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The 15 Best Seafood Restaurants In Raleigh

Updated: June 30, 2022

There are few things as satisfying for the soul as a scrumptious plate of Seafood from these Raleigh venues. We did the grind and analyzed the top review sites and food publications to find the best seafood in Raleigh. Don’t wait before giving in to the craving for calamari, shrimp or salmon visit these spots ASAP!

Find the perfect Seafood spot

Second Empire Restaurant And Tavern

New American, $$$$, North CentralNew American, $$$$Raleigh, North Central
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
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Transfer Co. Food Hall

Argentine, $$, South CentralArgentine, $$Raleigh, South Central
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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St. Roch Fine Oysters + Bar

New American, $$, CentralNew American, $$Raleigh, Central
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Stanbury

New American, $$$, MordecaiNew American, $$$Raleigh, Mordecai
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
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Brewery Bhavana

Asian, $$, CentralAsian, $$Raleigh, Central
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Saint Jacques

French, $$$, North RaleighFrench, $$$Raleigh, North Raleigh
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
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Rey's Restaurant

American, $$$, RaleighAmerican, $$$Raleigh
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
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The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar

American, $$, Falls of NeuseAmerican, $$Raleigh, Falls of Neuse
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Taste

American, $$, Five PointsAmerican, $$Raleigh, Five Points
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Glenwood Grill & Annex

American, $$, WadeAmerican, $$Raleigh, Wade
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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42nd Street Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill

American, $$, North CentralAmerican, $$Raleigh, North Central
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Sushi Mon

Japanese, $$, GlenwoodJapanese, $$Raleigh, Glenwood
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

City Market Sushi

Japanese, $$, CentralJapanese, $$Raleigh, Central
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

O-Ku Raleigh

Asian, $$, CentralAsian, $$Raleigh, Central
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Rosewater

Mediterranean, $$, Falls of NeuseMediterranean, $$Raleigh, Falls of Neuse
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Why these restaurants?

Choosing the right spot for Seafood can be tough, especially if you’re exploring new restaurants. We pored over ratings for 3295 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Raleigh and 212 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what City Seeker, Hoodline and Trip Savvy had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. For example, we considered City Seeker - Best Romantic Restaurants in Raleigh/Durham, Hoodline - Raleigh's top 3 seafood markets to visit now and Trip Savvy - The 16 Best Restaurants in Raleigh as we sourced this ultimate list. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Most common questions

Second Empire Restaurant And Tavern, Stanbury, and Northside Bistro & Cocktails are the highest-rated seafood spots that are good for groups in Raleigh.

Second Empire Restaurant And Tavern, Stanbury, and Saint Jacques are the highest-rated seafood spots that are good for a date night in Raleigh.

Second Empire Restaurant And Tavern, Stanbury, and Saint Jacques are the highest-rated seafood spots for lunch in Raleigh.

Second Empire Restaurant And Tavern, Stanbury, and Saint Jacques are the highest-rated seafood spots for take-out in Raleigh.

Second Empire Restaurant And Tavern, Stanbury, and Saint Jacques are the highest-rated upscale spots for seafood in Raleigh.

Drink pairing tips for Seafood

  • Pair Vinho Verde Rose with tempura prawn handroll

    When considering how to best enjoy your tempura prawn handroll, we would highlight how well a glass of Vinho Verde Rose complements the dish as it the carbonation will cut through heavier flavors of the batter.


  • Rueda and fish and chips


    If your food palns include Fish and chips, then you should consider helping it along with some white wine. We find that a Rueda, with its hits of citrus, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

  • The perfect complement to fish and chips


    Experts recommend pairing a fish and chips with a glass of Pale Ale, a popular beer.

Factoids about Seafood

  • The largest seafood stick ever

    On March 23, 2005, Thailand’s Seafood fans celebrated a new world record by the seafood stick, weighing 110 pounds.

  • The most lavish nigiri

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $1,978 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, nigiri?

  • All about seafood

    Be ready to chow down on seafood in The United States every October. That’s when people there celebrate National Seafood Month.

Parking info

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