Don’t let its Midwest location fool you: Indiana is home to some seriously good seafood. From Indianapolis fish markets and sushi bars to small-town grills, you’ll surely find something to satisfy your fish craving. Here are the 10 best seafood restaurants in Indiana.
Bridges Waterside Grill in northern Michigan City, Indiana, has that quintessential East Coast vibe. Located on Trail Creek near the Lake Michigan shore, Bridges is a family friendly restaurant that has a gorgeous deck that overlooks the dock, perfect for a summer evening. A family owned and operated business since 2002, Bridges serves up some of the best seafood in Indiana. Serving up sandwiches, wraps, burgers, seafood, salads, as well as vegetarian and gluten free, there is something for everyone at Bridges! The sweet potato fries and the fish tacos are highly recommended here!
Let the good times roll! Zydeco’s Cajun in Mooresville, Indiana, has visitors feeling as though they’ve traveled south to the Big Easy in New Orleans. It’s so good that Guy Fieri himself dropped by for a visit a few years ago. One of the best things about Zydeco’s Cajun, besides the food, is that their kitchen staff are more than happy to talk to customers about Louisiana cuisine and answer any questions or concerns. Start your journey with a cup of Gumbo, followed by the delicious Ya Ya Chicken, which is smoky rosemary and garlic chicken with jambalaya and white rice mixed in. For dessert, have some bread pudding with rum sauce.
Kona Jack’s is the place to go in Indianapolis for fresh, delicious seafood. Offering a wide variety of seafood such as fresh and salt-water fish, shellfish, clams, oysters and sushi, they also offer some traditional American dishes. In addition to serving up some of Indy’s best seafood, they also have a fish market on site, featuring fish such as grouper, halibut, lobster, tuna, and wild king salmon. Try a delicious serving of beer-battered cod, or the crunchy grouper.
Take a journey to Timbuktoo’s and sample some of the fresh seafood throughout Indiana. It’s the perfect place to wine and dine or host an event. The restaurant has been family owned and operated in Indiana for over 10 years, and has that cozy, rustic cabin-style atmosphere. It’s a family friendly place, with a kid’s menu and vegetarian options. Try their delicious, wild-caught salmon burger or build your own burger. Timbuktoo’s fabulous fried fish is highly recommended as are the loaded potato sticks on the side.
“If the fish were any fresher they’d be swimming,” is the moto here at Paula’s on Main in northern Fort Wayne, Indiana. With a fun, eclectic and comfortable atmosphere, Paula’s offers a fresh fish market and a full bar. Try a bowl of classic, New England clam chowder or lamb pops for an appetizer. For lunch, try Paula’s delicious Baja fish tacos and for dinner, blackened salmon. If you prefer, you can also create your own surf-n-turf as well.
Ocean World Sushi has been serving some of the best and attractive Japanese and seafood dishes since 1995. It’s the perfect mixture of seafood and Japanese cuisine. The restaurant prides itself in the art of sushi-making, and whether you order a spicy combo, the California lunch, or the sashimi lunch, it’s all delicious. You can also order a box, which offers an assortment of Ocean World’s best selections.
Caplinger’s Fresh Catch is a family owned and operated business with 125 years of combined experience. The staff is friendly and extremely knowledgeable in the seafood market, and they offer an assortment of fresh fish to choose from in their seafood market: snow crab, soft shell crabs, frog legs, octopus, and so on. They’ve been voted No. 1 place to eat in Indiana and it’s easy to see why. Try a delicious side of hushpuppies with the Caplinger’s special sandwich, and for dessert, a slice of Key Lime Pie!
Ignite your taste buds at the Bonefish Grill in Indianapolis, Indiana. When you walk in the door at Bonefish Grill, it’s clear that details are important, as are the needs and atmosphere of their customers. The atmosphere is vibrant and comfortable, so whether it’s a night out with friends or a date, Bonefish Grill is the place to be. Here at Bonefish Grill, customers are given their own “Angler” who are trained experts and help you navigate your entire dining experience by providing the best of the best food selections and answering any questions along the way. It’s truly an experience at Bonefish Grill.
Located in the historic downtown area of Madison, Indiana, the Key West Shrimp House has been family owned and operated for over 40 years. The restaurant overlooks the beautiful Ohio river and is in the Old Button Factory building, where mother of pearl buttons were punched out of the mussel shells that were brought in from the river. Try the incredible baked cod or the veggie alfredo. Another favorite is the French-fried lobster. They also offer a kid’s menu as well, and a wide selection of house wines and imported beers to choose from.