In the last 50 years, seafood consumption around the world has more than doubled. There is no doubt that seafood is popular and it is here to stay. From crab legs to a nice salmon fillet, there are so many decedent choices to fill your palate with that there is no reason to leave a seafood restaurant unsatisfied. If you are looking for a family owned seafood restaurant and market or a chain restaurant, it is important to know how to separate good seafood from mediocre.
As a family owned seafood restaurant and market, we understand the importance of high quality seafood that is perfectly prepared. One of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to a family owned seafood restaurant and market is that, because it is family owned, the quality might be lower. Nothing could be further from the truth. We are born and raised seafood connoisseurs. From generational family recipes that have been passed down for years to fresh new looks at classic seafood dishes, we know it all. We literally live for seafood.
So, as experts in the seafood industry, here is our family owned seafood restaurant and market seafood picking tips prepared especially for you (just like our delicious crabby daddy and all you can eat crab legs).
How To Find The Best Seafood
If you have ever searched for “seafood restaurants near me,” you know the struggle. How to choose a restaurant that has GREAT seafood? It is an important choice. Here are our four easy tips for selecting great seafood:
Proximity Matters: First, you want a seafood restaurant that is close in proximity to where you are staying. This may seem just like a nicety, and it kind of is. Being close to the location of the restaurant is nice because it takes less time to get the best crawfish into your belly. However, there is more to it than that. If you have leftovers from a seafood restaurant, they want to be refrigerated as soon as possible. Being close in proximity helps get that takeout container from car to fridge fast. Proximity also deals with how close the seafood restaurant is to, well, the sea. The closer the seafood restaurant is to the ocean, or source of the seafood, the more likely it is that you are getting fresh catch from the ocean that day. There is a big difference in fish caught today and fish caught two days ago.
Check The Online Menu: This is important for two reasons. First, often the online menu will help you determine how fresh the seafood at that restaurant is. Or if not the online menu, somewhere on the website. Second, you are going out for seafood. Not just any seafood though, all the seafood options that meet your seafood cravings. What a waste it would be to show up to a seafood restaurant only to find out that they don’t have a good selection of lobster to choose from! Checking the online menu will help ensure you get all of the seafood your heart desires for the evening!
Go Local (not loco): Getting a great seafood restaurant can make you crazy sometimes. Don’t go loco though, go local. Local restaurants will ALWAYS have the freshest and highest quality seafood. This is especially true for our family owned seafood restaurant and market. Some big chains will still have good seafood to be sure, but the best chance at getting the freshest seafood is to go local. Know your area. Ask the locals who has the best seafood around. They will know.
Do Your Quality Checks: Buying seafood is like buying a new car. Quality counts. What is the point of getting low quality, cheap seafood, only to spend the next several hours on the porcelain thrown? Low quality seafood can be a serious health risk to you and your family. Don’t skimp here. Check for fresh fish, and high quality restaurants.
Once you have selected the best seafood restaurant around, get ready to savor the experience. It can be so tempting to rush through a meal to get onto the next activity of the evening. However with seafood especially, you want to savor it. Savoring seafood will be worth it.