You don’t have to swim far to get the best seafood in Hobart!

The Tasman capital, Hobart, boasts some of the freshest and most delicious seafood in Australia. Whether you are looking for a refined waterfront dining experience, or a casual fish and chip eatery, you will find plenty of places to satisfy your seafood cravings in Hobart.

That’s why we’ve readied our rods and lined up some of the best seafood restaurants in Hobart. You’ll fall hook, line and sinker for the amazing variety of seafood that Hobart has to offer!

<strong>Blue Eye</strong>
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Blue Eye

Gaze on over to Blue Eye, one of the best seafood restaurants in Hobart. This high-quality seafood restaurant on Hobart’s waterfront brings fresh and tasty local fish and seafood right from the Tasman Sea straight to the plate. Blue Eye has a modern menu specialising in oysters, grilled fish dishes, seafood platters, baked whole fish and, of course, traditional fish and chips. For those that want a heavy meal, look out for the succulent Surf ‘N’ Turf platter, as well as the delicious Pirates Bay Octopus. With a stunning view of Hobart’s waterfront, make sure to visit Blue Eyes for a great night on land.

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1 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point, TAS 7004
<strong>The Drunken Admiral</strong>
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The Drunken Admiral

Operating out of Hobart’s Old Wharf since 1979, The Drunken Admiral offers some of the freshest Tasmanian seafood this side of the Bass Strait. Feast on some of their menu highlights including Tasmanian Salmon, Chipotle Squid and Aussie Tiger Prawns to name just a few. However, the real star of the show is the interior: walking inside feels like being transported to a time of pirates and plundering, with wooden interiors, life jackets, and oil lanterns that capture the swash buckling era like few others have. This iconic seafood restaurant in Hobart has become popular locals and tourists alike, so make sure to reserve a ticket to set to sail the high seas with The Drunken Admiral!

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17/19 Hunter St, Hobart, TAS 7000
<strong>Mures Upper Deck</strong>
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Mures Upper Deck

For those that want to upgrade their seafood selection from their local fish and chip shop, look on up to the Mures Upper Deck. This award-winning seafood restaurant in Hobart has garnered an international reputation as serving some of the best seafood in Tasmania, sourcing high quality local cuisine from across the region. Southern Rock Lobster, also known as the Tasmanian Cray, serves as the signature ingredient at Upper Deck, with several dishes bearing it’s unique and succulent flavours. Pair your meal with an extensive wine list sourced across Tasmanian, Australian, and international cellars for a truly luxurious seafood dining experience.

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Victoria Dock, Davey St, Hobart, TAS 7000
<strong>Pearl + Co</strong>
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Pearl + Co

A glistening beacon of the Hobart restaurant scene, Pearl + Co has spent years honing their craft to become one of the best oyster restaurants in the city. Operating right on the Victoria Dock waterfront means you have a stunning view of River Derwent as you slurp into some of the freshest oysters Australia has to offer. And, with plenty of boutique cocktails, delicious wines, local beer on tap and Tasmanian ciders, you can let the night open up at Pearl + Co.

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Mures Building Victoria Dock, Franklin Whrf, Hobart, TAS 7000
<strong>Kraken Fish and Chips</strong>
Fish and chips. Photographed by Seb Reivers. Image via Unplash.

Kraken Fish and Chips

This small fish and chip shop in Hobart has had a big impact on Tasmania’s food waters. Renowned to be home of the best fish and chips in Northern Hobart, Kraken Fish and Chips is serving up piping hot traditional fish and chips with a modern edge. High quality flake, blue grenadier and barramundi can be paired with plenty of salty goodies like a chunk of hearty chips, crunchy potato cakes and so much more. Enjoy this comfort food from the comfort of your home with Kraken Fish and Chips!

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293 Elizabeth St, North Hobart, TAS 7000

Looking for more of the best places to eat seafood in Hobart? Shuck your way through our list of the Best Oyster Bars and Restaurants around Hobart. Or, shake up your night at Hobart’s 8 Best Cocktail Bars You Have to Visit in 2023.

Feature image: Photographed by Mike Bergmann. Image via Unsplash.