Island Creek Oyster Bar, Burlington
Standout Qualities: Chefs butcher a fresh whole pollock every day. You won’t find a fresher fish sandwich anywhere.
Fun Fact: The batter includes beer from local icon Narragansett.
What’s Unique: A malt vinegar aioli, made in-house, is a creamy, zingy, delicious accompaniment.
300 District Ave., Burlington, 781-761-6500, islandcreekoysterbar.com
Turner’s Seafood at Lyceum Hall, Salem
Insider Tip: Their English pub–style offering, made with beer-battered scrod and malt vinegar, is available in a half portion or full portion.
43 Church St., Salem, 978-745-7665, turners-seafood.com