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“Try it.”

The Fish House Bar & Grill
Ranked #2 of 129 Restaurants in Watsonville
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Watsonville, California
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341 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Try it.”
Reviewed 27 February 2014

We went here on a Saturday night. The wood fired artichoke was delicious (appetizer, but I had in place of salad) Served with smear of pesto & another sauce. Perfect starter. Husband had spinach salad & dressing very good.
Cioppino was delicious. Sauce not to tomatoey or acidic. Served with yummy cheese bread.
Crab raviolis good, too. Serving of pastas tend to be very large- too much really. Good dish to share or take some home.
Wine list reasonable with Chalone Chardonnay $30.00.
Please try this place. wasn't very crowded & let's keep them in business.
Décor simple , but clean. Go for the food, not the ambiance.
Nice to have a change in Watsonville.

  • Visited February 2014
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Watsonville, CA
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Keeps on ticking”
Reviewed 28 December 2013

Had a birthday dinner there last night, I had the honey almond encrusted salmon and my husband enjoyed the artichoke seafood pasta. Had huge chunks (only way to describe) of grilled artichoke, mussels, clams, shrimp on linguine. He said it was very very good. My salmon was great. We live here in Watsonville, and I've provided reviews of this restaurant before - I am just happy to report that they have been consistently good each time we are here. Service is great, food excellent. Would like to see the patio and possibly the front area developed (if allowed by code) for a little better al fresco lunch/afternoon dining (especially with our weather now). Good job Fis House

  • Visited December 2013
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Durham, Maine
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194 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“A Good Place for Fish”
Reviewed 3 December 2013

Three of us had dinner here, and we were not disappointed. The service, food, and portion size were all very good. It's not cheap, and anyone would be advised to ask the price of the "specials" before ordering one. The decor is clean and simple. We'd go back.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Bob B
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Santa Cruz, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Surprised to find this great restaurant in its location”
Reviewed 20 November 2013

We went to this restaurant following the symphony and was blown away at the service and quality of food. There are lots of fish restaurants in the surrounding Monterey Bay communities of Santa Cruz, Monterey and Carmel, but was surprised to find this particularly good restaurant on Main Street in Watsonville. That made it all the more fun.

  • Visited November 2013
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2 Thank Pilgrim000_12
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Monterey, California
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Knocks it out of the park again!”
Reviewed 14 November 2013

I have been here about a dozen times now and I have never in a clam broth with bay shrimp, olives, tomatoes, onions and shallots with a side of garlic bread. This location is a spin off of the Monterey fish house. Headed up by one of the original Monterey fish house favorites Sal, this location lives up to its name! Everything is fresh. The only things you will find In the freezer is ice cream. I asked. Happy hour prices can't be overlooked. See photo

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank RtLuvr22
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