Fish 101 – Great Shuckin Restaurant in Encinitas!

The community of Leucadia has a brand new neighborhood restaurant on the Coast Highway aptly named Fish 101, where the focus is definitely on all things seafood!

At the entrance of this little seaside shack you spot the “Shuck On In” sign.  With that kind of greeting, you know the Oysters are going to be special.

So we walk up to the counter and place our order which was a mix of items from the menu and specials off the chalkboard.

First up for me … half a dozen Oysters a mix of local Lunas from Carlsbad, Kumiai from Baja, and the Barron Point from Washington.  This was a great sampling of briny, sweet and succulent flavors.  These shuckers were slurpy damn good.  The accompanying beer was a Ballast Point Ale (All beer and wine is served in Ball Mason jars.)

Next up was a plate of crispy Baja fish tacos with fresh cabbage, home made salsa with bite and creamy guacamole.  3 to a plate … just under 10 bucks.  We wanted to sample more entrees and the specials looked good so that’s where we went.

Both, my wife and I chose the local Sea Bass.  My sides were grilled asparagus with parmesan and seaweed salad while Connie chose coleslaw and roasted corn.  The flavor on the fish was clean, simply grilled with olive oil, salt and pepper.  With a glass of Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc, this was turning out to be the perfect summer meal.

The staff at Fish 101 is very friendly.  Brian convinced us that we couldn’t leave without sampling some home made dessert.

We settled on the bread pudding.  Warm with just the right level of sweet and accompanied by vanilla ice cream – it went down comfortably with a soothing touch.

The outdoor patio has additional seating with heated lamps for  al fresco dining perfect for the sun soaked North County summer.

Did I mention that the staff here was friendly? … thanks Ray for helping us choose the right stuff.  We had a shucking good time!

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