February 14, 2018

20 Seafood Dishes in San Antonio to Get You Through This Lenten Season

We're not the best Catholics, but we know Lent means having to give up juicy steaks. Thankfully, we're close enough to the shore to feel comfortable noshing on quality seafood in town. Here are a few of our favorite dishes to get you through the next 40 days.
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Battalion
604 S. Alamo St., (210) 816-0088, battalionsa.com
Grilled octopus meets a bright pesto with braised chickpeas that'll leave you wanting more.
Photo via Instagram / battalionsa
Battalion
604 S. Alamo St., (210) 816-0088, battalionsa.com
Grilled octopus meets a bright pesto with braised chickpeas that'll leave you wanting more.
Photo via Instagram / battalionsa
Smashin' Crab
8910 Bandera Road, Suite 305, (210) 509-7702, smashincrab.com
Get down and dirty with crawfish and shrimp boils, and keep tabs on Smashin's newest location that's about to open in Stone Oak.
Photo via Instagram / mexa_pina
Smashin' Crab
8910 Bandera Road, Suite 305, (210) 509-7702, smashincrab.com
Get down and dirty with crawfish and shrimp boils, and keep tabs on Smashin's newest location that's about to open in Stone Oak.
Photo via Instagram / mexa_pina
El Bucanero
Multiple locations, (210) 314-3929, bucanerosanantonio.com
Three locations in San Antonio all with one similar theme: great ceviche. There's plenty to choose from, but our only recommendation is to take a few friends and ask for more Saltines.
Photo via Instagram / demaximoni
El Bucanero
Multiple locations, (210) 314-3929, bucanerosanantonio.com
Three locations in San Antonio all with one similar theme: great ceviche. There's plenty to choose from, but our only recommendation is to take a few friends and ask for more Saltines.
Photo via Instagram / demaximoni
Botika
303 Pearl Pkwy., Suite 111, (210) 670-7684, botikapearl.com
Churashi at Botika means you're noshing on fresh sushi-grade fish and other seafood. Grab a bowl next time you're at the Pearl.
Photo via Instagram / botikapearl
Botika
303 Pearl Pkwy., Suite 111, (210) 670-7684, botikapearl.com
Churashi at Botika means you're noshing on fresh sushi-grade fish and other seafood. Grab a bowl next time you're at the Pearl.
Photo via Instagram / botikapearl
Shuck Shack
520 E. Grayson St., (210) 236-7422, shuckshack.com
Honestly, take your pick. There are shrimp rolls to nosh on, but we're partial to spending the afternoon on the porch throwing back oysters. Hop over to The Bin for their smoked octopus tapa if you're still hungry. 
Photo via Instagram / andydadandytattoos
Shuck Shack
520 E. Grayson St., (210) 236-7422, shuckshack.com
Honestly, take your pick. There are shrimp rolls to nosh on, but we're partial to spending the afternoon on the porch throwing back oysters. Hop over to The Bin for their smoked octopus tapa if you're still hungry.
Photo via Instagram / andydadandytattoos
Pinch Boil House & Bia Bar
124 N. Main, (210) 971-7774, pinchboilhouse.com
This house was made for boiling everything from crawfish to snow crab legs. We're partial to the seafood feast which features a little of everything doused in their signature house sauces. Go get messy.  
Photo via Instagram / safood.e
Pinch Boil House & Bia Bar
124 N. Main, (210) 971-7774, pinchboilhouse.com
This house was made for boiling everything from crawfish to snow crab legs. We're partial to the seafood feast which features a little of everything doused in their signature house sauces. Go get messy.
Photo via Instagram / safood.e
Bliss
926 S. Presa St., (210) 225-2547, pinchboilhouse.com
Dainty and bold is possible with these classic bites from Bliss.
The Japanese hamachi is a staple on the menu, with its roasted jalapeno avocado pico de gallo,
ponzu, ginger slaw, aji amarillo yuzu vinaigrette and we hope they never go away. 
Photo via Instagram / spinoza29
Bliss
926 S. Presa St., (210) 225-2547, pinchboilhouse.com
Dainty and bold is possible with these classic bites from Bliss. The Japanese hamachi is a staple on the menu, with its roasted jalapeno avocado pico de gallo, ponzu, ginger slaw, aji amarillo yuzu vinaigrette and we hope they never go away.
Photo via Instagram / spinoza29
Niki's Tokyo Inn
819 W. Hildebrand Ave., (210) 736-5471, facebook.com/nikis.tokyo.inn
The freshest sashimi for your Lenten needs. Just settle in to Niki's sushi bar and take your pick. 
Photo via Instagram / jetsetter2020
Niki's Tokyo Inn
819 W. Hildebrand Ave., (210) 736-5471, facebook.com/nikis.tokyo.inn
The freshest sashimi for your Lenten needs. Just settle in to Niki's sushi bar and take your pick.
Photo via Instagram / jetsetter2020
Rolling Fish 
2730 I-10 W., Suite 304, 
(210) 592-1003,facebook.com/rollingfishsushiburrito
You'd think we'd choose the sushi burritos, but you'd be wrong.
The poké bowls, either signature house mixes or DIY, are your best bet. Go for one, two or three proteins and enjoy. 
Photo via Instagram / stine.eats
Rolling Fish
2730 I-10 W., Suite 304, (210) 592-1003,facebook.com/rollingfishsushiburrito
You'd think we'd choose the sushi burritos, but you'd be wrong. The poké bowls, either signature house mixes or DIY, are your best bet. Go for one, two or three proteins and enjoy.
Photo via Instagram / stine.eats
LA Crawfish 
Multiple locations, thelacrawfish.com
A bit of a cheat if you consider all delicious phos are made with a hearty beef broth base, but you'll want to ask for the Cajun variety sans Kiolbassa at this Houston-based joint that's won over plenty of San Antonians.
Photo via Instagram / lacrawfishsanantonio
LA Crawfish
Multiple locations, thelacrawfish.com
A bit of a cheat if you consider all delicious phos are made with a hearty beef broth base, but you'll want to ask for the Cajun variety sans Kiolbassa at this Houston-based joint that's won over plenty of San Antonians.
Photo via Instagram / lacrawfishsanantonio