Nashville’s Best Seafood Restaurants:
The top rated Seafood Restaurants in Nashville, TN are:
- Joe’s Crab Shack – a restaurant for the whole family that serves coastal dishes
- Henrietta Red – is an American restaurant offering seasonal contemporary cooking
- Louisiana Seafood Company – offers live, fresh, and boiled crawfish
- Juicy Seafood – is one of a kind Cajun-style seafood restaurant
- Cock of the Walk – specialize in fried, pond raised catfish
Joe’s Crab Shack
Joe’s Crab Shack serves a wide range of delicacies from the sea and coast. Guests can order buckets of seasonal seafood, fried shrimp platters, and fish entrees, as well as selections from the “mainland,” which include steak, sandwiches, and chicken, from the restaurant’s large menu. Guests can enjoy enormous and inventive cocktails like the Shark Bite, which is garnished with a shark toy.
Joe’s fame has stemmed not just from its food but also from its retail business since its inception. Joe’s has become synonymous with the word “fun,” with different pieces of merchandise for sale, including the ever-popular tie-dye T-shirt with the words “Peace, Love, and Crabs.”
Crispy Calamari, Peel ‘n Eat Shrimp, Crab Stuffed Mushrooms, Lobster Bisque, and More
“We feasted on crab legs and other goodies. I did my best to power through the plate. The drinks were good and the waiter was attentive. A good place to hit when in Nashville.” – Leslie J.
Henrietta Red is an American restaurant that specializes in seasonal contemporary cuisine. Henrietta Red, the dream of Nashville resident and chef Julia Sullivan, focuses on simple and fresh ingredients. Unique natural wines and handmade cocktails compliment vegetable-forward cuisine and a broad selection of oysters. With a daily cava and oyster happy hour, rotating offerings range from traditional cocktails to locally brewed cider.
Henrietta Red is named after Julia’s grandmother and represents their Carolina low-country warmth. They welcome you to Henrietta Red with them in mind. Henrietta Red was named a semifinalist for Best New Restaurant by the James Beard Foundation in 2018. Chef Julia Sullivan was a semifinalist for Best New Chef Southeast in 2019 and a finalist for the same category in 2020.
Wood Roasted Oysters, Octopus Salad, Red Snapper Crudo, Seared Scallops, and More
“Came for oysters and apps both were incredible. My husband and I ordered 12 and had to get 6 more because they were so good. The drinks were awesome as well. Best oysters we’ve had in Nashville area to date.” – Sarah K.
Louisiana Seafood Company
Louisiana Seafood Company exclusively provides the best live, fresh, and boiled crawfish to Murfreesboro, Nashville, and the surrounding areas. They send one of their experienced crew members and a truck down to Louisiana once a week during crawfish season to hand-pick the best seafood and crawfish available.
A steady supply of high-quality items, as well as their renowned quality, experience, and attention to detail, distinguish them from the competitors. Louisiana Seafood Company takes great pride in providing the greatest crawfish in Nashville. They hand-pick and ship all of their crawfish directly from south Louisiana farms to Nashville, TN.
Boiled Shrimp, Hot & Spicy Boiled Crawfish, Boiled Blue Crabs, Shrimp Etouffee
“Our neighbor had us over for a crawfish boil with a bunch of folks–the crawfish was
great and everybody wanted to know where he bought it. We will be ordering soon.” – Michele R.
Juicy Seafood is a unique Cajun-style seafood restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee. Their food, service, and cleanliness will far exceed your expectations. The cuisine at Juicy Seafood features delectable and spine-tingling seafood. There are several sauce options to pick from, including Garlic Butter, Lemon Pepper, Cajun, and the Juicy Special. Cajun is a spicy spice blend, but they will ask you what level of heat you prefer, ranging from not spicy to their hottest taste, extra hot. Their food, service, and cleanliness will far exceed your expectations.
“Holy seafood. Stopped in on vacation to Nashville. Once we got past some of the language barriers, we ordered our food and it was amazing. We will definitely be back.” – Michael W.
Cock of the Walk
Cock of the Walk specializes in fried, pond-raised catfish, but they can gladly adapt their menu to include fried shrimp, chicken, or combination platters of your choice. Their chefs may accommodate individuals in your company who require a special entrée. Vegetarian, gluten-free, diabetic, and most other dietary requirements can be met.
Rest assured that you could receive the same quality of service for your event that you have enjoyed at their restaurant in Ridgeland, on the Reservoir, for over 35 years, Nashville, TN for over 30 years, and their newest site in Pocahontas, MS.
Fried Catfish, Fried Shrimp
“Hands down the catfish dinner is my favorite. I want to know the secret to their coleslaw. I have never had coleslaw this good and the sweet onions topped it off. Their Skillet cornbread is the perfect size for the meal and it is a wonderful compliment to the beans. If you’ve never been here go and if you’ve been here go back. You can dine in or you can carry out. If you place an order over the phone 15 minutes later it is ready. And when you go make sure you get a picture in the big rocking chair.” – Doris L.
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