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Berkeley Marina Sport Fishing - Crab salad, Live crabs, barbecue and kimchee

rworange | Dec 3, 200908:37 PM

This is the little bait and tackle shop located under Hana Japanese Restaurant in the Marina. There is a grocery and a small deli. During the summer they serve barbecue.

Currently they are selling live crab, crab salad, crab salad sandwiches and take-home crab dinners that includes garlic bread and a green salad.

There is a big tank of live crabs near the door. A few were really lively with one doing it's best to scale the 3 foot side of the round tank. Crabs today were $4.99. It was an additional $2 to cook them.

I had the crab salad sandwich on a roll ($6.99). It was very nice with super-fresh crab and just lightly dressed with mayo. The roll was of the supermarket variety so while this wasn't bad, a better option would be selecting bread or buying crab salad and making a sandwich at home. The salad deserves and artisan roll.

There was also sliced tomato and crispy romaine on the sandwich. Tell them no mustard. I don't know if he forgot and started to put mustard like every sandwich. There was only a light dab, but it didn't belong.

Crab sold at bait and tackle shops it seems is always local Last year I saw the sign right thru January. He said he only gets crab off the boats. This is also true of another shop in Sonoma. Long after fishmongers and markets are getting crab from the Northwest, these places are still selling local California crab. Here's the info about the Sonoma place.

Sole Man: Fresh, live, local crab at the Sonoma marina - or - buying fish off the boat at bait and tackle shops

During the summer they have barbecue which includes bbq chicken, spicy chicken, short ribs, hamburgers and hot links.

There is a list of simple sandwiches; roast beef, turkey, ham, salami, blt, club, grilled cheese, egg salad, chicken breast.

Pre-made salads include chef, tuna, oriental chicken, chicken caesar, vegetarian, Greek pasta, potato, and fruit.

The salads looked pretty good for pre-made. The fruit salad was particularily impressive with fresh slices of kiwi and fresh strawberies in addition to citrus, melon and probably other fruit. They also sell whole fruit such as oranges, apples and bananas. There are hard-boiled eggs too.

They also have deli containers of housemade kimchee. I'm assuming the owners are Korean.

It is not a bad place to pick up a sandwich if in the Marina.

They also schedule fishing trips. Currently a "Crab N' Dab" trip is available. I assume that is sand dabs.

Berkeley Marina Sport Fishing
225 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710

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