Saturday, 14 January 2012
Mooloolaba Fish Market, The Spit, Mooloolalaba
When it comes to pointy end of Mooloolaba, that bit of land sandwiched between the river and the sea that locals call the Spit, the choice for fish and chips is clear in my mind.
Years of experience have taught me that the longest queue usually means the freshest and best food and the queue outside the Mooloolaba Fish Market is the one to measure all the others against. And it always wins, that's if you are looking for the longest.
Step inside to order and you may be swayed by the piles of prawns and crabs. We stuck to our guns ordering the daily special, beer battered barra and chips for $9. It was a fabulously fresh and moist fillet with fairly good chips - they could have been just a touch crisper.
Our lap was the dining table and the million dollar view was as entertaining as it was beautiful with plenty of families soaking up the sun.
The only dark moment was the off hand service at the counter where customers pick up their cooked orders. Somebody need to tell the girl who was serving that eye contact and a pleasant manner won't kill her, but perhaps he boss should if she is rude to customers.
Bottom line: Enjoy your fish and chips and try to overlook the service.