Elliott’s Oyster House is one of the most touristy places to eat seafood, and it feels that way, too. It’s best to hang out here with out-of-towners, but it also can be fun to play hooky and pretend you’re on vacation—though it tends to get sleepy during off-peak season. The view of the water is great, it’s a festive place to slurp down oysters, and you can spend a few hours on the patio catching up with friends. If oysters aren’t your thing, it might be tough to find something else, as some of the hotter dishes—like undercooked crab cakes and grilled halibut with a combination of side dishes and sauces that don't work with each other—are just okay at best. You're in reliable hands with their spicy crab chowder (which we could gulp for days) and an order of oily-but-pleasant fish and chips. For a better waterfront seafood experience, head to Ray's.