America's Best Seafood Dives 2012

It's the 15th anniversary of our annual celebration of the best seafood dives. To celebrate, fried-food guru Steve Millburg takes us on a tour of the 50 best ever.

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America's Best Seafood Dives 2012
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The 2012 List

What exactly is a seafood dive? Writer and fried food expert Steve Millburg puts it best, saying that dive means " a seafood restaurant with a casual atmosphere and great food. A wine list might be OK, but a beer list is better. The best dives prepare food simply but carefully, using only fresh ingredients. Prospective dives earn bonus points for being on the water, making their own sauces, and offering live entertainment—quadruple bonus points if it's Jimmy Buffett," he says.

This year, we asked him to narrow it down to the 50 best. Click here to his state-by-state list ...



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