The next time you run away from Los Angeles to the beach, stop at Captain Kidd’s in Redondo Beach. Captain Kidd’s is a seafood market and restaurant located in King Harbor in Redondo Beach. It was founded in 1976 by the current owner’s father. Today, John operates the business and travels around Southern California for the best seafood he can find. Also a local fish market, Captain Kidd’s offers a huge variety of fresh seafood options. Here are a few of the can’t miss items from my trip to Captain Kidd’s.
1. Mexican Prawns
These battered prawns were absolutely massive and perfectly crispy! A life-long prawn enthusiast, I was delighted to find such a perfect prep of one of my all-time favorite foods. This is the perfect order if you’re looking for something fried and delicious.
2. Clam Chowder
The clam chowder was creamy to perfection. Often times, my biggest problem with clam chowder is a lack of clams, but at Captain Kidd’s, this was not an issue! The chowder was packed with clams.
3. Fresh Crab Legs
The fresh crab legs were the first thing to disappear on our table. These were the perfect crowd-pleaser. Everyone wanted them! They were delicious and fresh, served with butter and lemon.
I’ve only ever had overly complicated scallop preps, with elaborate sauces and garnishes. These were simple and delicious!
But I saved the best for last…
5. Smoked Salmon
Captain Kidd’s smoked salmon is smoked in a 38-year-old brick oven. It was tender, richly flavored, and did not disappoint. I’ve had some quality smoked salmon preparations before, but this one wins! This is the absolute must order, when you go!
On your next weekend trip, head to Redondo Beach! And be sure to stop by Captain Kidd’s for the best fresh and simple seafood around.