Living in a coastal city, as a Vancouverite you're pretty much obliged to love seafood (if you don't, no judgement). But the benefits of that is that you know the difference between good seafood and bad seafood.\nSEE ALSO: 19 Bucket List Sushi You Have To Try In Vancouver\nLucky for us, Vancouver definitely has good seafood. So get ready my fellow crab crunchers, lobster lovers, oyster obsessed friends, here are 16 seafood restaurants in Vancouver that you absolutely have to go if you haven't already!\nvia @jeab_itsarapa\nBlue Water Cafe + Raw Bar // 1095 Hamilton St.\nLocated in the boujee district of Yaletown, Blue Water Cafe is defs the place you're going to want to take your girl (or the girls) for a classy night out. Offering the freshest west coast surf, Blue Water Cafe does not disappoint with their juicy crustacean selection and delicious sushi menu.\nWhat to get: Too much freaking good food here! But some suggestions are definitely the Seafood Tasting For Two, the Atlantic Lobster, Aburi Sablefish Battera and Tsunami.\nvia @vancouverfoodie\nMaruyama // 3883 Rupert St.\nYou can't say you're a seafood lover and not be completely in addicted to sushi. Maruyama's first class sushi chef, Yoshiya Maruyama, accompanied by its adorable setting makes this restaurant the perfect spot for amazing sushi with your BFFs.\nWhat to get: Chef's selection omakase. Always gotta trust the pro.\nvia @vancouverfoodie\nThe Holy Crab // 1588 Robson St.\nTime to get down and dirty (not like that you dirty perv). The Holy Crab is definitely not somewhere you want to take your first date, but totally BFF and family friendly! The Holy Crab literally give you a wooden mallet to devour your favourite crustaceans with, so slap on a bib, throw on some gloves, and get smashing away at the delicious Louisiana-style seafood boil.\nWhat to get: Shrimp rolls, obviously their Dungeness crab, and though not seafood, their frog legs are also super yummy.\nvia @yingyang021\nYEW Seafood + Bar // 791 W Georgia St.\nIf you're looking for a great seafood restaurant with romantic and sultry ambience to take your S/O, YEW is the place. Definitely on the pricier end of seafood restaurants, but I mean, treat yo self!\nWhat to get: Panfried Sablefish and Crab tacos.\nvia @vancouverfoodie\nRaisu // 2340 W 4th Ave.\nAnother delicious sister of Kingyo, Rajio, and Suika, Raisu offers inventive Japanese izayakas with some seriously good sushi and sashimi dons. If you are a chirashi don advocate and haven't gotten a chance to try their Deluxe Seafood Bowl yet, you need to go, like now.\nWhat to get: The Deluxe Seafood Bowl. Your beloved chirashi don on steroids.\nvia @food.composer\nChewies Steam and Oyster Bar // 1055 W Hastings (and others)\nLatrell wasn't lying when he said oysters were an aphrodisiac, and oysters from Chewies are going to make your oyster-loving S/O fall in love with you over and over again.\nWhat to get: Buck-a-shuck Happy Hour Oysters and Southern Fried Chicken and Waffles (I know...not seafood but still so good!).\nvia @eagerernest\nThe Captain's Boil // 1226-8338 Capstan Way\nRichmond is either your neck of the woods, or might as well be a road trip away, but The Captain's Boil is totally worth the drive. This seafood boil style restaurant is going to best the best lobster dinner you've ever had.\nWhat to get: Any seafood with the Cajun or Garlic Sauce spice. Definitely the cajun fries too!\nvia @yax_77\nJoe Fortes // 777 Thurlow St.\nThis Vancouver classic is a classic for a reason. Known for their seafood tower, freaking amazing Appy Hour (available daily 4PM to 6PM) and stunning rooftop patio, Joe Fortes will have you coming back for more.\nWhat to get: Joe's Seafood Tower On Ice and Shrimp and the ever so yummy and cute Lobster Rolls.\nvia @kikiki_hk\nRodney's Oyster House // 405-1228 Hamilton St. (and others)\nAgain, just trust Latrell.\nWhat to get: Raw Oysters (obvs) and Panfried Oysters wrapped in shredded potatoes.\nvia @sarahmroach\nCardero's // 1583 Coal Harbour Quay\nGo for the gorgeous view of Coal Harbour and stay for the supreme seafood. The service here is always on point and you can even head on over the bar after dinner for their live music!\nWhat to get: BC Salmon burger and the Mussels in coconut curry sauce (100% bread dipping worthy).\nvia @undefined" class="lml-instagram-embed-2" />via @undefined\nLIFT Bar & Grill // 333 Menchion Mews\nAnother beautiful dockside restaurant in Coal Harbour, but with a more intimate setting. Try to get a table at their upstairs patio near the fireplace, definitely the coziest spot in the restaurant.\nWhat to get: Their crispy Fish and Chips and signature Spider Cones.\nvia @smallgirlbigplate\nCoast // 1054 Alberni St.\nA trendy lunch spot with an awesome Happy Hour that serves bomb appies and $5 drinks. How can you pass up $5 sangria? Come'on.\nWhat to get: Miso-Maple Sablefish and Crispy Calamari.\nvia @chloeboobooo\nAncora // #2-1600 Howe St.\nSeafood by the seashore, it just feels right. Ancora has one of the best waterfront views right beneath the Granville Bridge and serves some of the most innovative, freshest and delicious seafood in the city. The flavours are always on point and their plating game is crazy strong.\nWhat to get: Steelhead Trout Anticucho and the Aji Panca Glazed Sablefish.\nvia @_meruuu\nThe Sandbar // 1535 Johnston St.\nAfter a nice long day of adventure at Granville Island, all you wanna do is put up your feet and eat. The Sandbar is\nWhat to get: We can't get enough of their Truffle Parmesan Fries, and their Arctic Char is perfection.\nvia @leeannebarr\nDockside Restaurant // 1253 Johnston St.\nThe Dockside Patio is to die for. The classy but comfortable outdoor seating, accompanied by a stunning Vancouver view, paired with delicious seafood, it doesn't get any better.\nWhat to get: Smoked Salmon Penne and Salt Spring Island Mussels.