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Feb 15, 2009 11:56 PM

What's your favorite South Bay fish restaurant?

So, I've been living in Torrance for about 4 years. I grew up in OC going to the Crab Cooker (as a point of reference for freshness).

I'm looking for your best seafood places in the south bay... for cooked seafood. Not looking for sushi rec's here. I'm looking for a sit down service... preferably serving mainly grilled seafood.

I've been to Tony's, Kincaid's, Baja Fish Grill, South Bay Grill, the San Pedro fish market, Red Lobster, California Fish Grill, Chart House.... and a few places in the San Pedro marina/pier (near the fish market).

Anywhere else you'd recommend??

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  1. When better weather comes we like to go to Quality Seafood on the International Boardwalk at the Redondo Pier and have them take something out of one of their tanks and cook it up and then take it over to the picnic tables and scarf it down while sipping on a brew or two.

    Quality Seafood
    130 International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach, CA

    1. Gina Lee's Bistro has great cooked fish. They also have some non-fish items, but we only order the fish there and are always satisfied.

      1. Neil's in San Pedro has great fish. Always straight from the San Pedro fish markets that day, which means he may occasionally run out of something but it's worth it.

        Neil's Pasta & Seafood Grill
        383 W 5th St, San Pedro, CA 90731

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        1. re: thenextguy

          ditto on neil's.
          relaxed and linen, great fish.
          superb cooking.
          I swoon for the clams and shrimp any way or with pasta.
          fish itself, done very well.
          there is one thing you shouldnt miss among the appetizers.

          1. re: peterboy

            I love Captain Kids, but be warned its VERY casual and kinda funky. I personally find it charming sine I've been going there since I was a kid. You can buy any of their fresh fish that they sell and have it cooked how ever you like. You can also buy crabs and rent mallets and crack them on one of the huge tables out back. The crabs are really messy, but a lot of fun. Gina Lee's was a good suggestion but only if you want Asian food.