Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Boathouse - Santa Barbara, CA

Who loves seafood? I do! Southern California is the best. Tons of fabulous restaurants AND terrific beach views everywhere you go! So, head to the one of the more friendly dog beaches, pull up a chair and enjoy the people watching as well!

Not familiar with the Pinot's by the glass - We took a chance and ordered Cellar No. 8. It wasn't bad, I am all about trying new wines!

A girl and her love for Clam Chowder... ahhh. This chowder started off on the right foot, it was served piping hot! The chowder was thick and creamy and had trace amounts of potatoes. Check! Not too many clams either but tons of bacon! My other love!

Where there is chowder there are usually Crab Cakes to follow... They were served just toasted lightly on the flat top. The crunchy bits were tasty. The filler was mostly crab and it was seasoned perfectly. What really made the dish was the slaw that the crab cake was served on, very tangy!

The perfect amount of food and drink! I would return for the people watching and for a meal out on the patio. The cocktail menu looked fun. Mojitos and Martinis of all tastes seem to be shaken here. Another day for that! Happy Tuesday everyone!


JustinM said...

Did you go to the Shellfish Co.? I mean, this is what you wrote about it months ago: "YUM YUM YUM! This looks like my kind of place!"

Unknown said...

Hi Melissa,
I just wanted to stop by and thank you for including us on your blog. My family and I appreciate the kind words and hope you visit us again soon.
All my best,
Adam White
Boathouse at Hendry's Beach