Ahoy Melbournians! Put on your bibs and enjoy Melbourne’s impressive fleet of seafood restaurants serving up the best of the seas!

Picture this: fresh oysters, fish so tender it practically melts in your mouth, and prawns that are nothing short of divine. If there’s one thing Melbourne truly excels at, it’s seafood. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, you’re in for a treat as we embark on a delightful journey through the best seafood restaurants in Melbourne.

From swanky seaside spots to cosy little joints that only the locals know about, Melbourne’s seafood scene is as diverse as it is delicious. Ready to dive into a world of oceanic delights? Grab your fork and join us as we explore the top seafood havens in this foodie paradise!

<strong>The Atlantic</strong>
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The Atlantic

Expect nothing short of a seafaring adventure when sitting down at The Atlantic. This waterfront seafood restaurant in Southbank’s Crown Casino offers a selection of fresh, locally sourced and sustainable seafood that’ll hook line and sink you in, including standout dishes like the butterflied fish head and collar and the Aquna Murray Cod. So whether you choose to sit in their elegant modern dining area, the laid back open-air riverside terrace, or even their basement bar, The Den, it’s not hard to see why The Atlantic has become one of the best seafood restaurants in Melbourne’s CBD!

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8 Whiteman St, Southbank, VIC 3006

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For those wanting to get a little closer to their meal, spend an evening at the sensational Stokehouse. This iconic restaurant in St Kilda offers a stunning beachside dining experience with a relaxed yet refined atmosphere that is simply enchanting. The real star, of course, is the locally sourced seafood and creative dishes that has defined Stokehouse such as Steamed Wild Barramundi with Abrolhos Island scallop. So escape with unmatched award-winning food and wine at this sensational Melbourne seafood restaurant!

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30 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda, VIC 3182

<strong>Box Seafood Restaurant</strong>
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Box Seafood Restaurant

Located in the heart of the CBD on Collins Street, Box Seafood Restaurant is the perfect place for those wanting fresh Australia seafood, and a lot of it. Across this extensive shellfish-centric menu, dine on the finest garlic king prawns, beer battered oysters, and freshly caught crayfish that are simply mouthwatering. And for those after a heartier catch, indulge in the specially designed Box Seafood Platter where you can taste trough a selection of bites, prawns, mussels, the chefs choice of fish, and so much more. A favourite among the city’s seafood enthusiasts, Box Seafood Restaurant is an oceanic paradise!

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189 Collins St, Melbourne, VIC 3000

<strong>Claypots Seafood Bar</strong>
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Claypots Seafood Bar

What’s better than eating out with loved ones? How about spending an evening at Claypots Seafood Bar, one of the best seafood restaurants in Melbourne. This lovely St Kilda eatery has become renowned for its bustling atmosphere, fresh seafood, and dishes that are perfect for sharing. Did we also mention live music throughout the week to liven up your meal? We know you can’t go wrong with this St Kilda gem!

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213 Barkly St, St Kilda, VIC 3182

<strong>Unabara Lobster & Oyster Bar</strong>
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Unabara Lobster & Oyster Bar

Craving Lobster? Wanting to suckle into some oysters? Then do we have the place for you! Hidden inside Emporium, Unabara Lobster & Oyster Bar is, as the name implies, renowned for its succulent lobster dishes and exquisite oyster selections, combining the flavours of the ocean with a sophisticated dining experience. That sophistication is best with their modern nautical theme that will plunge you into a world of tranquility and style. Unabara Lobster & Oyster Bar’s dedication to fresh, high-quality ingredients and an innovative menu make this an easy recommendation for one of the best seafood restaurants in Melbourne’s CBD.

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Emporium Melbourne, 287 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, VIC 3000

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For those seeking the finest sushi experience in Melbourne, Minamishima is the place to be. This intimate Japanese restaurant, helmed by sushi master Koichi Minamishima, offers an omakase-style menu that showcases the freshest seasonal ingredients. With two dining areas: the counter sushi bar that accomodates just two guests and, the dining room for gatherings of three and above. Despite of where you’re seated, guests will be charmed by the exceptional attention to detail and the overall serene atmosphere. Also one of the Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Melbourne, Minamishima delivers an authentic and unforgettable seafood sushi experience.

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4 Lord St, Richmond, VIC 3121

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Feature image: Stokehouse, St Kilda. Image via Visit Victoria.