Had lunch yesterday at OC White's. One of the nicest outdoor dining spaces in St. A -- shaded or unshaded. The real plus: the (really) great wait staff. Start with a great location (away from the hordes of tourists), add free parking just across from and then .... good food. We had the Coconut Shrimp (appetizer) , Crab Cakes and (fantastic) "fish and chips" (which were realy just fresh Mahi Mahi (perfectly fried) with fries - but they offer the fish prepared any way you like (baked or whatever) and alternative sides. When my companion ordered a dinner entree of crab cakes - the waitress came back and suggested a less expensive crab cake alternative -- when has that ever happened? Our verdict: a great value. The desert: the special banana "thing" that tasted like the best banana creme pie in existence - with whipped cream. Avoid the tourist traps along the main drag- this is a great taste of St. A.
PS - the adjacent neighborhood is as good as the tourist "drag" - really great to walk through.