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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” (74 reviews)
“seafood” (97 reviews)
“black beans” (28 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1996 1/2 Sunset Dr, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3719
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For a locals experience, close to the water and usually NO WAIT, this is the place for you. I have been going here for years and have never had a bad meal or bad experience.

Thank Tracy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Solid seafood restaurant near the Asilomar Conference center. This place makes great Bloody Mary's and the service is spot on. If you are dining here on a weekend be sure to make reservations.

Thank hal t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had two nice dinners here. Highly recommend. Friendly patrons and staff. Pretty setting and beautiful sunset view. A little pricey but worth it for the convenience if staying at nearby hotels. Suggest making a reservation as it's a popular place. This is a nice establishment...More

Thank ChampagnePrincess
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we visited several years ago we had a wonderful meal. This time it was ok, nothing special. I had combo fish and chips. The fish was too fishy for me to eat but the rest was good. The chips were plain old French fries....More

Thank All4Peace
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 16 September 2017

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 14 September 2017 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 13 September 2017 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 13 September 2017

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 13 September 2017

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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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