One might think Orlando's options where the seafood is concerned wouldn't compare to nearby cities with tighter proximity to the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic Ocean, the swells and waves of which burst with succulent offerings bound by both scale and shell. But we've got plenty! In fact, we have both casual, local, some even downright divey joints worthy of attention, a well as highfalutin, upscale venues, and the list continues to grow to the delight of resident and visitor alike. Which makes paring it down to 10 even harder.
You'll find this roster runs the gamut from the old and venerable, such as Lee & Rick's Oyster Bar, which has been shucking bivalves over what amounts to a concrete basin for some 60 years, to the New England shack-like feel of Boston's Fish House. Also on deck, family-run places where boiling, steaming pots and sizzling pans occasionally turn already unpretentious dining into a Cajun spice-infused crash course in marine biology (I'm looking at you, iCajun Seafood Shack). Unstuffy dining choices are scattered about, as well, including the aloha-infused Big Kahuna's Island Style Bowls, making East Orlandoans smile as much with their Dole Whip as they do their poke.