Originally posted by Michael Stern
Our latest impossible task for epicurious.com is to name America's Top 10 Seafood Shacks. Given a certain need for geographical diversity (they can't ALL be in and around Charleston, SC), here's what we came up with:
I'd have thought you'd list SOMETHING in Louisiana. I mean it's true, it's hard to think of one that limits itself to seafood, but then I haven't explored that far afield from New Orleans. Still, Uglesich's, just to give one example, sure qualifies as a "shack" and serves great seafood (along with much else).
In fact, I don't see anything on the Gulf Coast at all but there are 5 spots in New England. I think that says something about what kind of seafood you like (or possibly what part of the country you're most familiar with) more than it says about the quality of the "shacks".
By the way, Swan Oyster Depot is about 6 or 7 blocks from my home and I hardly ever brave the line of tourists to get in any more. But I'd kill for a good oyster loaf from Cajun country.