2020 Best Top 10 Seafood Restaurants in the US

Perla's Seafood & Oyster Bar in Austin, Texas, hits the mark with fresh selections that change nightly

Top 10 Seafood Restaurants in America

The best seafood is no longer relegated to the coastline, as major inland cities continue to pop up with raw bars, crudos and ceviches to call their own. Still, there's something pretty special about sitting in a seaport city with a looming tower of shellfish to nibble on.

That's why we've compiled the Top 10 Seafood Restaurants in the U.S., from upscale classics to casual oyster bars, presented in alphabetical order.

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GT Fish & Oyster
14/20

GT Fish & Oyster in Chicago has all the trappings of an authentic East Coast seafood house, one brought up to modern day speed. The lobster roll and bacon-rich, chunky clam chowder in a Mason jar are among the standouts on the menu. See More

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La Mar by Gaston Acurio
15/20

Flash-marinated raw fish ceviches and tiraditos shine at La Mar by Gaston Acurio, a Peruvian restaurant on the waterfront at Mandarin Oriental, Miami. See More

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Le Bernardin
18/20

Le Bernardin has been a highlight of the New York dining scene since the brother-and-sister team of the late Gilbert and Maguy Le Coze opened the restaurant in 1986. Chef Eric Ripert enlightens diners with a revolutionary approach to seafood. See More

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Matt's in the Market
14/20

Head to the third floor of the Pike Place Market's Corner Market Building in Seattle and you'll discover Matt's in the Market. This stylish yet casual setting is ideal for enjoying the straightforward dishes featuring the Market's freshest seafood and produce. See More

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Japanese, French, Sushi
o ya
16/20

Chef Tim Cushman, a Nobu Matsuhisa protégé, is the real deal, as is his wife, a saké sommelier. The menu at o ya in Boston changes regularly and brings gem-like morsels that leave lasting impressions, like fried Kumamoto oysters with yuzu aïoli and squid ink bubbles. See More

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Pêche Seafood Grill
13/20

Pêche Seafood Grill in New Orleans offers straightforward fish dishes cooked over an open fire. Guests will also find the most authentic Cajun gumbo around, and small plates such as catfish with pickled greens and chili broth. See More

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Perla's Seafood & Oyster Bar
15/20

Perla's Seafood & Oyster Bar in Austin hits the mark with fresh selections that change nightly. While many entrées are simple, steamed or wood-grilled preparations, that's not to suggest the menu is void of creativity. Among the twists is the bay scallop pozole verde appetizer, featuring a delectable dance of salty, savory and spicy flavors. See More

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Seafood, Contemporary, Progressive
Providence
17/20

Co-owners Michael Cimarusti and Donato Poto upped the ante when they reinvented the look of their fine dining destination Providence. Scrambled eggs with uni and the tableside presentation of salt-roasted Santa Barbara spot prawns remain mainstays. See More

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The Sardine Factory
14/20

Since 1968, visitors to Monterey, California, have flocked to The Sardine Factory, a Cannery Row seafood institution. Starting with the signature abalone bisque with bacon, chives and Madeira wine is a must. See More

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Stoic & Genuine
15/20

Stoic & Genuine is an upscale sanctuary of pristine seafood in Denver. From the open kitchen come delights such as a modernized paella parading New Zealand king salmon, mussels, shrimp, squid, house-made sausage and crunchy rice cakes called "socorrat." See More

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