DiningIn Staff Picks: Best Seafood Delivery
Let’s be completely and entirely honest: is there any time of year that’s better to indulge in a fresh plate of fried, baked or raw seafood than the summertime? I, and all of the other DiningIn employees that happily took part in this blog post, think not! During the cold of the winter, in terms of seafood, you never really know what you’re getting. The seafood you’re eating in February could have been sitting in a freezer since the summer before – or longer…
Sure, some good ol’ New England clam chowdah might be your best bet to warm up and thaw out your body on a freezing cold winter day, but a 2-pound steamed lobster during the winter doesn’t sound quite as appetizing as it does during the middle of July, and the same thing goes for a good ol’ lobster roll. The bottom line is that seafood and summer go together like two very happy peas in a pod.
Furthermore, in case you didn’t know, you don’t have to venture out to the public beaches and sunny shores of Maine to find great seafood – you can get some of the best seafood you’ve ever tasted delivered to you in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis and Philadelphia when you order it through DiningIn!
Tim J, Boston Dispatch – I was born and raised in New England, which means I know seafood as well as anyone. Nothing is more satisfying when the weather starts to warm up than a platter of fried seafood or a delicious Lobster Roll bursting with flavor (pictured above). If you’re like me, then Legal Sea Foods is the place to go. Along with the aforementioned summer staples, Legal Sea Foods offers Haddock, Trout, Sea Scallop, Shrimp, Swordfish, and Tuna platters that are cooked fresh every day. After all: if it isn’t fresh, it isn’t Legal!
Brian I, Chicago Restaurant Acquisition – One of my favorite seafood restaurants in all of Chicago is Sunda. Every time I go there (or, every time I get Sunda delivered), I cannot pass on the Stuffed Avocado With Tuna or the Salmon Tataki. I also just recently tasted the Chilean Sea Bass for the first time and would surely recommend this dish to anyone looking for a great seafood dish as well. You can never go wrong with any of the sushi rolls, either, but we are talking about Sunda here – so that’s a given.
Melissa M, Dallas Customer Service - My favorite seafood dinner is the Bouillabaisse from Dive Coastal Cuisine. The combination of salmon, redfish, and shrimp with salami, tomatoes and saffron rouille really makes for a truly satisfying meal. The grilled sourdough is pretty great, too.
Nick L, Minneapolis Restaurant Consultant – In the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes, we are very familiar with “seafood,” or… any thing that comes from the water! The state of Minnesota loves their Walleye, and Timberlodge Steakhouse has the best option for someone in need of a delectable seafood dinner with their Parmesan-Crusted Walleye. Lightly seasoned with Parmesan breading and then sautéed to a golden brown, this dish is sure to brighten your day, whether you’re only a fan of seafood or a fan of freshwater fish as well!
Matt A, Philly Copywriter – When I’m in the city of Philadelphia, chances are you can catch me at the infamously awesome Starr Restaurant, Buddakan, munching on Lobster Fried Rice and King Crab Tempura (pictured above) before taking on a gigantic Angry Lobster IV. (Whether or not I’m capable of eating all of that food is a completely different story, but it doesn't mean that I won't try!) Of course, Buddakan is definitely the type of restaurant where I’m not likely to eat seafood exclusively, as you can’t ignore the Tea-Smoked Spareribs (um, yum?) or their entire dessert menu - at least if you know what's good for you.