Northern Kentucky isn’t on a coast (unless you count the Ohio River…), but we are fortunate to have some incredible seafood restaurants in the area.  Read below for our top picks, then scroll to the bottom for full listings.

Best Seafood Restaurants near Covington

Rich’s Proper Food & Drink, Covington

Located at the corner of 7th and Madison directly across from the Madison Event Center and Hotel Covington, Rich’s Proper Food & Drink Specializes in cocktails and seafood with a hint of Southern Creole Influence.  Don’t miss their featured oysters, shrimp and grits, shrimp pasta, or fish and chips.

Walt’s Hitching Post, Ft. Wright

While famous for their legendary smokehouse ribs, Walt’s has an impressive seafood selection, including oysters, crab cake, scallops, lobster tail, salmon, Ahi tuna, and more.  Don’t forget their signature salted rye bread.

Best Seafood Restaurants in Newport & Bellevue

Trotta’s Steak & Seafood, Dayton

An upscale, casual dining restaurant located in the heart of the Dayton Historic District, Trotta’s proudly serves hand-cut steaks and fresh seafood, including shrimp, oysters, scallops, lobster tail, crab legs, and a variety of fish.

Chart House, Newport

Located on the historic Ohio River in Newport, Chart House features views of both the water and the Cincinnati skyline. The riverfront restaurant combines a beautiful setting with an upscale atmosphere and offers a plethora of fresh seafood.

Best Seafood Restaurants near Florence

Afishionados, Florence

In between catching live crustaceans off the docks of Plymouth, Massachusetts when he was 12 to selling the freshest fish in town at the present time,  John LaFontaine has owned and operated businesses in the food service industry for over 30 years and is proud to offer Northern Kentuckians fresh seafood at Afishionados.

Cincy Seafood, Crescent Springs

Choose your seafood, choose your flavor, and choose your spice level, then you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and dig into a seafood feast!  Shrimp, crab legs, crawfish, clam, mussels, lobster tail, and more--if you want to get messy and chow down, Cincy Seafood is the place to be.

Best Seafood Restaurants near the I-275 Corridor

Knotty Pine on the Bayou

For more than 25 years, Knotty Pine on the Bayou has been family-owned and serving up Louisiana-style Cajun and Creole specialties in laid-back surroundings.  Don’t miss the patio dining, overlooking the Licking River.

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