Living on the East Coast is different in obvious ways from other regions throughout the US. We have a higher coast of living, public transportation is a norm, you can find Timbs year round ANYWHERE, and easy access to a great selection of seafood. I know Beyoncé said she would take her man to Red Lobster, but that is the last place on our minds out here on the East Coast. There are so many great places to grab some good crustaceans, but here is a short list I complied.
The Boil – This Cajun/Creole seafood spot located on the Lower East Side opened in 2013, and since then have expanded to a second location in Greenwich Village. There are a lot of celebrity sightings at both locations, but don’t let that distract from the most important reason to drop by which is the food. The boil bag is their most popular item on their menu.
Lure Fish Bar – Mentioned in a previous post Top 5 Eats In SoHo it is considered an upscale seafood restaurant with only the freshest selection. The decor is unforgettable and the entire restaurant appears to look like the inside of yacht. Some of my favorites include their Lobster Mac and Cheese, King Crab California Roll, Slow Baked Halibut, and Grilled Octopus.
Loui Loui – This Massachusetts based company has recently opened a new location in Harlem near Columbia. They are serving up their boil bags, New England clam chowder, and fried clams.
The Mermaid Inn – With three locations in The Upper West Side, East Village, and West Village it is easily accessible to anyone craving a great variety of oysters. Their happy hour includes $1 oysters, $3 fish tacos, and grilled shrimp sliders from 5pm – 7pm.
Brooklyn Crab – Located in Red Hook in Brooklyn, this 3 level seafood oasis includes outdoor seating with a wonderful view and is family friendly. Brooklyn Crab is known for being consistently busy, and please keep in mind that on the weekends they do not accept reservations.
The Crabby Shack – It was a GIVEN that I would include Crabby Shack on this list! Located on Franklin Avenue in Brooklyn they are always worth the trip from Harlem to BK! Feel free to look to at my previous post regarding this Brooklyn eatery for all the deets.
Claw Daddy’s – Another Lower East Side restaurant that understands exactly what our taste-buds are craving in terms of seafood. Every Wednesday there is a Crab Feast that cost $35 per person and includes shrimp, crab legs, crawfish, clams, potatoes, sausage, and corn. Reservation is required for this event, but I am sure you have googled the number and five seconds away from calling. Smart choice! Check out my previous post about Claw Daddy’s which includes information on their stellar happy hour.
The Sea Fire Grill – Now this is where you bring BAE! Gentlemen, I hope you are taking notes because I can’t school you on everything, but class is in session. This place creates an experience with their high quality of service and food.
The Redeye Grill – Located directly across from Carnegie Hall the Redeye has everything you need to create a memorable night from exquisite decor, live music, and abundance of seafood selection, and a secret menu. My go to at this restaurant included the seafood lasagna and the sushi burger featured below.
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