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789 Trinity Ave, Seaside, CA 93955-4805
+1 831-394-2027
11:00 - 21:00
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Anchorage, AK
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104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been here several times when visiting Monterey area. Have never been disappointed. Nice hearty seafood menu with a Cajun/Italian bent. Enjoyed our calamari, scallops and oysters. Very friendly and attentive service. We will be back again.

Thank akbear
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the squid fish prawn and chips combo with tartar sauce, very good. I have to salt myself of course as usual in US. My wife had the crab burger with green salad. That was equally good and both our plates were empty when we left, not to say that the portions were too small, rather midsize+.

Thank Stefan O
Wellington, New Zealand
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201 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

A Cajun and Italian restaurant. Great Pastas (although sauces a bit rich). A Good selection of mains and desserts at a reasonable price

Thank Rodman100
Monterey, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Fresh fish, good seafood and a hearty meal for a reasonable price. Bring your own wine as the selection is limited. Prompt service and pleasant wait staff.

Thank Richard L
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73 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

There are 2 Fishwife restaurants on the Monterey Peninsula of CA. Both have same owner, same excellent food. The Seaside location has inside & outside dining. We sat in the sun under an umbrella & truly enjoyed our fried calamari salads. There are many offerings with fish but we love the innovative salads. They come with fresh cold Salinas Valley... More 

Thank Flowerful
Monterey County, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Fishwife is consistently delicious and very reasonably priced. It is a small, quaint restaurant with professional and friendly service. The chef has expertise in wonderful sauces and coastal caribbean/mexican cuisine. We frequent Fishwife and especially enjoy the calamari steak abalone style and the baramundi, always served with crisp fresh vegetables as well as rice and black beans. Their homemade dessert... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

One of the best restaurants on the peninsula....in Seaside...sanddabs..my favorite pasta..fresh crab fettuccine..etc....desserts..friendly servers...

Thank Patt C
Monterey, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here since I was a kid. Their calamari is delicious. They even have good gumbo. I haven't had a bad meal here ever. the staff is very friendly and best of all the food is great.

Thank FromMonterey
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Excellent seafood and good service. There are a few none seafood items also. There is a small seafood market in the front, and rest is the restaurant. I like meeting friends there for lunch.

Thank Liz C
Salinas, California
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I went to lunch with a companion at The Fishwife. We split an appetizer of crab bites and calamari, followed by a cup and a bowl of the soup of the day. Soup was Manhattan Clam Chowder with chorizo sausage. While non-traditional, the clam chowder was good, and the bowl was a much more generous portion than the cup, for... More 

Thank Keith N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Soups, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 789 Trinity Ave, Seaside, CA 93955-4805
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Seaside
  • Phone Number: +1 831-394-2027

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