Although seafood may be one of the last things to come to mind when you think of Ohio, there are actually several restaurants within the Buckeye State that serve up exceptional sea food. The following are 11 of what we consider to be the best restaurants in Ohio to find delicious seafood.
1. Mitchell's Ocean Club (Columbus)
For what is arguably the best salmon in central Ohio, check out this exceptional seafood restaurant within Easton Town Center. Mitchell's Ocean Club is located at 4002 Easton Sta., Columbus, OH 43219. (Pictured: Twin Lobster Tails and Filet Mignon Oscar Style.)
2. De’Lish Café (Dayton)
For "Dayton's best southern, cajun and creole foods," head over to this elegant cafe, where the fish tacos give Taco Tuesday a whole new meaning.
(Pictured: Creole Lobster Mac and Cheese.) De’Lish Café is located at 139 N Main St., Dayton, OH 45402.
3. Youngstown Crab Company (Youngstown)
This exceptionally delicious seafood joint and steakhouse will show you the endless ways to enjoy crab and shrimp. Youngstown Crab Company is located at 3917 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505.
4. Don's Lighthouse (Cleveland)
For some of the Cleveland area's freshest seafood and steaks, check out Don's Lighthouse.
(Pictured: Don's pan seared Arctic Char, accompanied by sweet potato pancakes, grilled zucchini and squash, drizzled with a brown sugar maple sauce.) Don's Lighthouse is located at 8905 Lake Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102.
5. Kelleys Island House (Kelleys Island)
For both unique and traditional seafood, visit Kelleys Island House, where the fish is always fresh. Kelleys Island House is located at 131 Division St., Kelleys Island, OH 43438.
6. The Anchor (Cincinnati)
When you're in the Cincinnati area, be sure to check out Over the Rhine's premier seafood restaurant and oyster bar. The Anchor is located at 1401 Race St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.
7. Austyn’s Restaurant (Marietta)
The beautiful, historic riverboat town of Marietta is also home to some of Ohio's most delicious seafood dishes and pastas. (Pictured: Seafood gumbo topped with Alaskan King Crab.) Austyn's is located at 130 Front St., Marietta, OH 45750.
8. Orchard Restaurant & Bar (Port Clinton)
For the best fish tacos and freshest seafood, check out Orchard Restaurant & Bar, located at 3266 NE Catawba Rd. in Port Clinton.
9. Real Seafood Company Toledo
Expereince fresh seafood from Boston, Florida and the Great Lakes at this local favorite in Toledo.
(Pictured: Grilled Arctic Char with rice pilaf, pea purée and roasted pepper relish.) Real Seafood Company Toledo is located at 22 Main St., Toledo, OH 43605.
10. Fins Seafood & Grille (Findlay)
In addition to exceptional seafood, this local favorite serves delicious steak, chicken, and pasta dishes. Fins Seafood & Grille is located at 1801 Broad Ave., Findlay, OH 45840.
11. Blue Point Grille (Cleveland)
Within Cleveland's Warehouse District, you'll find the freshest seafood and an award-winning wine list at Blue Point Grille, located at 700 W St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113.
Have you eaten at any of these restaurants before? Where is your favorite place in Ohio to eat seafood? Share your experiences with us in the comments below!