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The Fish House Bar & Grill

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972 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076-3813
+1 831-728-3333
15:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had swordfish medallions over linguine, sauce was weirdly sweet didn't like it. Wife had cioppino and thought it was just fair. Service was great though, wine a good value

Thank Jim L
Santa Cruz, California
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We eat dinner here several times a year and enjoy bringing friends or family who are visiting. The food is very good, as is the service. Definitely recommend The Fish House.

Thank Beachwalker5
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

While in town on business my wife and I checked out this place. It was so delicious we had to return before we left town. The oak grilled oysters were absolutely perfect with just enough smokey goodness to make it a unique flavor profile. I've never had oysters prepared that way and they were flawless. My wife's sole picatta was... More 

Thank Devin F
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great fresh local food, get there early, many people like this place. Friendly service, good sized portions, interesting flavors.

Thank ohnomo
Watsonville, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Beautiful surroundings, casual dining but the service was outstanding by all who we encountered! Drinks were great food was good overall great experience!

Thank DiSiriBy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

A linguine special with artichoke hearts, scallops, shrimp, clams, mussels, was just splendid. So was a swordfish medallion in cream sauce special. Nothing terrible fancy, but good honest seafood without a lot of pretension. Just a minute outside the edge of town.

Thank Ken A
1 review
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We both had an entree and a dessert and the food was not too much and really really good. The service could have been better since it seemed we had two waiters who always came right after each other and then for like 15 minutes no one came. A big plus is the bread which was still warm and delicious.... More 

Thank Verena S
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

In my view, this is a hidden restaurant "gem" in Santa Cruz County. Charming restaurant that is mom and pop owned. The service was excellent, attentive and well paced. Important for a business lunch is the ability to "hear" the participants. This restaurant has excellent acoustics and we had a delightful meeting. Last but in no way least - the... More 

Thank Buzzard100
San Francisco, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Returned last night to the Fish House as I had friends visiting for the holiday. Love to share this find with others (as long as I can still get a table when I come!). They have an extensive menu with generous portions. My husband had the rib eye and I tried the scallops - both awesome dishes. The service was... More 

Thank cj_sfo
Watsonville, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Nice Restaurant. The people were very friendly and attentive. The food came quickly and was Delicious. I had the snapper over potatoes and topped with sautéed spinach. I ate the whole thing!!!!! My husband had the lobster ravioli dish and he at the whole thing too!!! We will go again - soon!

Thank PorfnMary

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:30
15:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
15:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
15:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
15:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
15:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
15:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 972 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076-3813
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Watsonville
  • Phone Number: +1 831-728-3333

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