Friday, February 20, 2015

Fish Tacos and Fish 'n Chips Pubs/Markets

Marlene and I have had a bit of a hard time finding good fish 'n chips in the San Diego area. And Marlene wants dark beer on tap. We like the pub/fish market atmosphere of some such places, but we'd take a fancier restaurant, if we could find one.

But of course, it is hard to compete with the fresh fish tacos with fennel slaw and the grilled albacore tuna kabobs with rice noodles at Local Ocean, 213 SE Bay Blvd, Newport, Oregon. I can never decide which I like better, so I usually have both!

Also, if in Newport, Oregon and you want the traditional fried fish 'n chips, then order the halibut fish 'n chips at Lighthouse Deli/South Beach Fish Market, 3540 S Hwy 101, South Beach, Oregon.

But that was Oregon. This is now San Diego.

We tried Joe's Crab Shack in Oceanside, California but it was rather expensive and messy (crab legs) and nothing special for us.

We've found two local places that are good for seafood and other items...

The Harbor Town Pub, 1125 Rosecrans St., San Diego (Point Loma)
Seared Ahi or mahi mahi tacos. I think I had the Ahi Club once. They don't have fish 'n chips; Marlene had the Cobb salad.

Pacific Beach Fish Shop, 1775 Garnet Ave., San Diego (Pacific Beach)
I had the mahi mahi fish tacos with mango salsa, Marlene had the shrimp 'n chips--just what she was hungry for and it was on the menu!

Pacific Beach Fish Shop
Pacific Beach Fish Shop. Notice the TV news says "Millions in Cross-hairs of Winter Blast." February 15, 2015.
Pacific Beach Fish Shop
Fresh fish in market.
Pacific Beach Fish Shop
Sidewalk seating. A different meaning to "Winter Blast."