Boasting fishing towns like Gloucester and summer regions like Cape Cod, Massachusetts is consistently serving up some of the best seafood in the nation. Check out these seafood restaurants in Massachusetts, and prepare to indulge in scallops, clams, fish, and more.
Do note that there are only 20 seats in this seafood restaurant, so arrive early! Featuring fresh Sicilian-style seafood—as well as pasta—you’ll watch your meal being prepared in the open kitchen. The seafood is guaranteed fresh and the experience is as delightful as the food.
Start with Lobster Arancini and enjoy an entrée of Cioppino: Fisherman’s Stew at Gloucester House Restaurant. Chances are, the seafood you’re eating came from the waters that are just steps away. It’s hard to find anything fresher or more delicious.
Essex Seafood dishes up the most amazing fried clams, fresh lobster and more. Enjoy your lunch, then shop in their market for the fresh catch of the day.
Eat inside the dining room or on the patio in season at Atlantic Fish Company, but either way you’re in for a fine dining experience. Their crispy crab & corn spring rolls make an excellent starter, and their lobster and fish are sublime. Your non-seafood eating friends and family members can come, too. The steaks are tender and perfectly seasoned.
The sushi and raw bar items at the Sole Proprietor definitely lend themselves to this upscale seafood restaurant. Tuna Steak Barcelona and their New England lobster bake feature some of the best seafood around.
You can’t even think about Cape Cod without thinking about the delicious seafood caught just off its shores. Jake’s Seafood Restaurant has been serving up seafood seaside for years. Check out the baked seafood casserole, or if it’s fried seafood you’re craving, clams, scallops, and oysters are always on the menu.
A Massachusetts icon, Union Oyster House is the oldest restaurant in the United States. It not only sits on Boston’s Freedom Trail, it serves up amazing seafood, too. The oysters are, of course, the feature item. Whether you like them raw or cooked is up to you. The clam chowder (or “chowda,” as it’s usually called in Boston) is to die for.