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doodleboomer | Feb 21, 2006 06:24 PM

I took my mom and dad, who are in town visiting, to Fish today for a bite before heading over to Heath Ceramics. I feel so lucky to be able to show them all of these wonderful hidden nooks, but i have to share it. Fish is upscale salads, sandwiches, noodles, and raw bar-and amazingly fresh and good. Even their live Dungeness goes for 5.99/lb...not so bad.

I ordered a bowl of their clam chowder, NE style for us to share. Delicately cooked potatoes, bacon, tons of clams, and a touch of cream. It tasted like smoky, fresh clams, the seasoning was great, and the potatoes cooked through without falling apart. So great, and no glue paste as my mom said. I had the crab roll. Big chunky pieces of freshly steamed dungeness. I counted two claws, so body meat, and some picked through pieces. All held together with a drawn herb-butter that coated but didn't mask any crab flavor. It came on an Acme torpedo roll and was so freakin' great, I cannot even imagine not ordering it. Oh yeah, the BEST FRENCH FRIES I HAVE EVER HAD IN THE BAY AREA. Perfectly salted, extra crispy (just as i ordered them) and so many that my parents and I couldn't finish them.

My dad had the Tuscan bean and Tuna salad which was just wonderful. Pickled onions, big, fat, juicy cannelini beans, kalamata olives, and fresh herbs. I am so glad he likes to share because I couldn't get enough.

The fish tacos there are also great. Three to an order and they come with salsa, guac, and creme fraiche. Anyhow, beautiful location, great food, though a bit pricey. But you can't beat it for a day on the Bay with great weather, fresh seafood, and big drinks out of Mason jars.

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