Phil's is an institution in Moss Landing and if you've never been to Phil's or Moss Landing, take a detour and stop in.
Located next to MBARI, Phil's isn't a high ambiance restaurant however, the location is good, across from the marina and you can usually walk in and order with no wait.
After reading the white board and placing your order at the counter, a server will bring your order to your table for you. The seafood is consistently fresh and at a price you'd expect to pay at a chain restaurant for a much lower quality meal made with frozen (then thawed) ingredients.
The next time you are traveling the Central Coast, stop in and have fresh seafood cooked to order followed by a walk along the marina or cross the street to the Salinas River recreation area to watch the Otters and seabirds.