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 Kimo's


Kimo’s, Lahaina Town, Maui
Since 1977, this spot has been known for its killer views of the sunset over the water and its laid-back atmosphere. The grilled fish tacos topped with a tropical salsa and the hula pie made with macadamia nut ice cream are reader favorites; 808/661-4811 or

Tasty Contenders
Romy’s Kahuku Prawns & Shrimp, Kahuku, Oahu
One of several shrimp shacks along Oahu’s North Shore, Romy’s gets its prawns and shrimp—served fried in won ton wrappers, sauteed in garlic, or sweet and spicy—from its own aquaculture farm; 808/232-2202 or

La Mariana Sailing Club, Honolulu
Tiki-bar ambience, a mean mahi mahi burger, and signature mai tais bring locals to this kitschy Oahu hideaway; 808/848-2800 or

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