The 7 Best Seafood Restaurants in Fresno, California

From fish and chips, surf and turf, traditional American seafood, to creative fusion cuisine you won’t find anywhere else, Fresno offers a seafood selection like no one else. Let’s take a quick look at the 7 best seafood restaurants in Fresno, California.

#7: Richard’s Prime Rib and Seafood

Richard’s Prime Rib and Seafood features just about everything you’d expect from a classic mid-range surf and turf restaurant – as well as a few adventurous twists:

  • Steaks (New York Strip, Filet Mignon, Top Sirloin, etc.)
  • Lobster
  • Frog Legs
  • Prawns
  • Deep Fried Oysters
  • Halibut

They also offer a full bar, dessert menu and generous drink specials. You can check out their full menu on their website here.

#6: West Coast Fish N’ Chips

Friendly service, generous portions, a full menu made from scratch and a casual atmosphere make West Coast an excellent choice when you want classic British fish n’ chips without breaking your budget. Expect to find:

  • Fish and Chips
  • Scallops, Oysters, Shrimp
  • Fresh Chowder
  • Hushpuppies
  • Fried Pickles

They don’t have a website, but you can check out their yelp reviews and get directions here.

#5: El Pescador

Spanish for “The Fisherman”, El Pescador is one of Fresno’s best kept secrets. They offer a fantastic array of traditional Mexican seafood options homemade daily like:

  • Oysters
  • Ceviche
  • Seafood Tostadas
  • Tacos (Swordfish, Octopus, Fish, Scallops, Sauteed Shrimp)
  • Fried Fish in Garlic Sauce

El Pescador doesn’t have a website, but you can check out their full menu and get directions on Yelp here.

#4: Max’s Bistro & Bar

Sliding into our #4 spot is Max’s Bistro & Bar, an American steakhouse bistro serves up fresh seafood daily with a menu designed to spoil you. Expect to treat yourself with:

  • Calamari
  • Hawaiian Poke
  • Ahi Tuna Tostadas
  • Truffle and Sweet Potato Fries
  • Grilled Bavette Steak

If you’re looking for something a little more refined, Max’s Bistro & Bar is a fantastic choice. Check out their full menu on their website here.

#3: Sunnyside Diner

One of Fresno’s hidden jewels, this traditional American diner serves up seafood and Mexican food that’s some of the best in Fresno, period. Perfect for brunch and on a budget.

Menu varies from season to season, run by a former country club chef with over 20 years’ experience. You can find out more about it on their yelp page here.

#2: Seafood in the Sea

Seafood in the Sea offers a variety of seafood made to order, all at a price that’s right on any budget. Perfect for lunch, expect generous portions, delicious entrees and appetizers like:

  • Fried Oysters and Calamari
  • Coconut Shrimp
  • “Dynamite” Mussels
  • Asian and Cajun Style Crawfish
  • New England Clam Chowder

You can check out Seafood In The Sea’s full menu and get directions by visiting their website here.

#1: Pismo’s Coastal Grill

Featuring an inventive take on the classic seafood grill, Pismo’s is new in town but hands-down one of the best options for seafood in Fresno. Offers a full menu and bar, free wi-fi, an outdoor dining area and an environment that’s good for couples and families. Here’s a quick taste of their menu:

  • Ahi Tuna Sashimi
  • Hawaiian Ahi Poke Tower
  • Oysters on the Half Shell
  • Fresh Salmon and Shark Tacos

You can check out their full menu and website here.

Do you know a great seafood restaurant in Fresno, California that we missed in our list? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you.

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