Mel's Fish Shack is a black-owned, tiny restaurant near DTLA that only serves fried seafood and classic sides. Man, we loved this place. If you enjoy fresh seafood that's reasonably priced and tastes damn good, this is the place to go.
You can have your fish the way you like it from non-fried to hard fried. We tried the medium-fried catfish and salmon filets, macaroni salad, onion rings, hushpuppies and french fries. Everything was delicious and really satisfying.
Jessica is picky with her fried fish so she knows a good place when she sees it. So if it wasn't obvious, we highly recommend it