Seafood Restaurants in Novato

Cajun Cuisine and Seafood at Cajun House (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Cajun House

Inner Richmond

$30 $15

Asian-influenced Cajun cuisine and seafood such as crawfish, lobster, buckets of clams, and spiced Cajun wings

25% Off Your Entire Bill at Plouf. Reservation Through Groupon Required.

Plouf

Downtown

$10 $10

Bay Area ingredients accent Parisian-style seafood dishes and bistro cuisine, including mussels praised by Time Out San Francisco

Cajun Food and Seafood at Cajun House (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Cajun House 2

Downtown

$30 $15

Asian-influenced Cajun cuisine and seafood such as crawfish, lobster, buckets of clams, and spiced Cajun wings

One Seafood Platter, 12 Different Oysters, and Two Drinks at Big T's Seafood Market Bar (40% Off)

Big T's Seafood Market Bar

Alvin - Burdette

$74.99 $45

(312)

Huge variety of fresh seafood including lobster, crab, and oysters served in a bright restaurant with draft beers and big-screen TVs

$59 for a Prix Fixe Dinner for Two at Scott's Seafood ($100 Value). Groupon Reservation Required.

Scott's Seafood

Downtown San Jose

$100 $59

(277)

Sample from a seafood-centric menu of upscale American cuisine and sip California wines inside a sixth-floor restaurant overlooking the city

Snow-Crab Dinner or Salad or Sandwich Lunch for Two or Four at Blue Water Seafood & Crab (Up to 50% Off)

Blue Water Seafood & Crab

San Jose

$60 $39

(149)

Fresh, in-season snow crab with a choice of sauce; lunch with options such as shrimp Louie, seafood po' boys, and lobster bisque

$49 for Oyster Tasting with Drinks for Two at Lark Creek Blue (Up to $79 Value)

Lark Creek Blue

Winchester

$79 $49

(219)

Sip bubbly while enjoying a variety of fresh, raw oysters with a choice of two dipping sauces

Seafood Dinner or Lunch for Two at Hawgs Seafood Bar (Up to 40% Off)

Hawgs Seafood Bar

Campbell

$50 $30

(277)

Celebrate memories of family dinners with a menu of fresh salmon, clam linguine, chowder, and paella

Seafood for Two or Four with To-Go Ice Cream at Fins Market & Grill (39% Off)

Fins Market & Grill

Multiple Locations

$23.95 $14.49

Fins Market & Grill flies in fresh seafood such as salmon, mahi-mahi, and live Maine lobsters daily

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The massive plate windows of The Caprice's main dining room afford panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, and the rolling hills of San Francisco's East Bay. According to Gayot, these windows have overlooked the same bayside view for more than 55 years. As sailboats effortlessly glide across water within full view of the tables, diners can enjoy a classically inspired menu of New American cuisine that draws almost as much inspiration from French culinary techniques as it does from the nearby ocean waters. The Zagat-rated eatery's menu brims with a variety of seafood dishes. Appetizers of oysters on the half shell with cranberry mignonette appear alongside entrees of halibut with a sundried tomato-almond butter sauce, quinoa, and wilted spinach. At the same time, the chefs' French inclinations shine through in dishes such as the duck breast a l'orange and the rack of lamb with mint-tinged balsamic sauce. Although the international wine list helps guests complete their meal with well paired bottle, Fodor's says that "polishing off the warm chocolate cake with almond ice cream while gazing out at the sunset and porpoises bobbing in the waves below is a near perfect end to the evening."

2000 Paradise Dr
Tiburon,
CA
US

The massive amount of press heralding Nick's Cove's fresh seafood dishes almost overshadows its iconic history. The Tomales Bay eatery's lore intersects with Abraham Lincoln in that his chief of staff once owned the waterfront property before it became a refuge for area fishermen and farmers. As tourism to the region boomed, the site transformed into a popular spot for shrimp and crab cocktails. Today, the coastal property is an award-winning destination, replete with cabins for lodging and a farm-to-table restaurant where guests can sample the bounty hauled in from Tomales Bay.

Executive chef Austin Perkins and his kitchen crew braise California white bass, sear American wagyu flat-iron steak, devil duck eggs, and find a way to work Dungeness crab into anything from mac 'n' cheese and eggs benedict to the dinner bill's black jacket. They also boast a raw oyster bar and masterfully detailed wine list.

