No-Coast Noshing: Seafood Restaurants in St. Louis

When it's time to get fishy, ocean-like, try one of these 5 spots for great seafood in St. Louis

 

Though The Big Muddy may be devoid of many of the catches that seafood lovers crave, that doesn't mean you can't get great seafood in St. Louis. Here are some of our favorite seafood spots:

Coastal Bistro
From market-fresh oysters (available by the piece or the dozen) to Lowcountry shrimp and grits to a genuine lobster roll, the menu here is chock-full of the bounty of the sea. 14 N. Central Ave., 314.932.7377

Coastal Bistro

Franco
A modern take on the city’s storied French heritage, this bistro offers a softshell-crab-sandwich small plate, the classic mussels and pommes frites, and a nod to the home team, as well, in the grilled Missouri rainbow trout entrée. Inventive cocktails round out the evening nicely. 1535 S. 8th S., 314.436.2500

Landry’s Seafood
It’s got “seafood” right in the name, and the Gulf Coast ambiance here rings true, right down to the breezy patio tables overlooking the lake under the train shed at Union Station. On the menu? Fried calamari, shrimp and crab fondue, blackened redfish, and enough shrimp preparations to make Bubba Gump jealous. 1820 Market St., 314.231.4040

Landry's Seafood House

Edgewild Restaurant & Winery
Accompany the tasty items here—from seared ahi tuna and Chardonnay-seared scallops to smoked crab chowder and applewood plank-roasted salmon—with a bottle of the restaurant’s own private-label wine. 550 Chesterfield Center, 636.532.0550

McCormick & Schmick’s
Take a quick trip to the Pacific Northwest, via this renowed outpost for the freshest fish in town. Frequent deliveries mean the menu’s printed twice daily, with items from Alaskan halibut to red grouper, plus starters like chilled jumbo shrimp cocktail and shrimp kisses (wrapped in bacon). 17 West County Center, 314.835.1300

 

Amanda Doyle
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