With summer right around the corner, you may be dreaming about relaxing afternoons spent by the ocean. The good news is that you don't have to leave Oklahoma City to experience the taste of the sea. Just head to one of these top-notch restaurants in and around Oklahoma City.
1. Pearl's Oyster Bar
5641 N Classen Blvd, Oklahoma City
If you're looking to get your oyster fix, you need to check out Pearl's Oyster Bar. For more than 30 years, Pearl's has been serving Oklahoma City with fresh seafood that offers an innovative fusion of Creole, Southwest, Asian, and Mediterranean flavors. In addition to oysters, the crab cakes and gumbo are local favorites. The patio at Pearl's is a great spot for dining outdoors during the summer months or simply enjoying a refreshing cocktail during happy hour.
2. The Shack
303 NW 62nd St, Oklahoma City
The ambiance of this Cajun style seafood restaurant is casual and fun, and the range in prices allows patrons to enjoy a seafood meal on a budget. Start with a delicious bowl of crab bisque, and save room for the fresh catfish fried to perfection for your main entree. The Shack is an Oklahoma City staple, and you'll realize this as soon as you walk through the door.
3. Catfish Cove
925 SW 25th St, Moore
If you have a large appetite for seafood, you'll love Catfish Cove. This restaurant offers an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring catfish, shrimp, crab legs and all of your fried seafood favorites. Be sure to save room for dessert as the ice cream is homemade and pairs well with apple cobbler. While the price for the buffet is steep, the quality and unlimited quantity of the food will leave your stomach saying it was well worth it.
4. Pearl's Crabtown
303 E Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City
Part of the Pearl's Restaurant Group, this bustling seafood restaurant is located in a renovated warehouse in Oklahoma City's historic Bricktown district, offering a hip and eclectic dining experience. Crabtown has become famous for its Cajun Crab Boil served on butcher paper. This restaurant is a great destination to take out-of-town guests, and bringing a date here is sure to get the conversation flowing.
If you find yourself lounging poolside at Springs at May Lakes or Springs at Memorial apartments and wishing you were at the beach, dining at one of these top-rated seafood restaurants in Oklahoma City is the next best thing.
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