Special Report

Best Seafood Restaurants in America

Source: Courtesy of Regis K. via Yelp

Newport Seafood Restaurant
> Location: San Gabriel, CA

This Southeast Asian restaurant in the San Gabriel Valley serves Chinese-, Vietnamese-, Cambodian-, and Thai-inspired cuisine. The lengthy menu includes crab with black bean sauce, kung pao shrimp, elephant clam sashimi, and catfish with hot garlic sauce – but what almost everyone who comes is after is the house-special lobster, which is wok-fried and tossed with clarified butter, jalapeños, and scallions.

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Fiola Mare
> Location: Washington, D.C.

Offering high-end Italian coastal cuisine with riverfront views of the Potomac, this Georgetown seafood destination is famous for its seafood towers, brimming with oysters, mussels, tuna, shrimp cocktail, lobster catalana, and more. The full menu features homemade pastas with braised octopus or blue crab, brodetto (Italian fish stew), and a rotating daily grill selection that may include prawns, branzino (bass), Hokkaido scallops, and calamari.

Source: Courtesy of Joe's Stone Crab via Facebook

Joe’s Stone Crab
> Location: Miami, FL

Open October through May (corresponding to fresh stone crab season), this cavernous South Beach restaurant started as a lunch counter in 1913, serving fish sandwiches and fries. In 1921, proprietor Joe Weiss began serving stone crabs – which have rock-hard shells and were considered inedible at the time – thus launching what is now a Florida tradition. In addition to massive stone crab claws and crab bisque, the full menu features conch fritters, coconut shrimp, grouper, seafood platters, and lobster rolls.

Source: Courtesy of Redfish by Chef Adrianne via Facebook

Redfish by Chef Adrianne
> Location: Miami, FL

After being nearly destroyed by Hurricane Irma in 2017, the classic waterfront Redfish Grill at historic Matheson Park got a makeover and reopened under celebrity chef Adrianne Calvo, who brought her “Maximum Flavor” philosophy to the kitchen. With an extensive raw bar and appetizer menu, Redfish is perfect for a date or for sharing a family-style spread. Menu highlights include the Positano-style seafood tower, ceviche tacos, and grilled butterflied branzino.

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Sea Salt
> Location: Naples, FL

This hip locale with patio seating on upscale Third Street features locally caught seafood direct from dayboat fishermen as well as local organic produce. Start with the ahi tuna tartare or pink shrimp ceviche then dive into a house made spaghetti alla chitarra with sea urchin, lobster, and smoked cheddar, or swordfish milanese with fried egg, jumbo asparagus, and lemon caper sauce.

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