Don't be afraid to dabble in land fare -- the Reel Club's surf-and-turf options are legendary.
The Chubby Trout in Elkhart boasts a seafood menu focused on perch, a European cousin to walleye called zander, salmon, and, of course, trout, complemented by a comprehensive beer menu with plenty of local brews. claims the largest variety of seafood in the state, and the menu suggests it's true, with options of tilapia, pollock, catfish, scallops, shrimp, and oysters -- just to name a few.
Diners at The Place in Guilford sit on tree stumps instead of chairs and listen to the crackle of clams roasting on an open fire -- seasonally.
The Place has roots dating back to open-air Connecticut clambakes in the 1940s, and the tradition continues with a wood-sign seafood menu that starts at $5 (for a half-dozen shrimp) and tops out at $17 for everything except lobster.
Only one, however, is home to the Crab Bomb, 10 ounces of spiced and baked crab: Lanham's Jerry's Seafood.