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Best Restaurant - Seaside (2012)
789 Trinity Ave., Seaside
It must be tough to be one of the other Seaside restaurants. You know, the ones that think they’ve got a chance at winning this coveted award, only to be shot down, year after year, by Fishwife’s fresh catches including sanddabs, mahi mahi, halibut, swordfish and sea bass. It’s seasonal and local, starring Salinas Valley produce. Plus, you feel good eating here, and it’s not just the good food, affordable prices or casual, friendly atmosphere. Fishwife offers a scholarship to local high school kids, and it’s an early-adopter Seafood Watch loyalist, committed to sustainable fishing practices. Unless the tides turn, we see Fishwife hanging on to this category for the for-sea-able future.