 1beachbrat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Firefish Grill did an outstanding job of accommodating my shellfish allergy despite being a restaurant that serves a great deal of shellfish. The snapper I had was oven fried and delicious! The host, manager, server and chief all insured that my needs were met and...More

Thank PizzaLoverYum
Reviewed 20 April 2018 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 10 April 2018

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
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Jody G
5 March 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 Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
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
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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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