If you are looking for the best diver scallops around, look no further than Giovanni's Fish Market. Giovanni's actually offers a large amount of variety of different seafood. Giovanni's is a half restaurant, half fish market that has been serving the town of Morro Bay for years! You can go there for a great simple meal, like Fish and Chips or splurge a little with their fresh diver scallops, or you can just go all out and order up a 2.7lb fresh boiled live crab! Whatever you choose, Giovanni's will deliver it to you fast and fresh!
For most of us, we aren't really sure what the difference between scallops is. But Giovanni's Fish Market is more than happy to educate you! Diver scallops are very large is size, as opposed to bay scallops which may be what most of us have seen.
So, what is a diver scallop, really? Well, today, there is a large market for scallops harvested by divers. (Hence, the name) These scallops are caught by hand on the ocean floor, as opposed to being dragged across the sea floor by a dredge which causes them to collect sand. So as a result, the diver scallops tend to be less gritty. This mehtod can also be more ecologically friendly, as the harvesting method does not cause damage to undersea floraor fauna. In addition, the regular harvesting methods often result in delays as long as up to two weeks before the scallops arrive at market, which can cause the flesh to break down, and results in a much shorter shelf life. The largest wild diver scallop fishery is by far for the Atlantic sea scallop which are off the northeastern United States and eastern Canada. Most of the rest of the world's production of scallops are from Japan, which produce wild, enhanced, and aquaculture scallops, and China where they are mostly cultured Atlantic bay scallops.
Giovanni's Fish Market is family owned and operated in Morro Bay, and has been for over 25 years. Their passion is to be able to provide their customers with the freshest and highest quality seafood that money can buy. They even offer an online store where you can choose from King Salmon Filet, Wild Sushi Grade Tuna, as well as specialty items like abalone, caviar, halibut cheeks, live prawns, lobster, diver scallops and Mexican white prawn. Their new kitchen offers the best dine-in and take-out menu on the Embarcadero. They invite you to take a look at their extensive seafood menu , and to check out their weekly lunch special that offer items from lobster tacos, grilled prawn quesadillas, and halibut burritos, to grilled seafood sandwiches. By dining on their outdoor patio, you can enjoy the most scenic view of Morro Rock and Morro Bay Harbor. Giovanni's Fish Market is a family friendly environment. You will also need to take time to visit their pets that happen to be native sea lions, named "Russell" and "One-Eyed Willy" while you enjoy some of their award winning diver scallops, or any other of their delectable treats.