Arrive before 11 or after 2 to beat the lunch crowds at this landmark seafood market and restaurant at Point Loma’s sport fishing docks. Fans lean over the glassed-in fish displays willy-nilly (no lines here) order and shout out their orders to efficient white-aproned clerks, step back until their numbers’ are called, grab their tray and search for a table outside, inside or on the 2nd story terrace. I crave the crab sandwich with hunks of meat on thick sourdough, but sometimes order the Caesar salad with seared ahi or sashimi and sushi when in diet mode. Friends usually go for the lightly fried shrimp, cod or squid come with fries and coleslaw. Another jumble of people assembles at the cases displaying impeccably fresh rosy pink tuna, salmon, dorado and other daily catches to purchase only the best selection for gourmet meals at home. The prices for fresh fish by the pound are high, but the quality is worth the cost. A market area carries all sorts of seafood marinades and spices, perfect sourdough bread, wine, and the most delicious chocolate chip cookies you'll find outside your own kitchen. After decades in the same small shop, the owners expanded the place to include the second story, which did noting to diminish the crowds.
- Frommer's Staff