4 Best Places to Enjoy Fresh Seafood in Winston-Salem

If you’re looking for delicious seafood, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, boasts some amazing restaurants that specialize in the finest the ocean has to offer. Here are four of the best seafood eateries in the area.

King’s Crab Shack & Oyster Bar

Located on West Fourth Street, King’s Crab Shack & Oyster Bar specializes in seafood from specific harvesters in the Carolinas and Virginia. The restaurant has a fun vibe with its fishing themed decor. The cheerful servers add to the atmosphere and go out of their way to make your visit enjoyable.

You could start out with one of their specialty cocktails like the Rum Bucket or Candy Apple Martini. The menu offers oysters on the half shell, clams by the dozen, Peel ‘Em & Eat ‘Em Shrimp, and king or snow crab legs. Or you could go for the Dreamy Steamy Bucket with its mix of spiced crab legs, shrimp, mussels, clams, and oysters. You’ll also find a great selection of appetizers, wraps, sandwiches, burgers, and entrees, such as lobster mac and cheese, scallops, crab cakes, and grilled salmon.

Skrimp Shack

At Skrimp Shack on Silas Creek Parkway, they specialize in delicious seafood dishes served in large portions and at great prices. With the friendly counter service, you can order to eat in or take out. On the menu you will find popular baskets and dinners, including skrimp, skrimp and fish, and whiting. Or you can upgrade to catfish, flounder, haddock, tilapia, or mahi. Specialty sandwiches include the Crabmeat n’ Skrimp Po Boy, Skrimp n’ Catfish Po Boy, the Super Catfish, the Fat Flounder, and the Monster Mahi.

Forsyth Seafood Market & Cafe

Established in 1981, Forsyth Seafood Market & Cafe on North Martin Luther King Jr. Drive has been providing the freshest seafood to the local area for almost 30 years. The spacious restaurant features fun seaside decor that gives it a cheerful and relaxed ambience.

The sandwich menu includes a croaker bone, catfish, flounder, or tilapia two-piece sandwich, shrimp burger, oyster burger, and crab cake burger. Dinner plates are served with coleslaw, hush puppies, and a side, and include broiled salmon, crab cakes, clam strip, oyster, scallops, jumbo shrimp, and more.

Ryan’s Restaurant

For a more upscale dining experience, Ryan’s Restaurant on Coliseum Drive specializes in steak, chops, and seafood. The dining room features crisp white table linen, classy lighting, and wood paneling and ceilings that give the place an upmarket, yet rustic, ambience. The windows offer beautiful views over the wooded valley and creek. The menu is complemented by an extensive wine list with selections for all tastes.

Appetizers include colossal lump crab meat, classic Oysters Rockefeller, jumbo shrimp cocktail, and ahi tuna tartare. Ryan’s classic entrees feature items like cold water lobster tails, grouper Key West, Chilean sea bass, and jumbo lump crab cakes. On the seasonal entrees menu, you may find pan-seared scallops, pan-seared salmon, and Shrimp & Anson Mill Grits.

These four restaurants all offer their own very different twists on their seafood menus. But, whatever type of seafood you crave, you can find it in Winston-Salem.

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