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Jun 7, 2006 10:09 PM
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Need Seafood In San Diego

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I've conned the boss in to sending me to a business conference in San Diego Saturday through Wednesday, 'hounds where will I find good seafood in a casual setting (no tourist traps, please, and some of this will be on my dime and I am not looking for high-end, fancy schmancy, dressing up for me is throwing on a pair of deck shoes to compliment a polo shirt and shorts).

Bonus points earned by restaurants that are also good on salads and vegetables (I only eat solid food once a day, so it better be good, tasty, and healthy).

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  1. I would recommend the upstairs of the Fishmarket. They have great deck to sit on with a view of the bay.

    On an expense account, 100pp, Anthony's Star of the Sea Room. Ask for the corner window table.

    Very rustic, Point Loma Sea Food. It is a working fish market that prepares sandwiches, sushi and platters. They take cash and check, no credit. You dine on picnic tables.

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    1. re: davd

      Star of the Sea has closed for renovations. When they re -open they will be called Ghios steak and seafood. New concept . I wish them luck ...they'll need it.

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      1. I haven't been, but the Oceanaire in the Gaslamp District is rumored to be good. However, it may not meet your expectations of being casual and/or not pricy.

        Will you be posting one of your famous, hilarious, rollicking good-fun reports? :-)

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        1. re: daantaat

          Hmmmm, that's a possibility, might give me something interesting to do other than attend business meetings that become more and more boring as the days wear on and the nights of overabundant alcohol distribution by eager vendors take their toll on my body and my diminishing brain cells.

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        2. Good lord, three replies and not one mention of Blue Water?

          ChinoWayne, based on what you're looking for you need to make it a point to visit Blue Water Seafood at least once. They have everything you're looking for: casual setting, low-to-moderate prices, definitely NOT a tourist trap, and their salads are excellent!

          Salads topped with grilled fish generally cost $8. If you're wanting to splurge a bit, check out the blackboard, which lists the very freshest fish with special pricing. I believe most of them work out to around $10-12 for a salad.

          The fish at Blue Water is very fresh, as are the vegetables. It's a great unpretentious place. They also serve the complete line of Ballast Point beers on draft, which is one of San Diego's better microbreweries.

          Link: http://www.sdreader.com/php/rrshow.ph...

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          1. re: JS

            Second! This place is a real gem.

          2. Yeah, Bluewater Grill seems to fit your specs perfectly, and it's close to downtown. I don't know if you'd consider it a drawback (I don't), but it's a walk-up-to-order place, though they bring your food to your table. If you can make it over to Pacific Beach, though, the Fishery is also a very tasty choice. It's at 5040 Cass St., in PB. They don't have a website, but there are several reviews on this board if you'd like to run a search. Good luck, and it's nice to have you visit us.
            . . jim strain in san diego.

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            1. re: Jim Strain

              Thanks, Jim, et al, for the reccos, I knew you locals would come through for me.

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