Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in West Hollywood & Mid-City

Connie & Ted's

At this modernized version of a New England seafood shack by acclaimed chef Michael Cimarusti, there are always up to a dozen oyster varieties at the raw bar, classics such as fried clams, grilled fish (wild and sus…
Top Choice Seafood in Nob Hill, Russian Hill & Fillmore

Swan Oyster Depot

Superior flavor without the superior attitude of typical seafood restaurants – Swan's downside is an inevitable wait for the few stools at its vintage lunch counter, but the upside of high turnover is incredibly fre…
Top Choice Seafood in Seal Beach

Walt’s Wharf

Everybody’s favorite for fresh fish (some drive in from LA), Walt’s packs them in on weekends. You can’t make reservations for dinner (though they’re accepted for lunch), but it’s worth the wait for the oak-fire-gri…
Top Choice Seafood in San Diego

Pacific Beach Fish Shop

You can't miss this fishy-themed joint with its enormous swordfish hanging outside. Inside, it's a casual, communal bench affair. Choose from more than 10 types of fresh fish at the counter, from ahi to red snapper,…
Top Choice Seafood in South Bay Beaches

Fishing with Dynamite

You'll love this tiny, modernist place for its oysters, raw bar and menu mixing 'old school' (chowder, crab cakes) and 'new school' (miso black cod, serrano scallops seared and garnished with uni). The menu is const…
Top Choice Seafood in Newport Beach

Bear Flag Fish Company

This is the place for generously sized, grilled and panko-breaded fish tacos, ahi burritos, spankin’ fresh ceviche and oysters. Pick out what you want from the ice-cold display cases, then grab a picnic-table seat. …
Top Choice Seafood in Sausalito

Fish

Chow down on seafood sandwiches, BBQ oysters or a Dungeness-crab roll at redwood picnic tables facing Richardson Bay. A local leader in promoting fresh and sustainably caught fish, this place has wonderful wild salm…
Top Choice Seafood in Encinitas

Fish 101

In this casual grown-up fish shack, order at the counter, sidle up to a butcher-block table, sip craft beer or Mexican coke from a mason jar and tuck into albacore-tuna poke, clam chowder, shrimp po'boy or fish-and-…
Top Choice Seafood in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Shellfish Company

‘From sea to skillet to plate’ sums up this end-of-the-wharf seafood shack that’s more of a buzzing counter joint than a sit-down restaurant. Chase away the seagulls as you chow down on garlic-baked clams, crab cake…
Top Choice Seafood in Point Reyes Station

Hog Island Oyster Company

Ten miles north of Point Reyes Station you’ll find the salty turnout for Hog Island Oyster Company. There’s not much to see: just some picnic tables and BBQ grills, an outdoor cafe and a window selling the famously …