The Best Seafood Dives Coast to Coast
America’s Favorite Seafood Dives
It’s our annual guide to the top eateries where food is fried, broiled, grilled, or otherwise slapped on butcher paper for your finger-licking, crab-cracking, French fry–munching pleasure. This year, our winners (and finalists) were chosen by our readers!
AlabamaLuLu’s at Homeport Marina, Gulf Shores
You’ll love the all-ages appeal of this sandy, tropical paradise operated by Lucy Buffett, singer Jimmy’s sister. The Southern-style menu includes fried green tomatoes and a variety of seafood dishes, and musicians entertain every day; 251/967- 5858 or lulusathomeport.com.
Doc’s Seafood Shack & Oyster Bar, Orange Beach
This is where the locals go. Readers adore the fresh oysters and make-your-own cocktail sauce; 251/981-6999.
Bayley’s Seafood Restaurant, Theodore
In this metal-roofed brick building, they’re turning out great fried seafood and their signature West Indies salad (crabmeat with oil, vinegar, and chopped onion) invented here in 1947; 251/973-1572.