Seafood has often been lauded for its numerous health benefits. Whether you’re looking for a heart-healthy food or are managing your weight, you can find the perfect dish at your local seafood restaurant. Some options are healthier than others, so use the guide below to help you feel good about your meal.

What Are the Healthiest Dishes at a Seafood Restaurant?

1. Salmon

Salmon is a crowd favorite thanks to its delicious flavor without a strong “fishy” taste. While the nutritional content will vary slightly depending on the species of salmon your seafood restaurant offers, they all share some overall benefits. The dish is conveniently a good source of lean protein.

Salmon is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential nutrients that promote heart health. They have been found to prevent irregular heartbeats, decrease clogging and inflammation, decrease blood fat (triglycerides), and prevent plaque buildup in the arteries. Salmon with a freshly squeezed lemon is not only tasty, but also low in calories.

2. Shrimp

seafood restaurantShrimp are low in calories, carbohydrates, and have minimal fat, but are high in beneficial nutrients. They are mostly made of lean protein and water, so they will fill you up quickly without many calories.

They contain antioxidants that protect against cell damage, and selenium that decreases the risk of cancer. Avoid creamy sauces or deep-fried shrimp for the healthiest meal. 

3. Oysters

Oysters are unique because they contain all nine essential amino acids. Your body cannot produce these building blocks on its own, so you must get them through your diet. Oysters are also low in calories and fat while remaining rich in protein. Like salmon, they also have heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.


A seafood restaurant is always a fantastic choice for a delicious meal that benefits your health. Tin Top Restaurant & Oyster Bar is a family-owned and -operated restaurant that has become a local favorite on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Their menu features a wide selection of fresh seafood, from their oyster bar to sashimi. See their menu online at