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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Mo’s Restaurant, Newport
This is the original dive in an Oregon chain built on fresh, creamy, New England–style chowder topped with bacon. The peanut butter cream pie is also a signature recipe and readers’ favorite; 541/265-7512 or

Tasty Contenders
The Hungry Clam
, Brookings Harbor
Outdoor seating allows you to watch the boats at the Port of Brookings Harbor. The chowder (served in a bread bowl) and fish-and-chips are among the favorites; 541/469-2526.

Pacific Seafood, Bay City
Eat oysters any way you like ‘em and watch the oyster processing operation through big windows; 503/377-2323 or

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