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Firefish Grill

25 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5459
+1 831-423-5200
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good41%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (62 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
25 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5459
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I consider myself a foodie and was prepared for a beautiful view with pedestrian food that caters to tourists. Well the view is spectacular; it does cater to tourists; and to my delight - all 3 of us had good food with great service. The...More

1  Thank Buzzard100
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like anywhere by the ocean, its all about the views. Food here is average and nothing special but the prices are a little high. Again, if you want the views you will pay for the meals.

Thank letsgo119
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, it's on the pier, so there is going to be a walk, but in the summer time it's why we like to live in California. It was a beautiful evening, the sun was starting to set, and there is nothing like the smell of...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My brother and I visited at lunchtime on a Sunday. Beautiful views, open air restaurant and pretty ok food at reasonably prices. Friendly wait staff and bartenders. Great bloody Mary’s with housemate mix.

1  Thank Amymo66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to eat with terrific views of the ocean and coastal homes. Enjoyed our food but they were out of a couple of there dishes we were interested in selecting. Service was OK but they seemed to ignore us when it was time to...More

Thank billk921
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great window table, great bloody marys, great $12.95 dinner meals. I guess they were smaller portions than the dinner meals, but it was perfect after a big lunch.

Thank Robinelechat
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Many restaurants to choose from on the wharf in Santa Cruz, it appears that many may be owned by the same family. Not sure about this one. The restaurant was very nice inside with incomparable views. We were entertained by diving pelicans and sea lions...More

Thank Cowgirlvjs
Reviewed 7 June 2018

This restaurant was recommended to us by host at bed and breakfast we were staying at. We are so glad we took his advice. Some of the restaurants on the wharf look pretty old - but Firefish Grill looked better than the others and we...More

Thank love2dine50
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Drinks were amazing and then we got to the food. Delicious oysters and entrees! The halibut was fabulous and the ago tuna salad was to “die” for

Thank 518ATLCouple
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Special menu for locals (my sisters live here) WAS special. Entrees AND adult beverages. Tasty and fresh. Friendly service too. Great view of the water. And right on the wharf.

Thank Dave T
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Jody G
5 March 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
View, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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 - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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