Pickled Fish

4.3
120 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Pickled Fish is found in Long Beach, WA at the Adrift Hotel. This eatery offers up far more than what most people expect from a hotel restaurant. You can enjoy live music, a great setting and location that looks out onto the water. Of course, you will love the options on the menu, too.

Pickled Fish has some plates to share, such as the deviled eggs, hummus, Thai Brussels sprouts, smoked salmon and the hand-cut fries. For the main course at Pickled Fish, you could try one of the wood-fired pizzas, crab cakes, flat iron steaks, tomato braised short ribs or the mac n' cheese.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Reviewed on November 7, 2018
Overall1foodserviceambience

Dear management, as a business owner myself, let me tell you...
It doesn't matter how wonderful your location is or how tasty your dishes are when you have servers who completely ruin the experience. Just to get menus took forever and wouldn't happen if i didn't ask for them. The bartender had so much attitude and didn't really care much for our table, neither did the other slow moving server who I finally flagged to take our order good 15-20 mins win ( there were only 4 other tables). We felt most unwelcome in your place and never experienced such a hostility in a restaurant before. They both forgot our drink order. Twice. No apologies. Not a care in the world. While they were chatting up customers at the bar. THE AUDACITY you have charging 20% automatically for the worst service is beyond my comprehension. How dare you! And if you decide to do that, you need make sure the servers are trained and deserving of it. We didn't get even as much as thank you and good bye. Hands down the worst dining experience I have had in years.

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beachgoer
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2015
Overall2food5service2ambience4

I have mainly had positive experiences with Pickled Fish, this last visit was disappointing. It was my husband's birthday and I made a reservation for 5:30 pm and checked in around 5:20 pm. The hostess said she would seat us in 5 minutes. After 25 minutes past and she proceeded to seat another couple who hadn't even made a reservation, I interjected and she sat us at the table that had been open the entire time we waiting for seating. It took quite sometime to receive our water and drink order.

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DoughyCrabCakes
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2015
Overall2food3service3ambience4

The crab cakes were doughy the quality was off. We did enjoy the experience our waiter was nice and the bartender awesome. We did enjoy the Brussel Sprout Caesar salad and my partner said the Scallop dish was perfect.

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Gino
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2015
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Kudos to the kitchen staff for putting together an excellent meal. All of our food was excellent. Unfortunately our service was not up to par. We had to ask to place our orders after waiting 20 minutes for our server. This was unfortunate timing, as it was our 18th anniversary. I have had friends tell me that they had good service previously. Maybe our server was new, or just having a bad day. The restaurant was not very busy there were only six other tables. I don't think we will be returning.

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ChristianoRonaldoFam
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2015
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Pickled Fish brings some variety and creativity to Long Beach. Part of the menu, especially the appetizers, are somewhat unique. Most of the entrees, however, are fairly traditional, a burger, crab cakes, fish and chips. In other words, things you can get anywhere. I had the Elk sliders and the brussel sprout Caesar, both of which were good, though not fantastic. My sweet potato fries arrived burnt to a crisp the first time. The second go around, they were better, but very starchy and not up to par. The salad was very good. I had the charcuterie plate the next day and the meats and cheeses were excellent. Service was spotty. In summary, there is no place else in Long Beach or the neighboring towns where you will get a better meal (and certainly not better drinks). Pickled Fish is worth checking out if you are in the area.

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booshee
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2015
Overall2food2service1ambience4

we were seated in a high traffic area with a view of the parking lot. waited way to long to receive drinks that we order and our food. I was brought the wrong appetizer and my friends pork was underdone left disappointed with food and service and still hungry. it was our one year anniversary so I was hoping for more from a place with prices so high will spend next year someplace else. sad because I live so close had I received better service I may have been a more frequent visitor. our server was nice just not as attentive as I would have liked.

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Sneakersandjeans
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2015
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Made reservations for one for Friday night, 8pm. Seated facing the ocean, or rather a window completely black with only my reflection. "Table" was more like a shelf attached to window ledge - great for drinks and watching daytime beach but not for an expensive evening meal. Food was fine, interesting and refreshing cocktail. Previous visit was stellar - nice little table, even service was better. Don't think I'll go again.

