We may have a little thing for Little Fin. Opened in the fall of last year next to Dineen Coffee, this quaint little restaurant is the latest venture from The Chase Hospitality Group (at least until Kasa Moto opens this season). Specializing in takeout and delivery seafood, this is some of the highest quality fast food we can find.
Also, can we just take a second to talk about the aesthetic? The restaurant is beautifully designed and decorated to give off a very ship-like vibe and that's something we could definitely get on board with (get it?).
Conveniently arriving just after the lunch rush, we ordered the Big Eye Tuna ($12), Crispy Rock Shrimp ($9), Crispy Haddock ($9), and a Small Sweet Potato Chowder ($3.50). We started with the sweet potato chowder – chunks of sweet potato and bits of lobster swimming in a hearty broth – and were already very satisfied.
Left to right: Big Eye Tuna with Seaweed Salad and Crispy Potatoes ($12), Small Sweet Potato Chowder ($3.50)
The Big Eye Tuna came in thinner slices marinated in scallion, ginger, thai basil, and sesame making it the easiest-to-eat sandwich of the lot that we ordered. The tuna was perfectly tender and paired nicely with the seaweed salad (which was also incredibly tasty on its own).
Crispy Rock Shrimp ($9)
Covered in sweet chili and scallion, the Crispy Rock Shrimp was delicious, albeit being more crispy rock than shrimp (not complaining). Putting it on a bun made for a little bit of a carb overload but this could be said of the entire meal too.
Crispy Haddock with Crispy Potatoes and Garden Slaw ($9)
The haddock was hands-down the heaviest part of the meal, with two pieces of fried haddock marinated in lemon, caper, and mustard piled high on a bun. It's impossible to put in your mouth, we had to resort to a fork and knife to tackle the darn thing. This alone would've filled the both of us sufficiently and despite already being full at this point, we kept going because damn that was good. Paired with crispy potatoes that were perfectly seasoned, this is a crowning glory to fish and chips everywhere (sans the bun at least).
It's hard to find a single weak spot in Little Fin's menu, everything sounds delicious and we've yet to try something that isn't as good as it sounded. The only grievances we have are the almost unnecessary buns (see above re: carb overload) and the messy endeavour that attempting to eat actually is--just maybe don't tag along with someone you're attempting to impress.