Seafood Spots on the East Coast Shore

Photo of Scales, courtesy of Myriam Babin

Dotted with pretty seaside towns and cool waterfront hangouts, America’s East Coast is known for its exquisite seafood joints. Whether watching the sun set as you chow down on a lobster roll or enjoying an evening of fine dining, the East Coast is packed with a wealth of dining options to explore. From Maine and Massachusetts to the Hamptons and Connecticut, this week in The Edit we take a look at some of our favorite seafood spots to dine at.

 

SCALES

Photo courtesy of Scales

When seeking an authentic dining experience in Portland, Maine, head over to Scales, located on the Wharf. As one might expect from its name, Scales serves up locally sourced regional seafood, alongside wine and craft cocktails on the waterfront. Boasting an open kitchen, chic, driftwood booths and steel tables, the restaurant embodies the essence of authentic waterfront dining. Must try items include the seafood stew, grilled whole branzino and pan seared sockeye.

68 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101

 

ROWAYTON SEAFOOD

Photo courtesy of Rowayton Seafood

Receiving the excellence award for Seafood in Zagat numerous times over the past decade, Rowayton Seafood is one of our favourite spots for seafood in Connecticut. Located in Rowayton, along the waterfront, the restaurant’s fantastic view is equally matched by the vast array of seafood on offer.  With their own seafood market located next to the restaurant, Rowayton sources sustainable and fresh fish for its diners.

89 Rowayton Ave, Norwalk, CT 06853

 

FISH

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FiSH is an award-winning restaurant set on Narraganset Bay in Rhode Island. Drawing inspiration from European cuisine, the menu focuses on fresh local seafood and produce, offering carefully-selected wine pairings to complement each dish. Diners can enjoy the elegant yet relaxed main dining room, the Bridge Bar or outdoor pizza patio for a more casual experience. When in Jamestown, Rhode Island, FiSH is unquestionably a must on the list.

14 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, RI 02835

 

BAY KITCHEN BAR

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Dock your boat or park your car (whichever suits you) and settle in for some of the best seafood on the East Coast at Bay Kitchen Bar. Under the careful hands and watchful eye of Chef Eric Miller, brother Marc and partner Richard Silver, Bay Kitchen Bar operates as the hottest, most acclaimed seafood destination in East Hampton, serving up fresh fish caught daily.

39 Gann Rd, East Hampton, NY 11937

 

LARSEN’S FISH MARKET

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Situated in the quaint town of Menemsha on the island of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, Larsen’s Fish Market is one of our favourite seafood spots. A casual, waterfront spot, Larsen’s Fish Market is known for having some of the freshest seafood around and famed for its steamers, chowder and lobster. Serving guests from an unassuming, yet bustling take-out window directly on the Menemsha Basin, patrons then enjoy their meals either on the pier or on the nearby beach. Islanders also regard the sunsets at Menemsha as the best on the island. Both locals and tourists flock to this popular seafood joint every evening to relish in a quintessential vineyard experience – a lobster roll in the sand and picture-perfect sunset views.

56 Basin Rd, Chilmark, MA 02535

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