The 9 Best Seafood Restaurants in Utah!
Did you know that you can find some excellent seafood in the second driest state in America? Yep! It’s true! Utah is home to some deliciously good seafood, from restaurants equipped with oyster bars to fried fish for when nothing else will do. Here are the best seafood restaurants in the state.
A Utah establishment, Market Street Grill has three locations and a whole lot of loyal customers. You’ll feel like you’ve entered a bustling New York seafood restaurant, equipped with an oyster bar and grill, as well as a formidable menu that encompasses options for sea and land lovers alike.
Kimi’s Chop & Oyster House explores seafood from various international perspectives, serving up items as diverse as blue crab meat salad wraps, ceviche, and jalapeno tuna rolls. A wide selection of drinks is also available.
Although Magleby’s is most famous for its decadent chocolate cake, the restaurant is great place for seafood. Selling fried shrimp, shrimp cocktails, blackened salmon, and various takes on halibut, Magleby’s is a win-win because it also has plenty of options for those who prefer other proteins.
Most people don’t equate Peruvian cuisine with seafood, but all doubters should prepare to be amazed at Del Mar al Lago. And while Del Mar does have a semi-poor reputation for its service, this is largely because the restaurant is routinely packed. If you can handle the wait, your taste buds will thank you when you order the “Jalea Mixta:” a delicious mix of battered and deep fried sea food such as fish, mussels, shrimp, and squid.
Harbor Seafood & Steak Co. is the place to go if you’re seeking a traditional seafood experience. Menu items are simple, ingredients are local, and the flavor of high-quality seafood takes center stage. Only open for dinner, the restaurant’s menu is small and focused.
If you have a group of friends who are also lovers of seafood, Current Fish & Oyster is a good fit for a fun weekend meal. With more contemporary interior design and youthful vibe, the restaurant lures young foodies with its fresh dinner entrées.
A relatively new food trend hailing from Hawaii, poke is a dream for raw fish and sushi lovers. Essentially cubes of seasoned raw fish combined with rice and various toppings, poke is healthy, filling, and totally unique. Poke enthusiasts insist that Laid Back Poke Shack is the best in state, and should rightly land a spot on any seafood enthusiast’s bucket list.
Most Utahans know that anything with “Deer Valley” attached to it is usually going to be expensive. The Seafood Buffet at Deer Valley is no exception. At $68 for one adult, this place is on the pricier side, but the buffet selection is so impressive, it’s worth it every time.
Bucket O’ Crawfish is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. You pick the seafood (choices include shrimp, mussels, clams, snow crab, Dungeness crab, and crawfish) and sauce and before you know it, you’ve got a bucket of Louisiana-inspired seafood cooked with soul.