John and I were recently in San Diego, CA. The weather was beautiful and I loved being near the water again. I did post about my time on the USS Midway and everyone we talked to recommended the Fish Market for a late lunch. We heard it can be extremely busy, and it was but fortunately our wait wasn’t too long. I was surprised we were seated by the window and it was nice being able to look out on the water.
The wait staff was pleasant and friendly. Our drink order was taken immediately and a french baguette placed on the table. It came hot with a crispy outside and soft and moist on the inside.
We order clam chowder and baked oysters rockefeller to start. The clam chowder came hot, creamy and full of clams. It had a great flavor and a good clam to potato ratio. The oysters however got lost in the mixture of cheese and spinach. It was so heavy that you couldn’t taste the oyster. Too bad.
The timing in the kitchen was way off as the waiter told us when he brought our appetizers that our main dishes were done early. He asked if we wanted them now or to wait. We waited, which in hindsight we shouldn’t have as they came to the table lukewarm at best.
I ordered the crispy fish taco. By time the tacos came to the table the fish wasn’t so crispy. I could tell it did have a nice breading but really no flavor to the fish. The smoked jalapeño ranch dressing was the best thing about the taco. It was full of flavor and I had wished there was more of it to compensate for the fish.
John’s classic fish sandwich was much better and he loved the malt vinegar aioli. He said he would order it again.
Overall we loved the atmosphere and watching the naval shipyard. The wait staff was very nice and friendly. However, the food was hit or miss. Bread, clam chowder, and John’s sandwich were good. Baked oysters rockefeller and the crispy fish taco not so good.
Until next time, happy creating.