Island Creek Oyster Co.
Everything is impeccably fresh and perfectly prepared at this seafood mecca. Of course there is a vast array of oysters on offer constantly, but we also love the creative crudo and ceviche, the littleneck clams and Cousin Mark’s lobster, sourced in Maine from executive chef/partner Jeremy Sewall’s relative. Splash out by topping your oysters with a bit of caviar, or go all-in with the shellfish platter for four, an astonishing tower of oysters, clams, shrimp cocktail, lobster tail, and delicious house-made sauces.
300 District Ave., Burlington, 781-761-6500, islandcreekoysterbar.com
Finz Seafood & Grill
From king crab legs to shrimp cocktail, this waterfront eatery pleases patrons with carefully prepared food in a soaring light-filled space.
86 Wharf St., Pickering Wharf, Salem, 978-744-8485, hipfinz.com