Point Loma Seafood’s is famous all over, not just in San Diego. Thirty years ago I was a principal in Mohave Valley, Arizona and had two delightful, single teachers that taught for me – Bill and Cher. They subsequently married, and in the past 30 years I have seen them twice, until yesterday.
When they were here 15 years ago, I introduced them to Point Loma Seafood’s, and they have been back many times. They live in Prescott, so it is not just a hop, skip and a jump away. I was surprised when they called me yesterday and asked if I would join them for lunch at their favorite seafood restaurant. Naturally I said “yes” because it is also one of my favorite places. Not only do I like to go there for a meal now that my husband is no longer with us and catching fish, I buy my fresh fish there also. (And let me put in a plug for the half-baked bread. It is offered in rounds or loafs, and you finish the baking when you get it home. Yummy!)
Both Cher and Bill ordered the Calamari plate – nice strips of fried calamari, served with French fries and coleslaw. They said it was delicious and always order it when they are here. The cost was $11.13 per plate. Since we were eating at 2:30pm, I elected just to have their Ceviche cocktail for $5.10. Although I make a killer Ceviche, theirs is almost as good. Cher and I each had ice tea – $2.32 per glass – and Bill had a 40 oz glass of draft beer – $4.45. The total bill was $42.
The menu is quite extensive and is available on line. Their fresh fish to take home is extensive, and not only do they have fresh fish, they have smoked fish that they have smoked themselves; all kinds of shell fish – some in the shell and some already shucked. There is fresh sushi, live lobsters, etc.
The restaurant was remodeled a short time ago, and although I do not have a comparison of what it was before, it seems to me that their prices are slightly higher now. That is no surprise. However, do not go there expecting to have an inexpensive meal, because it will not be. Don’t expect to be able to buy their fresh fish and not pay a substantial amount for it. It is not cheap, but it is so fresh and tasty. The view is delightful – from on the patio outside the restaurant to the newly added top floor overlooking the fishing landing. Even at 2:00pm yesterday there were people lined up to order; lined up to get a table; and when we left at 4:00pm it was still busy and crowded.
Point Loma Seafood has always been a winner. And it continues to be.