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Best Seafood Restaurants in and near Provo Utah

By Katerina Gasset

I grew up soaking in the salty breeze and feasting on the freshest seafood imaginable in sunny Florida. Grilled shrimp, lobster soup – you name it, I loved it! 

Then, life led me to Provo Utah, far from the ocean and surrounded by mountains. At first, I had my doubts about finding good seafood here. But to my surprise, Provo has some fantastic seafood restaurants despite being miles from the coast! 

I’m excited to share my favorite seafood spots in and around Provo.  Even surrounded by mountains, you can still get your seafood fix here in Provo Utah. 


1. Kickin’ Seafood Restaurant 

Seafood Restaurant in Provo/Orem

Location: 435 1150 S, Orem, UT 84097, USA

Contact Information: 801-226-4166

Hours:

  • Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Monday-Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Friday-Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Kickin’ Seafood offers a Cajun-style dining experience in Orem Utah. The restaurant’s interior is casual with lively decor. 

The menu at Kickin’ Seafood is extensive. There’s something to satisfy every craving – their signature seafood boils, mouthwatering appetizers, and sandwiches. 

They have combo meals with all your favorite seafood–shrimp, crawfish, clams, and more! They’re priced well for the big portions you get. If you’re really into Cajun flavors, you’ll love their boiled seafood in a bag. Pick your favorite seafood, sauce, and spice level! 

My first visit to Kickin’ Seafood left me surprised by the size and quality of the portions. 

Accompanied by my two sons, we ordered this huge bag with Dungeness crab. It was awesome! The crawfish and shrimp complemented the meal perfectly. 

We also tried the shrimp Po Boy sandwich and the Cajun wings, which were delicious! 

Kickin’ Seafood is open on Sundays, which is great for when you’re craving seafood on the weekend. You can walk in between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. without a reservation and still get a good seat. If you’re in a hurry or just wanna chill at home, you can grab your food to go.


2. Pier 8 Cajun Seafood

Photo I took outside Pier 8 Cajun Seafood and Bar on their opening day

Location: 1240 S State St, Orem, UT 84097, USA

Contact Information: (385) 269-8888

Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. - 9:30 PM
  • Friday-Saturday: 11 AM - 10:30 PM
  • Sunday: 11 AM - 9:30 PM

Pier 8 Cajun Seafood Restaurant is the newest hotspot in Orem Utah, near Kickin’ Seafood. It offers a lively atmosphere and delicious food inspired by the flavors of Louisiana. 

The lively and inviting atmosphere is perfect for hanging out with family and friends or even for a date night. The menu contains tasty dishes made with fresh seafood and authentic Cajun flavors from New Orleans. 

Pier 8 has a lot to offer from appetizers to desserts. You can start your meal with their appetizers like garlic bread, crabmeat fries, or coconut shrimp. Try the fried calamari or shrimp cocktail for a real taste of the ocean! 

For the main course, you can’t go wrong with Pier 8’s Cajun specials. Treat yourself to dishes such as Cajun Chicken Alfredo or Shrimp and Sausage Étouffée, served over rice for a hearty and flavorful meal. 

Don’t miss out on their famous seafood bags, where you can customize your meal with your favorite seafood and seasoning! 

During my visit to Pier 8, I just had to try the Shrimp and Sausage Étouffée. It reminded me of Louisiana. The rich flavors and tender shrimp perfectly complemented the spicy Creole sauce. 

My son, Tristan, opted for the build-your-own seafood bag loaded with mussels, crawfish, and Pier 8’s signature Cajun spice. The smell alone was mouthwatering! 

We indulged in New Orleans-style beignets for dessert, fresh and hot out of the kitchen!


3. Mariscos Los Chinchorros

Location: 294 N State St, Orem, UT 84057, United States

Contact Information: 801-224-1531

Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Friday-Saturday: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Mariscos Los Chinchorros in Orem Utah brings the irresistible flavors of Mexico’s coastal cuisine to your table. 

They use the best and freshest ingredients to make every dish tasty and satisfying. One dish they’re famous for is called “Parrillada Los Chinchorros.” It’s a meal with grilled shrimp, fish fillet, chicken steak, fried fish, onion, jalapeno, cactus, Mexican sausage, and avocado, served with rice, baked potato, and a salad. 

Have you tried their Empapelado de Mariscos? It’s a delicious mix of bass fillet, scallops, octopus, shrimp, mushrooms, veggies, and sour cream. It’s so good! 

My first visit to Mariscos Los Chinchorros was amazing! My son tried their “Molcajete Maya,” which has fresh Mexican cheese, chicken, quail steak, Mexican sausage, and molcajete sauce, served with rice, beans, and salad. 

Mariscos Los Chinchorros has everything you need, whether you’re craving classic ceviche or mouthwatering fajitas! Grab your favorite people and head over for a meal! You won’t regret it! 

Seafood restaurants in and near Provo Utah are unbelievably good! You should definitely check them out! I promise, you’ll be surprised at how delicious the food is, even without the ocean nearby.


