Best places for seafood in Happy Valley

Lent has arrived, which means more seafood on your plate. 

There are plenty of great destinations for seafood in Happy Valley.

Seafood is not only a great resource for vitamins, minerals and protein, but is also a promoter of heart health and mental health by being a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids.

So, don’t sit back any longer. Lent is here and a great goal can be to give up food from land and choose to eat tasty dishes from the sea.

Put on your goggles and take a good dive into the vast variety of seafood meals Centre County has to offer!

Gigi’s Southern Table

Wait until you sea this. Gigi’s fresh catch menu options include Shrimp and Grits, Charleston Twin Crab Cakes and Cast Iron Blackened Chesapeake Blue Catfish. By Shrimp and Grits, Gigi’s means grilled tiger shrimp and creamy hominy grits. By Crab Cakes, Gigi’s means pan fried crab cake with tomato butter and sweet corn succotash. And by Chesapeake Blue Catfish, Gigi’s means 8oz of blue catfish covered with cilantro lime butter and southern rice and vegetables.

Kelly’s Steak and Seafood

Kelly’s Steak and Seafood is a haven for all seafood lovers. The Fresh Seafood menu is just fraught with dishes that will have you coming back for more. The diversity in options is superb: Yellowfin Tuna, Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, Seared Alaskan Sea Scallops, Blackened Salmon Fettucine and Lobster Ravioli. Grab that fork, knife and fishing rod. Start devouring because this seafood is definitely a catch!

The Field

Although The Field is home to delicious burgers and hand-cut russet fries, their mouthwatering salmon and hand held crab cake should never be overlooked. Put those keys in the ignition and drive on over to a menu where you can add grilled salmon to any choice of salad, of which there are many to choose from. If that’s not enough,  then enjoy house-made crab cake with lettuce, tomato and onion on a Brioche roll with a side of caper remoulade: a hand-held you can’t let go of. Great taste, great quality and all healthy!

The Tavern

Now the Tavern seafood menus change up a bit depending if it’s a weekday or weekend. During the weekdays, order the calamari, shrimp cocktail, escargot or crispy crab and spinach dip — and these are just appetizers! For dinner, find yourself arguing over choosing the fresh yellow fin tuna, the sautéed shrimp or scallop scampi or the fresh salmon. On the weekend, enjoy a seafood special of crumb topped fresh filet of cod with champagne sauce as an option. Can’t go wrong there!

The Little Szechuan

The Little Szechuan is known for its Asian style cuisine, featuring exotic Sichuan dishes. But this cozy, renowned restaurant has many hidden gems when it comes to seafood. Their shrimp dishes stretch for miles. Menu options include shrimp with broccoli, shrimp with mixed vegetables, shrimp with casher nuts, shrimp with lobster sauce— you name it! They also offer scallops with green beans, spicy stir fried squid, hot and spicy prawns, dry cooked fish fillet, seafood with crispy rice and salt and pepper squid. Stop by!





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