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.
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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 varieties of oysters, lobster and an extensive list of specialty bar drinks.
- Address: 519 NW 23rd Street, Suite 111
- Phone: 605-3399
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Growing up, I was never a big seafood fan, but I credit Pearl's with converting me. The original location near NW 63rd quickly became one of my favorites. The seafood selection is nearly limitless here, suited to any taste. I suggest the Asian mahi mahi or the bacon-wrapped fried shrimp with black cherry mustard sauce.
- Address: 5641 N. Classen Blvd.
- Phone: (405) 848-8008
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The Deep Fork Grill, one of my favorite restaurants in OKC, has some great steak and poultry dishes but also ranks as a top spot for seafood. It's an upscale restaurant with unique, quality seafood dishes such as grilled Chilean sea bass and coriander crusted ahi with sauteed shiitake mushrooms.
- Address: 5418 N. Western Ave.
- Phone: (405) 848-7678
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Yes, it's the same company behind another on my list, 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 play as you dine on such specialties as jambalaya, shrimp creole or Louisiana crab cakes with tangy remoulade sauce.
- Address: 303 E. Sheridan
- Phone: (405) 232-7227Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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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. When I go to the Metro, I almost always order a seafood appetizer such as the smoked salmon or crab cakes. 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.
- Address: 6418 North Western
- Phone: 840-9463
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Another crossover from my top unique OKC restaurants list, 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.
- Address: #7 Mickey Mantle Drive
- Phone: (405) 272-0777
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Rococo Restaurant & Wine Bar
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.
- Address: 2824 N. Pennsylvania Ave.
- Phone: (405) 528-2824
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The Mantel made the list of my top recommendations for a romantic night out, and it makes an appearance here as well. I love the crab cake sandwich on a kaiser roll for a lunch in Bricktown, and for dinner I recommend sesame crusted ahi tuna in an apricot brandy sauce. There are also some great jumbo scallops and a honey-glazed salmon.
- Address: 201 E. Sheridan
- Phone: (405) 236-8040Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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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. I don't think there's a seafood desert, but you can enjoy it in every other part of your meal.
- Live music
- Extensive bar selection with imported beers
- Address: 100 E. California
- Phone: (405) 232-6666
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A regional chain seafood restaurant, you'll find Joe's Crab Shacks all over, including a couple in the metro. Normally, I'm not a huge fan of the chains, but Joe's is casual-as-can-be, a nice, fun family destination with pretty good seafood. The coconut shrimp are tasty, but make sure you try the crab. I like the garlic herb, and there's a crab cake sandwich big enough to fill you up.
- Kid and family friendly
- Fun, casual atmosphere
- Address: 5940 NW Expressway
- Phone: 728-9906