This is a new place located at the end of 1st on the bayside. We saw their ad on the OC channel and decided to check it out because of the Cream of Crab Cake Soup.
The place looks brand new, although I saw on another post that this was the old BJ's South and I am not sure that is true. There is indoor/cover seating, outdoor seating, a large bar by the inlet/bay. There are dock spaces for those arriving by boat.
After a 30 minute wait, during which my wife became a Watermelon Crush fan, our party of nine was seated. Appetizers and soups were ordered, the Cream of Crab Cake did not disappoint! It was a thick cream of crab with a full 3-4 oz crab cake in the bowl. The regular crab soup was very good also as were the wings.
Main courses varied from burgers and crab cakes to fried shrimp and chicken tenders. No complaints and the burger was one of the best I have had in OC! The crab cake looked to be mostly backfin and lump with little filler.
The service was good and friendly, quick on the drink refills. The view of the sunset was great as the day faded in to night.
I think this place will do very well and expect it to be even more crowded the next time we go as it establishes it's reputation.