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The 6 Best Seafood Restaurants Near Essex

Updated: August 7, 2022

If you’re looking for the most decadent and satisfying seafood in Essex you will find it at these restaurants. We determined the greatest places for seafood in Essex by analyzing millions of reviews from the best review sites. For the best freshly caught crawfish, tuna, and salmon head to these fantastic dining destinations.

Find the perfect Seafood spot

Schultz's Crab House

$$, Essex$$Essex
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Mr Bill's Terrace Inn

$$, Essex$$Essex
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Trip Savvy, 2019

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    Trip Savvy, 2019

The Crazy Tuna Bar & Grille

American, $$, EssexAmerican, $$Essex
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

The Hard Yacht Cafe

American, $$, DundalkAmerican, $$Dundalk
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood & Bar

Creole, $$, RosedaleCreole, $$Rosedale
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Skipjack's

American, $$, NottinghamAmerican, $$Nottingham
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Choosing the right spot for Seafood can be tough, especially if you’re exploring new restaurants. We analyzed 5440 Essex restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Essex restaurant reviews, and 127 lists and articles – looking closely at what Trip Savvy had to say – and applied our boam magic. Yes, we even looked at Trip Savvy - Where to Get the Best Steamed Crabs in Baltimore to pull this list together. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. The ten options above are the best of Essex Seafood.

Recurring questions

Schultz's Crab House, The Crazy Tuna Bar & Grille, and River Watch Restaurant & Marina are the highest-rated seafood spots for a pick-up order in Essex.

Schultz's Crab House, Mr Bill's Terrace Inn, and Man Hing are the highest-rated seafood spots for dinner in Essex.

Schultz's Crab House, Man Hing, and The Crazy Tuna Bar & Grille are the highest-rated seafood spots for take-out in Essex.

Schultz's Crab House, The Crazy Tuna Bar & Grille, and Sue Island Grill & Crab House are the highest-rated seafood spots that are good for groups in Essex.

Schultz's Crab House, Mr Bill's Terrace Inn, and Man Hing are the highest-rated seafood spots to get a quick lunch in Essex.

Drink pairing tips for Seafood

  • Pair Vinho Verde Rose with tempura prawn handroll

    A glass of something that the carbonation will cut through heavier flavors of the batter should be what you pair your tempura prawn handroll with. You can’t go wrong pairing your food with a white wine like Vinho Verde Rose.

  • A next-level pairing for Rueda

    When having fish and chips, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Rueda, a popular white wine.

Fun facts about Seafood

  • Craving some fish taco?

    If you think you could break the record set by Joey Chestnut for most fish taco eaten in 5, then you’re gonna have to do better than 23 tacos.

  • Priceless or overpriced?

    Chef Angelito Araneta Jr. made anigiri in 2010 that sold for p$1,978.

  • A delicious pairing

    Did you know that green tea pairs perfectly with sushi? Don’t believe us? Try it for yourself!

Parking in the area

We’ve all struggled to find good parking near restaurants in Essex. To make your life easier, we partnered with SpotHero, an innovative digital parking reservation service, so you can easily and effortlessly find parking near your selected Seafood spot.

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