The best time to go to Point Loma Seafoods is in the winter. There are no crowds and parking is easy. I went on one of my furlough days as a treat to myself. Jake doesn’t care for seafood that much so this was a solo lunch excursion.
It’s been quite a while since I’ve been here. I had Maya with me that morning and we sat outside in their patio. There’s plenty of dog friendly seats out front.
The seafood counter is here to entice you! Once you’ve decided what you want to order, you simply go up to the counter and ask one of the friendly staff members to help you out with your order.
I had my mind on scallops that day. I didn’t actually bother to read this board. If I had I might have gotten the whole belly clam plate instead!
They also sell a variety of goods.
Fresh lobster tank.
Lots of smoked seafood.
They also have some already prepared seafood. Man, look at how much it costs for a pound of lobster meat! If I was ordering that I’d ask for one small piece. Ha.
I got the Scallop Plate [$18 after taxes] which comes with lightly battered scallops, french fries, coleslaw, and tartar sauce. Normally I’m not a fan of coleslaw but I didn’t mind the version here at Point Loma Seafoods. It wasn’t overly sweet (which coleslaw sometimes is) and there wasn’t too much mayo in the mix which I liked. It seemed more lightly dressed than other coleslaws I’ve had so I might dare say that I liked it.
You get a good amount of scallops – I counted a dozen on my plate! These were medium sized meaty scallops. The breading on them is not heavy at all. It tastes like just a wisp of batter is put onto the scallops before they go for a dive in the fryer. The scallops are tender and a little bit sweet on the inside. This is definitely not an everyday treat (I haven’t had fried scallops since I went to Boston in 2015!) so it was nice to have these yummy scallops again.
The next time I make a trip to Point Loma Seafoods I’m going to look for my favorite whole belly clams again!
Point Loma Seafoods
2805 Emerson St.
San Diego, CA 92106