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“Great food but SLOW DOWN!”
Review of Seafood Peddler

Seafood Peddler
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Thu, 5/23
8:00 PM
Ranked #18 of 85 Restaurants in Sausalito
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bridgeway
Transit: Bus stops are all along Bridgeway
Description: Visit the Seafood Peddler for the freshest seafood Marin has to offer. Dine indoors and enjoy the beautiful marina view or dine outside and enjoy our patio. Happy Hour Monday-Saturday 4:00pm to 7:00pm Plenty of Drink and Food Specials. Sunday Brunch 11:00am to 3:00pm. Daily specials: Monday & Tuesday $22.99 1lb Steamed Maine Lobster with Clam Chowder or Caesar Salad. Wednesday & Thursday $25.99 Surf and Turf Three Way Canadian Lobster Tail, Filet Mignon & Jumbo Stuffed Prawn. Choice or Caesar Salad or Clam Chowder. Friday, Saturday & Sunday $32.99 Full 1 1/2 lb Maine Lobster with Cole Slaw and Corn on the Cob.
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Ate here last night. Our waiter, Sheldon, was sweating profusely as though he had been running all over. Turns out he had. His pride in this place shows, He recommended the clam chowder which took first place for the third year in a row in the Chowder Souper Bowl. He even took a dig a Spinnakers.

The bread was good albeit more butter beyond the two pats would have been nice. Multi-grain, sourdough, and rosemary focaccia.

Grilled calamari with the arugula in the middle? WOWZA!

I had the Friday - Sunday special of lobster (hence the included Chowder, more on that later), cole slaw and corn on the cob. Sheldon was quick to put a bib on me which adds to the fun.

Wife had angel hair pasta with all seafood but no cod.

We were seated a Table #6. Go up the stairs and make two left turns. Table Six is against a wall and one person is sitting with his/ her back to an open door. Also next to the open door is the server station.

This table does not lend itself to a slow enjoyable meal as busboys are constantly sprinting by with tubs full of seafood, waiters are running/ walking fast, and servers keep getting silverware and plates from the server station area. The table is also close to the elevator and the traffic with that. Finally, Table 6 has a great view of the door to the kitchen. Some of the servers/ busboys were calling out to each other in loud voices which added to the din.

While we waited for the entrees, I had a cup of black coffee. It was burned. Smell the coffee before serving is my thought.

I also got to see a credit card go missing. Table 7 was sure they had put the credit card in the fake leatherette billfold that your bill comes in but with everyone racing around, the card may have gone missing/ landed under someone's table. Now you had a waiter, the host, the manager, and a busboy walking around bent over trying to spot the missing credit card.

My suggestion overall is to SLOW DOWN.

The special was excellent. The lobster is worth every penny. Wife's angel hair was meant to have lobster in it but did not. Sheldon the waiter was quick to fix this with a side of lobster. Again, SLOW DOWN.

The chowder comes in a silver tureen and then is poured into your soup bowl. It is good albeit I prefer Hog Island's Ferry Building clam chowder.

My corn on the cob was late getting to the table but was hot. Glad it did not sit on the pass!

Overall, a couple would be better served taking Table 10 in the alcove by the kitchen.

Great food. OK service. I was charged $7.99 for the clam chowder that was supposed to have been included with the lobster special. It was taken off but again, SLOW DOWN. Mistakes like this do not need to happen.

Is the place understaffed? Why is Sheldon working Tables 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 14?

Tough to find parking in the free spots outside but patience/ circling are rewarded.

Just over $100 for two, with coffee, no drinks, no dessert.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Thank timothyy298
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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Went for happy hour which is 7 days a week from 4-7 I’m the bar. The bar has great views. They have several types of oysters for $1.99 each. The service wasn’t fantastic but, when a mistake was made we were comped a meal without asking. Everyone was very friendly. I would go back in the future and recommend the happy hour to anyone!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Erin M
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

Informal, comfortable with a quiet buzz, excellent service, moderately priced wines, excellent sole piccata that rivals mendocinos best. We’ll be back. Lots of lobsters on the specials. Very good value

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Daniel S
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

We were entertaining out of town family and ended up at the SP via Open Table. Clam Chowder was great - creamy, not thick. Fresh Petrale Sole was delightful. Bread was outstanding and addictive. Attentive service. Located on a large public parking lot.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Thank ColonelLarrySanJose
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

We ordered two appetizers and two main courses. We received one appetizer after 2 hours. The table diagonal from us canceled their main course, the table in front of us called the manager over to complain about their service. We realized this was not going to be a pleasant experience so we paid our bill and left before our main course. I can't rate the food because we never saw any of it. If you have lots of time to waste, this is the place to go.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Thank Mary D
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