Top Five Friday: Best Fish Restaurants -Casual

I.N.C. Straw Picnic Crossbody, Created for Macy's and Treasure & Bond Embroidered Straw Panama Hat, Anthropologie Pome Blossom Skirt, Kurve Shop Ribbed Racerrback Tank Top in Navy
I.N.C. Straw Picnic Crossbody, Created for Macy's and Treasure & Bond Embroidered Straw Panama Hat, Anthropologie Pome Blossom Skirt, Kurve Shop Ribbed Racerrback Tank Top in Navy
I.N.C. Straw Picnic Crossbody, Created for Macy's and Treasure & Bond Embroidered Straw Panama Hat

Tank Top: Kurve Shop Ribbed Racerrback Tank Top in Navy // Hat: Treasure & Bond Embroidered Straw Panama Hat sold by Nordstrom // Straw Handbag: I.N.C. Straw Picnic Crossbody, Created for Macy’s // Necklace: Silver Spoon Jewelry Octopus Pendant Necklace with Double Chain sold by Amazon Prime Earrings: Alexis Bittar Pineapple Wire Earrings on Amazon Prime // Shoes: Michael Michael Kors Jill Leather Wedge in Acorn
Skirt: I have had this Anthropologie Pome Blossom Skirt for years. Other people are selling it and you can buy it on Poshmark or on eBay!

Franceca's Kiley Rib Knit Wrap Blue Dress and Wallaroo Kristy Fedora at Bear Flag Fish Company
Francesca's Kiley Rib Knit Blue Wrap Dress and Wallaroo Kristy Fedora at Bear Flag Fish Company Outside seating area
Kiley Rib Knit Blue Wrap Dress
Kiley Rib Knit Blue Wrap Dress
Wallaroo Hat Kristy Fedora
Wallaroo Hat Kristy Fedora

Dress: Kiley Rib Blue Knit Wrap Dress sold by Francesca’s (on sale, sizing starts in xxs)
Hat: Wallaroo Hat Company – The Kristy Fedora in Ivory and Black
I love how this hat looks fashionable and has UPF 50+ fabric blocks 97.5% of ultraviolet rays. I originally got the hat while visiting at Sherman Library and Gardens in Corona Del Mar. If you travel down Pacific Coast Highway you can visit both the gardens at one of the Bear Flag Fish Company locations in Corona Del Mar.
Wristlet Clutch: I.N.C. Molyy Party Wristlet Clutch, Created for Macy’s

1. Bear Flag Fish Co.

Bear Flag Fish Company Logo

Original Location: Newport Peninsula (Via Lido)
3421 Via Lido Newport Beach, CA 92663

Other: Newport Coast (Crystal Promenade) & Huntington Beach (Pacific City)

Description: Fresh fish market, casual, order at counter. Dine inside and out

Ambiance: Modern, casual, beachy vibe

Always packed with millennials waiting to order the freshest fish and seafood entree. Order at counter and food will be delivered to your table. There is also a cold case filled with pick up and go items for those that want small bites.

Menu: Extensive variety of tacos, poke, sandwiches, sushi & healthy grilled fish plates

Parking: Free in attached parking lot

Catering available for special events and mobile food truck

Bear Flag Fish Company Pacific City Location
Photo: Website
Bear Flag Fish Company Small Plate with grilled fish, steamed veggies and brown rice
Bear Flag Fish Company Small Plate with grilled fish, steamed veggies and brown rice
Circle Hook Fish Company eating area outside Fresh Fish
Circle Hook Fish Company Entrance
Circle Hook Fish Company Octopus

Necklace: Octopus made out of a vintage fork by Silver Spoon.  Amazon Prime
Shorts: Women’s Roll Cuff Jean Shorts – Wild Fable™ Blue Foil from Target
Hat: WYETH Hat – Dawn Tonal Knit Panama Hat sold by Francesca’s 
Top: Anthropologie Maeve Fitz Octopus Blouse. Resold on Poshmark and eBay

Silver Spoon Jewelry Octopus Pendant Necklace with Double Chain
Silver Spoon Jewelry Octopus Pendant Necklace with Double Chain
WYETH Dawn Tonal Knit Panama
WYETH Dawn Tonal Knit Panama

2. Circle Hook Fish Co.

Circle Hook Fish Company Transparent Logo

Location: Lido Marine Village, Newport Beach
3432 Via Oporto Suite 104
Newport Beach, Ca 92663
(949) 200-9476
Open Daily for Lunch and Dinner
11am-9pm Tuesday-Saturday // 11am-8pm Sunday-Monday

Charming cozy fish enclave in Lido village. Stool bar seating inside and outside bar facing boats docked. Casual shared bar seating. Order at counter food will be delivered to you. Sister restaurant of Bear Flag

Highlights: fresh grilled fish, roasted vegetables in olive oil and black rice

Popular menu choices: poke tacos, healthy take on fish and chips, oysters in the half shell.
The menu does not seem to be posted online by the company but some yelpers have taken photos
If you want to know what fresh fish is being served that day call ahead before you go.

