A lot of people are moving to Nashville these days. And it’s not stopping anytime soon, as experts predict that another 200,000 people will move in to the area within the next 5 years. That’s an average of 109 new residents each day.
There are plenty of reasons for this trend. There’s the rising number of startups in the city, and both the music and healthcare industries are thriving. People enjoy the beautiful parks, outdoor activities, live music, and the robust dining scene.
This is especially true if you’re a fan of seafood, as Nashville is home to some terrific spots where the seafood is absolutely superb. If you visit the city (or better yet, live there) and you’re a seafood fan, you owe it to yourself to head on out to the following seafood restaurants:
This is an easy choice, since you have at least 5 locations in the city. Chances are good that you’re near enough one of those locations. There’s one on Jefferson St., another in Gallatin Pike, and also Dickerson Pike. Or you can find the locations on Nolensville Pike and Lebanon Pike.
With Captain D’s, you get plenty of tasty options without having to pay a lot of money. You just pay $13.30 for Deluxe Seafood Platter, and you already get a filling meal with plenty of variety. The dish comes with 2 fish fillets, 6 pieces of shrimp, and 2 seafood stuffed crab shells. The dish also comes with hush puppies plus your choice of 2 dishes.
This is large enough that you can share it with a buddy. Since you already have hush puppies, you can go with some broccoli and green beans as your sides, although the fried breaded okra is just delicious, too. If you’re not worried too much about calories, you can also add the creamy cheesecake with the graham cracker crust and the delicious strawberry topping.
Crab Fever Nashville
Head here near the Tennessee State University when you’re in the mood for Louisiana-style seafood. The maritime décor will get you into a seafood mood quickly, along with the freshly shucked oysters.
There’s a wide variety of seafood combos here that you have got to try. Perhaps the most famous of them is the Ultimate Combo, with lots of different seafood included. It contains mussels, Dungeness crab legs, crawfish, clams, snow crab legs, and shrimp, along with sausages, corn on the cob and potatoes. This is one heck of a way to get an introduction to Nashville seafood.
Juicy Seafood Nolensville Pike
Here, they prepare their seafood Cajun-style, and as their name says, just about everything is juicy. It’s famous for the different sauces available, including the Juicy Special, Cajun, Lemon Pepper, and Garlic.
The service here is outstanding, and matches the high quality of the seafood. Talk to the servers regarding what you should order, and also discuss what level of Cajun hotness you’re able to tolerate. That way, the spice level will be just right for you.
Seafood options include blue crab, shrimp, King and snow crab legs, crawfish, clams, mussels (green and black), scallops, Dungeness, and lobster tail. Here you have fried and boiled seafood, and the combo specials are just that—special indeed. The $73 combo special gets you a whole pound of king crab legs, half a pound of headless shrimp, half a pound of mussels, and even half a pound of sausage. This comes with 2 pieces of corn along with 3 pieces of potatoes. Don’t eat this option all by yourself!
Ed’s Fish House
This is a no-frills seafood place with absolutely no pretensions, with a simple atmosphere to help to just sit back and relax. The food is always fresh, and the service is quite prompt. The place serves perhaps the best whiting fish and catfish in the whole city, and then you have the option of matching these with spaghetti.
The place used to take only cash, but nowadays they do accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. The catfish sandwich will only set you back $8.50, and that gets you 2 large fried filets. Add a dollar more for fries. For the catfish plate, you pay $12 and your catfish filets come with homemade spaghetti, coleslaw, and dinner roll.
The Famous Whiting Fish Sandwich is even more affordable at $7.50. This is their signature dish that they’ve been offering since 1972, and that’s why it’s famous. You have 4 lightly fried whiting fish filets with the famous cornmeal seasoning, then served with yellow mustard, hot sauce, dill pickle slices, and white onions, all between 2 pieces of white bread.
Add a slice of cheese for only 35 cents, and it’s even better. This has been voted the Best Fish Sandwich in Nashville”, and it’s absolutely terrific.