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Doggielover1595
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2015
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This was a wonderful restaurant, that was relatively inexpensive for the quality that was in the area. The service was sparse but it was a Sunday night. There is WONDERFUL food we had two 14 inch pizza for 40 bucks, with amazing views of the ocean on the fourth floor of a hotel.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2015
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Looks like a trendy place that could be cool to hang out at. The service was good, but the food was bland, and received cold. The salmon was dry and overcooked and the pilaf was a mushy under seasoned mess. The view is pretty amazing, so if you want to check it out, just get a beer.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2015
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The food at the pickled fish was fairly good. The service was slow as a snail. My partner and I both work in service in Portland, and the wait staff seems generally lost. We went in for dinner and brunch. Dinner service was pretty slammed, so we thought we would get it a second chance. Brunch was even worse. Our food took quite a while considering there were only 3 other tables. When it did come out the wait staff was too busy chatting to bring it out still hot. The pickled fish plate had an astounding amount of fish that was overly pickled in flavor. It tasted like a real waste of quality fish.
The clams were solid. The bread was grilled the last time we ate there, but apparently they are no longer doing that. Overall, I am really disappointed that the pickled fish has taken quite the dip since the first time I ate there.
If you happen to be in an interracial couple, or a person of color prepare to be gazed at by a sea of white faces that stare and say nothing. (That does seem to be the typical in the NW though)

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BecB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were visiting Long Beach for a special occasion and Pickled Fish was a highlight! My only negative comment is that they were out of the first 3 things tried to order (at 7:30 on a Saturday - they said I picked popular items and it had been busy.) The food we did have has wonderful and the service was attentive and not pushy. Will go back and recommend to friends!

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lovestocook
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good meal & service with a beautiful ocean view.

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1ilwacolady
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Chicken wings excellent! Pizza so different and sooo very tasty! Enjoyed the music after dinner. We had been there many years before it became Pickle..Much better now. Would suggest they serve wet towels, paper or otherwise with the wings. Clams were tasty also. We will be back and soon.

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vipChrisD
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had dinner and brunch here. Directly on the beach. Excellent meals. Local produce. Met a lady that was bringing in wild grown celery for the chef. Wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful Dinner, food was excellent. The view is outstanding!

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MarthaP
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2015
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had two delicious meals at Pickled Fish when we were in Long Beach celebrating our anniversary. Our dinner server told us right off which dishes they were out of..not a big deal. The next morning, our server didn't know the prices of a particular item, returned to our table after we ordered to let us know one of our selections was not available, then it took a good half hour for our brunch to arrive...on a Monday morning after 10 am. I would certainly go back, but the service was definitely off for brunch.

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Gilly
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2015
Overall4food4service2ambience3

4 of us came to the Pickled fish for dinner on a weekday evening. The noise level was quite loud but bearable. We ordered dinner , our waitress was less than attentive , we had to wait for the wine and she needed a reminder, but the food was very good. Scallops were perfectly done , My lamb shank was delicious as was the crab cake and the steak dish.The band stared to play and it was impossible to have any conversation at all. I have been before and it is much more pleasant without the music !!! Sorry ..... but for those who come for that , enjoy. ! On the whole I would recommend this restaurant, the food is good and the view at sunset , stunning !

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CoffeenKale
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We just celebrated our 1st Anniversary at the Adrift, where we spent out "mini-moon." I waited all year to eat that Pickled Fish again, and they did not disappoint. In addition to the food, our server remembered us, and a dessert of our choosing was on the house. (Most restaurants have a specific dessert for occasions.) The view is incredible. The food fantastic-- the chef certainly has a specific vision. Always the steamer clams. This time around, we delighted in the yam burger, elk sliders, the market fish of the day, and the oysters. I appreciate that they list their purveyors, all local, especially as far as the clams and oysters are concerned. Note: They are taking less reservations and more walk-ins, which we only found out when we arrived. Also: $4 for more bread is too much, especially with the clams, which only comes with one--two?-- pieces of bread. Please consider.
What a delightful restaurant with delightful people. Right up there with some of Seattle's and Portland's best.

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Veryvancouver
Palm Springs
35 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed at the motel attached to the Pickled Fish. Seemed convenient to eat right there. We agree with everyone that the view is awesome. We were seated in the window at a ledge type table looking right out at the beach. Only problem, it was lovely summer weather and the sun shone in mercilously. There are shades, but the kind you can see through. So we ate dinner in sunglasses. It was worth it. We both had salad and the oysters and chips. I must admit that I prefer Louisiana oysters, they are smaller and seem somehow less mushy. But they were tasty, and if you like them on the half shell, you'll enjoy these. We had beer. We would go back. The view is so nice.

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Lygea
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2015
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My daughter and I had a wonderful time, what with the spectacular view of the ocean at sunset, to my large, fresh succulent scallops!!! Our dessert, the Lavender Creme Brulee was deeelish! We laughed a lot that night! The atmosphere was delightful with our window seating...along with our waiter being very personable, attentive and informative with the menu. He made our dining experience fun, which is what everyone wants while dining out right!
I would reccommend the Pickled Fish, as it had already been reccommended to me!!!

