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.)
- Frog Legs
- Deep Fried Oysters
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
- 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:
- 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:
- 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.