The bar is high when it comes to quality seafood in Ocean County. There really are no excuses with many locations right on the water.

It's not just the Jersey Shore that loves seafood. Americans on average eat roughly 16 pounds of seafood a year.

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The most popular seafood is shrimp. The average person downs 4.6 pounds of shrimp annually.

You'll notice on my best of the best rundown of Ocean County for all things seafood that there are more than a few establishments that get high marks for the same dishes. Lobster is all the rage. Then, there is the lobster roll. Many say they hold the crown for crab cakes.

From seafood markets to take-out joints to fine dining, this is where you will find the best seafood in Ocean County.

In no particular order...

The Most Succulent Seafood in Ocean County

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