Shaw's Crab House, Chicago
Best Catch: 1 lb. Alaskan Golden King Crab ($46.99).
The 1930's New Orleans-themed Shaw's Crab House draws judicious seafood fanatics with its top-grade fish and animated impression. At the oyster bar, you'll find 12 sea critter varieties.
The Lobster Shack at Two Lights, Ogunquit, Maine
Best Catch: Lobster Roll (Market Price)
This little seafood combined set on Maine's rocky shore has Bon Appetit, Gourmet Magazine, and The Boston Globe playing its praises. Food enthusiast rave about the restaurant's appetizing lobster rolls and smooth chowder.
Nico's at Pier 38 Restaurant & Fish Market, Honolulu
Best Catch: Furikake Pan Seared Ahi ($12.95)
Hawaii's in-the-know fish lovers gather together at this celebratory Honolulu restaurant/market combo early in the morning to get the day's best catch. Nico's charm lies not only in its fresh Hawaiian fish, but also in its menu filled with imaginative twists, including kamobokos and blackened fish 'wiches.
The Anchor Fish & Chips, Minneapolis
Best Catch: Fish & Chips ($8.95)
Crisp Alaskan cod and hand-cut fries steal the show at this conventional Irish chipper. Demand a side of tangy curry sauce to layer on your fries and you're sure to tease your taste buds. It's not just the golden fish that draws seafood seekers to The Anchor Fish & Chips year after year.
Best Catch: Steamed Mussels, Shiner Bock and Toasted Ancho Dinner Entrée ($14.50)
For bold, globally-inspired Gulf Coast, Mediterranean, and Asian flavors, looks no extra than REEF, a Houston hotspot that specializes in oceanic cuisine. Chef Bryan Caswell takes pride in creating alternative dishes that pair moist seafood with zesty garnishes, like sweet and sour chard.
Acme Oyster House, New Orleans
Best Catch: Fried Peace Maker Po-Boy ($12.99)
As its name suggests, Acme Oyster House please its patrons with a varied variety of oysters. Raw, char-grilled, fried, and more, this French Quarter oyster bar likely has your favorite training style.
Cantler's Riverside Inn, Annapolis, Md.
Best Catch: Jimmy's Crab Feast ($25.99)
Cantler's Riverside Inn is best identified for its juicy Maryland blue crabs. If you come famished, you'll want to happiness in Jimmy's Crab Feast, a tasty amalgamation of steamed crabs, mussels, and shrimp. This range is accompanied by tangy coleslaw and sweet corn on the cob.
The Clam Shack, Kennebunkport, Maine
Best Catch: Lobster Roll ($16.25)
If you're passion a tasty lobster roll, it's hard to match The Clam Shack's praised delicacy. Already exult by The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, our list wouldn't be entire devoid of highlighting this beloved Kennebunkport spot.
Per Se, New York City
Best Catch: 9-course Chef's Tasting Menu ($295)
Once you set foot in Per Se's plush dining room and sample one of Chef Thomas Keller's exquisite dishes—like oysters and pearls topped with caviar or poached lobster—you'll unquestionably start playing its praises too.
Neptune Oyster, Boston
Best Catch: Seared Georges Bank Scallops ($33)
This tiny Boston oyster bar is making some big waves. Neptune Oyster's raw bar and dining room seats only 44 patrons, so landing a table in this small site will take some effort.