In Buffalo, the classic Friday fish fry is practically a way of life. A beer-battered hunk of haddock so enormous it hangs off the plate, along with a pile of fries, slice of rye bread, coleslaw and wedge of lemon is part of what it means to be from Western New York. In addition, there are plenty of seafood entrees to explore beyond the casual fish fry, with restaurants across the 716 dishing out some excellent sushi, whole lobsters, scallops and shrimp every day of the week.
Below are some popular WNY places to hook an exemplary seafood meal, in no particular order:
1. Fresh Catch Poke Co. // Fresh Catch & The Galley Lounge
This is a fantastic and Instagram-worthy spot. Enjoy some of the best poke bowls around, plus specials like tuna steaks, lobster rolls, and even poke avocado toasts.
2. Remington Tavern
184 Sweeney St., North Tonawanda / More Info
This North Tonawanda eatery is widely renowned for it’s delicious seafood! Featuring different specials each day of the week, with many of these being seafood specials. Check out their ‘raw bar’ with a daily selection of fresh raw oysters and clams.
3. Hayes Seafood House
8900 Main St., Clarence / More Info
Hayes Seafood House offers indoor seating with an awesome outdoor patio area as well! Their mouth-watering seafood menu items include haddock, scallops, shrimp, clams, tilapia, salmon, catfish, calamari and oysters. You order at the counter, and then the food is brought to your table.
4. 2 Forks Up
270 Campbell Blvd, Getzville / More Info
This spot offers a wide assortment of seafood options on their menu, but it’s their freshly cooked lobsters that have gained acclaim from satisfying the the taste buds of Buffalonians for years. We recommend trying out their two-lobster dinner with sides.
5. The Crabman
341 Franklin St., Buffalo / More Info
When it comes to seafood in the 716, The Crabman has distinguished itself among the competition. Highlighted by their signature cooked entree, an amazing seafood boil cooked with fresh ingredients everyday that we highly recommend! They even offer a build your own seafood option. Yum
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This post was originally published in 2019 and has been updated.