Central Florida's Best Local Seafood Restaurants

Satisfying your salty craving
Alex Caballero
Central Florida's Best Local Seafood Restaurants
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It’s no secret that most Floridians love seafood and since Florida is a Peninsula, a lot of the food enjoyed in the state is seafood. Unless you are willing to catch your own fish or crustacean and prepare it yourself (which is no easy task), there are many different options for dining and enjoying seafood cuisine. Central Florida is vibrant with local seafood restaurants offering delicious foods at reasonable prices. Of course; everyone knows famous brand seafood restaurants like “Red Lobster” but, you may be surprised to know that the best seafood is served at local businesses!


Boston’s Fish House

Boston’s Fish House seafood restaurant is considered one of Central Florida’s most relished landmarks and features New England style seafood. Since 1988, Boston’s Fish House restaurant has served fresh seafood from the Northeastern Seaboard region and presented a laid-back atmosphere of iconic Northeastern flare. Boston’s fish house is moderately priced with various healthy options located in Winter Park.


iCajun Seafood Shack

If you’re the mood for crab legs, crawfish, or any other iconic bayou flavors, iCajun Seafood Shack is the best restaurant to dine with. As a family owned business, iCajun serves a friendly and laid back atmosphere where the beer is cheap and you don’t have to worry about a bothersome dress code. Located in East Orlando off East Colonial drive, iCajun Seafood Shack offers affordable prices and flavorful foods for your Cajun bayou fix.


T.J.’s Seafood Shack

With attractive daily deals like Monday kids eat free and “Thirsty Thursday” where draft beers are from $1- $2 all day, T.J’s Seafood Shack is a great place to get your money’s worth. T.J.’s restaurant has locations in Oviedo and Orlando and also offer catering with their efficient food trucks. If you’re looking for delicious, award-winning foods with amazing deals, give T.J.’s Food Shack a visit.



Moonfish features everything from your usual eats to exotic eats with their Asian cuisine. If you’re looking for steak, sushi, or anything in between, look no further. Along with lavish pricings and an upscale atmosphere, Moonfish Restaurant is a great place for a somewhat posh night out. Moonfish restaurant, located in Orlando features happy hour from 4:30- 6:30pm.


The Boathouse

The Boathouse seafood restaurant, located in Disney Springs, is a prime attraction because of its unique feature. Along with its delicious menu of fresh seafood, The Boathouse has something referred to as “Amphicars”. Amphicars are amphibious automobiles and The Boathouse offers captain-guided tours on attractive, stylistic amphicars along with waterfront dining. The Boathouse serves as a “double deal” of unique experience and delicious food set in an exciting atmosphere.


Big Fin Seafood Kitchen

Highly regarded since it’s opening in 2009, Big Fin Seafood Kitchen has been voted “Best seafood in Orlando” for multiple consecutive years. But of course, the only way to experience and validate the hype is to experience it yourself. From oysters to crab-legs or even sushi, this restaurant is well-equipped to satisfy any of your fish or mollusk related cravings. Big Fin Seafood Kitchen is located in the Dellagio Town center of Orlando and features a calendar of events for every customer's benefit.


High Tide Harry’s

If you enjoy family-oriented restaurants where the portions are robust and the prices are affordable, High Tide Harry’s seafood restaurant hits the nail on the head. With various options including crab legs, steak, wine, ribs, salads, and specialty drinks; High Tide Harry’s has all of the food to satisfy any appetite or craving. As a family-owned business, High Tide Harry’s takes pride in keeping their cuisine affordable and made to order every time. High Tide Harry’s seafood restaurant is located in Orlando and is considered an iconic local favorite.



Inspired by the famous novelist Earnest Hemingway, Hemingway’s Steak & Seafood Restaurant draws inspiration from Cuban décor and culture. Located inside of Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort, Hemingway’s is run by esteemed chef David Didzunas and offers a wide selection of wines, steak, seafood, specialty drinks, and desserts. Hemingway’s Steak & Seafood Restaurant offers complimentary valet for their diners and private dining.


Lee & Rick’s Oyster Bar

If you’re craving oysters, an oyster bar is the best place to dine! Open for 65 years, Lee & Rick’s Oyster Bar is a family owned restaurant and was the first of its kind when it opened in 1950. Since 1950 Lee & Rick’s Oyster Bar has improved from 9 to 50 bar stools over its 65 years. Lee and Rick’s Oyster bar is located in Orlando and shucks every oyster individually for their customer’s entertainment.