Feast on fresh fish, crab, and seafood at a handful of restaurants in Crescent City and Klamath. Order off a menu or catch your own.
Our little nook of the Northern California coast is teeming with fresh crab, seafood and fish. There are plenty of local restaurants in Crescent City and Klamath serving the bounty from our local sea and rivers.
Cook Your Own
If you’re camping or staying at a vacation rental with a kitchen, head to the Crescent City Crab Shack — located in the Crescent City harbor area across from Sunset Beach — to get your hands on fresh-off-the-boat seafood. The local catch can vary from day to day — smoked oysters, lingcod, tuna and more. You can also pick up everything from salmon to tiger prawns to calamari steaks and albacore tuna from Crescent Seafood’s fresh fish market. They also have a seafood deli where you can enjoy lunch at the Crescent City harbor and marina with a variety of dishes, including big sandwiches and salads — try the Baja fish tacos or the garlic lemon scallops. Both of these seafood markets are owned and operated by retired commercial fisherman.
Catch Your Own
Pick up a crab pot and toss it off the B Street Fishing Pier in Crescent City. No fees or licenses are required. If you get skunked, stop by the Crescent City Crab Shack to pick up some freshly cooked — and shelled — Dungeness crab!
Salmon runs to the Smith and Klamath Rivers make Del Norte County a salmon fishing mecca for Kings and coho. Stop in at Paul’s Famous Smoked Salmon Jerky (open seasonally) to purchase smoked salmon for your on-the-go adventures in Del Norte County.
You can also book a guided fishing trip or ocean charter for tuna fishing.
Mark your calendar for the annual Salmon Festival in Klamath, California happening every August.