4. Se Llama Perú

Location: 368 W Center St, Provo, UT 84601, United States

Contact Information: (801) 374-1516

Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
  • Friday-Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
  • Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

On January 27th, 1958, Sizzler Family Steak House opened its doors in Culver City, California, with only fifty dollars in the cash register. 

Around the same time, big things were happening worldwide (Dwight D. Eisenhower was the President, and young talents like Bobby Fischer were making headlines). But amidst all this, Sizzler started its mission to make excellent food that stood firm through the years. 

Fast-forward to today and Sizzler is still wowing diners with its delicious dishes. Lucky for us, there’s a Sizzler right here in Provo, Utah! Over the years, Sizzler has become a popular choice for all kinds of gatherings and celebrations. 

At Sizzler, you’ll find a ton of tasty options. There are mouthwatering steak combinations like Steak and jumbo Crispy Shrimp and yummy seafood dishes like Fresh Grilled Salmon and Cilantro Lime Barramundi. There are also classic favorites such as Grilled Shrimp Skewers and Fish and chips.


6. Outback Steakhouse

Location: 372 E University Pkwy, Orem, UT 84058, United States

Hours of Operation:

  • Sunday: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Contact Information: 801-764-0552

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Menu:

Appetizer

Bloomin' Onion
Aussie Cheese Fries
Kookaburra Wings
Grilled Shrimp on the Barbie
Sydney 'Shrooms
Seared Pepper Ahi
Gold Coast Coconut Shrimp

Signature Steaks

Victoria's Filet Mignon
Outback Center-Cut Sirloin
Ribeye
Bone-In Ribeye

Steak Combos

Sirloin & Grilled Shrimp on the Barbie
Sirloin & Coconut Shrimp
Filet Mignon & Lobster

Chicken, Ribs & More

NEW! Pineapple & Pork Medallions
Baby Back Ribs
Grilled Chicken on the Barbie
Drover's Ribs & Chicken Platter
Chicken Tender Platter
Queensland Chicken & Shrimp Pasta
Alice Springs Chicken

Seafood Entrees

Perfectly Grilled Salmon
Lobster Tails

Burgers & Sandwiches

Sweet Chook O' Mine Sandwich
The Outback Burger
The Bloomin' Burger
Crispy Chicken Sandwich

Entrée Salads

Aussie Cobb Salad
Brisbane Caesar Salad
Steakhouse Salad

Soups & Side Items

House Salad
Caesar Salad
Blue Cheese Pecan Chopped Salad
Blue Cheese Wedge Salad
Homestyle Mashed Potatoes
Loaded Homestyle Mashed Potatoes
Aussie Fries
Baked Potato
Sweet Potato
Fresh Seasonal Veggie
Seasoned Rice
Steakhouse Mac & Cheese
Baked Potato Soup
Chicken Tortilla

Party Platter

Kookaburra Wings Party Platter
Grilled Shrimp on the Barbie Party Platter
Gold Coast Coconut Shrimp Party Platter
Baby Back Ribs Party Platter
Chicken Tender Party Platter
Outback Center Cut Sirloin Party Platter

Desserts

Chocolate Thunder
Carrot Cake
New York Style Cheesecake

Kids Menu

Chicken Fingers
Grilled Cheese-A-Roo
Boomerang Cheeseburger
Mac'A'Roo 'N Cheese
Junior Sirloin
Spotted Dog Sundae
Kids Fruit

Add On Mate

Add Steamed Lobster Tail
Roasted Garlic Butter Topping
Sauteed Shrooms
Gold Coast Coconut Shrimp
Grilled Shrimp
Grilled Onions

7. Red Lobster

Location: 1261 S 800 East Orem, UT 84097, USA

Contact Information: (801) 724-3500

Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. 
  • Friday-Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. 
  • Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. 

Red Lobster began as a single family-owned establishment in Lakeland, Florida. It was founded by Bill Darden in 1968. Bill Darden’s vision was to bring delicious seafood to people regardless of their location or background. Today, there are over 700 Red Lobster restaurants worldwide! 

I was excited to pick something from the menu during my first visit to Red Lobster in Orem because everything sounded so delicious! In the end, I went for the Lobster Lover’s Dream, and it was amazing! The tender lobster meat was perfectly complemented by the creamy linguini. 

Red Lobster is committed to giving back to the community. Red Lobster has donated millions of meals to local food pantries and community organizations through its RL Shares program. 

Red Lobster also partners with organizations like Make-A-Wish and the NAPA Seafood Foundation to support causes that make a difference in the lives of others. 


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About the author of Move to Provo Utah Website 

Katerina Gasset

When I moved here I was blessed to have my daughter to help with different things you need to know when you move to a new place. I had background from living here before but things have changed a lot too since the '80s. 

We were able to get all the good places to eat down fast - since she knows all that and we have a lot of the same likes in food. But things like how to turn on my electricity or what power company services my home... well... I was at a total loss! 

I know that other people moving to Provo don't always have family here to guide and help them. And most people don't have a real estate agent who gives them a welcome package on all the important numbers and places they need to know. 

My goal is for this website to be your go to resource for everything you need to know before, during, and after you move here to Provo, Utah. I want you to have the best experience and love living here as much as I do

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