Anthony’s Fish Grotto is a long time San Diego favorite, welcoming seafood lovers since 1946 for every occasion, from family birthdays to elegant evenings out.
In San Diego, as you might expect so close to the beautiful Pacific Ocean, there are seafood restaurants of every size, type and price range. When choosing, it helps to know which restaurants have stood the test of time as local favorites. Anthony’s Fish Grotto is just such a San Diego favorite, welcoming seafood lovers since 1946 for every occasion, from family birthdays to elegant evenings out. In fact, it was with a very heavy heart that San Diegans recently saw the waterfront location close. Thankfully, there’s more than one location serving their signature fresh and flavorful choices.
There are a few dishes, in particular, that our dietitians recommend as meeting Healthy Dining’s criteria for overall nutrition, calories, fat, etc.:
Anthony’s Seafood Kabob
Get a taste of several types of seafood with this succulent kabob. The shrimp, scallops and swordfish are basted with teriyaki sauce and served over citrus rice pilaf. They are naturally low in fat and high in protein, pairing well with the fresh flavor of the pilaf and satisfying your hunger as well as cravings for fresh seafood.
Garden Harvest Salad with Shrimp
This Sodium Savvy menu choice is a crisp and fresh mix of Romaine, red onion and garden vegetables topped with savory and succulent shrimp. Stick with lemon juice for a splash of flavor or drizzle on the Balsamic for 50 calories and 4.5 g of fat per tablespoon. This choice makes for a light lunch or dinner and is a tasty way to boost your servings of veggies during the day.
Halibut with Orange Mint Basil
This more elaborate Sodium Savvy dish pairs mild and firm-yet-tender halibut with the bright flavors of orange and herbs. Halibut, like other types of fish and seafood (particularly fattier choices like salmon and mackerel), is a good option for omega 3 fatty acids, which have been shown to help improve heart health. If you can’t make it out to Anthony’s Fish Grotto to try it, make it at home with this restaurant recipe.
Next time you’re in San Diego, head out to this local favorite seafood restaurant to take in the view and enjoy some tasty Healthy Dining menu choices.