Forget making dinner tonight. A hot summer evening and cooking just don’t go together. But, seafood for a summer meal? You’ll find nothing better, especially at these 10 best seafood restaurants in Pittsburgh.
1. Monterey Bay Fish Grotto - 1411 Grandview Ave
Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of downtown Pittsburgh from high atop Mount Washington at Monterey Bay Fish Grotto. The popular seafood restaurant promises a delicious meal you won't soon forget. The expansive menu features oysters, squid, salmon, sea bass, fresh water eel, and shrimp as well as gluten-free options.
2. Penn Avenue Fish Company - 2208 Penn Avenue
Indulge in fresh seafood at Penn Avenue Fish Company, with locations in the Strip District and downtown Pittsburgh, where you'll face the challenge of deciding just what to order from the vast menu. Penn Avenue Fish Company's menu includes such items as classic fish sandwiches, fish tacos, crab cake sliders, Baja cod wraps, and sushi.
3. Luke Wholey's Wild Alaskan Grille - 2106 Penn Avenue
Craving fresh seafood? Luke Wholey's Wild Alaskan Grille in the Strip District's got you covered. The popular eatery focuses on serving guests fresh seafood from an eclectic menu of oysters, shrimp, fish tacos, lobster, mussels, and calamari. The restaurant features separate menus for lunch, dinner, and kids.
4. Mallorca Restaurant - 2228 E Carson Street
Traditional Spanish seafood dishes promise a spectacular meal at Mallorca Restaurant. The Spanish restaurant has earned acclaim for its seafood entrees, which include steamed octopus, mussels, oysters, baby calamari, shrimp, and lightly breaded squid.
5. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - 301 Fifth Avenue
Stop by McCormick & Schmick's Seafood next time you have a craving for seafood. With their seasonal menu, you're guaranteed that every meal will be deliciously different. The popular seafood restaurant features separate lunch and dinner menus that include such entrees as Atlantic salmon, monkfish, fish and chips, lump crab cakes, and classic shrimp scampi.
6. Roland's Seafood Grill - 1904 Penn Avenue
Fresh seafood draws guests to Roland's Seafood Grill and the extensive menu keeps them coming back. Whether you visit for lunch or for dinner, you'll have plenty of dishes from which to choose, such as shrimp cocktail, New England clam chowder, Roland's famous hot lobster rolls, salmon, and swordfish.
7. Muddy Waters Oyster Bar - 130 S Highland Avenue
Step into New Orleans right here in the Burgh when you dine at Muddy Waters Oyster Bar. The New Orleans-inspired restaurant's dinner menu allows patrons to choose from small plates, large plates, and the sandwich shop. Entrees range from chargrilled oysters and steamed clams to whole fried fish and seafood gumbo.
8. Redfin Blues - 100 Waterfront Drive
Snag a table right on the water at Redfin Blues, a popular restaurant with outdoor dining. Both the lunch and dinner menus offer so many options you'll likely struggle to decide what to order. Some popular menu items include grilled salmon, jumbo lump crab cake, crispy fried shrimp, fish tacos, and shrimp Florentine.
9. Original Oyster House – 20 Market Square
A visit to the Original Oyster House, Pittsburgh's oldest restaurant, is akin to stepping into a piece of history. The popular Market Square restaurant is well known for its oversized fish sandwiches and oysters as well as its Maryland-style crab cakes, baked scrod, crab cakes, and salmon burgers.
10. Eddie Merlot's – 444 Liberty Avenue
Right in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, Eddie Merlot's caters to both steak and seafood lovers with its impressive menu that features such delicious items as baked garlic shrimp, crab cake, barbecued shrimp, lobster bisque, and Alaskan King crab cakes.
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