30 Must-Try American Seafood Dishes

Dive into these delicious American seafood dishes that showcase the bounty of the oceans and rivers.

1. Lobster Roll

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Tender lobster meat in a buttered roll, a New England favorite.

2. Clam Chowder

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Creamy soup loaded with clams, potatoes, and celery.

3. Fried Catfish

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Southern classic with crispy, seasoned coating.

4. Crab Cakes

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Lump crab meat patties, often served with a tangy sauce.

5. Shrimp and Grits

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Creamy grits topped with seasoned shrimp.

6. Cioppino

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San Francisco seafood stew with tomatoes and wine.

7. Oysters Rockefeller

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Baked oysters with a rich, creamy topping.

8. Fish Tacos

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Crispy fish topped with tangy slaw and creamy sauce.

9. Seafood Gumbo

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Rich stew with seafood, sausage, and a dark roux.

10. Salmon Cakes

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Flaky salmon patties, often served with a lemony sauce.

11. Crab Louie Salad

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Fresh crab with a tangy dressing, popular on the West Coast.

12. Cedar-Plank Salmon

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Grilled salmon with a smoky flavor from the cedar plank.

13. Shrimp Boil

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Spicy shrimp cooked with potatoes and corn.

14. Scallops with Bacon

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Seared scallops wrapped in crispy bacon.

15. Lobster Bisque

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Creamy, rich soup with chunks of lobster.

16. Clam Bake

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New England tradition with clams, corn, and potatoes.

17. Stuffed Flounder

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Flounder fillets stuffed with crab meat.

18. Mahi Mahi Tacos

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Grilled Mahi Mahi with fresh toppings in a tortilla.

19. Blackened Redfish

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Spicy, flavorful fish cooked in a hot skillet.

20. Crawfish Etouffee

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Louisiana dish with crawfish in a rich, spicy sauce.

21. Swordfish Steaks

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Grilled or seared swordfish with a citrusy marinade.

22. Baked Cod

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Simple and delicious, often with a breadcrumb topping.

23. Fried Clams

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Crispy, golden fried clams, a New England favorite.

24. Seafood Paella

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Spanish-inspired dish with saffron rice and mixed seafood.

25. Tuna Poke

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Hawaiian dish with marinated raw tuna and rice.

26. Grilled Octopus

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Tender octopus with a smoky, charred flavor.

27. Alaskan King Crab Legs

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Sweet, tender crab legs, often served with melted butter.

28. Mussels in White Wine

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Steamed mussels with a garlic and white wine sauce.

29. Baked Scallops

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Tender scallops baked with breadcrumbs and butter.

30. Swordfish Kabobs

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Grilled swordfish with vegetables on skewers.

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