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May 9, 2013 03:47 PM

Phil’s in the Moss Landing - the top five beach restaurants worldwide by BBC

amazing place, truly deserved

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  1. This should probably be on the California Board but having just eaten there on Sunday (not for the first time) I would have to disagree. We got a fried fish platter, with calamari, scallops, prawns, and artichoke hearts. The prawns were the only thing on the plate worth eating. Having spent the money we ate some of everything, but the calamari were especially bad. Overcooked and overbreaded. I do enjoy the cioppino, but even that is hit or miss. The first time I ordered it, it arrived on the table with exactly one small crab leg. I didn't say anything, assuming that was just how it was. It wasn't until we were nearly done that we saw that other tables had half a crab hanging out of their bowls.

    I keep going back, expecting a better result, because I like the idea of it so very much. So, that's my fault, but it's hard to imagine it ranking in the top five in the world, unless it is some sort of competition for averageness.

    1. Then the BBC is nuts. Phil's is NOT good, let alone one of the top restaurants in the world.

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      1. re: Melanie Wong

        "BBC Travel content is produced in partnership with Lonely Planet."

      2. I tried their cioppino a couple of months ago and the soup base tasted like it came out of a can. I have to give credit that the seafood wasn't overcooked though.

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        1. re: PattyC

          I believe you. Phil's used to be good.I was there six months ago and the food was really mediocre.Frozen crap from a seafood restaurant heated up and served to you. I won't be going back.