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Point Loma Seafood Re-Opens

Point Loma re-opened in their new building today. Built on the razed site of their old building, the new facility is much larger and more aesthetically pleasing with much more seating. The fresh seafood selection is back to its former level of diversity with lots of shellfish, finned fish, live crustaceans, freshly made sushi, and in-house smoked fish.

It was a little dismaying, however, to see that on their re-opening day the first two items on their daily special board were "grilled chicken sandwich" and "grilled chicken tacos". Here's hoping that PLSF doesn't try to pay off their investment in a new building by straying off the path of being the preferred provider of fresh seafood to Point Loma and much of San Diego.

We have lots of places to get a respectable chicken sandwich around San Diego. Not so much on fresh seafood.

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      1. re: The Office Goat

        It remains to be seen. They are now back to the old parking situation; very limited free parking in the close aboard row by the restaurant with pay parking in the PL Sport Fishing lot close at hand. They could potentially add quite a few spots on the property now still occupied by the temporary structure that housed them during the re-build.

        1. re: The Office Goat

          I went today and it was the longest wait for parking I have seen. Under 10 minutes so not too bad.

          1. re: stevewag23

            I was there this past Mon about 2PM. Didn't take long to park with an attendant pointing out open spaces, but the wait for a couple of crab sandwiches was very long and they were unusually skimpy which was disappointing. ATM and accepting credit cards is a plus, but wish they'd do something about the free for all ordering. Bigger place so now there is even more room for people to stand around bumping into each other or block access while repeatedly asking each other if they've ordered. Just stupid. What's PLS's adversion to having customers line up to order and then move out of the way?

            1. re: Island

              "What's PLS's adversion to having customers line up to order and then move out of the way?"

              Not sure. I think it's just tradition.

              I actually like the "free for all" method.

              You can jump the line in front of like 50 tourists if you have smooth moves and Savoir faire.

              I don't like the credit card and ATM aspect.

              All Cash is quicker and more old-school.

              1. re: stevewag23

                'I actually like the "free for all" method.
                You can jump the line in front of like 50 tourists if you have smooth moves and Savoir faire.'
                Yes...I do this too.
                I'm not usually a line jumper but when it's local vs. tourist, no question, its the only way to get my food in a timely manner.

              2. re: Island

                The free for all ordering is a main reason PLS has been successful. There are plenty of places around the bay to get fried fish or a fish sandwich. Once you take away the tradition and theater you just have a regular old fish place where you stand in a huge line with tourists. Why would locals want to do that? You can get the same or better at other local places near by, without the line. Then once the locals stop coming, the tourists dry up as well eventually.

                1. re: y6y6y6

                  People who like lines can go to Blue Water.

                  I often pick up fish at the display to take home, then get waived up to the right register to pay for it. Invariably, I get the stink eye, and I've actually had people comment that it isn't fair I got special service. Goodness...

                  1. re: RB Hound

                    I've called in orders to Blue Water just to avoid the line.

                    1. re: Josh

                      Does anyone know if the owner of this Blue Water has a brother, Mark, who used to have a place called Bluewater in Punta de Mita, MX?

          2. I finally made my way to the re-opened PLSF today. As I noted on another board they now take credit cards - so that's progress. Food was as good as ever.

            1. We have lots of places to get a respectable chicken sandwich around San Diego. Not so much on fresh seafood.
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              Not everyone in a group eats or enjoys sea foods...

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              1. re: fourunder

                Right.

                There are also plenty of restaurants in san diego that don't serve seafood.