7 Great Seafood Dishes to Try in Northeast Ohio

Seafood lovers are sure to find delicious catches throughout Northeast Ohio.

Seafood lovers are sure to find delicious catches throughout Northeast Ohio. From shrimp and grits in the heart of Ohio City to salmon with risotto tucked away in Tremont, this guide brings you some of the region’s must-try dishes. These recommendations were part of our 50 Things to Eat and Drink article, an annual list chosen by local notables and foodies.

David Petkiewicz

Mussels with French fries at L’Albatros Brasserie & Bar

Darrell Stout, DJ/Promoter/Events Coordinator at Beatmatrix and Groovehaus Cleveland “L’Albatros is a beautiful place, especially in the summer on the terrace which also has many hearty selections on the menu. Their mussels and fries come with a type of sauce combined with an aioli that will not only make you savor every bite -le, it will make you search for bread to absorb the remaining sauce.

The Albatros Brasserie & Bar, 11401 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, 216-791-7880

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Filet and scallops in Fahrenheit

Stipe Miocic, UFC heavyweight champion: “I’m on a heavyweight diet. I go to Fahrenheit and Lago all the time. I love everything Rocco [Whalen]is food in Fahrenheit. Everything is so good there. Impossible to go wrong with the tenderloin or the scallops.”

Farenheit, 2417 Professor Ave, Cleveland, 216-781-8858.

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Lobster gnocchi with Lago: “To Lago, Fabio [Salerno]lobster gnocchi without a doubt. I could eat this all day.”

Lago, 1091 W. 10th St, Cleveland, 216-862-8065.

Fat Cats Salmon with Risotto

Liz Fowler, executive director of the Cleveland Zoological Society: “Choose from the daily specials and you can’t go wrong. For lunch, roast Brussels sprouts and pizza, or salmon with risotto. It’s a great place to meet friends or have a lunch of working with colleagues from the Zoo Society.”

Big Cats, 2061 W 10th St, Cleveland, 216-579-0200

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Salmon with Brix topping at 35 Brix

Evan Gannon, Race Coordinator, Soap Box Derby, Akron: “The salmon was very well cooked and the brix topping was an amazing addition to the salmon. When I had this particular dish, it was prepared by Sous Chef Mark Wagner, who took the time to come to my table after I asked to compliment him on the dish, and he was extremely professional and courteous. The whole dining experience and atmosphere, from service to dinner, was amazing, and I would highly recommend this restaurant and this dish to anyone world.

35 Brix, Heritage Crossing Plaza, 3875 Massillon Road, green

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Salmon Dave’s Pacific Grille Scallop Appetizer

Tiffani Tucker, Cleveland 19 News anchor and owner of Have A Slice Cakes: “It’s the perfect mix of sweet and tart with a kick of tang! I’m in love with Salmon Dave’s Blackened Scallops. The three diver scallop appetizer comes with their Napa Cole Slaw, with a hint of red onion and seasoned peppers, with sherry vinegar and honey (that’s where the sweetness comes in!) Wait, there’s more, it’s topped with their homemade remoulade sauce. I’m hungry just thinking about it! I can never go wrong ordering their menu.”

Salmon Dave’s Pacific Grill, 19015 Old Lake Rd., Rocky River, 440-331-2739.

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Shrimp and Grits at Soho Chicken + Whiskey

John Telich, Fox 8 Cleveland sportscaster: “I love the vibe of this place on West 25th. This was the first place I tried shrimp and grits. In fact, I had never really been exposed to southern dishes until I came here several years ago with my family. Now, we have brunch there on occasion. The Shrimp and Grits dish features butter-poached shrimp, andouille sausage, and these cheesy grits. To like. !! I usually get their deviled eggs which are a treat in themselves. And the owners, Nolan and Molly are the nicest, coolest people you will meet. Highly recommend Soho!”

Chicken Soho + Whiskey, 1889 W 25th St, Cleveland, 216-298-9090

Learn more about favorite seafood

If you love steak or seafood, you’ll have no problem satisfying it in Greater Cleveland. These restaurants rank above the rest in our annual A-List restaurant guide. From views of the waterfront W Pier to the whimsical ambience of the Chowder House Café to the dazzling Marble Room Steaks and Raw Bar, this tour of Cleveland’s best has something for everyone.

Read it here: 15 Best Steakhouses and Seafood Restaurants in Northeast Ohio

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