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.

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!

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Photo: Courtesy of The Hangar on the Wharf Pub & Grill


Sandbar and Grill, Juneau
It’s all about the local fish in this no-frills, authentic dive atmosphere. Readers say the halibut burger is mouthwatering, and the fresh halibut fish-and-chips is tops. (Hungry? Go for the eight-piece “Big Boy” size); 907/789-8400.

Tasty Contenders
The Hangar on the Wharf Pub & Grill, Juneau
Overlooking the seaplane harbor, The Hangar has an extensive menu, from king crab hand rolls to halibut tacos.
Bonus: the 100 available beers—20 on tap; 907/586-5018 or

The Bamboo Room Restaurant, Haines
This place is justly famous for fist-size chunks of locally caught halibut in the fish-and-chips plate; 907/766-2800 or

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