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Firefish Grill

25 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5459
+1 831-423-5200
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5459
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here with friends thinking it was really good considering its location and how they present themselves from the outside. While not utterly disappointed, the food and service was nothing special. We didn’t double order any entree and all of us thought the food was...More

Thank TotooIto
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time here. I ordered the Seafood Rockefeller. It was OK but a bit drenched in butter and overly salty. I likely wouldn't order it again although the ingredients were attractive. Service was average and could use a little more attentiveness. I might try it...More

Thank catman123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch during the week when it wasn't crowded. The food and drinks are top notch. Service was attentive.

Thank anybody_10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always love to sample the clam chowder whenever we are at the shore. This restaurant serves great clam chowder. You can tell that there are Chef skills because the potatoes, clams and veggies are uniformly cut into a small dice. It was not too...More

Thank Rick E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice view. Enjoyed eating on the wharf with great service and good food. Lots of nice options on the menu to choose from.

Thank skpetrimoulx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very fine dinner. ... The location was great. ... Ambiance was good a typical fine dinning restaurant. ...round table and setting. ...we were a corner near register. wish we could have sited near the seaview. ... The front glass kitchen window was...More

Thank Phia V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beware of your wait staffs ability to speak and understand English. They have a menu of $12.95 specials, one being the catch of the day. Our waitress said this could be several fish. I asked if salmon "no", flounder "yes"....so I ordered the flounder. It...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Weekend getaway from Fairfield. Had a blast. Salmon Cakes were salmon flavored (not much salmon) but the Crab Cakes were awesome! Chowder and Crab Cocktail was great too. I'd go back.

Thank David I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our food and service were great. We made reservation the morning of our meal. We were seated quickly and served promptly. I got the crab legs that were delicious and my guy enjoyed the halibut. No room for dessert because our dinner was so yummy.

Thank Jill W
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Dinner for three included Fish (Halibut) & Chips, and a Ahi Tuna Salad. Halibut was properly battered and deep fried. Very little oil remaining indicated they pay attention to the deep fry process. The Ahi Salad had too much dressing, but consisted of quality tuna,...More

Thank Daniel M
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Jody G
March 4, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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