Louisville’s Best Seafood Restaurants:
The top rated Seafood Restaurants in Louisville, KY are:
- Brendon’s Catch 23 – is a premier restaurant destination for the best the ocean dishes
- Joe’s Crab Shack – offers a variety of favorites from all parts of the sea and shore
- River House Restaurant – is Louisville’s premier riverfront dining destination
- Mitchell’s Fish Market – a destination for the freshest seafood and dining experience
- The Fish House – serving the finest seafood in Louisville
Brendon’s Catch 23
Brendon’s Catch 23 has made a name for itself as a chef-driven top restaurant destination for the greatest of the ocean’s bounty. Brendon’s Catch 23’s seafood is flown in daily and cut by Brendon’s chefs. The diversified menu offers classic and unusual inspired side dishes and appetizers such as Alaskan King Crab, Jumbo Lobsters, freshly-shucked Oysters available on ice, Mac & Cheese, Asparagus, and their much-loved Seafood towers, all of which will satisfy any personal craving.
Brendon’s Catch 23 also offers a variety of private dining choices for any occasion, whether it’s a birthday party or a business meeting.
Seafood Restaurant and Bar
“Nice vibe and the food is always good. The crusted salmon meal was very full of flavor and had a nice presentation. Not pictured, the bourbon butter cake. Tastes so good and way better than the one at Porch. Also, the seafood platter is very plentiful and worth the price.” – Joelle R.
Joe’s Crab Shack
Joe’s Crab Shack serves you a wide range of seafood delicacies from around the world. Guests can order buckets of seasonal seafood, fried shrimp platters, and fish dishes from the restaurant’s large menu, as well as meat, sandwich, and chicken selections from the “mainland.” Cocktails like the Shark Bite, which is garnished with a shark toy, are available to guests.
Joe’s popularity has grown as a result of both its cuisine and its retail location since its beginnings. Joe’s has become synonymous with the word “fun” thanks to its varied retail offerings, which include the ever-popular tie-dye T-shirt with the words “Peace, Love, and Crabs.”
Phone: (502) 568-1171
“We have driven by several times and finally decided to stop in. So glad we did. The service was great and the food was delicious. The water views were amazing. The atmosphere was relaxing, which was exactly what I and my husband needed. We will be back.” – Rachael C.
River House Restaurant
River House Restaurant will be Louisville’s greatest riverfront dining destination, bringing Chef Varanese’s ambition of providing a riverfront dining choice to fruition. John Varanese, the company’s founder, and owner honed his skills and worked in an environment that was both creative and profitable. Varanese rapidly distinguished himself from other cooks by demonstrating mastery of commercial financing. Varanese demonstrated his ability to keep costs under control while delivering high-quality cuisine utilizing only the freshest local ingredients while working at Magnolia’s.
Varanese chose Louisville because of its thriving independent dining culture, and he feels the city’s residents will appreciate fresh ingredients prepared imaginatively as well as a culturally diversified cuisine. Chef Varanese announced the opening of River House, his second restaurant, in August 2015, which is part of a 27,000 square foot complex at 3015 River Road.
“The atmosphere was quiet and laid back. Very classy place and the food is excellent. The service is grand. I will definitely add this one to my list of favorites.” – Priscilla B.
Mitchell’s Fish Market
Mitchell’s Fish Market is your go-to spot for the best seafood and a great eating experience in the area. They serve the freshest and tastiest seafood sourced from the world’s great fisheries, and their seafood knowledge means they know which species are best to get based on region, season, and weather. They verify every piece of the day’s catch to ensure it matches their high standards for world-class quality, then cut and prepare everything in-house.
Seafood Restaurant and Bar
“Always a good time when I go to Mitchell’s. A great Happy Hour with some fan favorites! Big fan of their mangojito a mango and mojito. Food is good too. Not a big fish person but enjoy their fish and chips and salmon options. I can’t wait until warmer weather is here to enjoy their big patio area more often.” – Nestor G.
The Fish House
The Fish House is a family tradition that delivers only the best seafood. Every dish they serve has been made with the attention and expertise of two generations of seafood masters. Their award-winning menu of crisp golden classics, combined with its dedication to giving the friendliest service in town, will make them the seafood restaurant of choice for your time and time again.
The Fish House has always been a family affair, with three generations in the restaurant business. When David Hilsenrad returned home to Louisville after serving in the military, he was eager to begin the next chapter of his life. After growing up in a family with a thriving restaurant business, it was only inevitable that he would follow in his father’s footsteps and become engaged with a variety of restaurant ideas, including the Fish House, which he founded over 30 years ago.
“Came here on a whim after Rick’s White Light Diner was closed because of construction and I’m glad I did. Scrod & Shrimp dinner plate was great and hit the spot. The steamed shrimp with butter and seasoning was amazing. Really enjoyed the hush puppies as well they were both sweet and savory. Even better than the food was the customer service: Friendly, hospitable and the gentleman threw in some extra fried shrimp for us to try.” – Nader K.
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