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 St. Paul Fish Company


Port Sandy Bay, Two Rivers
Known for large, made-from-scratch pizzas, Port Sandy Bay also impresses readers with fish battered in Honey Weiss beer and evening seafood specials on Wednesdays and Fridays; 920/793-2345.

Tasty Contenders
Newport Shores
, Port Washington
A daily fish fry (readers love the beer batter), soup, and homemade desserts are featured here, with views of the marina and Lake Michigan; 262/284-6838.

St. Paul Fish Company, Milwaukee
This fish market has gradually become a bustling restaurant, with an inexpensive fresh seafood menu including two for-one oyster specials on Thursday evenings; 414/220-8383 or

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