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Old 12-10-2010, 05:49 PM
 
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Is there anywhere by the harbor (or anywhere else along the coast) where one can buy fresh fish right off the boat?

I've been to other cities and towns where the fishermen sell their daily catch right on the harbor (as well as in-bulk to restaurants and stores).

Does this happen in San Diego?
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:14 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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We can't find fresh fish in the markets never mind off the boat! Even Point Loma seafoods is disappointing, with a ton of farmed fish. I know someone mentioned the reason as to why SD is not ideal for catching fish but I can't seem to find it. San Diego is great but it definitely and surprisingly lacks fresh, wild seafood!
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:35 PM
 
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Point Loma Seafood is not very good.
Blue Water Grill is good with fresh fish off the boat (Guy Fiore went there though it is not a DD or D).
There is a fish market in Bay Park that gets fresh boat fish but I don't have name right now.
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Lemon Grove, CA, 91945
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PT Loma Seafoods is just fine, you just have to know what to buy and when.
Yellowfin Tuna, Snapper and Halibut are big off of our coast when in season. It helps to ask the guys behind the counter what is locally caught etc.

Keep in mind that even the finest restaurants in SD like Oceannaire get their fish from LA...which is imported from elsewhere.
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo - Kensington
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El Pescador in La Jolla has some good stuff. I like Blue Water, too. Never been, but I hear Catalina Offshore Products is the best in town for freshness. It's not a market, instead it's a shop.

Anyone been to Bo's in Hillcrest yet? I've been meaning to go there.
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:02 PM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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San Diego is not a big seafood city for the most part. Interesting as many coastal cities are but SD isn't really. I do miss being able to buy right off the boat or at the market right by. Nothing like it. You can find seafood in SD but it's never quite what it is in places like Boston, New Orleans, San Francisco or Seattle.
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:24 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Anyone been to Bo's in Hillcrest yet? I've been meaning to go there.
Yes, it's a few blocks from where we live. Very disappointing, the seafood did not look fresh at all.
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Old 12-11-2010, 07:54 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Bay Park seafood has about the freshest you can get, (ask for Tommy). The reason you can't buy fish off the boats is because our lovely govt made it illegal. I fish all the time and what I do is call people when I'm within cell range and tell them to come pick it up for free. I also trade some fish for canned or smoked at a couple of places.
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Old 12-11-2010, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Be thankful you guys get anything that even resembles fresh. After living on both coasts a good part of our lives, living here and trying to find decent fish is a joke. Oh, I take that back; we have all the fried cat fish you could want.

Nita
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:15 PM
 
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Catalina Offshore Products.
5202 Lovelock St. San Diego, CA 92110
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