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: Washington
Writer: Steve Millburg, Illustrations: Matt Caserta

Washington

San Juan Lanes Bar & Grill, Anacortes
I didn't believe the woman at the Chamber of Commerce who told me I could find the best fish-and-chips in town at the bowling alley. But she was right. 360/293-7500 or sanjuanlanes.com
* Bowling starts with breakfast!

Tides Tavern, Gig Harbor
Noisy and friendly, the Tides feels authentically Pacific Northwestern. The local oyster shooters and craft beers are especially good. 253/858-3982 or tidestavern.com

Lowell's Restaurant & Bar, Seattle
Lowell's offers quick service (first and third floors), table service (second floor), and views (Puget Sound or Pike Place). Try fish-and-chips or Dungeness crab. 206/622-2036 or eatatlowells.com

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