Top 20 Mid-Atlantic Seafood Places


1. The Palm Restaurant; Nashville, TN

140 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
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Still owned and operated by members of the Bozzi and Ganzi families, The Palm continues to serve as a second home for countless patrons, thanks to the exceptional standard of hospitality established by the founders.

2. Jimmy’s Famous Seafood; Baltimore, MD

6526 Holabird Ave., Baltimore, Maryland 21224
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Often imitated, never duplicated – the crabcake voted Best in Maryland by the readers of Baltimore magazine – make it a Famous night!

3. Waterman’s Surfside Grille, Virginia Beach


415 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Mouthwatering, buttery seafood is what you’ll find at this southern style seafood joint.

4. The Boathouse; Richmond, VA

4708 Old Main St, Richmond, VA 23231
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The Boathouse provides unlimited ways for guests to have a memorable experience; Sunday Brunch, business meetings, rehearsal dinners, waterfront dinner and drinks or inside dining surrounded in a beautiful nautical atmosphere with their open-fire Wood Stone pizza oven. The menu features an extensive raw bar, open-flamed prime steaks, fresh sustainable seafood and, if that is not enough, they have Neapolitan style Wood Stone fired pizzas.

5. SEA Thai; Brookyln, NY

114 N 6th St, Brooklyn, New York
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The moment you dive into SEA you will be taken by the contagious ambiance of their Bangkok inspired modern design. The menu features Floating Market imports such as the traditional Tom Yum Soup served in a cooking hotpot, or a T-Bone Steak Prepared with Thai Flair served with citrus chili dip and banana-leave wrapped coconut sticky rice.

6. Big Sam’s Raw Bar, Virginia Beach

300 Winston Salem Ave, Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Who doesn’t love crab cake? Big Sam’s jumbo lump crab cake is make with blue crab, and spiced to perfection.

7. Croaker’s Spot Restaurant; Richmond, VA

1020 Hull St, Richmond, VA 23224
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Croaker’s Spot Restaurant, the soul of seafood in Richmond, VA. Sporting a raw bar and some very interesting menu items, like Seafood Chili Nachos, Hot Buttered Soul Wedges, the Shrimp Louis Salad and more. Go see what all of the hype is about!

8. Hank’s Oyster Bar, DC

1624 Q St NW, Washington, DC 20009
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Simple, approachable seafood, consisting of small and large plates for grazing. Coastal favorites and New England Classics like Lobster Rolls, Steamers and Chowder. Lightly fried items such as Popcorn Shrimp and Calamari and Fish n’ Chips will balance the Ice Bar options which consist of a selection of raw oysters, tartar and ceviche.

9. Holy Mackerel; Williamsburg, VA

4854-16 Longhill Rd, Williamsburg, Virginia
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Holy Mackerel has steamers prices and amazing seafood like their fried oysters and clam strips!

10. Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, DC

1612 14th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009
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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, the newest restaurant in Black Restaurant Group, welcomes you with a rustic decor that showcases a variety of repurposed items from around the United States. A touch of southern hospitality is found in DC’s vibrant Logan Circle Neighborhood. Following Chef Jeff Black’s impeccable commitment to sourcing the freshest seafood, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace will be your choice for the widest variety of high quality oysters.

11. Oceans & Ale; Williamsburg, VA

Prime Outlets 5601-1 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, Virginia
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Oceans & Ale is a fun bar that has an excellent beer selection and cocktail list as well as fun and interesting seafood like the seafood nachos.

12. Cabo Fish Taco; Blacksburg, VA

117 South Main St, Blacksburg, Virginia 24060
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Cabo Fish Taco is the combination of concepts from three completely different people, who share the same idea of what makes a restaurant great. Unlike most Baja styled restaurants, Cabo combines coastal Mexican cuisine with a unique healthy California feel. The food and atmosphere of Cabo is an impeccable infusion of very different styles. Everything is made fresh daily, and the bar offers a wide selection of drinks including over 13 types of margaritas and 72 different selections of Tequila.

13. City Crab and Seafood Company, NYC

235 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10003
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City Crab has specialized in preparing the finest seafood and steaks since it first opened its doors in 1993. City Crab Features delectable live Maine lobsters, seasonal delicacies like Jumbo Stone crabs, soft-shell crabs and Alaskan King Crabs, as well as daily chef specialties like lobster salad sliders or crabmeat stuffed Maine lobster. City Crab continues its tradition for serving the highest quality seafood and steaks for lunch, brunch and dinner seven days a week.

14. La Petite Auberge; Fredericksburg’ VA

311 William St, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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La Petite Auberge has divine meat and seafood dishes and fantastic appetizers. Their menu has a French influence mixed with American cuisine.

15. Blue Light Grill; Charlottesville, VA

120 A East Main St, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Blue Light Grill is a modern bar serving fresh seafood, including house cured salmon with artichoke chips and wonderful cocktails.

16. Shoemakers American Grille; Lynchburg, VA

1312 Commerce St., Lynchburg, Virginia 24504
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The design and ambiance in the Shoemakers restaurant feels very sleek, uber-modern even, like you’re in a trendy spot in a much larger city. Then there’s the food, which is as delectable as the decor. Find the best seafood, steaks and chicken at Shoemakers.

17. Rhett’s River Grill & Raw Bar; Charlottesville, VA

2335 Seminole Trl Suite 100, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
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Rhett’s has amazing Oysters Rockefeller and their Bananas Foster is out of this world.

18. The Green Leaf Grill; Waynesboro, VA

415 West Main Street, Waynesboro, Virginia 22980
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The Green Leaf Grill is an Award winning restaurant featuring a diverse menu including New Orleans authentic craw-fish etouffee, seafood gumbo, creative vegetarian options, fun comfort food twists, gourmet pizzas with the classic build your own option, delicious paninis and so much more! They also offer fine wines including 25 local wines from the valley by the glass, craft beer, and mixed drinks!

19. Faidley’s; Baltimore, VA

203 N Paca St., Baltimore, Maryland 21201
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Founded in 1886, Faidley Seafood is one of the oldest and best-known purveyors of fresh and prepared seafood in the Chesapeake region. Today, it is owned and operated by Bill and Nancy Devine, descendents of founder John W. Faidley, Sr. Faidley’s is headquartered on its original location in “World Famous Lexington Market”, Baltimore, Maryland.

20. Depot Grille; Staunton, VA

42 Middlebrook Ave, Staunton, Virginia
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Depot Grille has excellent steak and seafood. They also have a beautiful Victorian bar.

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