2010 The Best Seafood Dives

The results are in: We scoured the coast—and filled our paper plates—to find the seaside dives with the tastiest dishes, from fried shrimp to fish-and-chips.

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Ruddell’s Smokehouse
Illustrator Matt Caserta

The Best Fish Sandwich

Ruddell’s Smokehouse, Cayucos, California

Ruddell’s serves “the ultimate tuna sandwich.” Says so on the menu. And with a big, perfectly cooked piece of smoked albacore and what amounts to an entire salad all in an oversize roll, it really is. This hut, across the street from the beach, makes everything to order and even provides a guitar for customers to strum while they wait.

What you’ll shell out: $9.50

Still hungry? All of the smoked seafood carries exactly the right infusion of woodsy tang. 101 D St.; 805/995-5028 or smokerjim.com

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