Oklahoma City is known more for steaks and barbecue, but you will find a few good seafood restaurants in OKC. Here's a breakdown of the best with features and contact information for each.
The Drake opened in 2015 and quickly jumped to the top of the list for seafood in Oklahoma City. A venture of the Good Egg Dining Group, the folks behind popular metro restaurants such as Red Prime Steakhouse and Republic Gastropub, The Drake features fresh seafood served in a shareable "family-style" way. Highlights include a variety of oysters, lobster and an extensive list of specialty bar drinks.
- Phone: (405) 605-3399
Not a big seafood fan? Pearl's might just convert you. The original location is near NW 63rd and the seafood selection is nearly limitless and suited to any taste. You can't go wrong with the Asian mahi-mahi or the bacon-wrapped fried shrimp with black cherry mustard sauce.
- Phone: (405) 848-8008
Yes, it's the same company behind the Oyster Bar, but Pearl's Crabtown is a different experience entirely. Located in a renovated warehouse in Bricktown, the restaurant is a casual Cajun eatery in which piles of broiled seafood are placed on paper right on your table. Jazz and blues music plays as you dine on such specialties as jambalaya, shrimp creole or Louisiana crab cakes with tangy remoulade sauce.
- Phone: (405) 232-7227
The Metro is not exclusively seafood, of course. In fact, it's considered French cuisine, but you'll find what their website calls "tastes from around the world." You'll also find some top-notch seafood, such as the smoked salmon or crab cakes appetizers. But at this fine dining establishment, there are some fantastic seafood entrees as well. The butter poached lobster is quite expensive, but you won't complain when you try it.
- Phone: (405) 840-9463
Mickey Mantle's is named as a steakhouse, and the steak is delicious. But so are the numerous seafood options such as Alaskan king crab legs, lobster and a salmon with lemon butter sauce.
- Phone: (405) 272-0777
This classy and comfortable metro destination features the cuisine of owner Bruce Rinehart's native northeastern region. That means, in addition to some wonderful pasta and steaks, you'll find some of the best seafood in the city. Have a seat in a "Gangster Booth" and enjoy excellent service in a unique atmosphere.
- Phone: (405) 528-2824
The Mantel is perfect for a romantic night out, and they serve fantastic seafood as well. Try the crab cake sandwich on a kaiser roll for a lunch in Bricktown, and the sesame crusted ahi tuna in an apricot brandy sauce for dinner. There are also some great jumbo scallops and a honey-glazed salmon.
- Phone: (405) 236-8040
Down on the Bricktown Canal is a New Orleans-style seafood restaurant with live music and an entertaining Mardi Gras atmosphere. But whether or not you're in the mood for the fun around you, you'll enjoy the many good seafood dishes, Cajun and otherwise. Have some crab dip as an appetizer, a bowl of shrimp gumbo and a tasty entree like blackened tilapia or the chef's famous recipe crawfish. There's no seafood desert (that we know of) but you can enjoy it in every other part of your meal!
- Phone: (405) 232-6666