Seafood Restaurants in San Jose


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  • Blue Water Seafood and Crab
    Owner Craig Guynes spoke with us about his passion for bringing East Coast-style seafood to the West Coast, as well as the best way to react to an animatronic shark. East Meets West Craig learned to love seafood while growing up in Maryland. So when he and his wife, Irene, decided to open a restaurant in San Jose, Craig was keen on injecting a bit of East-Coast flair into everything from the menu to the decor. The restaurant's nautically themed dining room—complete with strung fishing nets, weathered lengths of rope, and wood-slat booths—mimics the look of a Maryland crab shack. Craig says that it's the small details which truly capture that spirit. To wit, the chefs use Icelandic cod instead of Pacific cod when making fish and chips, and seasonal shipments of Maryland blue crab are the key ingredient in the crab cakes. A Tale of Two Crabs Crab cakes are easily one of Craig's favorite items on the menu—"it's what I grew up on," he says—but what kind of crab makes the best cake? The sheer size of Dungeness crabs caused Craig's jaw to drop the first time he saw one, but he says they will never replace blue crabs in his heart. Every season, he drives to the airport so that he can personally retrieve shipments of blue crab directly from Maryland. Craig chuckles when he mentions that Blue Water Seafood & Crab has amassed a rather loyal following of blue-crab lovers in the area. They also keep tabs on these shipments, and usually arrive at the restaurant not long after the crustaceans do. Surf, Turf, and More Seven different kinds of oysters sourced from Washington State to Maryland. A tank full of live lobsters and crabs awaiting customers' selection. Add to that all manner of grilled, blackened, and steamed seafood, and the ocean's bounty is quite well-represented at Blue Water Seafood & Crab. Craig and Irene saw no reason to limit the menu, so they diversified with Angus beef burgers, pasta bowls, and other landlocked meals. Craig is especially proud of the full bar, which tempts diners with a range of draft beers, specialty cocktails, and Japanese sakes. A Welcome to Remember At Blue Water Seafood & Crab, every visitor gets greeted the same way: by a life-sized animatronic shark hanging from the ceiling. The motion-sensitive predator springs to life whenever the door opens, gnashing its teeth, wiggling its fins, and moving its tail—all with perfect anatomical accuracy, according to Craig. "It does all the stuff that a moving shark does," he says proudly. His favorite reactions usually come from the children, who sit at their tables with eyes wide and mouths agape, unable to look away from the shark until they finally exclaim, "I can't believe that's there!"
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    860 Willow St.
    San Jose, CA US
  • Race Street Seafood Kitchen
    Fresh fare can be found at Sunol-Midtown's Race Street Seafood Kitchen, where visitors seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu. Come prepared to feast at Race Street Seafood Kitchen — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment. Bring the whole clan to Race Street Seafood Kitchen — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here. On warmer days, you can take advantage of Race Street Seafood Kitchen's al fresco patio seating. You'll want to time your arrival to Race Street Seafood Kitchen just right since reservations are not accepted. Race Street Seafood Kitchen welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie. You can also grab your grub to go. Street parking is readily available near Race Street Seafood Kitchen's Race Street location. You can eat for next to nothing at Race Street Seafood Kitchen, where a typical meal will cost you less than $15. Race Street Seafood Kitchen serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
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    247 Race Street
    San Jose, CA US
  • Crabaholic, Inc.
    At Crabaholic, the fanciest article of clothing you're likely to see is a plastic lobster bib. Don't be fooled by this, or the paper-topped tables; lurking beneath Crabaholic's down-home atmosphere is a host of intricately flavored sealife. Whether the chefs are filling their boiling pots with lobster, crawfish, oysters, escargot, or any of four breeds of crab, they lock in the flavors of the bayou with liberal doses of cajun spice tailored to each diner's preferred heat level and seasoning. Crabaholic does not limit itself to cajun flavors, either. The dungeness crab might just as easily surprise the palate with a glaze of tamarind or Singapore sauce. Likewise, the restaurant stocks wines, sakes, and Korean soju along with a full complement of domestic and international beers. Adding to the experience of piling up empty half-shells and hollow claws are the undersea murals along the walls and ceiling, complete with surf paraphernalia and life preservers for diners who are a little too hands-on about selecting their lobster.
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    1011 E Capitol Expy.
    San Jose, CA US
  • Rosy's Fish City
    Fresh fare can be found at Rosy's Fish City, where diners seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu. Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Rosy's Fish City, though, so plan to indulge a bit. Ready for a drink to unwind? At Rosy's Fish City, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar. You won't feel cramped at Rosy's Fish City, even with a large party — the restaurant is perfect for large groups. You can't book your table ahead of time at Rosy's Fish City, so show up early for your pick of tables. Casual dining at its best, Rosy's Fish City customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt. Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Rosy's Fish City to your next party or event. Avoid parallel parking and slide into a spot free of charge — the restaurant offers free parking next door. Expect to spend less than $15 per person at Rosy's Fish City.
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    2882 Story Rd
    San Jose, CA US
  • Tugboat Fish and Chips
    Located in San Jose on Blossom Hill Rd, Tugboat Fish and Chips is a popular restaurant that features terrific fish and chips and good fish and chips. This restaurant delivers an unforgettable dining experience set in a family-oriented vibe. It's a culinary destination for customers that want delicious food. There's no particular required attire, so feel free to dress comfortably. Also, though the prices are considered to be lower than average, you aren't going to sacrifice any quality. In fact, you should be able to enjoy a good meal for $11 or $12, and can probably get in and out for $8 if you try. If you're in a hurry, you can call ahead and take advantage of the convenient take-out offerings. A reliable option for both lunch and dinner in Blossom Valley, chances are you won't walk away from this Tugboat Fish and Chips disappointed. Don't worry about trying to find a spot on the street, as visitors to the restaurant do have access to a private parking lot nearby.
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    658 Blossom Hill Rd
    San Jose, CA US
  • Dynasty Chinese Seafood Restaurant
    Known for its noodle and rice dishes, Dynasty Chinese Seafood Restaurant serves excellent Chinese cuisine to San Jose locals. Dynasty Chinese Seafood Restaurant is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu. Take the kids along too — Dynasty Chinese Seafood Restaurant is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love. The restaurant's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere. Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations. Through their catering service, Dynasty Chinese Seafood Restaurant can also set out a delicious spread for your next party. You can also grab your grub to go. null A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more. Stop by for three square meals a day — Dynasty Chinese Seafood Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    1001 Story Rd
    San Jose, CA US

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