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2006 BEST Seafood Restaurant, Cape Cod
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902 Main

South Yarmouth

With fish, there’s nothing better than fresh-from-the-ocean, as chef Gilbert Pepin well knows. In season, locally caught seafood arrives daily at his South Yarmouth restaurant and gets turned into servings of chilled Cummaquid oysters, Chatham littlenecks, sautéed halibut, and lobster… read more »

2005 BEST Seafood Restaurant, Cape Cod

The Red Inn

Provincetown

With its wide windows and incredible vistas, this circa-1915 inn offers a clam’s-eye view of Provincetown Harbor and the lighthouse at Long Point. Hardwood floors and beamed ceilings set the mood for platters of fresh-off-the-local-boat cod, lobster, and oysters. The… read more »

2005 BEST Seafood Restaurant, North

Catch

Winchester

It’s not at the end of a pier, and there’s no water view in sight. But all matters of geography aside, the landlocked Catch in Winchester does serve some of the North Shore’s freshest fish. Chef-owner Chris Parsons prepares seasonal… read more »

2005 BEST Seafood Restaurant

Uni Sashimi Bar

Boston

You won’t find a single fried clam on the menu at Uni, Ken Oringer’s tiny sashimi bar. Instead, head chef Youji Iwakura serves delicacies like octopus (with yellow pepper juice, black mint, and Vietnamese coriander) and hamachi (with sea urchin,… read more »

2005 BEST Seafood Restaurant, South

Jake’s Seafoods Restaurant & Market

Hull

Minimalism is to fresh New England seafood what media attention is to Tom Cruise—which is to say, essential to its very being. Jake’s serves up our region’s underwater treasures the way they’re meant to be: straight from the ocean and… read more »

2004 BEST Seafood Restaurant, South

Jake’s Seafoods

Hull

When you’ve had it with ersatz seafood joints that underfeed and overcharge you, set your sights on a place that doesn’t pretend to be anything but what it is: a bare-bones fish shack. Jake’s spotlights freshness and variety in simple… read more »

2004 BEST Seafood Restaurant, West

Skipjack’s Seafood Emporium

Newton

Skipjack’s is obsessed with providing the freshest seafood in the neighborhood in a setting of nautical charm and modern comfort. Its oyster list boasts aphrodisiacs from up and down the eastern seaboard, and its entrée menu abounds with specials such… read more »

2004 BEST Seafood Restaurant

Great Bay

Boston

A Maine native, chef Jeremy Sewall has spent more than enough time on the New England coast to develop a healthy respect for fish and shellfish—and just enough time in California (at the Lark Creek Inn) to avoid the Yankee… read more »

2003 BEST Seafood Restaurant, North

Woodman’s of Essex

Essex

This is what you might call seafood in the rough: You stand at the counter, shout your order, eat it, and leave. But paper plates and plastic cutlery aside, there’s very little that’s actually rough about Woodman’s, which offers some… read more »

2003 BEST Seafood Restaurant, West

Skipjack’s

Newton

For the healthy: blackened tuna sashimi. For the daring: wasabi-crusted salmon. And for the hungry: a lobster roll that’s meaty, chunky, and sweet. No matter what your palate craves from the sea, Skipjack’s probably serves it, and serves it well…. read more »