Hours: Serving Dinner (Tues.-Sat.) Tues.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m. & Fri. Sat. 5-11 p.m.
Airy and welcoming, Chubby Fish serves fruits de mer like local oysters on the half-shell, chili garlic shrimp, and B-liner snapper. Landlubbers can enjoy roasted bone marrow and killer charred lamb ribs. Finish with Life Raft Treats' not fried chicken ice cream for dessert.
Chubby Fish is airy and welcoming with a product people clearly want. There are raw bar dishes along with small plates, entrees, and landlubber friendly options, plus limited beer and wine selections. The octo salad is colorful and summery — tender octopus slices mingle with fresh corn, purple onion, butter beans, and bright red bits of hot chili pepper. The portion isn’t large — small plates, indeed — but what’s there is bright and balanced. In kind, the chili garlic shrimp is a standout dish. Rich and spicy, there’s an almost meaty, chorizo-like quality to the flavorful sauce. Greasy and satisfying, the six plump shrimp are garnished with cilantro and green onion and plated on rice. Last up, the charred lamb ribs are a thing of beauty ... And tastiness. —Vanessa Wolf
• Locally sourced, shucked-to-order $1 oysters, $2 Tecate, and $6 glasses of Oysterman wine from French importer Frederick Corriher.
Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat, 5 p.m.-6 p.m.