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Firefish Grill

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
25 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5459
+1 831-423-5200
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good41%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Seafood
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25 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5459
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Mesquite grilled Mahi Mahi special was excellent. Staff willingly prepared special meal for guest with food intolerances. All enjoyed bread basket with variety of rolls.

Thank CaliforniaGirl52
Larry A, Management Team Member at Firefish Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

California Girl, Short, sweet, and so much fun to read. Thanks! Come back!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an early dinner here on 9/13/17 with my 12 year old granddaughter. We came to Santa Cruz because her class ayt school was off camping and she hates camping. So, I got lucky enough to score 3 days with her. She wanted crab legs....More

Thank bobba
Larry A, Management Team Member at Firefish Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Bobba, Sounds like you and your granddaughter had yourselves a fun afternoon on the Wharf and at Firefish. Our King Crab Legs are loaded with crab. Not surprising that your granddaughter couldn't eat it all. Please come again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Aside from the great location and and fun interior design, the food and drinks are fabulous! We tried an assortment of appetizers, entrees, and special bar drinks, and everything was delicious! Yummy abalone!!! Our waitress was really fun and helpful too, and made our "girls...More

Thank SunnySC-11
Larry A, Management Team Member at Firefish Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

SunnySC, Girls' Night Out is supposed to be a blast. Glad we helped make it so with our "fabulous" food and drinks. Hope you make this a regular destination for your special night out.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Firefish four times now for lunch. Two times it was average, two times above average. My biggest complaint would be the prices. $100 for lunch for two people is what we average at dinner. The last visit, we did the local specials...More

Thank KCKlein
Larry A, Management Team Member at Firefish Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Glad you so enjoy our Bloody Mary. You're not alone. In fact, we think it has its own fan club.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had the scampi, very tasty. The rice it came with- not so much. The veggies were cooked perfect. Thought about the lobster tail- at $49.95 decided to skip it.

Thank beachgoers10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered the king crab legs at market price. Made from frozen, it seemed over cooked, tough and rubbery. I've had previously frozen king crab legs that were cooked very nicely at other places. This one didn't grab me. The waitress mumbled and was not...More

Thank Catherine N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought that a seafood restaurant on the wharf in Santa Cruz would have great seafood - it was very disappointing. I got grilled shrimp kebabs with rice pilaf. There were only six shrimps on the kebabs with tons of fillers like peppers and even...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not a fish eater, so I tried the steak. over cooked and dry. Atmosphere was also dry and not very fun. Should have gone to Woodys

Thank janetjones2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very tasty and abundant dishes, efficient and friendly personnel, great drinks and terrific views of the ocean/bay.

Thank simon m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all the staff here was friendly and the food superb. I loved the garlic croutons on the clam chowder which also get's an A+ in my book. Enjoy the view while you eat. We had the fish and chips and had to go...More

Thank Mary I
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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
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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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