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Craving for fish sandwich in L.A.?

There was a previous thread on this, but I can't find it. My wife is pregnant and has cravings for fish sandwiches. Any suggestions for good ones around Silverlake, Glendale, Pasadena, NE L.A. area? Thanks!

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  1. I've never been, but my friend has mentioned a couple of times that he loves the fish sandwich at Houston's in Pasadena.

    1. Hie thee to Fish King (on Glendale Avenue a block north of the 134) and have them make you one -- pick your fish, pick your preparation (fried/grilled), have them put it on bread. It might not be on the menu but they can make it for you.

      1. Best fish sandwish (fried) is at John O'Groats on Pico. They have mastered the fried fish sanwich, and this is actually their specialty. Highly recommended....

        1. Funny, you should ask, but I just had a great albacore tuna sandwich at Julienne in San Marino (www.juliennetogo.com).

          For the more pedestrian, you can also try the "Sea Wolfe" at Wolfe Burgers in Pasadena (46 N. Lake Ave.,(626) 792-7292).

          Of course, there's always my old favorite standby ... the Filet-o-Fish at McDonald's.

          1. I would recommend Gerlach's Grill in Pasadena. Strictly takeout.

            1. Gerlach's is good, and in a pinch, the tuna burger at Hamburger Habit (near Whole Foods) in Glendale isn't bad. If you ever venture farther west, I remember good versions at both Cafe Latte and Kokomo.

              1. This place is on Pacific Coast Highway....Malibu....but has really good food. Reel Inn. Looks like a dive from the outside...but don't let that fool you.

                1. Malibu Seafood

                  If you ever take a Sat. or Sun, scenic drive up PCH, just past Pepperdine U. is Malibu Seafood.

                  Tuna burger is my favorite (with extra tartar sauce).

                  They also have fish-n-chips (but fish-n-chips are generally too greasy for my taste).

                  Or, for a little more money, pick your VERY FRESH fish (halibut, mahi mahi, yellowtail, salmon, sordfish, etc.) and they will make into a sandwich.

                  All sandwiches come with large wedge-cut fries... perfect with the (ask for extra) tartar sauce.

                  Seating is outside with heating lamps.

                  Open view of Malibu beach = nice view.

                  Ample non-alc. drink options available. You may BYO wine (for yourself - dont forget to bring cork screw and glasses).

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                  1. re: fromallsides

                    Excellent advice, EXCEPT - the Fish and Chips while deep fried are not unusually greasy!

                  2. I have no restaurants to recommend, but please keep in mind that many kinds of fish (including tuna) contain mercury, and women who are pregnant should be very careful about how much and what types of fish they consume. Too much mercury can cause serious harm to the fetus.

                    This webpage has some guidelines--

                    1. Hi,

                      It's more fast-foodie than the other recs above, but the fish sandwich at Farmer Boys is really good, and huge! There must be at least 4 pieces of fish on that thing!

                      1. First of all, that's really sweet of you to go searching all of LA for a fish sandwich for your wife!

                        Second, here are more options nearer to you:

                        Cameron's Seafood Market
                        1978 E Colorado Blvd
                        Pasadena, CA 91107
                        (626) 793-3474

                        111 N Los Robles Ave
                        Pasadena, CA zip code
                        Phone: (626) 405-0064

                        San Marino Seafood
                        2150 Huntington Drive
                        San Marino, CA 91108
                        (626) 943-8862
                        -- includes $10 fish sandwiches!

                        1. Gulfstream. There's one in Century City.

                          1. Thanks so much to all of you hounds who posted your kind suggestions, especially about the mercury in fish--we'll look out for that! Seems like choices aplenty for the missus. I'm just glad she doesn't have cravings for haggis! ;)