October is National Seafood Month and we’re kicking it off with a list of the top 7 places to get seafood along the East Coast. These seafood dives are sure to deliver up some mouth-watering goodness at a low cost.
1. The Crab’s Claw; Atlantic Beach, NC
Why? With a two-story wooden deck giving diners a breathtaking view of Atlantic Beach, you’re not going to want to miss chowing down on the spicy crab dip or the fire-grilled salmon served with yellow rice, peas, and sautéed plantains. Come right at sun set, so that the golden rays will illuminate the colors of sand, sea, and sky.
2. J.B.’s Fish Camp & Seafood Restaurant; New Smyrna Beach, FL
Why? J.B.’s has self-proclaimed “Southern seafood with an Attitude.” Located between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean, the restaurant catches its own blue crabs, served up steaming hot in buckets. You don’t want to miss that or the oyster stew, which is sweet, spicy, and delectable. And you have to save room for desert. Their Key lime pie is to die for.
3. Brown’s Lobster Pound; Seabrook, NH
Why? With their extensive menu, this place has won the best fried clam and best lobster roll awards at the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival. In 2010 it made it onto the 101 Best Places in the Country to Chow Down list at #36. Try anything and everything–you won’t be disappointed!
4. Steamer Oyster & Steakhouse; Beaufort, SC
Why? The seafood bisque is divine, as is the local favorite, Frogmore stew, which is made up of steamed shrimp, sausage, potatoes, and corn on the cob.
5. Capt’ Billy’s Crab House; Popes Creek, MD
Why? On the Potomac River, you’ll find Billy’s Crab House, an iconic seafood restaurant. With appetizers ranging from hot zesty seafood dip to corn fritters, as well as delectable baskets of clam, shrimp, fish and chips, or oysters, you’ll want to be here for the good times, good view, and good eating.
6. The Lobster Pot Restaurant; Province Town, MA
Why? Overlooking the historic Provincetown Harbor, set at the edge of Cape Cod, The Lobster Pot Restaurant is one of Cape Cod’s (and greater New England’s) favorite restaurants. Their menu is immense, with every kind of seafood and preparation you could dream of. They even have an entire gluten-free menu. And in case that’s overwhelming, try the clam chowder, just to start off.
7. Fenwick Crab House; Fenwick, DE
Why? This farm-to-table and fresh-off-the-boat restaurant has been buying local produce, poultry, and seafood for 30 years. Their menu is extensive with clambakes, steamer dishes, as well as seafood jambalayas.
As you can see, up and down the east coast, there are great and unexpected places to eat seafood. So, take the time to celebrate National Seafood Month by heading to one of the places near you!