Seafood restaurant

Fish and lobster at the Shamrock Hotel seafood restaurant in Nathan Road, Jordan, Hong Kong
Union Oyster House exterior in Boston, Massachusetts, one of the oldest continuously open restaurants in America.
The interior of Desire Oyster Bar in French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

A seafood restaurant is a restaurant that specializes in seafood cuisine and seafood dishes, such as fish and shellfish. Dishes may include freshwater fish. The concept may focus upon the preparation and service of fresh seafood,[1] (as opposed to frozen products). Some seafood restaurants also provide retail sales of seafood that consumers take home to prepare.[1] Seafood restaurants may have a marine-themed decor, with decorations such as fish nets, nautical images and buoys.[1][2] Fare can vary due to seasonality in fish availability and in the fishing industry.[2][3] Seafood restaurants may offer additional non-seafood items, such as chicken and beef dishes.[2]


Upscale and midscale seafood restaurants may offer more selections compared to quick-service restaurants.[2] Some are located nearby or on a waterfront.[2]


Fare in seafood restaurants may include fresh and frozen fish, shellfish, crawfish, shrimp, crab, lobster, mussels and oysters.[4] Some have a raw bar area where raw shellfish products are prepared, such as raw oysters.[4][5]

List of seafood restaurants

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This is a list of notable seafood restaurants.

The former Carlos'n Charlie's in Oranjestad, Aruba
A seafood dish at Mul Yam restaurant, located at Tel Aviv Port, Tel Aviv, Israel
Stuffed blue crab shells known as Casquinha de Siri being enjoyed in Tropicana Restaurant at Rio de Janeiro City
A bobó de camarão dish enjoyed at a Rio de Janeiro restaurant

United States

Aerial photo of Gladstones Malibu
Lundy's Restaurant is located in the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood of the New York City borough of Brooklyn
Fried clams, fries, and onion rings at Woodman's of Essex in Essex, Massachusetts

See also


  1. 1 2 3 Successful Restaurant Design - Regina S. Baraban, Joseph F. Durocher
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 Start Your Own Restaurant and More - Entrepreneur Press, Jacquelyn Lynn
  3. Starting A Restaurant Business Guide: A Startup Guide With Planning Tips And ... - Rick P. Wooten
  4. 1 2 Koeller, Kim; La France, Robert (2010). Allergen Free Dining in Steak and Seafood Restaurants. R & R Publishing. pp. 12–16. ISBN 0982959915.
  5. Jacobson, Michael F.; Hurley, Jayne (2002). Restaurant Confidential. Workman Publishing. pp. 189–206. ISBN 0761178864.
  6. "Scots chippie crowned best in UK". BBC News. January 22, 2009. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  7. Özbey, Savaş (2002-11-15). "İşte Türkiye'nin en iyi balık lokantaları". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2012-01-20.
  8. Hennock, Mary (December 5, 2002). "Loch Fyne oyster farm for sale". BBC News. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  9. Fearnley-Whittingstall, Hugh (July 23, 2006). "Top five seafood". The Observer. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  10. Reichl, Ruth (May 10, 1996). "Restaurants (Aquagrill review)". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  11. The Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant - New York | East 40s Restaurant Menus and Reviews. Zagat.
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