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Firefish Grill Serious Seafood

Add some fire to your next dining experience at the Firefish Grill. We specialize in fresh, traditional seafood, steaks and homemade pasta dishes served California-cuisine style at reasonable prices. We feature a mesquite charcoal broiler in our exhibition kitchen. When it comes to refreshment, we offer a full bar, specialty drinks, and a selection of beer and wine.

You’ll experience fabulous ocean views from every seat in the house. Celebrating over 30 delicious years on the Santa Cruz Wharf.

Open every day for lunch and dinner from 11:00 am until closing.

Firefish Grill Charbroiled Salmon
Firefish Grill Lunch and Dinner
Featured Delicacies

Fresh From the Sea

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Skewered charbroiled prawns, scallops, salmon, fresh fish, bell pepper, and onion. Served with rice pilaf.

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Fresh Halibut

Charbroiled halibut topped with a Beurre Blanc caper sauce. Served with potatoes.

Firefish Grill Fresh Halibut


Prawns, scallops, clams, King Crab, fresh fish, and calamari simmered in a hearty tomato broth.

Firefish Grill Lunch Menu and Dinner Menu – Cioppino

Fresh Salmon

Charbroiled salmon topped with Beurre Blanc. Served with potatoes and sautéed spinach.

Firefish Grill Fresh Salmon

Seared Scallops

Fresh scallops, seared to perfection in a bed of beurre blanc sauce and served with spinach.

Firefish Grill Seared Scallops

Clam Chowder Bread Bowl

Clams, potatoes, and bacon in a thick and creamy base made with heavy cream, butter, and a special blend of seasonings.

Firefish Grill Clam Chowder in Bread Bowl
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What People Are Saying
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Great view of the beach, delicious seafoods here. Love the dessert! Will come back to try the rest of the menu.
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The service was just short of perfect. The food was very high quality for the price.
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Theeeee best halibut I’ve ever tasted in my life!! Highly recommend! Great staff 5stars!!
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OMG!! SO GOOD!! I was starving and stopped by with my brother for a quick dinner... they were so kind and the view is lovely! It was a quick service and they consistently checked in on us. I ordered the Scallops Monterey and was absolutely BLOWN away. Genuinely soooo tasty and the chef herself brought it to me!! Amazing amazing amazing!! Send them all my love if you come!!
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My bff and I got together after 2 years apart (covid) and came to Santa Cruz. We came into Firefish and sat in the bar. The bartender named Trevor waited on us. He was so incredibly nice and attentive!! Made a couple of old ladies feel special. It's been years since anyone has done that. As for the food... It was spectacular. The salmon was cooked perfectly. The outside of it was crispy while the inside was tender and flakey. I had the pesto linguine with seafood... It was the best pesto I've ever had... And I'm Italian!! I highly recommend this restaurant for a treat for your taste buds!
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Very great tasting food had the sampler platter with a MODELO . They had ample room for my service dog and my scooter . Also waitress came and asked me if my dog would like some water and brought it in a paper bowl. First time in the year that I have had her out with her Vest on so a SHOUT out to them. And there's plenty of room for ADA Friends to enter . Nice ocean view, too, from any seat in the house
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Beautiful view, great service, and delicious food
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Consistent quality, friendly staff and fresh fish Catch of the Day options cooked perfectly as well as veggies and other sides. Never disappointed at Firefish.
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Great food and service, always eat here on our visit to Santa Cruz.
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Super cute place, waterfront dining, large bar, lots of food options! Will definitely return, don’t hesitate to stop by when you’re in the area!
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Had a great time on the wharf with FireFish Grill. Our server was super attentive and nice. The food was delicious. Get the bread bowl with the chowder! And the views were spectacular.
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My husband and I went for our anniversary dinner and were beyond impressed. The entire staff was kind and really fun to talk to, the manager was exceptionally nice, and we felt so special the entire time we were there. The food was beyond great as well. This is forever going to be our date spot when we visit Santa Cruz.
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