23240 Highway 1
Marshall,
CA
US

When Don Disraeli and his wife, Randee, turned their attention to seafood retail in 1983, they considered more than their love of tasty fish. Drawing upon his PhD in Biology and her stint as a Scripps Institute of Oceanography researcher, the duo worked to ensure that each aspect of their business would be environmentally sustainable. Those standards are still upheld today, as Kanaloa Seafood remains one of the only North American and European seafood companies environmentally certified by the International Organization of Standardization.

Environmentally responsible fisheries supply the Disraelis with sushi-grade fish, which cutters clean and slice behind large viewing windows at Kanaloa Seafood’s Santa Barbara and Napa storefronts. The succulent cuts are then sustainably packaged inside recyclable corrugated boxes. Every Monday to Friday, guests can procure fish ranging from wild-caught black cod to Hawaiian ahi tuna. Patrons who are unsure of what to pick from the vast assortment will be greeted by a knowledgable staff member who will assist in picking out an ideal choice. Kanaloa Seafood also distributes a variety of marinades, rubs, oils, and sauces, as well as prepared dishes from the staff chef.

610 1st St
Napa,
CA
US

Teppanyaki chefs twirl their knives and ignite towers of flame while cooking meals tableside inside Hana Japan Steak & Seafood. They slice new york steaks, chicken, and salmon and toss scallops onto the grill alongside chopped veggies and mounds of rice, all without ruffling their tomato-red toques. Each hibachi dinner comes with a shrimp appetizer, a bowl of soup, and a salad with organic Hana dressing imported from the organic part of Japan.

235 University Ave
Berkeley,
CA
US

The Old Clam House: A User’s Guide

Since 1861 | One of SF’s Oldest | Classic Seafood Dishes | Popular Cioppino

Sample Menu

  • Appetizer: crispy Dungeness crab cakes
  • Entree: clambake cioppino with four kinds of shellfish, calamari, and fish
  • Dessert: chocolate-truffle mousse cake
  • Specialty cocktail: Fish Bait—peach whiskey, orange juice, and peach nectar

History: Legend has it that when the eatery originally opened, as The Oakdale Bar and Clam House, the structure stood completely on the water—until the earthquake in 1906 filled the Bay. Since then, the restaurant’s gone through many changes, yet still stands on the same ground, making it SF’s oldest restaurant still operating in its original location. When the current owners took over, they renovated the interior, yet kept the menu’s most-loved dishes, such as the cioppino and the cup of hot clam broth that greets each diner upon arrival.

While You’re Waiting

  • Have a seat at the bar, which stands in the restaurant’s original structure, and see if you can conjure up the ghost of someone who voted for Abe Lincoln.
  • Check out the old-timey photos; many are of the restaurant in its earliest days.

Inside Tip: Try the clam chowder; it’s made with a recipe from The Oakdale Bar and Clam, dating back to the late 1800s.

While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Find some new place settings at the Heritage House Tableware show room (2190 Palou Avenue), where more than 1,900 patterns are on display.

After: See what’s in season at the Bayshore Farmers Market (300 Bayshore Boulevard).

299 Bay Shore Blvd.
San Francisco,
CA
US

Traditional Italian Cuisine | Wood-Fired Pizzas | Italian and Californian Wines | Gluten-Free Pastas

Sample Menu

  • Appetizer: clams sautéed in garlic and white wine with crostini
  • Soup: housemade minestrone prepared daily
  • Entree: grilled teres major steak in a balsamic-vinegar sauce

What to Drink: Pick a bottle from a wine list with more than 100 vintages from Italy, California, Argentina, and Chile.

Where to Sit: Grab a booth facing the front wall of windows in the cozy, canary-yellow dining room.

While You’re Waiting

  • Bask in the aromas of prosciutto and pepperoni wafting out of the wood-fired pizza oven.
  • Dip complimentary bread into olive oil.

Inside Tips

  • Gluten-free pasta is available upon request.
  • Despite the classiness of the low lights and wine bottles, feel free to wear your jeans.

While You’re in the Neighborhood: After dinner, head across the street for a game of pool and a discussion on the merits of Epicureanism at the Philosophers Club (824 Ulloa Street).

33 W Portal Ave
San Francisco,
CA
US