The bay area is full of restaurants that celebrate the region’s awe-inspiring ocean richness, thanks to its easy access to the water and a dedicated fishing community. Longtime residents are poetic about the juicy, sautÃ©ed patches of sand found in classic San Francisco restaurants, while tourists flock to the oyster farms of Tomales Bay in search of those sweet, plump bivalves. . At old-school seafood restaurants like Anchor Oyster Bar and the century-old Swan Oyster Depot, the freshest clams, crabs and shrimp are dressed in a creamy and tangy Louie sauce or served with a cocktail sauce. It’s one aspect of the region that many immigrant restaurants specializing in Cantonese and Italian cuisine have also taken hold of – it turns out there is more than one way to steam a crab. If you are looking to satisfy your seafood cravings, check out this list of the best seafood restaurants in the Bay Area, which I put together after taking apart, shelling and inspecting hundreds of grilled crabs, shrimps, oysters. and other locals in the back of bay cafes, classic Chinatown institutions and pop-ups. It’s hard work, but I’m at your service. * Note that places with an asterisk in the name are also on the list of best restaurants.