Seafood in San Antonio is a Delight at These Scintillating Restaurants

San Antonio may not be known for its seafood, but lest you forget, they're only a few hours from the coast. The best chefs source the freshest, most delicious Gulf seafood.

For starters, The Cookhouse works directly with fisherman to source untreated shrimp and seafood, so you're getting the best of the best at this New Orleans-style restaurant. Between the barbecue shrimp, raw oysters and their unbelievable gumbo, you'll have trouble deciding which you like better, but there's no doubt you'll be back for more!

If you're looking for a romantic place with great seafood, try Bella on the River. This intimate locale and Mediterranean menu is hard to beat. Dig into their Eggplant Josephine for starters, made with fried eggplant, Texas Gulf shrimp, sauce diablo, mozzarella cheese and Hollandaise sauce. It's definitely the ideal way to impress a date! 

For a low-key, truly San Antonio experience with a penchant for great seafood, check out El 7 Mares. It will make your taste buds happy without hurting your wallet! 

San Antonio
Shuck Shack
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The Shuck Shack features fresh oysters on the half-shell from all three coasts in a casual family friendly atmosphere. Located just a few blocks from The Pearl in Government Hill, you'll enjoy signature Clam Chowda ala minute, Lobster Rolls, and...  Read More

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Sushi meets Japanese pop art in this new Southtown restaurant, Sukeban, located at the Blue Star Arts Complex. Seasoned restaurateurs of Mon Thai in Alamo Heights have brought some funky charm and fresh, delicious sushi offerings to the...  Read More

A graceful, mirrored dining room provides an elegant accompaniment to Bohanan's top-notch steaks and seafood. Noted for serving Akaushi beef, three grades above Prime, and dramatic flaming desserts, the restaurant has a loyal contingent of...  Read More

North Central
Niki's Tokyo Inn
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Niki's Tokyo Inn is probably the most authentic Japanese restaurant in San Antonio. Sure, it doesn't look so hot on the outside, but you'll quickly forget about all that once you have a taste of their sushi or any of the number of traditional...  Read More

Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery
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Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery is a restaurant and brewery located inside The Pearl's historic brewhouse and is the place to eat in San Antonio for a delicious, fine dining experience. Southerleigh serves up incredible East Texas home-style...  Read More

Pappadeaux's Seafood Kitchen

For all things seafood pared with a Creole flair, head to Pappadeux's. From the warm waters of the Gulf to the icy currents of the Alaskan coast, from the mighty Atlantic to the blue Pacific, they'll go to any depths to bring you the finest...  Read More

El 7 Mares
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Imagine kicking back with a cold cerveza and a magnificent plate of fresh, bright shrimp and octopus ceviche marinated in lime juice and mixed with pico de gallo, avocado and Serrano peppers, the sound of the ocean waves lapping against the sand...  Read More

Bella on the River
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Owner, David Snyder, has combined his love and experience abroad with the genius of Executive Chef, Sean Fletcher, to create fresh authentic Southern European and Mediterranean dishes that are to-die-for! From the paella, with its fragrant...  Read More

Ostra at Mokara
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Enjoy exquisite cuisine in a romantic riverfront locale at this signature AAA four-diamond restaurant, which has been awarded Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence. Their Executive Chef passionately oversees a sustainable seafood menu filled with...  Read More

San Antonio
The Cookhouse
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The Cookhouse just opened their doors in early September of 2014 but is already the talk of the town, which comes as no surprise as it's the only restaurant in San Antonio that showcases traditional New Orleans cuisine, the kind you might find...  Read More


Meet Kimberly Suta

Kimberly A. Suta is a professional freelance writer, filmmaker and entrepreneur with a background in marketing, advertising and social media. Her first business, Midnight Sun Innovations,...  More About Kimberly