Finz Seafood & Grill
They call them Mussels Provencal on the menu, but we would say they have a distinctly Asian spin, steamed in coconut curry broth. You might ask for some extra grilled crostini—or a really big spoon—to enjoy every drop. And these babies are sustainably sourced; Finz is dedicated to good ocean stewardship alongside fresh fish.
86 Wharf St., Pickering Wharf, Salem, 978-744-8485, hipfinz.com
You can get your mussels four ways here, from a white wine Dijon sauce to the daily prep, based on the chef’s whim. They steam them right behind the raw bar.
43 Church St., Salem, 978-745-7665, turners-seafood.com