Lovers of unadorned, good food will want to head to Ted Peters Famous Smoked Fish, located in the very same rustic building in South Pasadena since 1951. Five generations later, the family is still pleasing crowds with a simple menu done well. Featured in Southern Living, The New York Times and Food Network’s popular “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” show, the restaurant serves up 2,000 pounds of fish on busy weeks. This cash-only restaurant is currently closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Don’t-Miss Menu Highlights: Why, the smoked fish, of course. Start with the smoked fish spread and saltines, then order a smoked fish dinner (salmon, mahi-mahi, mackerel or mullet) accompanied by cole slaw and the family’s German potato salad recipe.