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1996 1/2 Sunset Dr, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3719
+1 831-375-7107
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“calamari” (76 reviews)
“seafood” (102 reviews)
“black beans” (28 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1996 1/2 Sunset Dr, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3719
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1 - 10 of 617 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is a constant, good service, good product and fair non-tourism prices. Both locations (Pac Grove and Seaside) are wonderful dining experiences.

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 9 people vacationing and in search of great dining experience, and Fishwife went beyond our expectations! Don't be deceived by the location and external appearance! The service was great! the ambience was welcoming! They had a short but great wine...More

1  Thank jpatel14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went mid afternoon and the place was very busy with what appeared to be locals. So many of the Restaurants in the area are overpriced this restaurant had very good value and a large selection of fresh fish options. Only negative is lack of...More

Thank KrisParis2011
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Off the beaten path seafood restaurant. Good food friendly service and decent prices. Had the fish and chips combo lunch and a bowl of clam chowder. Both were very good, going to try dinner soon, which tells you we liked the restaurant!

Thank DanvilleRuss
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fishwife in a strip motel has an ideal location on 17 Mile Dr. and across from the entrance to Asilomar Park. Although a plain looking diner from the outside with only street parking, inside you'll find hearty fish dishes with a modern twist, such as...More

1  Thank GlobalGypsy_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have gone here several times throughout the years and the meals are always good. It is not outstanding but you know you will get good fish dinners. The calamari is very good as is other fresh fish dishes. Place can get crowded and even though...More

Thank jacksonfoodie2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us had lunch here and enjoyed it so much we came back for dinner. Calamari appetizer was great. Not rings or rubber bands but part of the steak. Delicious.

Thank Joelgood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband had heard about the calamari, and everything they say is true! Big, thick pieces, no tentacles (even though I don't mind them). We split a salad and the calamari and were good to go! Very fresh food, great service. Would definitely come back!

Thank Laurel N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The welcome from the manager (maybe the owner) was excellent The food was quite good. The atmosphere was nice. BUT our waiter seemed like he couldn't be bothered, which was a real disappointment.

Thank KevinFitzUk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was okay but nothing to write home about. Perhaps it's the fried options that sells so well. Service was good, restaurant appeared clean, setting is pleasant & bright. I think it's a bit overrated. My The restaurant is walking distance to the Asilomar conference...More

Thank flowerfun
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Anne M
14 September 2016|
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Response from Les H | Reviewed this property |
As stated above, no outside seating.
16 May 2015|
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Response from finland33 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
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
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The sister restaurant is in Seaside, CA
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