Best Seafood Restaurants in Bermuda

 
Seafood is like a staple in almost all restaurants in Bermuda. This is understandable because of the role the sea has played historically in the lives of Bermudians. Once fishing used to be a major source of livelihood in the island. The popular local food such as Bermuda fish chowder (soup made out of ground head of fish), codfish breakfast, codfish cakes &ásandwiches, seasonal lobsters and to refined fine dining local seafood preparations are all examples of how Bermuda has embraced seafood in their day to day dining habits. And expectedly, there are large many restaurants that specialize on seafood, but some have made good names for themselves over the years, and are locals' favorites. 
 
 
 
Below are several top restaurants in Bermuda that specialize in seafood. They are listed from west to east (and not in any specific order), and in all price ranges to enjoy a good meal. 
 
Freeport Seafood Restaurant (Royal Naval Dockyard, Category: $$) 
The restaurant is located just inside the gate of Royal Naval Dockyard in Sandys and by the roadside. They have inside dining as well as outside seating in the garden or the patio by the roadside. Try out Catch of the Day (usually rockfish), or the Deep Seafood Platter which is served with deep fried scallops, shrimps and local fish with baked vegetables and potato. The fish sandwich here as well as the fish &áchips are also great. They usually make it from the scratch and therefore a wait of about 10 to 15 minutes would be required. 
 
Bonefish Bar &áGrill (Royal Naval Dockyard, Category: $$) 
It's located inside the dockyard and close to the ferry stop. There is inside as well as outside seating on a large open patio under the umbrellas with wonderful view of the water and cruise ships. Try out Fish of the Day - pan fried. 
 
Cafe Lido at Elbow Beach Hotel (Paget, Category: $$$) 
This is more than just a great seafood restaurant, it's also about great ambience. Sitting on a restaurant with capacity of 160, next to large picture windows with the sand right below and the water hardly 20 yards away, the view and the sunset can't get any better. And of course this is all complemented with excellent seafood. In appetizers, try out either poached jumbo gulf shrimps, or crab &ágreen apple salad, and follow it up with a main course like Bouillabaisse which comprises of snappers, shrimps, scallops, calamari, clams, tomato and vegetable broth. 
 
Lobster Pot (Hamilton, Category: $$) 
This is one of the best restaurants in Hamilton serving fresh and delicious seafood since 1973 and a great favorites of locals. Many have their tables earmarked. They always use fresh ingredients. Fresh fish is supplied by local fishermen everyday, and during season you get fresh Bermuda lobsters while they also fly in lobsters from Maine on a weekly basis. Some of the great dishes to try are pan fried Bermuda rockfish served with almonds and banana, herb crusted and baked snapper, pan seared tuna, grilled Wahoo steaks etc, and of course lobsters. 
 
 
 
Barracuda Grill (Hamilton, Category: $$$) 
This sophisticated restaurant is best known for seafood and chops. Some of the great dishes here are seared hogfish served with coconut bamboo rice &ámushrooms, pan fried snapper fillet, grilled rockfish and grilled salmon. 
 
Portofino (Hamilton, Category: $$) 
This is an Italian restaurant with an accent towards seafood. Try out seafood platter (cold) or the fish chowder in appetizer/soup, in Pasta one of the favorites is pasta with lobster, scallops, shrimps in a pink sauce. They also have specials offering dishes on calamari, jumbo shrimps, octopus etc. 
 
Art Mel's Spicy Dicy (Both Hamilton and St. George, Category: $) 
This is essentially a takeaway place and you come here to get arguably the best fried fish sandwich in the island. The fish is fresh and the wholesome sandwich (huge portions) is made with raising bread. You will come back again. 
 
Tempest Bistro (St. George, Category: $$) 
The restaurant is housed in an old carriage house retaining the aura of the period when horse carriages used to be stored here. Some of the excellent seafood dishes to try are the fish chowder, crab cakes, codfish with avocado, pan seared rockfish etc. This is a relatively new restaurant in town. 
 
Wahoo's Bistro &áPatio (St. George, Category: $$) 
A great bonus here is an open patio with wonderful view of St. George's harbor. And as the name suggests, the restaurant specializes in seafood. Some of the great items to try are their award winning fish chowder, curried fishcakes, rockfish Picasso, and in Wahoo specials - Wahoo nuggets and Wahoo tacos. 
 
Griffins (St. George, Category: $$) 
The restaurant in St. George's club offers wonderful view of the harbor which is an added attraction. Some of the great preparations include seafood pasta of the day, seared scallops, rockfish, tuna tartar, curry shrimp etc. 
 
 
 
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