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Review of Fishermen's Catch

Fishermen's Catch
Ranked #17 of 307 Restaurants in Oxnard
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

We really wanted to try this place. Looked at their website to make sure they would be open and drove over there. Do not rely upon gps or mapquest as others have said. Just look for the interseciton of Wooley and Victoria. GPS dumped us off in some condo development, but you just have to keep driving down the road a bit.

Their website said they are open until 8. We arrived at 7:30 to find a closed sign. Very dissapointing. The worst part is we ended up at Toppers Pizza, yuk! Was getting worried about finding decent food in Oxnard.

I would call ahead if you want to go to make sure they are really open.

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Wednesday lunch, each had the "fresh" fish plate; two sides and the fish: Halibut $18.95, California Sea Bass $16.95. We both had the same two sides; fries and Cole slaw. The fries are coated [paprika?] and the slaw has hunks of pineapple - both tasty. We shared the two grilled fish and both were a little on the dry side, but still well within tolerance. Since I had a glass of wine, we could not be served outside, but we had a window table with a view of the courtyard. You pass by the raw fish display on entering to stop at a small counter where you order and pay. They give you a number and the food is brought to your table. The table has catsup, hot sauce, salt and pepper; you get your own plastic knife and fork. The "plate of fish" comes on a Styrofoam segmented plate; each segment having the three items you ordered. According to the lady taking our money, the fish is locally caught by her husband now out on his boat and her son out on his; father-in-law [87 year old former fisherman] has retired but still work at the market/restaurant.
Not the best fish ever, but good enough to want to come back.

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2  Thank RetiredTraveler78
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Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

Everything's great except the fish. Comfortable environment, really nice staff, good menu selection. But if you like your fish thick and succulent this is not the place. Fish and chips here is done thin and a bit dry. It's a matter if taste.

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Thank Traveleater10
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

The oysters on the half shell were really good and fresh!
We wanted to try the crab cake but it was sold out already (and it was only 2pm when we got there!)

Thank Bernie L
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

This is a rough (but clean) place--fish and chips ambiance, cardboard plates and plastic utensils. The live seafood tanks (including some with fish as well as crustaceans) and the fact that the owners are local fishermen attest to freshness. A fish market display case greets you at the entrance, you order from the friendly staff at a counter (our staff turned out to be an owner). We wanted New England lobster (they were advertised as from Maine, but who knows!) We ordered a 1.5 and a 1.75 pounder, comes with 2 generous sides, plus 6 oysters and a shared bowl of NEw England style clam chowder.

The chowder was first rate, not overwhelmed with potatoes, plenty of clam strips and tasty. The oysters were fresh and briny West Coast variagatus. So far so good. Then things started to go South just a bit. The italian Dressing for the side salad was a gummy "out-of-the-bottle" commercial disgrace for owners who pride themselves as being an Italian fishing family. Mamma Mia!

Then the lobsters: we made a huge error! They were split and devoid of tamale or any roe- a highlight of any good steamed lobsters. And who splits a steamed lobster lengthwise? The meat of the smaller dude was excellent and cooked perfectly. The larger one was also cooked well but was totally tasteless. That can happen when a lobster has been in the tank too long and unfed- but don't you keep track of who's been there the longest? Our error? Not insisting that the lobsters be served whole when ordering. The owner said that they would have done that if we had asked. Who could have guessed.

On the other hand, they did not serve hummerforks or nutcrackers! When asked why the owner said they would be immediately stolen.

And no wipes for you hands! And you bus your own table like Burger King.

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Thank LosFelizLarry
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