The 9 Best Seafood Restaurants in Ohio!

Some people think that the only place you can get good seafood is in states by the ocean, but for years, Ohio restaurateurs have sought to prove that notion wrong. Many of our restaurants have delicacies shipped straight from ocean-side fisheries or the Great Lakes. Here are the best restaurants for fresh seafood in Ohio! 

1. Blue Point Grille, Cleveland, OH

Blue Point Grille is a place where you can experience a hip dining atmosphere while enjoying delicious seafood delicacies with cosmopolitan dining rooms and towering windows that overlook the heart of the city. They have always fresh and high quality seafood, shucking over 75,000 fresh oysters per year.

2. Jay's Seafood, Dayton, OH

Jay's Seafood started off in 1882 as the Pony House Restaurant when James Jacob Ritty commissioned two wood carvers to turn 5,400 pounds of Honduras Mahogany into a bar, which remains in the restaurant today. The atmosphere is just a minor part of this seafood restaurant, with fresh and delicious seafood every day taking the spotlight.

3. Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, Springdale, OH

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen in Springfield started way back in 1897 when the Pappas family started restaurants with the goal of providing an inviting atmosphere with a family-focused attitude that's still found in Pappadeaux today, and since they opened their first restaurant in America in 1976.

4. Real Seafood Company Toledo, Toledo, OH

Real Seafood Company of Toledo was founded in 1999 at The Docks of downtown Toledo. It's one of the largest restaurants in the Mainstreet Ventures family of restaurants providing a cozy private dining place for romantic dinners or large parties in a luxurious atmosphere with exquisite artwork and scenic sunset views.

5. Sweeney Seafood, Centerville, OH

Sweeney Seafood Bar & Grill is located in the heart of Centerville's Historic District offering the freshest seafood in Centerville and being voted “Best Catch” and “Best Seafood Restaurant” in the Dayton area over the past few years, and the executive chef Michael Kruse was voted 2015's and 2016's “Best Chef.”

6. Fin's Seafood & Grille, Findlay, OH

At Fin's Seafood and Grille, customers can grab a self-serve made-to-order omelet, a selection of carved meat, bacon, eggs, sausages, biscuits and gravy, potatoes, pasta, fruit, soup, salad, desserts, and more! Everything is reasonably priced in a family-friendly and warm atmosphere.

7. Ocean Prime, Columbus, OH

Ocean Prime is a modern American-style restaurant started by a renowned restauranteur with 14 locations from coast to coast with the original location still located in Columbus, Ohio. They deliver an experience with vibrant energy, delicious a diverse seafood, prime cuts of steak and chicken and signature cocktails.

8. Don's Lighthouse Grille, Cleveland, OH

Don's Lighthouse strives to be a place where you can enjoy fresh seafood selections, prime cuts of certified angus beef and steak chops, and signature salads and pasta with friends in a classic contemporary setting, not to mention the best lump crab cakes in the world!

9. Salmon Dave's Pacific Grille, Rocky River, OH

Salmon Dave's Pacific Grille opened its doors to diners in 1993, and it hasn't slowed down for a second. The food is a delightful fusion of Pacific Rim cuisine with all-American favorites. Their lobster bisque is award-winning, and they were named one of The Cleveland Plain Dealer's top places to work last year, because happy employees make happy customers.

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