5 amazing Huntsville spots serving fresh seafood just in time for summer

Spread of food at Sea Salt Huntsville
I can’t think of a better way to inaugurate summer than with some fresh seafood dishes. (Sea Salt / Facebook)

Next week, we unofficially launch into summertime with the celebration of Memorial Day—and if you’re anything like me, the coast is calling your name.

But don’t worry if you can’t take a road trip down to the beach—we’ve gathered Huntsville best fresh seafood spots so you can’t enjoy coastal flavors without leaving the Rocket City.

1. Sea Salt

Oysters at Sea Salt Huntsville
It doesn’t get fresher than this. (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

It’s hard to imagine summer days without fresh oysters. Located in downtown Huntsville, Sea Salt offers west, east and Gulf coast oysters, in addition to shrimp and lobster dishes.

2. Pier 88 Boiling Seafood + Bar

Crab legs at Pier 88 Huntsville
Bring on the Old Bay—it’s Low Country Boil season. (Pier 88 Boiling Seafood + Bar)

Specializing in Louisiana-style seafood, Pier 88 has been dubbed “Home of the Famous Low Country Boil.” Along with boasting the freshest seafood, this casual dining spot offers a great happy hour menu.

3. The Cajun Steamer Bar + Grill

Crawfish at The Cajun Steamer, serving fresh seafood
Every hour is crawfish o’clock at the Cajun Steamer. (The Cajun Steamer / Facebook)

It’s always Mardi Gras time at the Cajun Steamer. Offering live music, a dog-friendly patio, excellent drinks and some of the best fresh seafood around, The Cajun Steamer makes for a great weekend hang or casual weeknight dinner.

4. Catch 25 Seafood + Brewery

Oysters at Catch 25 Huntsville
Ask the bartender about the best seafood and beer pairings. (Catch 25 Seafood + Brewery / Facebook)

Located in downtown Huntsville, Catch 25 Seafood + Brewery serves up delicious fresh seafood and locally-sourced brews. It makes for a great lunch spot or elegant date night.

5. Tim’s Cajun Kitchen

Shrimp at Tim's Cajun Kitchen
Seafood always tastes better during the summer. (Tim’s Cajun Kitchen / Facebook)

If you’re a fan of crawfish and classic Cajun food, you have to check out Tim’s Cajun Kitchen. Or, if you’re not in the mood for fresh seafood, order their wings—which were voted best in Huntsville.

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Lacey Muenstermann
Lacey Muenstermann
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