Circle Hook Restaurant Window Seating area
Circle Hook Fish Company Fish Plate with grilled fish, veggies and black rice

3. El Pescador Fish Market La Jolla

El Pescador Fish Market La Jolla Logo

Location:
634 Pearl Street
La Jolla, CA, 92037
Restaurant Hours: 11am to 9pm
Market Hours: 10am to 9pm

Parking: Small Parking Lot attached or street parking

Ambiance: Modern beachy vibe

Description: Fish market and restaurant. Casual – order at counter.
Eat the freshest fish among locals. Busy fish market and dine in the restaurant.

Menu highlights: Salads, grilled fish plates, tacos, sashimi

My Favorites: Seafood Plate served with your choice of fresh green salad or grilled vegetables, and white or brown rice. You can add avocado for $1.25. I appreciate how you can choose how you want your fish prepared such as with olive oil and garlic.

El Pescador La Jolla Interior of Restaurant and Market
Photo: La Jolla Blue Book
El Pescador Salmon, Vegetables and Brown Rice Plate
Photo: El Pescador Instagram
El Pescador La Jolla Exterior of Restaurant
Photo: Instagram

4. Santa Monica Seafood Market & Cafe
Santa Monica Location

Santa Monica Seafood Logo

Location:
1000 Wilshire Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 393-5244
Market Hours:  M-Sat 9-9 pm // Sun 9-8
Cafe Hours: Mon-Sat 11-9 //Sun 11-8
Other Location: Costa Mesa 

Famed Seafood Market on the west side. Family owned since 1939
Casual cafe spot – wide variety of fresh fish adjacent to cafe and oyster bar.

Menu highlights: salmon burgers, chowder, oysters on the half shell, grilled fish

$4 Taco Tuesday for Dine in Only (no substitutions): Santa Monica (Available 3pm to 6pm) and Costa Mesa (Available 2pm to Close)

Online Platter Orders for In-store Pickup: Place Order in person or online

Parking: For the Santa Monica location there is metered street parking or free parking in the lot in the back. For the Costa Mesa location there is plenty of free parking in the lot attached to the market & cafe.

Santa Monica Seafood Los Angeles Interior
Photo: USA Restaurants
Santa Monica Seafood Shrimp and Oysters
Photo: Nataly Pond
Cajun rubbed Steelhead Trout salad with baby arugula, fennel, grape tomatoes, red onions and naval oranges tossed in a lemon oil dressing
Photo: Instagram, Trout Salad

5. West Coast Fish

West Coast Fish Logo

Locations: Costa Mesa
2981 Bristol Street #B5
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
You can see it when driving by on Bristol St next to Milk & Honey
(714) 549-2887
Mon-Fri 11-9
Sat 11:30-8
Sun 11:30-4:00

Located in the heart of Costa Mesa SOBECA District. Family owned brick and mortar restaurant.

Ambiance: Casual, order at counter and food will be delivered. Shared bar table seating. Clean minimalistic vibe. Dine in alone or grab a bite with friends.

Menu: Features Organic non GMO herbs, wild fish, and organic produce hand picked at farmer’s market

My Favorites: Mahi Wild Bowl with brown rice and brussel sprouts or broccoli or a chicken taco wrapped in lettuce with

Parking: Free, it can get crowded at lunch with the different businesses in the CAMP area

West Coast Fish Interior of Restaurant
Photo: USA Restaurants
West Coast Fish Salmon Bowl with fries and veggies
Photo: Instagram
West Coast Fish Small Menu Items
Photo: Instagram
The Original Fish Company in Los Alamitos
Photo: OC Register, The Original Fish Company in Los Alamitos

The Original Fish Company
11061 Los Alamitos Blvd
Los Alamitos, Ca 90120
(562) 594-4553
Mon-Sat 11-10 pm
Sun 10-10 pm
Menu

Water Grill Santa Monica
Photo: Water Grill

Water Grill – Santa Monica
1401 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, Ca 90401
(310) 394-5669
Sun-Thursday 11-11 pm
Fri-Sat 11-midnight
Menu

Other Locations:
Downtown – Los Angeles
Gas Lamp – San Diego
Orange County- South Coast Plaza

Catch LA Exterior
Photo: Catch LA

Catch LA
8715 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 347-6060
M- Fri 5 pm -2 am
Sat 10-3, 5-2am
Sun 10-3, 5-2 am
Menu

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