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Old 05-28-2010, 09:10 AM
 
Location: West Village, New York
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Default Top 5 Cities for Seafood

What are your 5 favorite cities to go to for seafood?

For me,

1. Boston
2. New Orleans
3. Seattle
4. Baltimore
5. San Francisco
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:23 AM
 
Location: São Paulo
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Originally Posted by jayp1188 View Post
What are your 5 favorite cities to go to for seafood?

For me,

1. Boston
2. New Orleans
3. Seattle
4. Baltimore
5. San Francisco
I haven't traveled enough to give an opinion of my favorite places for seafood...but I would think Boston, Baltimore and Seattle are the three best in the country. I have heard great things about New Orleans too.
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Florida
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The best seafood Ive had was from small beach towns along FL's coast.
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I've had great seafood from coast to coast, but my absolute favorite is Portsmouth, NH. Specifically, a place called the Old Ferry Landing. A close second would be Lenny's, in Branford, CT.

Now I'm hungry.
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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how about Portland, Maine? i can't imagine better lobster
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Boston
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The best seafood Ive had was from small beach towns along FL's coast.
Yeah, my experience is similar -- the best seafood is found in shacks along the coast, usually not right in a major urban environment. But this is city-data forums, so let's stick to the meta-topic and understand this is a discussion of seafood found in cities. The OP has it about right in my experience. I'd add Miami to the list.
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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Miami's excellent too. its a shame that the strip on Ocean Drive on South Beach have terrible estalishments. it's all about getting a good seat to people watch rather than the food. the shrimp cocktail i had there was like eating a piece of rubber.

you have to go to the nicer hotels for the good stuff.
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Old 05-28-2010, 10:37 AM
 
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I think on the West Coast Seattle takes it over SF, and I'd give Miami a place on the list over New Orleans. (The latter's future standing is also in doubt until the ramifications of this oil spill can be figured out...which saddens me...) If we go beyond the Continental US I think it would just be cities of Hawaii and Alaska fighting this topic out amongst themselves.
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Old 05-28-2010, 10:58 AM
 
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I wouldn't think a California city would make the top 5 list due to a commercial fishing ban off California's coast.

Best seafood I've ever had was in the Florida Keys. There are a lot of great seafood resturants here in the Tampa Bay area too.
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Old 05-28-2010, 11:08 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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1) Boston (Lobster)
2) New Orleans (Crawfish/shrimp)
3) Baltimore (Crab)
4) Newark (Portuguese Seafood)
5) Tampa (Shrimp/Catfish)

I'm going by actual experiences.
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