Bad Doug may be a lot of things, but just as sure as you're sitting there, he's totally the baddest fisherman in the fleet (hence the name Bad Doug). He and he alone gets to pick what he catches, and he probably has a say in where he catches it. Now, that's clout, especially if you plan on eating at Tiny's Tavern in Ocean Beach. The menu says the fish entry is the direct result of Doug's efforts on the high seas earlier the same day—and even if that's stretching the truth (which it likely is), you can't fault Tiny's for its marketing prowess on Doug's behalf, especially amid the fuss it makes over one particular dish.
For a tavern, Tiny's has pretty good food—but get ready to step back for the grilled mahi-mahi sandwich, the finest such item since California attained statehood. In the first place, mahi-mahi isn't something you necessarily find on a bar menu; it's usually reserved for mid- and high-end places alongside a fairly good bottle of white wine. This entry sits unabashedly and proudly alongside the burgers, sliders and hot dogs that dot the menu. And you won't need so much as a granule of salt or pepper with this guy—such is the kitchen's skill at garnishing the filet. Staff cops to the idea that the best seafood is left to its own devices; extremely light seasoning complements the generous pickle, lettuce and tomato, and from there, you've got a meal fit for Bad Doug.
Given his position, Doug might even eat for free (presuming he exists); you aren't that fortunate, so be prepared to fork over $6.95 for this beauty and anywhere from $4.95 to $9.95 for tacos, platters and everything else. You can call in your order at 619-523-1002, but it's incumbent on you to pick it up at 4745 Voltaire St. (there's a patio if you feel like staying). Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays—ironically, they coincide exactly with Doug's time on shore.