Alabama: Half Shell Oyster House
> Yelp rating: 4.5 (254 reviews)
> Address: 3654 Airport Blvd., Ste F, Mobile
Like its siblings, the Mobile outpost of this 11-locations Gulf Coast seafood restaurant serves fresh-shucked oysters in several preparations, crab and shrimp dip, fried crab claws, herb-crusted grouper, boiled deep-water Royal Red shrimp, and many other fish and shellfish preparations.
Alaska: Haute Quarter Grill
> Yelp rating: 4.5 (123 reviews)
> Address: 525 W. 4th Ave., Anchorage
Using as much local seafood and produce as possible (including Alaskan oysters, scallops, and red king crab legs), Haute Quarter Grill is hailed by Yelp users for its delicious food, exceptional service, and great wine selection.
Arizona: Chula Seafood
> Yelp rating: 5.0 (263 reviews)
> Address: 8015 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale
Poke bowls, seafood sandwiches, and sashimi or smoked fish platters are on the menu at this fish market restaurant. Fresh fish, sold by the pound, includes everything from New Bedford scallops to harpoon-caught swordfish from the company’s own Pacific Coast boat (the Chula).
Arkansas: Maddie’s Place
> Yelp rating: 4.5 (142 reviews)
> Address: 1615 Rebsamen Park Rd., Little Rock
It’s Southern all the way at this casual Little Rock bistro that offers plenty of fish and shellfish, including fried green tomatoes with crabmeat, shrimp or catfish po-boys, and seared redfish with garlic grits.
California: Hook & Anchor
> Yelp rating: 5.0 (333 reviews)
> Address: 3305 Newport Blvd., Ste 2, Newport Beach
This Orange County “fish & lobster house” (as they call themselves) features lobster sriracha mac and cheese, garlic parm lobster fries, and lobster quesadillas, as well as a more traditional lobster roll, which is “awesome” according to Yelpers. Salads, fish sandwiches, and daily grilled fish specials (with or without a flat iron steak on the side) are also available.