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California Fish Grill

Outstanding grilled sea bass, Cajun style at California Fish Grill! One of my new favorite restaurants in El Segundo.



I can always count on Rubio’s for the quintessential fish taco!

Boll Weevil

Best value in Ramona!  Thursday night AYCE fish fry at the Weev!

Boll Weevil

All you can eat fish fry at The Weev is still the best deal in Ramona, every Thursday 5-8pm! We enjoyed their iconic weekly special recently and I have a few observations. You’ve seen me review this dish ad nauseam over the years so I’ll just stick to last night.The fish (fresh battered pollock) seems to be cut into smaller portions. The initial serving is noticeably more conservative in size. Fortunately though, being AYCE, more is right around the corner.

I dearly adore their wooden bowl salads and always get blue cheese dressing. Last night it was obvious the blue cheese had changed and not for the better. It has a noticeably more tangy taste and visually appears somewhat loose and unappealing. I asked the server about it and they have unfortunately changed to a gluten free version. Not sure why, but I’ll be trying a different dressing next time.  

Again, such an amazing value at only $7.99 ($5.99 with coupon). 

Fish District 

Been to this great place a few times and recently tried their fish & chips.  Just outstanding!   Highlight though is definitely the fries.  Their calamari is very good too.  If you’re in the Carmel Mountain Ranch area, this place is worth a visit for sure.  


The Oaks Grille

Pretty decent fish & chips at The OG.  Not my go to dish here, but I enjoy it every once in a while.  Comes with two fillets, but could be better for the $12 they charge.  Maybe a side of slaw or something would be nice. 


Fish District 

This is a relatively new establishment that specializes in fresh and creative seafood stuffs.  They have a really good assortment of fish tacos.  Here’s their grilled Mahi Mahi.  It was outstanding!


Steamers of Pismo

Spent a short bit of time recently in California’s beautiful central coast.  Here’s a neat place right on the beach with terrific views.  Ordered up an excellent halibut fish & chips.  Thick and meaty with an outstanding batter.  


Galley at the Marina

Casual waterfront dining on south San Diego Bay in the Chula Vista marina. This place is a great restaurant, bar and grill ideal for a leisurely lunch, sunset dinner, or weekend breakfast. I had the classic fish & chips which were just excellent. A generous portion that included slaw. If it wasn’t an hour from home we’d go more often for sure…



Claim Jumper

Whenever we go to CJ and it’s outside of happy hour, this is my go-to dish. Ultimate Fish & Shrimp! It’s kind of two dishes in one. Blackened tilapia with grilled shrimp and rice pilaf, along side fish & chips with some fried shrimps thrown in. It’s a masterful combination that keeps me satiated for more than a day. Anytime I see the term “ultimate” or “platter” on a menu, it’s instantly a hit with me…


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