12 Favorite Places for Seafood During Lent in Metro Phoenix

Categories: Seasonal

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Laura Hahnefeld
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It's the Lenten season, which for many means skipping burgers, steaks, lamb chops, pork chops, and, well, all other forms of meat on Fridays. Luckily, that doesn't cover fish -- so to make the sacrifice of all things rich and meaty a little bit easier, we've rounded up some of our favorite places in town for a seafood-centric meal.

See also: Ten Favorite Spots for Seafood in Greater Phoenix


Little Cleo's Seafood Legend

Inside Sam Fox's Central Phoenix hangout, The Yard, you'll find Little Cleo's Seafood Legend, a trendy spot for a casual dinner. The seafood restaurant serves all manner of ocean fare, from Thai-style frog legs, Cajun shrimp, and house-smoked sturgeon with crème fraiche to traditional fish and chips, king crab legs, and a selection of oysters.

Salt Cellar

The Salt Cellar Restaurant, on Hayden Road in Scottsdale, has been a Valley staple since 1971. From the outside it looks impossibly tiny -- but that's because you'll find the dining room down three flights of wooden stairs. Known for its selection of fresh fish and Maine lobster, The Salt Cellar might not be the newest or hottest spot in town, but has been a favorite for seafood for more than a decade.

Wildfish Seafood Grille

Though Wildfish was sold to Darden Restaurants in 2011 -- that's the same company that owns Olive Garden and Red Lobster -- the restaurant, located on the Scottsdale Waterfront is still a destination for upscale seafood. You can have your choice of dishes like yellowtail sashimi, crispy salt and pepper shrimp, or batter-fried oysters. Or go big with options like jumbo Georges Bank scallops and cold water Maine lobster tails.

Location Info

The Salt Cellar Restaurant

550 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Little Cleo's Seafood Legend

5632 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Wildfish Seafood Grille

7135 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Hana Japanese Eatery

5524 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Roka Akor

7299 N. Scottsdale Road, Paradise Valley, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Pallets Food and Bar

1011 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Romeo's Euro Cafe

207 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ

Category: General


3603 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant


8777 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Mariscos Playa Hermosa

1605 E. Garfield St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Tumi Fine Peruvian Cuisine

2160 N. Alma School Road, Chandler, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Mariscos Altata

5828 W. Indian School Road, Glendale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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Surprised Tomo out in Avondale didn't make the list... Best sushi ever!!! Of course, not the hippest place to be, but....

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