It’s no surprise that Northern California’s restaurants offer some seriously fresh, delicious seafood. We’ve scoured the state to bring you some of its best seafood restaurants – here are 12 we recommend.
1. The City Fish, San Jose
This casual dining spot offers up some of the most tender fish and chips you'll ever eat. 30 E Santa Clara Street, San Jose.
2. Claw Shack, San Jose
Some of the freshest crab, lobster and crawfish you've ever eaten...in a tiny, unassuming little restaurant. 1696 Berryessa Road, San Jose.
3. Firehouse Restaurant, Sacramento
This little gem in Old Downtown Sacramento offers spectacular, gourmet seafood dishes. 1112 2nd Street, Sacramento.
4. Hog Island Oyster Company, San Francisco
With a 4.5-star rating on Yelp and nearly 4,000 reviews, Hog Island Oyster Company is clearly popular. Maybe because the oysters are incredibly fresh and delicious? You'll wait to get in, but it's well worth it! 1 Ferry Bldg. Shop 11, San Francisco.
5. MacCallum House Restaurant and Grey Whale Bar-Cafe, Mendocino
This little restaurant offers a romantic setting and some delicious seafood offerings. 45020 Albion Street, Mendocino.
6. Santa Rosa Seafood Raw Bar & Grill, Santa Rosa
Stop here for some absolutely amazing seafood, and buy fresh seafood right next door. Pictured above is the sea bass. 958 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa.
7. Sotto Mare, San Francisco
This Italian spot in the Telegraph Hill area offers delicious seafood. Try the scallop fettuccine! 552 Green Street, San Francisco.
8. Stark's Steak & Seafood, Santa Rosa
Everything is good here (starting with the full loaf of garlic bread), but the lobster might just be the best you've ever had. 521 Adams Street, Santa Rosa.
9. Station 16, Sacramento
You'll love the ambiance at this friendly little seafood restaurant/bar. Here are the garlic butter prawns - one of many tasty seafood dishes. 1118 16th Street, Sacramento.
10. Tadich Grill, San Francisco
This bustling, downtown San Francisco staple opened in 1849, so they've had plenty of time to perfect the art of seafood. 240 California Street, San Francisco.
11. Wild Fish, Little River
Fresh and delicious, the seafood here is fabulous...and the quiet setting is wonderful, too. 7750 N. Hwy 1, Little River.
12. Woodhouse Fish Company, San Francisco
This casual little spot serves up some amazing fish and chips. 1914 Fillmore Street,
Is your favorite seafood restaurant on this list? If not, which do you recommend?