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Carine's Fish Grotto

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32430 N Harbor Dr, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-5555
+1 707-964-2429
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Ukiah, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Good clam chowder and they have a huge burger on the menu also. BUt be preppared if you only order the chowder they try to preassure you into ordering something else also.

1 Thank Nancy C
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Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

For over 20 years, my family heads to Fort Bragg for Carine's clam chowder, which was the best on the west coast!!! We were so sad to find it permanently closed. We loved the food, awesome views and wonderful, friendly family. We will miss them and their restaurant!!!

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Colusa, California
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

My sister and I ate there with our grandkids. Loved the clam chowder, one of the best. Mama took great care of us.

1 Thank CVDV35
Chico, California
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

If you don`t have dinner there you`ll miss some fine food and great wait staff alone with the entertainment. This is one to put to your to due list.

1 Thank Spiker53
Ukiah, California
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2015

My wife and I ate here last Fall. Came in at 5:30 pm and only customer was a person at the bar...which should have been a sign. We were seated in the back of the restaurant that overlooked Noyo Harbor. Great view of the harbor and interior or the restaurant probably hadn't changed in 40 years as the family has... More 

1 Thank prcfcrow
Tyler, Texas
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548 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014 via mobile

My family stopped here to eat dinner and what an experience! The staff was very friendly and gave us excellent service. Now, the negatives. The food was OK, nothing special but it took almost an hour to get it. The check for my family of four exceeded $120.00 and neither of us ordered anything special. Most entrees start at 18.00.... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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204 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2014

My wife and I came in for a late lunch. We had a craving for fresh seafood. I ordered a chowder and she ordered a fish and chips. We shared. The chowder was good and it hit the spot. The fish and chips were excellent. The fried fish was nicely battered and surprisingly, there was more fish than batter. The... More 

Thank Kenmar5
Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 September 2014

We were travelling though the area and decided to stay the night in Fort Bragg. Noticed this family owned Italian Seafood restaurant in the harbor area and decided to give it a try. This [place has been owned and operated by the same family since 1949. he owners were warm amd welcoming, and made it a point to have conversation... More 

Thank timh_10
1 review
Reviewed 20 September 2014

wanted to like,but it was awful and slow. Bland doesnt even begin to describe the flavorless crud they finally served. Even the condiments sucked. Were told it was home made thousand island. It was gross. The only thing that made the soup edible was the bread. Then we were told the bread was from safeway!

Thank suemcfall
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2014

Don't waste your time here. The food is overpriced and poorly prepared. The service is awful and borderline rude. There are numerous other places in Noyo Harbor, anyone would be better and a nicer experience.

1 Thank Abacus3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Italian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32430 N Harbor Dr, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-5555
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mendocino County  >  Fort Bragg
  • Phone Number: +1 707-964-2429

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?