What are the best seafood restaurants in New Orleans?

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Karen Dalton Beninato

GW Fins is the penultimate New Orleans seafood restaurant. From the elegance of its private dining room, sample Chef Tenney Flynn's culinary journey around the world with seafood at each stop. Local seafood is featured in season, but he also offers a wide array of fine dining fins.

Dickie Brennan's Redfish Grill is a casual seafood restaurant boasting hickory grilled redfish, barbecued oysters or alligator sausage with fresh gulf seafood available every night.

RioMar, a seafood destination in the Warehouse District, is known for its fresh ceviche but also features a wide array of creations fresh from the Gulf of Mexico.

Deanie's is a family favorite in the French Quarter and Lakeview, with massive platters of fried seafood rounding the tables, particularly on Fridays.

Drago's offers a location in the Hilton Riverside, so fans of charbroiled oysters and gumbo no longer need to trek to Fat City.

Acme Oyster House is the granddaddy of fresh shucked oysters in New Orleans, along with other classic seafood dishes from gumbo to jambalaya.

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