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2013 Top 10 Seafood Restaurants in the U.S.

Le Bernardin, one of the Top 10 Seafood Restaurants in the U.S.

Nothing is more disappointing than going to an oceanfront restaurant, only to discover that the bland fish you're eating was frozen between being caught and being served to you. The best seafood is fresh, and prepared in such a way as to accent the natural flavors of the sea without overwhelming them. Some, like raw bar oysters and clams, need nothing more than a sharp knife and skilled hand to unleash the briny seasonings of the sea. The bounty of our oceans and lakes also includes fish, lobster, shrimp, crab, scallop, crayfish and more delectable denizens of the deep. These ten restaurants, presented in alphabetical order, serve the best seafood in America from sea to shining sea.

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Best Seafood Restaurants

If none of the Top 10 Seafood Restaurants are in the neighborhood, there are many more restaurants with excellent seafood throughout the country. Be sure to check out GAYOT's features, recipes and reviews as well!

 

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