Cape Seafood and Provisions
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The tiny seafood market on Fairfax might not look like much on the outside, but it’s home to the freshest seafood situation east of the 405. You can either pick up some stuff for an at-home feast later, or do what we do and order everything off their daily chalkboard menu. The selection changes frequently, so don’t get too attached to any one thing, but just know that whatever you get is going to be incredible.
Cape Seafood is in a very anonymous-looking mixed-use building on Fairfax that’s nowhere near the beach. Once you notice it you’ll find one of the city’s best fish markets that has a great chalkboard menu of lobster rolls, stuffed clams, and salmon bagels. They also have ceviche, fish tacos, and a weekend dollar oyster deal for when you need your seafood fix.
Located in that one mixed-user on Fairfax that everybody goes to because there’s free parking and Commissary coffee, Cape Provisions is the neighborhood fish market West Hollywood never knew how badly it needed. Operated by the Providence crew, Cape’s fresh fish stock could give most coastal markets a run for their money, but it’s their daily-changing chalkboard menu that has us there on a weekly basis. Expect everything from clam chowder to tuna melts to perhaps the best lox in LA.
The office already did sushi once this week, but deep down you’re still craving seafood and wondering if mercury poisoning is real. Make moves to Cape Seafood, the tiny fish market from the Providence people that has the freshest seafood you’ll find not on the coast. Come lunchtime, the trick is to take full advantage of their daily chalkboard menu. Whether it be a tuna melt or a lobster roll or some of the best lox in LA, Cape Seafood’s to-go options are fast, delicious, and well-priced.
It’s Tuesday, you’re leaving work, and you’re too tired to go out but you want something more exciting than your once-a-week Thai takeout spot. Make a quick stop at Cape Seafood for the weeknight dinner you need. This is a fish market run by the people behind Providence, so you can always come here to pick up something to cook, but we heavily endorse any of the items on their constantly-changing blackboard menu. Their lobster roll and salmon bagel are fantastic, and while it’s on the pricier end of takeout, you’ll get an excellent meal out of it, even if you eat half of it in your car while stuck in traffic.
Sometimes you’re caught in Hollywood between a meeting with your agent and your evening rehearsal in Silver Lake, and you just can’t do Zankou right now. The move is Cape Seafood. Located on the ground floor of a mixed-user on Fairfax, Cape Seafood is definitely a high-end fish market, but they also have an affordable daily menu with everything from lox to shrimp rolls. And everything is tremendous. Also, parking is easy and free, which is a true gift in this area.
Stop in for one of Cape’s daily specials (if you see the lobster rolls, act fast), or get one of the super helpful staff members to help you put together a seafood spread. They also do party platters - and crab claws will impress anyone. Just don’t forget an insulated bag for safe transportation.
After wasting 10 minutes of your life photographing something you’ll instantly forget, go spend 10 minutes doing something memorable - grabbing food at Cape Seafood. The small counter on Fairfax operated by the Providence crew has the best grab-and-go seafood in LA. You could pick some fresh fish for dinner later, but our move to is concentrate on the daily chalkboard menu. There you can get everything from lobster rolls to one of the best bagel and lox situations in the city.