5 seafood restaurants to discover in Birmingham, including Ocean

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Oysters from the ocean are mouth-watering. Photo via the Ocean website

I’ve always been a fan of seafood. Fortunately Birmingham is home to several wonderful seafood establishments. Read on to find out about some in town.

1. Half-shell oyster house

Half-shell oyster house
Oysters on the half-shell. Photo via Half Shell Oyster House

Half Shell Oyster House is a southern seafood restaurant that will arrive in Birmingham in January 2020. After opening its Lakeview location, Half Shell will follow with a second location in Trussville.

Address: 608 29th St. S, Birmingham, AL 35233 and 218 Main Street, Trussville, AL 35173
Hours: to be determined
Price: $$

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2. Public House 5-point oyster bar

Oysters oysters oysters. Photo via 5 Points Public Oyster House

5 Points Public Oyster House is a cross between an oyster house and a pub. Located in the heart of 5 Points South, the Oyster House offers a relaxing atmosphere with delicious seafood. Plus, you can choose from over 30 craft beers, including some of Birmingham’s local breweries.

Address: 1210 20th St. S, Birmingham, AL 35205
Hours: Mon-Thu 11 am-10pm, Fri 11 am-11pm, Sat 5 pm-11pm
Price: $$

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3. The king of seafood

The king of seafood
Scallops, shrimps, lobster and corn. Yum! Photo via The King of Seafood

The Seafood King specializes in Cajun-style seafood. In addition to their Homewood location, The Seafood King has just opened a new location in Hoover.

Address: 180 State Farm Pkwy Homewood, AL 35209 and 1843 Montgomery Highway # 105, Hoover, AL 35244
Hours: Sun-Thu 11 am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11 am-11pm
Price: $$

4. Automatic seafood

Automatic seafood
Every detail counts. Photo via Automatic Seafood

Since Automatic Seafood opened in Lakeview in April, they have quickly grown into one of Birmingham’s leading seafood establishments. In fact, Automatic was recently named the 8th Best New Restaurant in America by Esquire Magazine!

Address: 2824 5th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
Hours: Sun – Thu 5 pm – 10 pm, Fri – Sat 5 pm – 11 pm
Price: $$$

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5. Ocean

Ocean seafood restaurant. Photo via the Ocean website

Another 5 Points South staple, Ocean has been a mainstay since it opened in 2002. Plus, they’ve won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and the AAA Four Diamond Award for the past 13 years.

Address: 1218 20th St. S Birmingham, AL 35205
Hours: Tue – Sat 5.30 pm – 10.30 pm
Price: $$$

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