On the Northern edge of downtown Astoria, Oregon, across from the Maritime Museum is an old tramp boat sitting on a trailer, with lines around the block. When you get closer it is easy to understand why: you can smell the greasy goodness of fried fish as only Bowpicker serves it up.
Bowpicker has been serving up fresh fish and chips for many years at the same location, on the side of a slope north of town with a pretty simple concept: if the fish is fresh and you cook it right, people will keep coming back. They start with fresh daily caught tuna filets, cut to order and then batter dipped before hitting the deep frier. It could be done different, it could be fancier, but it couldn't be done any better.
There are lots of places you can go for fresh seafood on the Oregon coast, but there is something refreshing about sitting out in the fresh sea air and enjoying food this good in the shade of an old oak tree at one of their picnic tables. Fried fish in an ocean front town...now that is Fat Boy Heaven.