Just because we aren’t by an ocean doesn’t mean we don’t have some killer seafood restaurants. It’s one of the best kept secrets of our state, I think, that we serve up some awesome seafood. Here are some of Wisconsin’s best restaurants to get a great seafood dinner.
1. Harbor House
This is an upscale joint, but you will happily pay the prices with the awesome view of Lake Michigan and, more importantly, great seafood. People rave about everything from the seafood bisque to the lobster. 550 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202
2. St. Paul Fish Company
If you're from the east coast, you are going to be opinionated about lobster rolls, but they do a heck of a good job at St. Paul Fish Company. And if that didn't take courage, they also do a gumbo which would do a Louisiana native proud. A Caribbean-themed bar makes this place super fun. They are located in the Milwaukee Public Market. 400 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
3. Tempest Oyster Bar
If you're looking for a place to impress your date, you want to take her here. Everything from the decor to food presentation is sleek and stylish. But while you can get some super clean looking plates, don't worry, they've got your back with an awesome shrimp and grits dish. 120 E Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703
I liked this place from the moment I saw the exterior--whimsical, definitely puts you in the mood for fish. And they deliver on that promise. Only in Wisconsin can you get cheesy seafood soup--and it's well-executed.
503 N Park Ave, Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Joey's serves up all sorts of different seafood dishes--from catfish and red beans to gumbo. Nice ambiance and good service makes this a place worth checking out. Shoppers World of Brookfield, 12455 W Capitol Dr, Brookfield, WI 53005
6. Reefpoint Brew House
It's too cold for the marina right now, but that definitely makes this place amazing. Reefpoint Brew House does a delicious fish fry, in addition to fish and chips and cod. 2 Christopher Columbus Causeway, Racine, WI 53403
7. Fish Tales Restaurant
It's campy, but they can back that up with some really good seafood. They do a really good fish fry, but also a nice baked fish if you are watching calories. Um, and did I mention they make a great old fashioned? W12690 WI-188, Lodi, WI 53555
8. The Fox and Hounds Restaurant
Doesn't this place look romantic? Sure does. But you might want to wear a looser pair of pants on Friday for their all-you-can-eat seafood specials, including pollock, shrimp, and fish fry. 1298 Friess Lake Rd, Hubertus, WI 53033
9. Red-Ox Seafood and Steakhouse
If you are looking for eclectic seafood dishes, this is the place to go. Love crab? They have it about 10 different ways. Crab Rangoons are a winner. 2318 Oneida St, Appleton, WI 54915
10. Houligan's Steak and Seafood Pub
Who would think that this dark wood-lined pub would serve up some of the best seafood in the state? You will love the Houligans Seafood Bake. And they have tons of beer on tap. 415 S Barstow St, Eau Claire, WI 54701
11. Norwood Pines Supper Club
Leave it to one of Wisconsin's premier supper clubs to serve some of the best seafood in the state. From the seared ahi tuna to the lobster tails, you will thoroughly enjoy yourself. 10171 WI-70, Minocqua, WI 54548
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