Special Report

Best Seafood Restaurant in Every State

Source: Courtesy of Merroir via Facebook

Virginia: Merroir
> Location: Topping

A rural, riverside restaurant near the mouth of the Rappahannock River – and owned by the esteemed Rappahannock Oyster Co. – this oyster tasting house has plenty of outdoor seating and cold beers. Known for its locally raised oysters and Chesapeake Bay crabs, Merroir serves only raw and outdoor-grilled seafood – small-plate style and perfect for sharing.

Source: Courtesy of Sherry W. via Yelp

Washington: The Walrus and the Carpenter
> Location: Seattle

With a wide selection of local oysters and house cocktails, this fishing-pub-meets-new-American restaurant is a popular spot in Ballard for post-work meet-ups. Customer favorites include fried oysters with cilantro aïoli and grilled sardines. No reservations means that it can be hard to get a table, so show up on the early side or be ready to wait.

Source: Courtesy of Just in Time Seafood via Facebook

West Virginia: Just in Time Seafood
> Location: Martinsburg

Fried platters and Southern sides fill the tables at this casual seafood market and restaurant, where guests can choose from fresh grouper, snapper, cod, salmon, and more. The soft shell crab, fried catfish, and hushpuppies are always on point, and customers rave about the grilled fish and shrimp tacos. Raw oysters, bisques, and po’boys fill out the menu.

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Wisconsin: St. Paul Fish Company
> Location: Milwaukee

A bustling restaurant and oyster bar in the Milwaukee Public Market, St. Paul Fish Co. offers generous lobster rolls, Baja fish tacos, all manner of seafood sandwiches, fried and grilled fish, and raw oyster platters. The fried walleye is a hit, as are the bloody Marys – which come garnished with a lobster claw, lobster tail, or salmon jerky.

Source: Courtesy of Lorene H. via Yelp

Wyoming: Rocky Mountain Seafood
> Location: Afton

This small gem in western Wyoming’s Star Valley offers a succinct menu of crowd pleasers, cooked to perfection. Fried baskets include fries, slaw, and a choice between clams, shrimp, oysters, calamari, or one of four fish options. The specials include halibut tacos and salmon parmesan, and customers rave about the clam chowder.

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