The Best Seafood Dives Coast to Coast

Long live the laid-back shacks where the menus hang on the wall, the beers chill on ice, and the food comes piled high, deep-fried, slathered, breaded, buttered, and steamed.

  • Seafood Dives

    America's Favorite Seafood Dives

    See 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.

Chauncey Creek Lobster Pier

East Coast Seafood Dives

Whether feasting on lobster or Lowcountry fare, you’ll find first-rate dishes at these Atlantic establishments.

LuLus Boiled Shrimp

Southeastern Seafood Dives

Come as you are, but bring an appetite when you delve into the South Atlantic and Gulf Coast’s best offerings.

South Beach Bar & Grill

West Coast Seafood Dives

Sample the Pacific’s rich offerings at casual eateries from salmon country to San Diego.

Ruddell’s Smokehouse

Great Lakes's Best Seafood Dives

We took the plunge and found some keepers along these salty shores.

SeeWee Restaurant

Best Seafood Dives

Forget the frills. It’s all about flavor in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Hawaii.

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