Wonderfully fresh oysters are just one of the reasons Kingfisher keeps winning this title. Most nights, the menu has at least four or five different oysters to choose from. Some come from the Northwest; others are culled off Eastern shores or Mexico. Of course, plenty of other seafood can be found, all prepared with imagination and a skillful hand. The shrimp cakes, for example, are served with a potent Vietnamese chili sauce that'll knock your socks off. The littleneck steamed clams cooked in their own juices are positively addicting! Service is friendly and helpful. There's a nice wine list with several half-bottles available, along with beers from around the world. The bar has a retro feel and is a great spot to hang out.
2. Red Lobster, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd., 519-1002; 5061 N. Oracle Road, 293-9174
3. Mariscos Chihuahua, Various locations