Feb 05

Fresh Seafood at Princeton Seafood Company in Half Moon Bay

Today was a beautiful sunny day in the Bay Area, it’s hard to believe how gorgeous the weather’s been since it is February. The Bay Area is so blessed with this warm weather while the Midwest and East Coast are suffering the cold winter and snowstorms.  So today we decided to take a drive to enjoy lunch in Half Moon Bay.   We yelped a few restaurants and there are many along the beach but most of them had mediocre food reviews.  Every review talked about the amazing beach views but mentioned how the food was not that great.  We’ve tried the popular Sam’s Chowder House in the past, but we didn’t love it.  I then came upon the review for Princeton Seafood Company, everyone talked about their Clam Chowder and how the food was good, so we made the decision to try it out. When we got there, it was busy but the wait was not too long,  they offer indoor and outdoor seating.  The only thing you won’t get here is the beach view since it is located along the Pillar Point Harbor.

The ambiance is quaint and traditional and the service was very friendly. We ordered a bowl of Clam Chowder, Shrimp and Crab Louis, half dozen of Oysters on the Half Shell and the Petite Salmon Fish & Chips!  When we got the half dozen of Oysters on the Half Shell, we noticed that they were the plump and big ones, sometimes these are not as good as the little oysters, but they were surprisingly fresh and sweet!  The Shrimp and Crab Louis was also very fresh, the crab meat was just perfect! And of course everyone who has reviewed their Clam Chowder were not kidding, their hearty chowder was full of clams and oh so good! When we got the Petite Salmon Fish & Chips, we thought they were going to be small pieces of salmon, but instead they were bigger than expected. Everything we ordered was a surprise, we enjoyed every dish and finished everything on our bowl and plates!  We will definitely return to this homey restaurant!

After lunch, we decided to take a stroll along the Pillar Point Harbor to walk off everything we devoured.  I loved seeing the harbor, the sparkling water and the boats. A few of the boats were also selling fresh crab!