A terrific seafood experience can be had at Point Loma's take-out seafood cafe and retail fish market, which is always noisy and jammed. Take a number for your order—a squid or crab-salad sandwich on soft sourdough; ceviche still tasting of the sea; fresh albacore with mayonnaise, celery and red onions; heaping plates of fried shrimp, scallops, fish and squid with fries and slaw; fresh lemonade; chocolate-chip cookies. Take your food to the enclosed patio or the outdoor tables by the waterfront for a postcard view of the marina. The fish market is the best in town, with the pinkest, freshest selection of local catches and a lavish display of smoked fish and sushi. Offer to bring dinner, then stop here for swordfish or wild salmon (worth its weight in dollars), red snapper, yellowfin tuna or halibut. Add a loaf or two of savory sourdough, a bottle of wine and some brownies—and a lemon, of course. Don’t miss this place.
- Open Hours: Monday to Saturday from 09:00 AM to 06:30 PM, Sunday from 11:00 AM to 06:30 PM
- Feature: Non-Smoking