Eat-in or carryout fresh seafood to cook at home - you can't miss. We heard about this place from a local and come back every time we are in LA.
Fisherman's Outlet Restsurant and Market is a reliable place to satisfy your seafood cravings just outside the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Don't let the name fool you as this is a not a sit down restaurant with servers. However this is a great lunch spot where you order at the counter and find a seat on the shaded patio. This pace has been around for a long time and is one of my favorite spots in LA. Don't be surprised by long lines during the lunch rush but the food comes out very fast! Also be prepared for what looks like chaos but somehow the workers keep it all together and know what they're doing! There's a small seafood market next to the lunch counter area of you live in the area and want to take some seafood home to prepare on your own.
This is an insanely popular place to eat in the Skid Row part of town. I wouldn't recommend walking to this place later at night, but that doesn't matter because I am fairly sure they are only open for lunch. The line will probably take you at least 15-20 minutes to get through, and seating is mostly outside, but covered. The food is fantastic. I have had a couple of different plates from the fish and chips to the crab cakes and they are all delicious. The price range is around 10-16 dollars a plate if I remember correctly and the plates come with fries. I would recommend this to anybody who doesn't hate seafood.
The popularity is very high, and it seems that many non-Americans are coming to eat, because at least one-third of them should not speak English.