San Pedro Fish Market, the well-loved, long-standing waterfront locale is fast-becoming an anchor for fresh fare in the LA area—and proving to be THE Kings of FI$H—with new casual dining chains aptly named San Pedro Fish Market Grille serving up fresh seafood from the sea to your table.
What’s good Gab had the opportunity to feast at the newest San Pedro Fish Market Grille location in Harbor City, CA for the Grand Opening and we were excited to explore this fast-casual dining setting, developed by the families behind the San Pedro Fish Market.
San Pedro Fish Market Grille is a cool concept of fast and fresh seafood chains, serving up delicious dishes made to order in a friendly casual setting that makes anyone feel right at home and part of the family!
Managing partner, Nick Pasquarella gave us a tour of the seafood treasures that San Pedro Fish Market Grille serves up, as we plunged deep into a variety of unique, flavorful and fresh seafood. San Pedro Fish Market Grille offers a variety of fresh seafood dishes that were cleverly invented in-house and perfected to please your palate! And what’s impressive is that the San Pedro Fish Market and its new “Grille” locations are family owned and operated, with longtime employees like Nick who started as a dishwasher and has grown with the booming business and become managing partner.
The San Pedro Fish Market Grille serves unique family-style dishes filled with a tidal-wave of seafood treasures like their World Famous Shrimp Trays as well as a tasty menu that offers a medley of individual entrees featuring mouthwatering Ceviches, Tacos, Burritos, Salads, Sandwiches and more!
Here are a few signature seafood highlights and must-try menu dishes we enjoyed:
This unique and larger-than-life dish features over 3 pounds of seafood treasures and is available through January at San Pedro Fish Market Grille locations only. It features fried calamari, grilled salmon, creamy clam chowder along with the perfect mix of deep-fried potatoes, fajita vegetables, cheese, and their very own secret sauce, all held together with their mouthwatering and made-to-order garlic bread, making it a must-try that’s massive enough to feed your entire crew and keep hunger at bay for hours.
Lobster Grilled Cheese
This mouthwatering melt marries the best of both worlds: the all-time favorite grilled cheese sandwich combined with succulent lobster. San Pedro Fish Market Grille’s rendition of the grilled cheese sandwich, the Lobster Grilled Cheese, is hands-down the best ocean discovery dish you can take on solo or share. It is prepped fresh, comes with a tasty mixed green salad and features loads of hearty lobster, warm melted cheese, and their special sauce that’s sure to satisfy your stomach!
Take ultimate command and lead your family or friends to the ultimate feast with this hearty seafood tray featuring something for everyone. The Captains Tray is sure to delight your entire squad with its delicious array of fried shrimp, calamari, and red snapper, all accompanied with French fries and coleslaw. The Captains Tray is a true feast that everyone will indulge in with shareable seafood that’s fried fresh to perfection!
BITES- Housemade Clam Chowder
San Pedro Fish Market Grille’s housemade Clam Chowder soup is a creamy concoction that you MUST add-on to your meal! The housemade Clam Chowder is wonderfully creamy, perfectly simmered and fresh & hearty, making it one of the “bites” to enjoy as you wait for your main meal!
A crowd favorite is the World Famous Shrimp Tray, with shrimp, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, and potatoes; grilled and tossed in their signature seasoning, then piled high and served family-style. It’s completed with fresh garlic bread and lemons. ($15.99, individual; $31.99, two people; $59.99, four people). Other customer favorites include house-made ceviche with choice of fish, shrimp or a combination ($6.99, small; $10.99, medium; $15.99 large) and appetizers called “BITES” containing fresh house-made clam chowder ($4.99 for a cup; $8.99 for a bowl) and fried calamari ($8.99).
The third San Pedro Fish Market Grille is located at 1313 West Sepulveda Boulevard, Harbor City, 90501. Open daily from 11:00 a.m. through 9:00 p.m. For more information and to see the menus by location visit spfishgrille.com.