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“Reasonable lobster tails, fresh soft shell crab, huge scallops,”

Race Street Seafood Kitchen
Ranked #746 of 2,163 Restaurants in San Jose
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
San Jose, California
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157 reviews
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“Reasonable lobster tails, fresh soft shell crab, huge scallops,”
Reviewed 18 December 2011

This is not a fancy seafood restaurant, it's more like a "diners and dives" cafeteria, but it is clean, well lit, and organized. The atmosphere is tables in the center of a fishmonger/butcher shop. The fresh fish is beautiful, and reasonably priced. I paid $8 for a lobster tail on a recent visit. The tail was cooked outside on a grill seconds after I ordered it. My soft shell crab was about $6; freshly battered in front of me and deep fried ight there. The employees let my young children watch them grill the food, and even exchanged stories about fish with them. They are friendly and helpful. I took some scallops home for later, and I'm pleased to report they were fresh, with no fishy smell. I enjoyed this diner much more than the more upscale seafood places I've been to, and the prices were about 50% of what I'd have paid elsewhere. I'll be back for all my holiday seafood shopping!

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“eh, but then again i grew up along the monterey bay so it doesn't get much fresher than eating on the warf. i have...”
Reviewed 16 December 2008

eh, but then again i grew up along the monterey bay so it doesn't get much fresher than eating on the warf. i have feeling that it's better to buy fish at their market and take it home than eat here.

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“Freshest seafood in town”
Reviewed 23 August 2008

Freshest seafood in town

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“most restaurants in SJ and surrounding areas get their fish from Race Street.”
Reviewed 17 May 2008

most restaurants in SJ and surrounding areas get their fish from Race Street.

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“Fresh fish”
Reviewed 3 May 2008

Fresh fish

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