There, we said it. We like being fishy. Probably because you can really get some great seafood here in Atlantic City. And we don’t know about you, but our seafood radar really goes bizerk during this time of year. Therefore, we’re here to tell you the five best places in AC to satisfy your fishy cravings.
Harry’s Oyster Bar & Seafood at Bally’s Atlantic City
Duh, it says it right here in the title. This joint serves up some of the tastiest seafood in town including a raw bar with over a dozen different oyster varieties, clams, shrimp, lobster, tuna tartare, crabs and ceviche! The menus are also printed daily to feature the freshest catches around. Be entertained here, too. Jam out to live music in the courtyard during the warmer months and catch a game or two on one of the nine, large, flat screen TVs. We haven’t even told you the best part yet. Harry’s Oyster Bar & Seafood at Bally’s is historic! From the same family that brought you Dock’s Oyster House & Knife & Fork Inn, Harry’s Oyster Bar brings the old-time oyster bar look and feel with a neighborhood vibe.
Nero’s Chophouse & Sushi Bar at Caesars Atlantic City
You can also dig in to some of the freshest catches at Nero’s Chophouse & Sushi Bar at Caesars! Nero’s prides itself on promoting organic selections and using local product and growers whenever possible. The upstairs space also boasts a terrific raw bar (pictured above) and fabulous tableside ocean views of Atlantic City. Plus, their Sunday Brunch is arguably the best in the city and the only place where you can enjoy the majority of these great seafood offerings combined with classic brunch favorites.
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant at Harrah’s Resort
Harrah’s Resort is home to McCormick & Schmick’s South Jersey location. Menus at this establishment are printed twice daily to get the freshest seafood onto your plates! In order to do this, chefs here work with seafood purveyors to be on top of all the local “gets” and also bring in more than 30 other selections at the peak of their seasons such as Alaskan Halibut, Northwest Salmon, and Hawaiian Mahi Mahi to name a few.
Guy Fieri’s Chophouse at Bally’s Atlantic City
The new Guy Fieri’s Chophouse at Bally’s offers a mashup of seafood flavors and styles! The best way to start off any meal at Guy Fieri’s Chophouse is by creating your own seafood tower from Guy’s Ultimate Raw Bar. Choose from East and West coast oysters, local clams, half lobster, Split King Crab Legs, Jumbo Shrimp and tuna tartare served with Guy’s signature sauces. The menu also includes multiple seafood cocktails, broiled oysters (like Garlic Bacon Parmesan and House Made BBQ), sushi, crab and lobster selections. It’s a good kind of fishy!
Phillips Seafood at The Pier Shops at Caesars Atlantic City
This Atlantic City location at The Pier Shops at Caesars marks Phillips Seafood eighth restaurant along the east coast. What started as one seafood processing plant on Hoopers Island in the Chesapeake Bay has turned into full service restaurants, satellite locations and frozen grocery selections. But let’s get back to the AC, shall we? Crab cakes are king here, people. Fun fact: secret ingredient is Ritz crackers instead of breadcrumbs. Also, be sure to enjoy a nice view of the Atlantic City beach while dining here.
So there ya have it. The five best places in Atlantic City for seafood, seafood and more seafood. Sometimes you’re just in that fishy mood!