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The Fish House Bar & Grill

972 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076-3813
+1 831-728-3333
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sand dabs” (10 reviews)
“pasta” (16 reviews)
“scallops” (12 reviews)
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American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
972 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076-3813
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eat here every time we come to Watsonville. They always have great specials and the the staff is helpful and polite. The food is always cooked right and tastes great. We have the fresh oysters which were great, the Crab Louie was loaded and...More

Thank Shaan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner last night at this restaurant. The atmosphere was relaxing. My martini was good but small. We started with the Baby Octopus appetizer which was flavorful but very chewy. My wife had the Curry Snapper and I ordered the Sand...More

Thank DocPhun
Reviewed 7 March 2018

This is a hidden treasure in downtown Watsonville. Just a short drive from Pajaro Dunes (10 Minutes), The Fish House offers fresh Seafood in an casual setting. I had Scallops for an appetizer, a cup of Boston Clam Chowder and the Grilled Swordfish. Amazing. For...More

Reviewed 31 January 2018

We recently visited with friends in Seaside, California and they suggested we eat here for dinner. It is an unassuming place from the outside but what an experience in gastronomy! Many wines to choose from and lots of variety of meals to offer. The staff...More

Thank JMSheard
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Generally don’t stop to eat in Watsonville but grabbed a bite w a colleague and left satisfied. We ordered the Caesar salad, cup of soup, pasta seafood special. Salad was solid if unremarkable. Should have skipped the creamy soup since too similar to the creamy...More

Thank R2Dad
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Nice choice of entrees here- from fresh fish to pasta and good appetizers. Oak grilled artichoke is delicious. Caesar salad crisp and good. Sand dabs Picatta delicious. Special of day was Halibut and it was a bit overcooked & dry for my taste. Eggplant calamari...More

Thank Kerryloves2travel
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I have eaten here twice in the last 6 months. The fish was fresh and cooked perfectly. The pasta was also excellent. Presentation and service are what you would expect from a quality restaurant. Excellent wine selection as well.

Thank X9868FWdavida
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I have eaten here several times and have enjoyed every dish . Especially the blackened pork chop dish , which I have ordered more than once. Tried the Deep Fried Fish on a plate and it did not disappoint! There was so much food I...More

Thank Greg H
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We went here for a special family dinner to celebrate birthdays. It took 10 minutes for the waitress to come over to take our drink order (restaurant was not busy at all), we ordered cocktails and an appetizer. She then took another 15 minutes after...More

1  Thank MNtraveler50
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent elegant seafood restaurant the fish is fresh all the dishes on the menu are superb and well priced.

Thank P2687EHlaurad
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Wendy C
25 March 2017|
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This restaurant is only open for lunch during the week
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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