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MrsClarke
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2015
Overall3food5service4ambience5

The food, bartender, and server were great. However, we showed up about 10 minutes before our reservation and it took about 5 minutes for anyone to acknowledge that we were there. It was not that busy, except for the bar. The host showed up and asked if we'd like a table. I told him we had a reservation. He said he wouldn't seat us until then and sent us to the bar. It was our reservation time and he was giving tables to walk ins. 25 minutes past our reservation I went to ask him when we would be seated. He didn't recognize me and treated me like a new customer. I saw he had marked us a a no show and he had clearly given away our table. He apologized and said it was busy (it wasn't) and sat us down at a table in a busy area. We never heard anything more about being forgotten. I had mentioned with our reservation it was our honeymoon and was severely disappointed in the service we received.

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Live music was good one night but far too loud the next

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner and a wonderful brunch at Pickled Fish. The staff goes over and above to make your experience there special. They are knowledgeable about the menu and are so friendly! The food is amazing and the drinks are delicious! What can I say, we loved everything!

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Shelley
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2015
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Restaurant sits atop The Adrift Hotel in Longbeach WA. Fabulous view and ambiance! Lively bar scene and live music most nights. Service was efficient and friendly. Appetizer plate (Charcuterie Plate) was outstanding. I was a bit disappointed with my choice of entree (gnocchi) . Should have chosen a seafood dish. Not sure what I was thinking! Everyone else in our party was satisfied with their entree choice. Would definitely recommend The Pickled Fish to anyone looking for a restaurant in the Long Beach area!

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vipRocky5660
Portland
35 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome place and fantastic food selection.

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vip6ogmama
Seattle
70 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I eat at Pickled Fish whenever I can get to Long Beach, which is, unfortunately, only 2 or 3 times a year. This time I had the kale and mixed greens salad - my favorite - and the gnocchi. Both very good, but the reason I only gave the food 4 stars is that they've changed the salad. More mixed greens, less kale, and they used to chop it but now is very leafy - so I used to like it better. My friend had the fish and chips, which she enjoyed as it was not over-battered, and she liked the option of sweet potato fries. Oh - and the choice of local beers is great. Yes, I'll be back again next time I'm at the beach.

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RenoDave
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to make our stopover in Long Beach Washington after driving through Oregon this day. The Pickled Fish was top rated restaurant in TripAdvisor and we booked dinner there. It was a bonus that it happened to be located at our lodging.
The evening was great and a pleasant surprise. We enjoyed the great food and I tried the local beer which was also great. We had a table near the entertainer in the back of the restaurant and my attention was divided between the food and drink, the entertainment and the view of the ocean. It was a great night.

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DISAPPOINTED
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2015
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We had out of town guests visiting and wanted to take them out for dinner on the last night of their visit. We made arrangements at Pickled Fish for 5:15, arrived a little after 5 and were told they seated a couple who were waiting on take-out order at our four-top. It became apparent "our" table was not going to be available so they next seated us at a picnic table in the center of the room. We found this was directly under the A/C vent and asked to be moved. A couple of two-tops were pushed together and we were seated, though our original table would have afforded a much nicer view and overall dining experience. Out waitress was great, although looked like she just came from painting a house wearing paint spattered shirt. Next our drinks arrived and the wine included some salad(?), which we fished out and tried to move on. Next a family with children were seated at the picnic table next to us and the young boy thought it funny to bang his cup on the table.

The food took a while to arrive but was worth the wait. We had been here before and it seemed larger. I then realized the room was cut in half by a divider dividing the room. Not sure the thinking here although it was opened during our meal.I was also confused when I made reservations. The on-line system gave me the choice of 5:15 or 8:30 though I wanted 6:00. When we arrived it certainly seemed we could have just walked in at any time and been served.

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dianemc
Portland
25 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've eaten at Pickled Fish several times and always love the taste and quality of the food. We had been hiking all day, so we were looking forward to a good meal.

This time we were with 3 other people and everyone enjoyed their meals. Three of us had the bacon cheeseburger. These burgers are the nice, juicy thick ones that you want when you go out. The meat is grass fed and delicious and the bacon is locally sourced, so, of course, it's delicious. The burger came with either sweet potato or Russet fries. They are cooked in beef fat and both were perfect.

The other two people ordered the fish and chips. The fish was nice and crispy, as it should be. There was nothing left on their plates, so I am guessing they both enjoyed it.

We all enjoyed their natural sodas made with cane sugar. Great choices. They also have good beer on tap. The wait staff was very friendly and efficient too.

We will definitely be going back the next time we are in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2015
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love this place! We come here every time we go to the ocean. Food & view are amazing & they have a great staff. Have tried many things on the menu, all good:) can't wait to go back!

