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Amazing Seafood Restaurants in the South


The south is filled with delicious places to eat and since there is plenty of coastline there are lots of places to enjoy seafood. Here are some amazing southern seafood restaurants. Each with it’s own unique flavor is a wonderful option for seafood lovers.


AltaMare, Miami Beach, FL

This wonderful Florida restaurant has many great options for excellent seafood. One of the great features of this restaurant is the abidance of seasonal and local food served. There are a wide variety of delicious dishes featuring the region’s freshest seafood and produce.


Joe’s Stone Crabs, Miami, FL

This quintessential old Miami restaurant has been serving up Stone Crabs for 99 seasons.  If you love stone crabs and tradition – this is a must visit.  Stone crab season runs between mid-October to mid-May.  Stone crabs do not freeze well so make sure you only order during season.


Shooters Waterfront Cafe, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Located in the Intracoastal waterway in Fort Lauderdale, Shooters has earned a world-wide reputation as the ” Gold Coast’s Must See” destination restaurant for indoor / outdoor dockside dining, catering and banquets, pool, patio and live entertainment.


Acme Oyster House, New Orleans, LA

Louisiana is filled with wonderful options for seafood enthusiasts, one of these great options is the Acme Oyster House. This restaurant has a wide variety of options, including the classic gumbos and other Louisiana cuisine. One of the best options is the seafood the restaurant is named for, oysters.


Bourbon House, New Orleans, LA

New Orleans is famous for its Cajun and Creole cuisine. The Bourbon House combines delicious cajun and creole cuisine with wonderful local, fresh seafood. Visitors will love the seafood gumbo and the crawfish bisque if they want the creole cuisine. Oyster enthusiasts should be sure to try the fresh oysters served at this wonderful French Quarter restaurant.


Dewey Destin Seafood Restaurant & Market, Destin, FL

Florida is a wonderful state to enjoy some fresh seafood. Dewey Destin Seafood Restaurant & Market offers visitors wonderful options for enjoying this delicious fresh fare. Visitors will especially enjoy the catch of the day, a great way to enjoy some of the freshest seafood available.


Lil’ Ray’s, Long Beach, MS

Seafood lovers should take some time to explore the options in Mississippi. One of these options is Lil’ Ray’s in Long Beach. This restaurant offers many wonderful options. Visitors will love the New Orleans style po’ boys and the boiled crawfish.


Lulu’s Homeport Marina, Gulf Shores, AL

This fantastic Gulf Shores restaurant offers visitors wonderful southern style options. Visitors will also love the live entertainment every day, as well as the location. Gulf Shores is a tropical paradise and this restaurant is a great option for enjoying the local cuisine.


Reef, Houston, TX

This Texas restaurant has an amazing atmosphere, but even better than that is the delicious cuisine. Visitors to this restaurant will enjoy plenty of fresh seafood. And here the seafood is prepared in some creative and traditional ways, including grouper, mussels and much more.


The Blue Fish, Jacksonville, FL

This Jacksonville restaurant offers a wide variety of very fresh seafood. Visitors can enjoy its location in historic Riverside while also dining on scrumptious fare. There are options for fresh oysters, and many creative recipes to choose from.


h3>The Crab Shack, Tybee Island, GA Tybee Island is a wonderful Golden Isles destination, and the Golden Isles are a great destination for seafood lovers. Visitors can enjoy a view while enjoy the freshly steamed seafood. With lots of options for fresh seafood this is a great southern seafood option.


Tortugas’ Lie, Nags Head, NC

Located on one of the barrier islands of North Carolina, Tortugas’ Lie is a wonderful southern island dining destination. This restaurant offers a wide variety of seafood for visitors. There are modern favorites as well as more traditional favorites. All created with fresh, delicious seafood.

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