Thanks for visiting mmm-yoso!!! Today, it seems Kirk and ed(from Yuma) just don't have anything to write about, so Cathy will be the blogger du jour.
Seafood is bountiful in this Southern California county and Point Loma Seafoods has been a regular stop for The Mister and I for many years. I have posted about a few of those visits. This San Diego Institution (since 1963) recently underwent a major remodel, adding much needed seating, a larger refrigerated display area and some small menu changes. The remodel re-opened in about April of this year and we have been here several times already.
The selection of fresh seafood is very good; I could not take a photo of the overall expanse of the ordering/waiting area nor of the smoked fish counter,because there were too many people milling about.
One of the changes is that now you can take a number and order then pay first. This had been a problem before, because PLSF only took cash or checks, which would sometimes take people by surprise. With this remodel, PLSF has joined the 21st century and now takes credit cards.
The biggest change in the menu is the "Small Bites" section- you can order a seafood (4 pieces of squid or 2 pieces of fish or 4 shrimp or 2 crab cakes) and either fries or coleslaw for $7.42. I do crave the slaw from here; it's creamy and crispy and whatever seasonongs are used are alwys the right amounts; no need to add salt or pepper. Of course, this meant we could try the onion rings ($3.48)-these onion rings are made to order; not frozen and not 'perfect'. The cornmeal batter is not greasy and nicely crisp, leaving the onions closer to fresh and not mushy.
The regular fish(cod) and chips plate is $11.13 and the amount of fries on it is enough for us to share. I am just a person of habit and really like the simple preparation of fish: it seems this is always my order here.
This is a shrimp sandwich ($8.35) The shrimp are also lightly breaded and crispy. As all the sandwiches here, it's served on fresh, soft sourdough with the wonderful PLSF home made tartar sauce.
The combination salad ($14.85)- Dungeness crab and Bay shrimp, served with a "Louie" dressing. Always good, always fresh. Half salads are also offered now, for $2 less. I haven't purchased the smaller version so am unsure if the plate is smaller or just the toppings. I know I never can finish one of the salads and usually end up taking some home.
The view from upstairs is nice and open, and the downstairs eating area is now enclosed, with real windows. PLSF always a nice place for a meal.