It was about a year ago when I had my delightful lunch at Phil’s Fish Market and realized that there are no comparisons to what this Fish Market has to offer. Phil himself said for me to come back and try some other menu items that I did not try before. So it was even better the second time around. It is such an experience to taste this amazing menu with all of its very fresh fish and shellfish selections. You got to get to this glorious establishment once in your life time and you will really know what I am talking about.
Here’s What I Tried:
Combo Seafood Platter, from the Fryer 4 Oysters, 6 Scallops, 4 Prawns, ½ lb. Squid. You have to love fried shellfish to enjoy this dish, and believe me I did.
Steamed Cracked Crab, (11⁄2 lb.) with Cocktail Sauce, Lemon and Butter. Wow, they take all of the guts out and just serve you the middle with all of the legs and claws. This is a shellfish masterpiece.
Clam Chowder New England (white) and Manhattan (red). Both soups are full of clams, with rich creamy broth.
Cioppino in a Bowl with Green Salad and Garlic Bread. The soup is so filled with great tomato flavor and the fish is super fresh, it served in a very large bowl with a lot of different kinds of fish.
Alaskan Halibut, with polenta. I’m not sure what they put in their polenta and this is a new side dish for me, but what ever it is, it is so incredible. The fish was a no-brainer as well, delightfully good.
Grilled Scallops, with polenta. The scallops are small but grilled to perfection.
Fettuccine with lobster and shrimp. They put a whole lobster tail on top of this fantastic cheesy pasta. The shrimp are huge and pop in your mouth.
You can tell that the folks eating their lunches are from all over the Bay Area. Lots of people are walking out with doggie and to-go bags. If you’re going to come to Phil’s Fish Market be prepared to eat and what you can’t finish bring home and have another lunch tomorrow. Nice tip: Put an ice chest in your car so you can fill it up. Honestly Phil’s Fish Market is so fresh that you be very safe to keep your food on ice and travel a few hours away, this is exactly what I did.
I just love Phil’s Fish Market and will forever come back to try new things when I am in the area. Bring a friend, you will be so happy when the food comes, when you see your friends amazed face it will make the trip so worthwhile.
Phil’s Fish Market
7600 Sandholdt Road
Moss Landing, CA 95039