Montana: Montana Fish Company
> Yelp rating: 4.5 (50 reviews)
> Address: 119 E. Main St., Bozeman
Despite its somewhat generic-sounding name, Montana Fish Company is a Japanese restaurant specializing in sushi and sashimi. A poke tuna bowl and black sea bream ceviche are also served, and in addition to more conventional sushi preparations, there are such specialties as the M.F.C. roll, a combination of seared wagyu tenderloin, Hokkaido scallop, snow crab, tempura shrimp, and shiitake mushrooms.
Nebraska: Plank Seafood Provisions
> Yelp rating: 4.5 (802 reviews)
> Address: 1205 Howard St Omaha
Crispy buttermilk clam strips, Yukon gold “chowder” fries with bacon and clams, smoked salmon carbonara, and yellowfin tuna sliders are among the more unusual seafood dishes here, though more conventional preparations like shrimp cocktail, trout meuniere, and a selection of fish simply grilled or blackened are also available.
Nevada: Bajamar Seafood & Tacos
> Yelp rating: 5.0 (341 reviews)
> Address: 1615 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas
> Yelp rating: 4.5 (241 reviews)
> Address: 110 Hanover St., Manchester
Mexican seafood in many forms fills the menu here: three kinds of aguachile (a ceviche variation); Mexican-style seafood cocktails; tacos made with marlin, octopus, shrimp and more; octopus, shrimp, or fish tostadas… And Bajamar serves “the freshest fish you will find in Vegas,” according to one fan on Yelp.
New Hampshire: Hooked Seafood Restaurant
Sister restaurant and next-door neighbor to Ignite Bar & Grille, Hooked has an extensive raw bar, and serves such full-flavored specialties as Costa Rican fish tacos, calamari tossed in cayenne lime aioli, and Aegean haddock piccata, as well as a cioppino beloved of Yelp users.
New Jersey: Hooked JC
> Yelp rating: 4.5 (391 reviews)
> Address: 467 Communipaw Ave., Jersey City
A meal at this BYOB urban seafood shack might start with Buffalo shrimp bites, seafood gumbo, or polenta poppers (“our bite-sized take on shrimp & grits”), then proceed to crab cakes, fried oysters, or a choice of shrimp, scallops, or three different kinds of fresh fish, any of them served blackened, fried, or grilled.
New Mexico: Joe’s Pasta House
> Yelp rating: 4.5 (320 reviews)
> Address: 3201 Southern Blvd SE Rio Rancho
Pasta is the focus here, but most varieties can be prepared with shrimp. There are also two versions of calamari; shrimp scampi and spicy steamed mussels; and salmon in four forms.