Highest-rated seafood restaurants in New York City, according to Tripadvisor

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August 1, 2022
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Highest-rated seafood restaurants in New York City, according to Tripadvisor

Seafood, once enjoyed only by Americans living on the coasts, is now available everywhere thanks to greatly improved transportation and storing technology. And Americans love seafood: Red Lobster, the casual dining chain, has hundreds of locations in 44 states and brought in $2.5 billion in sales in 2019. But Americans who love seafood seek it out in historic establishments and fine-dining restaurants as well as chains. Cooking styles and techniques vary across regions, many of which have their own specialized and beloved takes on seafood preparation, from boils to bakes to bisques.

To celebrate all things that travel from sea to dinner plates, Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated seafood restaurants in New York City on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed.

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#30. Luke's Lobster Upper East Side

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (164 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 242 E 81st St, New York City, NY 10028-2602
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#29. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (13,207 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1501 Broadway Time Square, New York City, NY 10036
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#28. Kellari Taverna NY

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (914 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 19 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-5902
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#27. Red Hook Lobster Pound

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (223 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 284 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231-1236
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#26. Los Mariscos

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (86 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Mexican
- Price: $
- Address: 409 W 15th St Chelsea Market, New York City, NY 10011-7003
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#25. Docks Oyster Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (639 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 633 3rd Ave Frnt 5, New York City, NY 10017-6706
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#24. The Boil

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (210 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 139 Chrystie St Between Broome & Delancy, New York City, NY 10002-2857
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#23. Luke's Lobster- Brooklyn Bridge Park

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (390 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 11 Water St Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1332
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#22. Flex Mussels

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (254 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 154 W 13th St, New York City, NY 10011-7802
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#21. Trattoria Pesce Pasta

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (215 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 262 Bleecker St, New York City, NY 10014-4101
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#20. Burger & Lobster

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,087 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 39 W 19th St between Fifth & 6th Avenues, New York City, NY 10011-4225
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#19. Luke's Lobster- The Plaza

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (412 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1 E 59th St Plaza Food Hall, New York City, NY 10022-1013
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#18. Mermaid Oyster Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (273 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 79 Macdougal St, New York City, NY 10012-2514
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#17. Flex Mussels

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (342 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 174 E 82nd St, New York City, NY 10028-1839
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#16. Lure Fishbar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (647 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 142 Mercer Street, New York City, NY 10012
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#15. Piccola Cucina Estiatorio

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (235 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 75 Thompson St, New York City, NY 10012-4345
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#14. Burger & Lobster

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (435 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 132 W 43rd St Next to Stephen Sondheim Theatre, New York City, NY 10036-6503
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#13. Maison Premiere

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (340 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 298 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249-4205
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#12. The Mermaid Inn

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (361 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 570 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-2817
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#11. limani

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (407 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 45 Rockefeller Plz, New York City, NY 10111-0100
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#10. Oceana Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,176 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Seafood
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 120 W 49th Street between 6th and 7th Avenue, New York City, NY 10020
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#9. Ed's Lobster Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (760 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 222 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10012-4026
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#8. Estiatorio Milos - Midtown New York

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,564 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 125 W 55th St, New York City, NY 10019-5369
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#7. Luke’s Lobster

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (424 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 26 S William St, New York City, NY 10004-2495
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#6. Crave Fishbar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (447 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 945 Second Avenue Between 50th and 51st, New York City, NY 10022
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#5. Cull & Pistol

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (977 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 75 9th Ave Chelsea Market, New York City, NY 10011-7006
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#4. Pearl Oyster Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (532 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 18 Cornelia St Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10014-4138
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#3. Lobster Place

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,252 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Seafood, Healthy
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 75 9th Ave Chelsea Market, New York City, NY 10011-7006
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#2. Sea Fire Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,114 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 158 E 48th St Between 3rd and Lexington avenue, New York City, NY 10017-1224
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#1. Ocean Prime

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (686 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 123 W 52nd St, New York City, NY 10019
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