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Jun 16, 2011 03:32 PM

Phil's Fish Market. Is it worth a trip?

For fathers day my SO wants to eat a lobster roll at Phils.

Has anyone been? Is is worth a road trip to eat there? We have had lobster rolls at Woodhouse (not my favorite), Redwood City (Lobster Shack?), and Sam's Chowder House (Half Moon Bay), and Willi's (Santa Rosa).

Woodhouse was chilled and not my preference. The others were all decent, but not as good as the one I had in New Hampshire ;b.

Phil's is known for Cioppino, but again I've yet to find one up to snuff with what my best friend's (Portugese) mom used to make, so I'm rarely tempted by that......

Sam's Chowder House
4210 Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

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    1. I 'm a big Phil's fan, but have never tried their lobster rolls, so I can't help you there, altho I've seen it go past on other plates and it looks good. I happen to love their cioppino, and other favorites are their combo fried seafood platter, the stuffed artichoke, spicy jumbo prawns, and their clam chowder is one of the best I've had.

      1. Does the place link not work because Phil's is in Monterey County and therefore California Board.
        Phil's Fish Market & Eatery
        7600 Sandholdt Rd.
        Moss Landing, CA 95039

        1. Haven't had the lobster roll at Phil's but I'm not a fan of the place in general.

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          1. re: Melanie Wong

            this is probably a no-no but i had a great lobster roll at yankee pier in santana row in san jose sounds like maybe that's close to you .....

          2. I've been to Phil's several times. In my opinion, their Cioppino is some of the best I've had. I get a sense of a spicy peppery flavor that goes great with the broth that I can't recall tasting in other Cioppino's. You can also buy some to go (I would recommend the small bucket; trust me.) Caution though, parking is a nightmare. Their lot is small, so you may have to park along the road and walk down. If there's a long line inside to order, don't let it discourage you; it moves pretty fast.