Buffalo is miles away from the ocean, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy coastal cuisine at its finest. From sushi and shrimp to oysters and crab, there are several spots to choose from for seafood in and around Buffalo. Here are nine restaurants to frequent if you’re craving a fresh catch from the sea:
1. Bailey Seafood (3316 Bailey Avenue)
According to their website, Bailey Seafood has the best fish fry in Buffalo. We'll let you be the judge of that! The restaurant has a wide variety of fresh and frozen seafood available for purchase, a take-out menu, and a long history of over 30 years in business.
2. Haye's Seafood House (8900 Main Street, Williamsville)
Come for the in-house seafood market and stay for dinner at Haye's Seafood House in Williamsville. Their menu is extensive, with everything from haddock and shrimp to calamari and steaks for the non-seafood eaters of the world.
3. Hutch's (1375 Delaware Avenue)
If you're looking for a sure thing for dinner, head to Hutch's. While they don't necessarily specialize in seafood, their "under the sea" options certainly don't disappoint. If you're not sure what to order, their mussel scampi, lobster club sandwich, and shellfish risotto are all great choices!
4. Liberty Hound (1 Naval Park Cove)
For fresh seafood al fresco, Liberty Hound is the place to be. Located on the waterfront at Canalside, Liberty Hound is a popular spot during the summer months, and for obvious reason. Take a look at those oyster shooters! YUM.
5. Oshun (5 E. Huron Street)
Oshun is one of the latest and greatest seafood restaurants to hit the Buffalo restaurant scene. Their menu is extensive and the location is perfect for downtown dwellers or for a post-work happy hour at the oyster bar!
6. Papaya (118 W. Chippewa Street)
Papaya is an asian kitchen that serves up delicious cuisine on Chippewa. They have an impressive sushi menu, delicious appetizers and entrees, and even an extensive wine and martini menu to add to the fun!
7. Pho Lantern (837 Niagara Street)
If you're looking for a new way to enjoy seafood, pho is the way to go! Shrimp and pork wonton noodle soup? Yes, please!
8. Seabar (475 Ellicott Street)
Seabar offers up some of the best vibes in Buffalo, and their food is delicious, too! Enjoy the modern lounge area while you grab a drink, then choose from their menu of fresh, innovative seafood options. Whether you're looking for a casual sushi stop or fine dining experience, Seabar has it all!
9. Viking Lobster Co. (366 Tonawanda Street)
Viking Lobster Co. specializes in exactly what you would expect: lobster! The restaurant sources all of its seafood from the North Atlantic Coast, ensuring it's as fresh as possible when it hits your plate. Along with delicious lobster and seafood entrees, Viking Lobster Co. also prides itself in providing delicious steaks and ribs for those less inclined to enjoy food from the sea.
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