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Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough

Abbott’s is a Connecticut shoreline lobster picnic featuring bracing clam chowder, steamers and mussels, and gorgeous steamed lobsters whatever size you like.
Groton, CT

Barbara’s Fishtrap

Barbara's Fish Trap of Half Moon Bay is an informal restaurant that serves what might be the best fish & chips in California.

Barnacle Bill’s

Fried shrimp are the big attraction at Barnacle Bill's, which also features hot sauce and hot wings made with St. Augustine's own datil pepper.
St. Augustine, FL


A small, bustling bakeshop, Breadzilla is the spot for hot clam chowder with bacon, fresh shrimp salad sandwiches, cinnamon buns the size of popovers.

Brophy Bros

We found Brophy Bros on the Santa Barbara, CA website under the category for best seafood and clam chowder and they were not lying! What should I eat at Brophy Bros? We obviously have had excellent clam chowder previously, but this was the best we have had on the West Coast. You can have the … Continue reading Brophy Bros
Santa Barbara, CA

Captain Parker’s Pub

Captain Parker's is a nautically themed bar and fish house that has won chowder competitions so often that it has been forced to retire from entry.

Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound

Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound welcomes post-hike travelers for bacon-wrapped scallops with Maine maple syrup, hot chowder, and, of course, lobster.

Chowder Barge

Wilmington, California's Chowder Barge allows diners the opportunity to enjoy excellent clam chowder, clam strips and fish and chips right on the water.
Los Angeles, CA

Edie’s Express

Soft, freshly baked biscuits draw lines to Edie's, a breakfast pit-stop beside a gas station. The brisket biscuit is unbelievable.
Lafayette, LA

Essex Seafood

In addition to selling live lobsters, Essex offers a quiet dining room with impeccably cooked lobsters and Massachusetts-excellent fried seafood plates.
Essex, MA

Fishermen’s Grill

Off the tourist trail in Portland, Maine, the tiny Fisherman's Grill serves up classic homemade clam chowder and fried seafood.

Flanders Fish Market & Restaurant

Whatever seafood you crave on the Connecticut shoreline, Flanders has it. Fried seafood is masterful, as is chowder. Whole belly clams are among the best.

Freshy’s Seafood Market

** THIS RESTAURANT IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED ** In a former gas station on Mercer Island, Freshy's is a seafood market and picnic-style restaurant that is a brilliant taste of the Pacific Northwest.

Giovanni’s Fish Market and Galley

Giovanni's is an abalone dealer offering fresh catch on a deck hovering over Morro Bay with views of Morro Rock.
Morro Bay, CA

Ice House

For casual summertime food eaten under a sunny sky, a picnic table at The Ice House is the right spot: burgers, fried clams, chowder, & ice cream star.

Jolly Roger Seafood House

While there are non-seafood options, Jolly Roger's location by Lake Erie suggests that fish is what you want. Perch or walleye, please!

Legnon’s Boucherie

A regular award winner for boudin perfection and a practical community center, Legnon is a Cajun country legend.

Lenny’s Indian Head Inn

A well-worn seafood house on Branford Connecticut’s scenic coast, Lenny’s is a neighborhood place with a full menu beyond excellent shore dinners.

Mo’s Annex

Perched above Yaquina Bay, Mo's serves traditional Pacific Northwest cookery: fish stews and famous chowder, fried shrimp and clams and excellent crab Louie.
Newport, OR

Neptune’s Net

A county line beach shack favored by bikers, Neptune's Net offers fresh seafood, large format beers & one of California's nicest beaches across the street.
Malibu, CA

Norma’s Seafood and Steak

An Oregon coast restaurant with excellent seafood, Norma's makes especially good crab Louis. Also: yummy local sole and a large variety of fish and chips.

O’Steen’s Restaurant

St. Augustine's best shrimp are served at O'Steen's. Also unique local red Minorcan clam chowder and fine Southern-style side dishes. Popular & always crowded.
St. Augustine, FL

Oyster Bar

An ornate underground catacombs that is part of Grand Central Station, the Oyster Bar prints a daily menu of the best seafood from around the world.
New York, NY

Pancake Pantry

Best pancakes in Nashville, Tennessee: pancakes of sweet potato with cinnamon cream; Caribbean buttermilk; wild blueberry; Swiss chocolate ... and so much more.
Nashville, TN

Pearl Oyster Bar

Pearl Oyster Bar is a tiny New York restaurant known for simple classics of the Maine coast, especially smoky clam chowder and a lavishly buttered lobster roll.
New York, NY

Port Lobster Co.

Port Lobster Co. is a take-out lobster pound making excellent rolls and chowder. Straightforward lobster rolls are sold at rock-bottom prices.
Kennebunkport, ME

Ronnie’s Michigan Stand

Ronnie's is a long time hot dog stand/drive-in that has been slinging Michigan-style hot dogs in the greater Plattsburgh area since 1959.

Roy Moore Lobster Co.

Ray Moore is a little boardwalk dive that is one of the longest running and best lobster steamers on the New England Coast.

Saltwater Cowboy’s

From simple seafood to fancy meals and backwoods cracker specialties, Saltwater Cowboy's is a trip to old-time Florida along the marshy intercoastal waterway.
St. Augustine, FL

Singleton’s Seafood Shack

Singleton's restaurant serves nut-sweet shrimp, briny oysters, devil crab, and Minorcan chowder. Mayport's favorite seafood shack!
Jacksonville, FL

Swiftwater Cafe

The Swiftwater Cafe has fresh seafood and creamy chowder, plus smoked prime rib on the weekend. Swiftwater Cafe is an Alaska destination restaurant.

Tadich Grill

Tadich Grill is a classic San Francisco seafood restaurant. Great cioppino arrives at the table with toasted garlic bread: a perfect cold weather dish.
San Francisco, CA

The Boathouse

Our favorite items at the Boathouse in Ossining are New England clam chowder and crusty burgers on ciabatta rolls. Waterside dining in good weather.

The Chowder Bowl

Any chowder tour of the Oregon coast should include The Chowder Bowl, located a few steps from the Pacific Ocean in the Nye Beach neighborhood of Newport.
Newport, OR

The Shack

The Shack is a good stop along I-95 in Connecticut for big breakfast, and such hearty fare as shepherd's pie and Yankee puddings for dessert.

The Yellow Carrot

Durango’s Yellow Carrot is a sunny spot for epic comfort food, like grilled cheese with pulled pork and herb cream-fried eggs on brioche.

Westfair Fish & Chips

Westfair Fish & Chips is a kitchen with an order window and a few tables. Fried clams, sole, scallops, shrimp & oysters all are Connecticut bests.

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