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Salt Fish House

761 8th St, Arcata, CA 95521-6297
+1 707-630-5300
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“salted fish” (8 reviews)
“octopus” (5 reviews)
“chowder” (5 reviews)
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
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761 8th St, Arcata, CA 95521-6297
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Dave J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Detlef S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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.

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

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.

Thank vintagemary98087
Reviewed 8 April 2018

I am a local so I really wanted to like this place. Unfortunately, this was not the case. My friend and I went in for lunch. We both ordered the "salt fried fish sandwich" with French fries and a cucumber cooler non alcoholic drink. The...More

1  Thank Lucy S
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Had oysters which are hard to mess up. Fish and chips were below average. Poorly cooked fish and chips over cooked. Generally impression was that the staff was lazy. Not a value.

1  Thank Gurney H
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Average at best is the theme for our night out. Fish and chips, ok, but small portions. Clam chowder, salty and uneatable . Will not be returning.

Thank Erik P
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Went hoping for great things. Had a reservation and were seated quickly. We ordered an appetizer and drinks quickly. Waiter returned and said a our appetizer was "on the way out." We tried to order two small plates - octopus and mussels, out of both....More

1  Thank Katherine J
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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.
Jennifer C
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
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
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, Takeout, 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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