Scallop Plate Lunch at Point Loma Seafoods

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.

Point Loma Seafoods - San Diego, CA - This Tasty Life

Point Loma Seafoods - San Diego, CA - This Tasty Life

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. 

Seafood Counter at Point Loma Seafoods - San Diego, CA - This Tasty Life

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. 

Daily Specials Board at Point Loma Seafoods - San Diego, CA - This Tasty Life

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! 

Goods at Point Loma Seafoods - San Diego, CA - This Tasty Life

They also sell a variety of goods. 

Lobster Tank at Point Loma Seafoods - San Diego, CA - This Tasty Life

Fresh lobster tank.

Smoked Seafood at Point Loma Seafoods - San Diego, CA - This Tasty Life

Lots of smoked seafood. 

Prepared Seafood at Point Loma Seafoods - San Diego, CA - This Tasty Life

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. 

Fried Scallops Plate at Point Loma Seafoods - San Diego, CA - This Tasty Life

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. 

Fried Scallops at Point Loma Seafoods - San Diego, CA - This Tasty Life

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
619-223-1109

Author: Mary

Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

4 Replies to “Scallop Plate Lunch at Point Loma Seafoods

  1. Now THIS is a lunch! I’ve been wanting to try their belly clams but now I need to ask scallops to the list. Those were huge scallops and they were pretty generous with the portion too.

    1. Hi CC – Yeah, I don’t know too many places in San Diego that do the plates like this. It’s quite generous and easily shareable! The scallops were nice and plump, too, without being overly breaded.

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