This isn’t a date place nor is it a place to impress clients. This is the Fisherman’s Outlet, a marketplace for seafood enthusiasts who don’t hold back when getting down and dirty with finger lickin’ goodness. This is what garlic butter dreams are made of.
On 6th and Central, where dodging big rigs and smog plumes is a reflex, stands a seafood market and cafe serving monstrous meaty shrimp, 1 inch thick scallops and melt in your mouth fresh fish. Get in line and with the same rage during prison chow time, shout above the clamor and order your seafood to be fried, charred and served over a pile of fries, rice or salad. The countermen will work in chaotic harmony to get your order hot and ready.
Fisherman’s Outlet is owned by family operated Ore-Cal, the seafood distributor across the street who generates over $200 million in sales annually and supplies those impossible to reserve 5-star seafood restaurants - so you can relax, gastrointestinal confidence has stood strong at this dusty, offshore location since 1972.
For $16 you can fill up on the Charbroil Sampler - giant shrimp, salmon and tiger shrimp seeping over pile of golden fries. Every order comes with a tub full of garlic butter, Cajun and teriyaki sauce, which is used at your own gluttonous discretion. Keep utensil etiquette at minimum, food tastes better when things get messy.
Stop by Monday-Saturday from 10am-3:30pm. Bring friends, wet naps and loose pants.
Janica de Guzman