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Fishwife - Pacific Grove, Pacific Grove, CA

Fishwife - Pacific Grove

4.7
4.7
788 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Fishwife offers a menu of award-winning American cuisine with a Caribbean accent since 1986. With many daily specials, fresh Seafood as well as homemade pastas and dishes for children, there is something for everyone. Daily specials spotlight fresh catch and seasonal fish. Desserts are homemade as well. The atmosphere is casual with a FULL BAR and friendly service, making it a great place to visit with groups and family. Just a short walk from Asilomar Beach and Conference Center. Some of the most popular dishes are Clam chowder, Calamari, Alfredo Combo, Green Lip Mussels, Barramundi and famous homemade Key lime pie. You can also enjoy surf and turf or gluten-free options like the vegetarian bowl.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Caribbean, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (831) 375-7107
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Catering
    We are accepting catering orders at this time.
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact us for your future private events.
  • Neighbourhood
    Pacific Grove
  • Cross Street
    Asilomar Ave.
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    1 minute away from Asilomar Beach, Conference Center and 17 Miles Drive and Sunset/Grove stops
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 788 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Seafood

788 Reviews
  1. ConnieB

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent. All staff were friendly and personable. We had the barrimundi and it was incredible—so tasty!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best clam chowder bowl hands down!! Calamari steak and sauce is mellow but a nice flavor. Service was great. Atmosphere is chill.

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  3. LoloH

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had wonderful service. All waitstaff was very attentive. Food was outstanding.

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  4. mcpro

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was okay, group of loud golfers were dining next to us

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  5. RTLee

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good old spot with excellent food and great service. Portions were generous and quality was high. Parking was easy. Planning on returning frequently.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was really happy with the service and extra birthday gesture, which was completely unexpected. Thank you so much for the surprise dessert!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! With a party 6 everyone had great food. Good vibes, nice decor inside and overall a good time.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was ok, nothing exceptional. We enjoyed but feel like for the money we could have done better

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  9. BobbiK

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We love the restaurant, and the food is delicious. The noise level in the restaurant is so high that a Table of 4 has a hard time conversing. I guess that's worth suffering for the good food!

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  10. PhilG

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dining experience at The Fish Wife last night was out standing as usual.

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  11. DorothyD

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food! Great atmosphere. Best place to go to after a walk through asilomar!

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  12. MamaFinn

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    There is no better seafood restaurant than The Fishwife. Outstanding food, so much so that anyone I ask says that’s their go-to place as well.

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  13. DonaldD

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good choices on the menu. Everything was absolutely delicious. We really enjoyed our anniversary dinner here.

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  14. MonicaQ

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant and service has consistently been superb. I’ve been going there for thirty years and it’s always a good experience.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved Fishwife! Best local spot in Monterey that has amazing food fusion! The gentleman who served us was incredibly kind and gave us a great experience! Definitely coming back next time I’m in Monterey!

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  16. LeAnnF

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Make sure to save room for the key lime pie! Portions are very generous.

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  17. VeronicaB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Clam Chowder is delicious 😋 Everyone was so very nice. Will definitely come here again.

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  18. RoamingFoodie

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Calamari very disappointing. Nicely crispy but did lacked flavor. The crab cakes… where’s the crab? More like mashed potatoes cakes. The best dish was the Cobb salad. Good all American preparation, Tasty 😋

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  19. DougT

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love going here while taking a seminar at Asilomar. Easy walk and great food!

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  20. claireM

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second time at Fishwife and honestly it was as good as I remembered. We split the calamari appetizer, so fresh and light, and great if you don't like tentacles (or are with someone who doesn't). Love the Caribbean tartar sauce too. We also had the alfredo and added the salmon. The sauce was amazing, the noodles are made fresh (in town) and the salmon was incredibly light and flaky, so well cooked.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really wonderful evening with great food and drink!!!

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  22. Dolker

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Swordfish was amazingly tender and blended so well with the lobster ravioli

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  23. JimW

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so very good. We will definitely be back.

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  24. KentS

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    After 40 years, the Fishwife continues to provide great food at an excellent value. A great evening.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second trip to Fishwife and it was even better than the first. Great drinks and handmade pasta with seafood. So good! Looking forward to trip # 3!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s our first time and was so cool inside. The food and drinks were so good. See why it’s a hit spot to visit and eat

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  27. KevinJ

    Houston

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great calamari and clam chowder. Very professional and friendly wait staff. I had the fettuccine combo that was loaded with seafood. Key lime pie was great. The food came quickly so take your time and course it out.

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  28. ChristiM

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fishwife Restaurant is a local favorite and we always have the best meals. Jay, the owner, goes above and beyond to make you feel like family. Make sure you visit Richard the bartender. He has wonderful stories and magic tricks. Huge thanks to the Fishwife team🤩

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  29. JMags

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner! The Turkish spiced lamb chops were delicious. The striped bass over lobster ravioli special had such a rich, tasty flavor. We always enjoy dining here!

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  30. MartiW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Parking was easy. Welcomed in nicely. Wide variety of food options for carnivores and omnivores. The waiter was very helpful. Service was timely. The food was tasty, as advertised on the menu. Portions were just right.

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  31. DavidC

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner at the Fish Wife, been years since we had been there, still as great as ever. The staff couldn't have been nicer of more helpful! Highly recommend the Fish Wife!

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  32. foodie4real

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    2.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfortunately, it started off bad. We had reservations at 7:30p and we were seated at 8 PM. I believe they overbooked themselves. We were seated next to an aquarium, but it was not clean. Glass was green. The food was marginal. Very disappointing. The amount and the taste did not match the price we paid, especially the halibut at $40. Since we had such a long wait, I would think maybe our dessert would have been comp’d. I personally don’t think I would go back nor recommend.

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  33. MikeR

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly and accommodating service. I arrived a bit late and was waiting for my friend who then called to say he was lost. I had to go fetch him and come back. The people at the restaurant held our table and we had a great lunch. Nice touch.

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  34. Clay

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Have eaten there several times over the years when visiting Pacific Grove and am always delighted by the friendly staff and delicious food! Absolutely a five star experience every time.

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  35. Mari

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food!!!!!!!!!!!would go again for sure in Pacific Grove

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  36. JohnM

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When we got to the Fishwife we were offered a small 2 person table by check-in at Fishwife. Too small a space and all foot traffic brushed next to table. We requested a different table and waited a few minutes to be seated. The remainder of dinner was awesome after the small hiccup on our arrival.

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  37. Potso

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fishwife never disappoints! The freshest seafood and quick friendly service.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I recommend this place to anyone I love the place itself and the food was just more than amazing. hospitality and staff treated us very well. Thank you for making our valentines special I will definitely come back again soon.

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  39. DwightP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were extremely pleased with everything from the service to the food to the price. We’ll be back!!!!

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  40. nancye

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a really nice meal here for my husband’s birthday who is a big fish lover; he had the sea bass which was excellent. Great wait staff overall and everyone was extremely friendly. My only wish is for more options for those who don’t eat fish. With that said, I had a great Asian salad and a side of rice.

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FAQs

Fishwife - Pacific Grove does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Fishwife - Pacific Grove also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 375-7107.

Fishwife - Pacific Grove is rated 4.7 stars by 788 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Fishwife - Pacific Grove

1996 1/2 Sunset Dr, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3719

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Asilomar Ave.
  • Neighbourhood
    Pacific Grove
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Caribbean, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    1 minute away from Asilomar Beach, Conference Center and 17 Miles Drive and Sunset/Grove stops
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (831) 375-7107
  • Catering
    We are accepting catering orders at this time.
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact us for your future private events.
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