Top 100 Independents

2019 top independent seafood restaurants

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

It’s not just seafood restaurants on the coasts that made this year’s Top 100 Independents ranking. Certainly, high-earning seafood concepts reside in California, Florida and up the East Coast, but others from the middle of the country—Atlanta and the Chicagoland area—also made the list. Across the country, they are serving up crab, lobster, oysters and more casual fish dishes to thousands of guests each year. See which brands made the list this year. 

 
RankRestaurant2018 salesAvg. checkMeals sold
1Joe's Stone Crab$37,087,539$87.00324,422
3The Boathouse$35,499,910$43.38831,375
14Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab$22,860,000$83*286,440*
16Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab$22,642,000$89*253,760*
18Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab$22,264,200*$77*260,000*
25Paddlefish$19,988,000*$46*420,025*
33Bob Chinn's Crab House$18,495,904$45587,078
39Shooters Waterfront$17,950,286$56.40407,925
42Shaw's Crab House$17,700,000*$70*266,700*
46Chops Lobster Bar$17,264,000$104.00166,000
49Rusty Pelican$16,918,800$64.51152,351
52Grand Central Oyster Bar$16,671,660*$62*302,500*
62The Rustic Inn$16,008,134$70.00370,000
65The Lobster House$15,300,000*$42*341,500*
6815th Street Fisheries$14,976,000*$67*341,500*
71Atlanta Fish Market$14,508,000$55.00273,000*
73Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House$14,437,627$72.81189,491
79Franciscan Crab Restaurant$13,737,593$59.00260,000
93Scoma's$12,523,000*$60*292,000*

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