50 States Series: Top Seafood Restaurants Worth Traveling For

A tray of luscious seafood.

Is there anything better than donning a plastic bib emblazoned with a bright red lobster and diving fork-first into a heaping plate of succulent seafood? We don’t think so!

From hole-in-the-wall shacks by the sea to bustling restaurants inland, there are countless places across the United States to indulge your seafood cravings. We’ve rounded up the best in each state (no, you don’t have to stay by the ocean to eat fresh-caught fish) where you can order luscious lobster rolls, delicate crab legs, shrimp, and so much more. Dine on the water, eat at the beach with a paper plate on your lap, or take your meal to go and enjoy it in the comfort of your vacation rental—it’s up to you!

While the seafood in these 50 spots is the main attraction, the destinations themselves are well-worth a weekend getaway—or longer! Deciding what to order might be tough, but decided where to stay shouldn’t be. A vacation rental from FlipKey provides the extra space you need, plus conveniences like a full kitchen, laundry, or barbecue (surf n’ turf, perhaps?).

Whether you’re visiting the rugged coast of Maine, the scenic shores of Alabama, or even the desert of Arizona, opt for a vacation rental near one of the spots on our list and enjoy an endless supply of fresh seafood.

Alabama (Orange Beach): Doc’s Seafood Shack & Oyster Bar

Alaska (Juneau): Tracy’s King Crab Shack

Arizona (Tempe): King’s Fish House

Arkansas (Benton): Captain D’s

California (Del Mar): Brigantine Seafood Restaurants

Colorado (Boulder): Jax Fish House

Connecticut (Glastonbury): Max Fish

Delaware (Rehoboth Beach): Blackwall Hitch

Florida (St. Augustine): Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille

Georgia (Atlanta): The Optimist

Hawaii (Kona): Da Poke Shack

Idaho (Boise): Lucky Fins Seafood Grill

Illinois (Wadsworth): The Shanty Wadsworth

Indiana (Newburgh): The Tin Fish

Iowa (Dubuque): Catfish Charlie’s

Kansas (Kansas City): Jarocho Pescados y Mariscos

Kentucky (Lexington): Smithtown Seafood

Louisiana (New Orleans): Peche Seafood Grill

Maine (Kennebunkport): The Clam Shack

Maryland (Annapolis): Boatyard Bar & Grill

Massachusetts (Provincetown): The Lobster Pot

Michigan (Royal Oak): Toms Oyster Bar Royal Oak

Minnesota (Minneapolis): Sea Change

Mississippi (Biloxi): Mary Mahoney’s

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Missouri (St. Louis): The Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co.

Montana (Whitefish): Stillwater Fish House

Nebraska (Omaha): Plank Seafood Provisions

Nevada (Las Vegas): AquaKnox

New Hampshire (Portsmouth): The Beach Plum

New Jersey (Princeton): Blue Point Grill

New Mexico (Albuquerque): Pelican’s

New York (Island Park): Jordan Lobster Farms

North Carolina (Wilmington): Cape Fear Seafood Company

North Dakota (Bismarck): 40 Steak + Seafood

Ohio (Toledo): Real Seafood Company Toledo

Oklahoma (Oklahoma City): Pearl’s Crabtown

Oregon (Portland): RingSide Fish House

Pennsylvania (Doylestown): Pennsylvania Soup and Seafood House

Rhode Island (South Kingston): TwoTen Oyster Bar & Grill

South Carolina (Hilton Head): The Crazy Crab Hilton Head

South Dakota (Custer): Sage Creek Grille

Tennessee (Pigeon Forge): Harpoon Harry’s Crab House

Texas (Austin): Uchi Austin

Utah (Lehi): Slapfish

Vermont (Burlington): Bleu Northeast Seafood

Virginia (Virginia Beach): Blue Seafood and Spirits

Washington (Seattle): The Walrus and the Carpenter

West Virginia (Charleston): Tricky Fish

Wisconsin (Appleton): Red-Ox Seafood Steakhouse

Wyoming (Afton): Rocky Mountain Seafood