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San Pablo - Seafood House N' Donuts (20% off 6/17)


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San Pablo - Seafood House N' Donuts (20% off 6/17)

rworange | Jun 17, 2007 05:22 PM

Located in Albertson's shopping center in the spot once occupied by L & L Hawaiian BBQ.

There's an extensive Cajun, seafood and steak menu.

I'm posting because of the opening special today, though all I had was a buttermilk bar.

There are poboy sandwiches (shrimp, seafood, catfish and grilled chicken)

Sitdown raw oysters come to San Pablo - 1/2 dozen $8.99. Other appetizers include: boil shrimp, shrimp cocktail, coconut shrimp, fried calamari, potato skins, stuffed japenos, cheesesticks and buffalo wings. The wings are available in sizes from 5 pieces to 30 pieces. Three flavors are noted but they don't mention the flavors on the take-out menu.

LIve crayfish are available by the pound and priced seasonally. Today they were $8.99 lb.

There's gumbo, crayfish etouffe, snow crab and fried soft shelled crab.

Grilled fish / meat: oysters, shrimp, scallops, flounder, stuffed flounder, catfish, cod, mahi mahi, tuna, snapper, stuffed snapper, salmon, stuffed salmon and chicken. Grilled items come with grilled veggie, dirty rice & salad.

Steaks include rib eye or t-bone and are served with grilled veggies, baked potato and salad. Burgers come with fries.

Fried items include: large shrimp, jumbo shrimp, oysters, catfish, crawfish tails, scallops, stuffed crab and popcorn shrimp. They are served with fries and salad.

The place opens at 5 am !!!

Besides the donuts they have breakfast croissants, muffins, danish and bagels.

They mention ice cream on the menu too. Don't know what kind. Other desserts are lemon pie, pecan pie, and cheesecake.

It is pretty standard donut shop donuts. I had other meal plans today so I just picked up a donut and menu. The buttermilk bar was large, light and good but lacked tang. I thought it was worth the 80 cents. Not greatness but very decent.

The decor is very casual ... a step up slightly from L & L. They still have the 'mahalo'.trash bins. Place orders at the counter next to the donut case. It is sort of Old Port Lobster Shack crossed with the Happy Donuts. Walls are painted deep sea blue and have a few nets and starfish for accent. There are wooden tables ... and the donut case.

The take-out menu says "Committed to serving quality seafood at an affordable price"

Lunch prices are about $1 less than dinner. Dinner prices range from $7.99 (gumbo) to $17.99 (t-bone). Most are in the $10 - $12 range. Buffalo wing prices range from $3.99 (5 pieces) to $17.99 for 30 pieces and three flavors.

I hope to get back there asap or someone else reports. Can't tell from the looks .Might be good. Might be average. But where else is there an American seafood house anywhere close to San Pablo? Nearest would be Rodeo or ... Albany (Cape Cod on Solano) ... and those joints are average to awful ... and don't sell donuts.

Seafood House N' Donuts

102 San Pablo Town Center
Albertson's shopping center
San Pablo, CA 94806
(510) 233-8019

Sun - Thurs: 5 am - 9 pm
Fri-Sat : 5 am - 10 pm

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