12 Favorite Places for Seafood During Lent in Metro Phoenix
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.
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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.
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.
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5632 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ
7135 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ
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7299 N. Scottsdale Road, Paradise Valley, AZ
1011 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ
207 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ
3603 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ
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1605 E. Garfield St., Phoenix, AZ
2160 N. Alma School Road, Chandler, AZ
5828 W. Indian School Road, Glendale, AZ