So, I’m surprised I didn’t write about the wonderfulness that is Pelly’s before now. I love seafood, but I am very picky when it comes to it. Growing up fishing with a Dad and older brother who were avid fishermen, you become accustomed to very fresh seafood. I was craving fish and a shrimp cocktail and wanted something above the quality of most places in North County. I wanted a good selection to choose from and also did not want to spend a ton.
I was craving fish and a shrimp cocktail and wanted something above the quality of most places in North County. I wanted a good selection to choose from and also did not want to spend a ton of money. Fish 101 was an option as well but I had recently visited them unlike Pelly’s.
Pelly’s has been around since the late 80s providing fresh seafood at their market / cafe in Carlsbad.
Pelly’s Fish Market & Cafe 7110 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad.
Though 100 times smaller than Catalina Offshore Pelly’s fish selection stands up to anyone as far as quality and freshness.
Some of the daily fish selection, not cheap but you get the quality you are paying for.
Simple cafe interior, they also have outside seating wich was packed on the day I went, so I opted to sit inside.
Their menu is pretty simple offering a number of seafood cocktails, fish sandwiches or plates, as well as tacos.
I am a sucker for a great shrimp cocktail so that is what I started with….
Shrimp Cocktail ~ Simplicity at its best.
Perfect shrimp, a little cocktail sauce, and a squeeze of lemon and life is good.
After seeing some of the most beautiful swordfish I have seen in a while in their fish case, I was tempted but decided on the fresh Alaskan Halibut instead.
Alaskan Halibut ~ Dill butter, spicy rice, and a side salad.
Perfectly flaky halibut. Again great ingredients with a simple preparation.
If you want great seafood in the Carlsbad area I would head down to Pelly’s off of Poinsettia and grab some fresh fish to cook at home or eat in their cafe.
7110 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad