A Sandwich a Day: Dungeness Crab Roll at Fish in Sausalito, CA

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With its prime bayside location and large outdoor patio, Fish in Sausalito could probably serve mediocre food and still attract customers. But the food is, thankfully, good and they are fiercely dedicated to sustainable fishing.

I always walk into Fish intending to order something new, but it's impossible to pass up the Dungeness crab roll. The obvious draw is the huge five-ounce mound of fresh, sweet, local Dungeness crab that's cooked and picked fresh every morning. Other than a slight scattering of chives, this is unadulterated crab at its most delicious.

Like the other sandwiches on the menu, the Dungeness crab is served on a huge, soft roll from Pan O Rama bread company. The bread is toasted lightly so it's still chewy, and the heat melts just enough of the Straus butter to complement but not overwhelm the delicate crab.

At $25 a pop, these sandwiches aren't cheap. But you can linger over your enormous sandwich and accompanying mound of shoestring fries doused in malt vinegar while sitting in the Sausalito sunshine. Plus that crab you're eating may have once been swimming a few feet away.


350 Harbor Drive, Sausalito CA 94965 (map) 415-331-3474; 331fish.com