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Salt Fish House

761 8th St, Arcata, CA 95521-6297
+1 707-630-5300
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“salted fish” (8 reviews)
“octopus” (5 reviews)
“chowder” (5 reviews)
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761 8th St, Arcata, CA 95521-6297
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

We made reservations and were politely greeted and seated right away. I had steamed mussels appetizer in white wine and butter. My husbands chicken was delicious. My whole trout was bursting with flavor, and nice surprise, filleted and put back in the skin. Wow. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DLorahH
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

The Salt House Fish was exactly what I wanted when I needed to get my seafood crave on. I had the Halibut which was a very gourmet dish. I do recommend it, but my Halibut was a little smaller than the next table. Or maybe...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ThePlumber2015
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We went on a busy Arts Arcata night and the place was fairly full so a longer wait wasn't the issue. The problem was a waiter and other staff that just didn't care. I am ok with somewhat slow service on a busy night but...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bmp68
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

The three of us started with the grilled Octopus appetizer with greens, grilled Greek Cheese and Scallop Fritters. We loved every bite. Accompanied by a nice martini and wine. Dinner was equally tasty. We had the fresh seared Scallops, Clam Chowder and Fish and Chips....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank martinione
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Our hotel staff recommended this restaurant for seafood. The menu is not large, but there were plenty of choices. I had halibut seared served on a bed of beans, corn, chilis, and other vegetables. My wife had a steak with mash potatoes. Both meals were...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank davejY4653YL
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

But not special. The choice of seafood considering the area was actually quite weak. See I’ve was okay. Nothing special, not bad either.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Detlef S
Reviewed 5 September 2018

My brother and I went to this restaurant for lunch while sight seeing the California coast. Very nice place to eat. The food was good and the service was good as well. The only draw back is that it is noisy and somewhat crowded. Tables...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Steve063
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

While the atmosphere and decor were great, the food was tremendously disappointing. Either little flavor from a pasta dish or over powered by the taste of red pepper flake on the rice dish.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Ailton D
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

We loved the fresh local halibut and reasonably priced oysters. The halibut dish was gourmet price and size. The local grass fed hamburger was fabulous. It was a decent size and very filling. The bartender was incredibly nice and the drinks were also delicious. They...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Angel_Travel_Bug
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Salt is in a basement area, with a view of a parking lot! So the atmosphere isn't the best, and the acoustics are pretty noisy. However, the food was very good and our waiter was charming and efficient.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank vintagemary98087
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Questions & Answers
9 February 2018|
Response from Pamela W | Property representative |
The king crab leg is portioned by weight at 1/2 and comes with a dozen oysters and shrimp cocktail.
14 July 2017|
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Response from Pamela W | Property representative |
We don't have a specific kids menu but we offer dishes like a half fish and chips, or chicken strips and fries. We have a mac and cheeses that kids love, but can easily do plain butter noodles! Individual tacos are also an... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 761 8th St, Arcata, CA 95521-6297
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Arcata
  • Phone Number: +1 707-630-5300
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