Blue Water Seafood Grill (Mission Hills/Uptown)
San Diego, CA 92103
Area: San Diego, CA
Price: Moderately Expensive
Blue Water scores a trifecta with seafood lovers. It's a seafood market, casual restaurant and great place to for take-out! Everything is super fresh and ordering it "your way" is a breeze. Probably the only downside is that the place gets very busy (especially at lunch time), parking can be a pain and the dining area is on the smaller side. But there are a few other eateries on the same block including Saffron Thai, El Indio Mexican and an Indian joint. Look for the blue awning and realize that you will order at the counter. For those who like the shop before they nosh, just check out the goods in the fresh fish case. The décor is nautical themed and low-key.
As long as you like fish, your light or hearty appetite should be satisfied. The menu allows for ample customizing. Select your fish, tell them how to season it (lemon, garlic, teriyaki, blackened or chipotle), and how you want to eat it -- as a "plate" with salad and steamed rice, a "sandwich" or a top a mixed green salad. Other menu items include grilled fish tacos, homemade soups, oysters, fish & chips, ceviche, seaweed salad, shrimp cocktail, and tuna sashimi.
Only seafood. If you get take-out, check your order before you leave!
Hours: M-Th: 11a-9p; F:11a-10p; Sa: 11:30a-10p; Su: 11:30a-9p