4 Seafood Spots That are Shrimply Delicious

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Ketch Grill & Taps

How many restaurants can say they have a parking spot for your boat? Well, at Ketch Grill & Taps, they do! Situated on Shelter Island, you can walk, drive or sail up to this Point Loma hotspot. Ketch is named after a two-masted sailboats but we especially love the play on words here… fresh catch/ketch, get it? And where does this fresh catch come from? They partner with a local fisherman, at the docks below, so you know you’re only getting the freshest fish. Their menu features an American seafood concept that focuses on bar food and craft beer (aka a little something for everyone). 

The Lifestyles team recently stopped in and enjoyed their ceviche, surf and turf fondue and brussel sprouts… all which were delicious. To wash down our meal, we enjoyed a few pours from Ketch’s own line of craft beer. If you visit Ketch, and we recommend you do, be sure to sit on the patio because while the food is fin-tastic, the views are even better! Stop in soon and let us know what the “ketch” of the day is!


Brigantine Seafood

It’s no surprise that Ketch’s older sibling is also another seafood hotspot here in San Diego. Brigantine Seafood and Oyster Bar has been making waves throughout our fine city once you try their food you’ll know exactly why. With eight locations spanning from Coronado to La Mesa and up to Escondido, it’s easy to get a taste of what Brigantine has to offer. But in case you can’t get there just yet, we’ll give you the inside scoop. When dining at Brigantine, you’ll find “San Diego style surf and turf” featuring anything from fish tacos and fish and chips to filet mignon and wagyu burgers. We recently paid a visit to their Coronado and Del Mar locations and enjoyed oysters on the half, a crab cake and the dish that has us hooked is the Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi! (@custyota)


Mitch’s Seafood

Mitch’s Seafood, situated on San Diego’s working waterfront, is known for their locally caught, sustainable seafood AND at a family friendly price! All the fish that swims through Mitch’s doors comes from the waters off San Diego and Northern Baja. Though Mitch’s is known for their Fish Tacos (stop in on Tuesday and get $1.50 beers and $3 tacos) they offer  a variety of other seafood must haves including New England Clam Chowder, Calamari and Fish Sandwiches. But, if you can’t decide what to get, we recommend the Mixed Seafood Platter for a little of everything. Wash down your meal with a beer off their extensive list that rotates weekly and sometimes daily with different local brews. Now that’s San Diego living. (@mitchsseafood)


The Fishery 

Last but certainly not least, we have one final seafood hotspot sure to knock your tails off. What started as a passion project for Owners, Judd and Mary Anne Brown, turned into a North Pacific Beach staple known as The Fishery. Serving nothing but the freshest seafood since 1997, their seasonal menu features sea and farm to table ingredients. We fully recommend coming hungry (or with a few friends) so you can share a few appetizers like their Steamed Mediterranean Mussels and Crispy Mexican Shrimp then dive into their entrees like the Pacific Albacore Belly. If you don’t feel like dining  in house, you can purchase your seafood at their marketplace to cook and enjoy at home. But, if you’re looking for a unique experience, stop in for their weekly “Tuesday Tastings” to enjoy dishes not served on the regular menu for $50/person and $68 with optional wine pairings. (@julie_hosler)

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