Special Report

Best Seafood Restaurants in America

Source: Courtesy of Doc's Seafood Shack and Oyster Bar Orange Beach via Facebook

Doc’s Seafood
> Location: Orange Beach, AL

Nestled on the sound side of Orange Beach on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, this friendly, no-frills seafood shack and oyster bar serves up heaping platters of fish, shrimp, and crabs (fried, grilled, or baked) along with Southern-style sides including hush puppies and green beans. Customers rave about the fried shrimp, the fried crab claws – a Gulf Coast tradition – and the seafood gumbo.

Source: Courtesy of Gloria C. via Yelp

> Location: Inglewood, CA

This Nayarit-style Mexican seafood restaurant started in the backyard of Nayarit native Vicente Cossio in 1987. His daughter Connie now runs two establishments in her father’s culinary tradition, serving up raw coastal specialties like ceviche and shrimp aguachile, along with whole char-grilled snook, fried tilapia, and smoked marlin tacos.

Source: Courtesy of Providence via Facebook

> Location: Los Angeles, CA

This upscale, chef-owned Hollywood establishment with two Michelin stars serves sustainably wild-caught seafood that comes mostly from American waters. The chef’s tasting menu includes six courses plus dessert and features delicately plated dishes such as uni egg with warm yolk and champagne beurre blanc, and Norwegian king crab with sweet pea, sea urchin, and aged ham broth. Visit with a heavy wallet, and you will not be disappointed.

Source: Courtesy of Dominic B. via Yelp

Angler SF
> Location: San Francisco, CA

Located on the Embarcadero waterfront with views of San Francisco Bay, this Michelin-starred restaurant is decked out in Nordic hunting cabin chic with taxidermy galore and a large wood cooking fire. A curated bar and cocktail menu accompany a seasonal menu featuring caviar, raw-bar fare, grilled vegetables, and hearty mains like whole grilled lobster, grilled bass filets, barbecued eel, and (just for a change of pace) dry-aged ribeye.

Source: Courtesy of Sherry S. via Yelp

Swan Oyster Depot
> Location: San Francisco, CA

A casual seafood counter located in a fish market, Swan Oyster Depot is a neighborhood institution that’s been on Polk Street since 1912. The cash-only, diner-like establishment serves the freshest raw-bar fare imaginable, as well as New England-style chowder, smoked fish, crab back, and seafood salads. An off-menu specialty is their Sicilian sashimi, featuring slices of raw tuna, salmon, and scallops enhanced with olive oil, capers, lemon, and onion.

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