Oklahoma City isn’t exactly the place you immediately think about when the subject of terrific seafood restaurants come up. But surprisingly, OKC does have plenty of great seafood restaurants.
Sure, you can also find a Red Lobster here, if you swing by 1000 SW 74th Street. If you visit here, you need to try the Lobster Lover Dream. You get a roasted rock lobster tail and a butter-poached Maine lobster tail, along with the lobster-and-shrimp linguini in a creamy lobster sauce. It’s basically a 3-in-1 lobster feast.
But there are plenty of other superior seafood restaurants scattered across OKC as well.
The Drake Seafood Restaurant
Many consider this place the best restaurant overall for seafood in OKC. What makes this place stands out is that the ingredients they use are always fresh. Also, they care about the presentation of the dishes, so you really anticipate the great taste after that first glance.
Try the salmon steaks or the blackened redfish, and then add some sea scallops and shrimp. Other great options include the lobster rolls, grilled snapper, and trout filets. And then finish off the meal with the Drake Crab Cake.
No, it’s not affiliated with Playboy (Hefner Grill). The name is due to its location on 9201 Lake Hefner Pkwy. But you might feel like a playboy anyway, once you’ve tried the Cedar Plank Salmon or the fresh Pecan Crusted Trout. The Hefner salmon that comes with the horseradish sauce, and grilled onions is particularly tasty, and it comes with some grilled veggies on the side.
And you can bring your kids along, so they can enjoy their cheeseburgers, catfish tenders, and the terrific fried popcorn shrimp.
Bob’s Fish & Seafood
Bob’s Fish and Seafood sure do have a wide range of fish and seafood options here, which they keep fresh on ice for their customers. You can dine in, go with takeout, or have the food delivered.
The star of the menu has to be the freshly caught catfish. Order the catfish dinner, and you get the catfish filets with hush puppies and potato wedges.
But the shrimp dinner is also great. It comes with 6 pieces of shrimp, along with the hush puppies and potato wedges, plus the coleslaw salad.
And then for dessert, you can try the sweet potato, pecan, or some other fruit-flavored fried pie. The prices are astonishingly low here, so plenty of people are frequent visitors.
Pier 88 Boiling Seafood & Bar OKC
The restaurant is famous for their Low Country Boil, which makes for a terrific lunch or dinner. It features headless shrimp and snow crab legs, along with some all-meat sausage, potato, corn, and boiled egg. The ingredients are fresh, so you can’t complain about the quality and taste of the food.
You can go with the lunch basket with fried oysters and shrimp. For a light evening snack, try the shrimp buffalo wings. The prices are quite affordable here, plus there’s hardly any waiting at all.
The Catch Fresh Cajun Seafood
The atmosphere here is decidedly upscale, but it’s not overly formal. The options here include both boiled and cooked seafood, so the more health-conscious can go with the boiled option instead. That means you can go with the boiled versions when you’re in the mood for snow crab, crawfish, crab and shrimp, and just plain boiled shrimp.
For the cooked options, try out the whitefish, jumbo shrimp, crawfish, and oysters.
Trapper’s Fishcamp & Grill
The Mahi Mahi here is quite popular, here at Trapper’s Fishcamp & Grill so you need to try it to find out exactly why it’s a favorite among the many patrons here. Then you should also order the signature Flash Fried Oysters, served with the house-made blue cheese dressing and Louisiana buffalo sauce.
Another great option is the Trapper’s Catch Tilapia, which they top with shrimp and scallop along with some creole cream sauce. The Large Popcorn Shrimp is also terrific.
You may also want to order the Fresh “Sashimi Grade” pepper-crusted Ahi tuna which is seared in soy-ginger glaze. They serve this with grilled vegetables, and Wasabi Aioli.