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The 9 Best Seafood Restaurants in Pennsylvania!

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Despite its land-locked location, Pennsylvania plays host to some of the best seafood eateries in the nation. From Philly to the ‘Burgh, and all points in between, the seafood restaurants of Pennsylvania are standing by and ready to please! Check out our 9 favorites. 

Little Fish, Philadelphia, PA

BYOB and cute as can be, Little Fish is a standout on the incredible culinary scene of Philadelphia. With an intimate atmosphere, outstanding food options, and a stellar $38 tasting menu, this seafood stronghold is a must-eat in the Keystone State. 

Youell’s Oyster House, Allentown, PA

Since the late 1800s, Youell’s has maintained a reputation for some of the best food in the region. Today, they continue the tradition of top quality seafood, with a particular affinity for fried selections. Visit for a glimpse of history, and some of the best lobster dishes around. 

3rd & Ferry Fish Market, Easton, PA

3rd and Ferry does seafood right: fresh, pure, and simple. Choose from a comprehensive raw bar, multiple iterations of ceviche, and entrees with just enough variety to please every palate. 

Monterey Bay Fish Grotto, Pittsburgh, PA

With fish flown in daily from Monterey, and one of the best views in the city, Monterey Bay Fish Grotto is a seductive seafood experience. Perfect for a romantic night out, this Pittsburgh location is flawless from cocktails to dessert.

Estia, Philadelphia, PA

Now operating in three locations, including one in New Jersey, Estia has made quite a mark for itself on the Pennsylvanian culinary scene. Authentically Greek and entirely delicious, this Philadelphia eatery brings the best of Europe to the heart of Philadelphia, and has a good time doing so. 

Hooks Catfish Kitchen, Erie, PA

If you’re looking for the best seafood in Erie, look no further than Hooks Catfish Kitchen. Though it’s not much to look at, Hooks Catfish serves up good times and perfectly fried fish visit after visit. 

Pennsylvania Soup & Seafood, Doylestown, PA

Every item that comes out of the kitchen of Pennsylvania Soup and Seafood is made to order, and that obsession creates perfection. Whether you visit for an indulgent lunch or superb dinner, this Doylestown location is well worth a visit, even if it means a bit of a drive. 

Penn Avenue Fish Company, Pittsburgh, PA

Now operating in two locations, Penn Avenue Fish Company has become the darling of the Pittsburgh seafood scene. With the best selection of fish sandwiches around, this BYOB eatery knocks the seafood ball out of the park, every time. 

Coastal Grille, Wyomissing, PA

Whether you’re looking to go the traditional seafood route, or branch off and try something bold, Coastal Grille has you covered. Visit on Thursdays for half priced bottles of wine, and be sure to try the coconut shrimp! 

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