Lunch At The Flying Fish Grill

February 23, 2010 · 9 comments

We drive by it on every commute over the hill, just a tiny place, tucked in beside Tom & Pete’s Produce and the Half Moon Bay Fish Company.

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Last Saturday we were hitting the fish market anyway, so what the heck?

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It was gray and threatening soggy. Otherwise, we would have sat on the wee patio.

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Inside it was teeny and informal, and comfortably packed with friendly staff and unhurried grazers… the kind of place a gal can refresh her lipstick right at the table.

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From my side of the table, it was a toss up between the crab melt and a fish taco. The Landshark beer was a no brainer.

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Rick always goes for the lager.

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Decorated in a quirky blend of retro-Hawaiian and coastal funky, the net result is “not-trying-too-hard” fun.

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Yup… fresh.

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Fresh, friendly, fast, fabulous, and almost free. Really… my grande fish Taco (the “grande” upgrade for 30 cents gets you cheese and avocado) was $4.15.

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You gotta know that any dining establishment stocking malt vinegar at each table understands fish.

Rick heard “fresh halibut, just in” and hit the buzzer.

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In minutes, Jeanine delivered to him a generous portion of perfectly pan-seared fillet, which came with more fries than pictured here.  However, I had a hard time holding him off long enough to let the waitress traffic die down in front of the window so I could get the shot. The fries kept disappearing between each attempt. I finally settled on this and released the poor man to his lunch.

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Didn’t seem to upset him too much.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

cynthia February 24, 2010 at 12:46 pm

love this spot! we almost always grab a bite when we’re in hmb. great shots!

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Dad/Mom February 24, 2010 at 11:01 am

Great. Now, if you’ll be so kind, a local road map showing the FF Grill, other recommended eateries, and grog and grocery shops would be most useful.
Dad

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Sandi Fentiman February 24, 2010 at 8:22 am

“…the net result….??? Oh Kas, bad pun. lol. Sounds fishy to me. 😀 Now you got me going! 😉 Love the photos and you’re new hair style. I didn’t know you started wearing glasses again!?

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rickandkathy February 24, 2010 at 9:05 am

HA!! Wait until you see today’s post… I think you’ll enjoy the connection to your comment here.

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Kathy P. February 23, 2010 at 10:13 pm

We went there with Mom last year, and every time we drive by, we STILL talk about how much we enjoyed that pleasant lunch.

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Dad/Mom February 23, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Hi,

Can’t wait to try this place out early next month! Rick still can’t find his glasses?

Luv,
Mom

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rickandkathy February 23, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Can’t wait until you get here and I can introduce you to the fish taco in person! And we both have the bad habit of only wearing our glasses when there is something in imminent need of being seen 🙂

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Louise February 23, 2010 at 1:42 pm

OOOOH Very Droolworthy! You made my mouth water!

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rickandkathy February 23, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Excellent! “Reminiscent Drool” is the state-of-mind we wrote it in, so it’s only fitting.

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