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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The Tides Tavern, Gig Harbor
The clam chowder and extensive list of craft beers have lots of fans, and an outdoor deck showcases the harbor and the surrounding mountains. But readers insist: You must try the Alaskan halibut fish-and-chips; 253/858-3982 or

Tasty Contenders
The One Eyed Crab
, Westport
Eat at the marina overlooking the very same fishing boats that brought the Dungeness crab, salmon, halibut, and tuna to your plate; 360/268-0891.

Toby’s Tavern, Coupeville
This seafood pub offers steamed mussels pulled from the water just outside the window; 360/678-4222 or

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