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mattsogm
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2015
Overall2food2service1ambience3

the Pickled Fish is ok if you enjoy paying a high price for very slow fast food. The dining experience here was subpar in my opinion. We were seated at a picnic type table for about 8 to 12 people (there were three of us). It took the greeter a few minutes to figure out where to seat us (the next room wasn't open yet). We sat at the table for at least 10 minutes before one of the "busy" servers opted to greet us - no one else had up to this point. We were served warm water out of a wine bottle (cute idea, poorly executed) into pint-sized Kerr bottle. The food - once the order was finally taken - took 45 minutes to come out. The food was disappojnting at best. The mac and cheese with crab was bland and the fish and chips came out extremely oily and soggy. Not a good meal and the service match the food - bland and lacking.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great locally sourced food. Wonderful view. Hip interior! What a surprise to discover this!

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Chere
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyable foodie gem, can't wait until my next visit to return for another fabulous meal!

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viptrufflepig
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2015
Overall1food3service1ambience1

It was awful. We waited 50 minutes with no food whatsoever. It was loud and got worse when the band started playing. The pickled fish people just pack them in they don't really care that they aren't able to cook for all the paying customers in a timely manner. I'm surprised more people don't walk out

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CoastieCathy
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in Astoria and yes, we have four great places to eat...but when I want to enjoy incredible food and can trek across the Megler I make it an occasion to eat in Sea View or Long Beach. Friends have been telling me to head to Pickled Fish. So I came away a solid fan...shared appetizers and entrees and drinks with a friend. Wish I had my own full order of the oysters Rockefeller though and the sea scallops were also fantastic. Probably the BEST calamari I have had ever. A couple dishes were sold out so will be back this month to try them as well. Our server was so helpful and charming and I cannot recall her name this instant. Redhead with glasses who was so efficient but never felt rushed at all. And lest I forget the ocean views at sunset....what a totally wonderful dining experience in every respect!

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Anniversary6
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My husband & I came here to eat because we also were staying at the hotel. So the convenience factor was great. We got to the restaurant 15 minutes before our reservations & planned to sit at the bar, but they were able to sit us immediately. We got a seat at the window, which had an awesome view. We were greeted by our waitress quickly, who then gave us the specials & took our drink orders. My husband ordered the vortex ipa & I ordered PBR on tap. We ordered the calamari w/ the aioli dip. It was one of the best tasting calamari starters I've had. Not overlooked or too rubbery at all. For our main dishes we ordered the lamb & crab cakes. My husband ordered the lamb, I tried it (first time I've had lamb). It was tender, fell off the bone, & not greasy at all. It had really good flavors from the seasoning & natural juices. My crab cakes were delicious as well. They were more crab than cake, something I prefer. It came w/ a dill radicchio on top w/ an aioli on the bottom of the plate. Flavors mixed well together not too overwhelming, just the right amount of flavors. We then ordered deserts. My husband got the blood orange creme brûlée. I got the cream puffs (ice cream no whip cream). The creme brûlée was amazing! Rich orange flavor w/ the burnt top was an amazing richness in your mouth. The cream puffs were ok. They we're served w/ ice cream & chocolate was poured over the top. They were a little hard not as fresh tasting as everything else we had. The chocolate made it a little too much. I would have liked a warm fresh baked cream puff, but still good. The atmosphere was not too loud like someone we had talked to said they experienced. We were able to talk amount ourselves w/ no problem. The waitress was amazing. Her recommendations on food were really helpful. She was always there to refill water & get us another drink when we were ready. Overall the evening was very pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2015
Overall4food4service2ambience5

We were fortunate to get a table overlooking the ocean and it was so beautiful. The food was delicious
and there was a good selection of items and price ranges.

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Sandy
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2015
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Room was extremely noisy when we got there for our 8:00 Saturday night dinner reservation.

Our french fries & sweet potatoe fries were greasy, soft & limp.
Our Fish-n-Chips lacked flavor. Grain-fed beef in hamburger tasted good though.

We felt embarrassed when the hostess got aprupt with us when we changed tables once the band started inside the portion of the room they were playing.
She used a rude tone saying the table was reserved even though there wasnt a sign letting us know.

We left shortly after listening to their good band. Dance floor is too small. :(

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dianemc
Portland
25 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to the Pickeled Fish for dinner with our two young grandkids--age 5 and 2. The waiter was great in making sure they received their food in a timely manner and everything was perfect. We had a nice window seat as well, which made our evening out with the grandkids especially nice. They enjoyed the pizza and french fries a lot.

My husband had the fish and chips which he said were delicious. I had the Steak Frites, which I thoroughly enjoyed. The steak was cooked perfectly and who doesn't love hand-made fries fried in beef fat?!

We will definitely be returning. This was probably our sixth or seventh visit over the past three years.

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Webbs04
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We discovered this restaurant when we stayed at the Adrift hotel. We eat here every time we come to Long Beach. My boyfriend is a chef in Seattle and he rates this one of the top ten restaurants in Washington. You're in for a treat!

FAQs

Pickled Fish offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (360) 642-2344.

Pickled Fish is rated 4.3 stars by 120 OpenTable diners.