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A meal at Bang Po Seafood is a test for the taste buds...
At the northwest end of the beach is this packed pedestrian-only alley where several samey seafood restaurants with gorgeous sea views show off the day's catch...
One of the best of a string of Chalok Lam's seafood restaurants where fisher families serve you their bounty straight off the boats. Bamboo furniture sits on the sand and you can watch the boat action in the busy bay.
Rows of freshly caught creatures are presented nightly atop miniature long-tail boats loaded with ice. Once you’ve picked your prey, grab a table inside amid dangling plants and charming stone furnishings.
An atmospheric old-time pier restaurant and always busy. There's a big open kitchen on the ground floor enabling you to see the chefs preparing your seafood selection. Ascend the stairs to find a table.
The best of Ban Sala Dan's seafood-by-weight options, with all your other Thai favourites too. Try the þlah tôrt kà-mîn : deep-fried white snapper rubbed with fresh, hand-ground turmeric and garlic.
If you fancy decent Thai food and a string of predictable, reliable seafood choices by the beach, wander over to this long-running shack. It's slightly overpriced, but the setting is fantastic.
Before heading to the island's only nightclub, right next door, crunch down on some crab and lobster at this lively restaurant. The menu is epic and the accompanying bar is constantly busy.
The road leading to Don Hoi Lot is lined with seafood restaurants, nearly all serving dishes made with hŏy lòrt, the area’s eponymous shellfish.
Tables are scattered on four piers that extend into the sea at the northwest end of the Old Town. Fish is fresh and exquisitely prepared.
'If it swims, we have it', goes its motto, and this pier restaurant does indeed have a huge seafood menu as well as great bay views.
Appropriately named: you can dine on a wide range of seafood right on Ao Phai's pretty beach. There's some Western food on the menu too.
This eat-on-the-street restaurant is a favourite with locals thanks to its great seafood options. Look for the blue tables and umbrellas.
One of few places still locally run, Daya's is arguably the best of the fresh seafood barbecues put on nightly by Hat Pattaya’s resorts.
One of the livelier restaurants along Th U Thong, this riverfront restaurant specialises in fried and steamed fish.
At the recommended beachfront of Sand Sea Resort red-shirted waiters take seafood-grill and Thai-curry orders on iPads.
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