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2018 top independent seafood restaurants

Seafood concepts on this year’s Top 100 Independents ranking span the country.
Photograph courtesy of Scoma's

Many of the top independent seafood concepts are not far from the ocean, spanning from San Francisco to Florida and up the East Coast. Still, seafood concepts based in the Chicagoland area and Atlanta also made the list, all of which are known for bringing in fresh fish and seafood. No matter the location, the top seafood concepts are serving up crab, lobster and more to thousands of guests each year. Here are the ones that made the list this year.

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RankRestaurantSalesAverage CheckMeals Served
2Joe's Stone Crab$35,860,000$70306,000
6The Boathouse Orlando$33,030,849$43790,174
17Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab$22,800,000*$85*280,000
18Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab$21,700,000*$87260,000
20Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab$21,300,000*$82*265,000
40Bob Chinn's Crab House$18,133,238$42575,567
49Shaw's Crab House$17,350,000*$68*270,000
54Grand Central Oyster Bar$16,650,000*$60*308,000
57Chops Lobster Bar$16,300,000*$104*196,000
67The Lobster House$15,000,000*$41*320,000
68Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House$14,982,768$77187,768
72Franciscan Crab Restaurant$14,875,522$59280,000
7915th Street Fisheries$14,400,000*$63*352,000
84The Rustic Inn$14,113,000*$29*510,000
85Atlanta Fish Market$14,100,000*$51*27,300
*RB estimate


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