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Best of the North Shore 2018

Northshore magazine showcases the best that the North Shore of Boston, MA has to offer.

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August 2018 DINING GUIDE fish; baked stuffed lobster with seafood stuffing; or a sampling in the fried fisher- man's platter are favorites. A covered, heated deck affords alfresco dining overlooking Gloucester Harbor. Check out Lobster Roll Thursday and visit the website to see more specials and entertainment on tap. Go for the menu, stay for the vibe! 6 Rowe Square, Gloucester, 01930, 978-282- 9799, seaportgrillegloucester.com $$ FINZ SEAFOOD & GRILL Oysters on the half shell and a chilled glass of white on Salem's waterfront? Sublime. Surrounded by harbor views and full of fine tastes, Finz is one of the North Shore's most acclaimed dining establishments. Its floor-to-ceiling glass wall, copper-topped bar, and custom-built raw bar make its interior something singular. The regionally harvested oysters and seafood classics earn its reputation for excellence. The entire menu deserves the years of accolades it has received. 76 Wharf Street Pickering Wharf, Salem, 01970, 978-744-8485, hipfinz.com $$ JOE FISH Nautical is what Joe Fish does best. From its funky maritime interior to the creative presentation of its seafood, the place is all about the fresh catch and the parapher- nalia used to capture it (even the dinner rolls are served in tin buckets, furthering the extreme theme). Fried calamari, Chatham oysters, bayou catfish, and grilled Gulf shrimp—these are just a few good reasons to live and dine on the North Shore. Joe Fish is another. 1120 Osgood Street, North Andover, 01845, 978-685-3663; 60 Main Street, North Reading, 01864, 978-207-0357, joefish.net $$ SEA LEVEL OYSTER BAR Salem is known for its elevated cuisine scene. Sitting just feet above the harbor, Sea Level Oyster Bar fits right in. The raw bar is refreshing, the tacos are top-notch, the burgers will bowl you over, and the atmo- sphere is aces. Oh, and there is regular live music, a bevvy of craft cocktails, and special themed dinners. All told, Sea Level has the makings for a terrific tableside good time. 94 Wharf St, Salem, MA 01970, 978-741- 0555, sealeveloysterbar.com $$ WOODMAN'S We all know it: Woodman's of Essex is straight-up awesome. Thanks to the vision of "Chubby" and Bessie Woodman, the North Shore is home to the first and best fried clams in the world! Not only do their lunch and dinner menus satiate with clam chowder, fresh lobster, and steamed clams, but their clambakes, barbecues, catering services, and online seafood for purchase make local news time and again. 121 Main Street, Essex, 01929, 978-768- 6057, woodmans.com $$

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