Some people may believe that the only place to get great seafood is on the coast, but Greater Raleigh disproves this myth by being home to many top-notch seafood restaurants, without you having to make the extra trip to the beach.

Greater Raleigh is home to a few nationally recognizable names in seafood such as Bonefish Grill and Red Lobster, each with locations in Cary and Raleigh.  You can also find the much sought after McCormick & Schmicks.  If one of these is already a favorite of yours, then find comfort in your regular dish by visiting either of these tasty restaurants.

If you love oysters then look no further than a few local places that specialize in providing the best oyster-shucking experience around.  Shuckers Oyster Bar & Grill in Wake Forest, Tony’s Bourbon St. Oyster Bar in Cary and Michael Dean’s are all great places to find fresh, delicious oysters.  Of course, they’ve got other seafood on their menu for you to enjoy as well.

For an upscale seafood experience, try the historically rich 42nd St. Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill in downtown Raleigh and rub elbows with local politicians and fellow seafood lovers.  Or, if you like your seafood with a little soul, try Jack’s Seafood & Soul Food Restaurant in East Raleigh, where the flounder and catfish are always fried and eight vegetables are served daily as sides.  For a comprehensive list of seafood restaurants in the area, visit this site.