Seafood sells a complete line of fresh seafood from
fillet of grouper to sea scallops to crab cakes. Martha and Gary
will serve your seafood needs. We also provide catering services.
America Seafood carries 15-20 kinds of fresh fish and shellfish
and prepares many homemade foods like crawfish jambalaya, New England
clam chowder, salads and soups.
We also have an outstanding
seafood menu that includes grilled, blackened or fried fish sandwiches
and platters as well as desserts like our specialty key lime pie.
Please take a
moment to read these great reviews!
the Washington Post by Jane Touzalin
Wednesday, January 16, 2008; Page F03
It's hard to
tell what Gary Royce is proudest of: his Key West roots, his special
salads or his favorite football team.
All are in evidence at the small seafood store Royce and his wife,
Martha, own and run behind Arlington's Lee Heights Shops.
Fresh fish and shellfish
once were the only products at the shop, where the walls are sprinkled
with colorful mementos of Royce's Florida home town and a blue-and-silver
Dallas Cowboys logo sits on a countertop. But
several years ago, Royce began building a repertoire of prepared
foods. Now his salads, soups, sandwiches and platters fill an ever-changing
menu that, he estimates, accounts for more than a quarter of his
His smoked scallop salad
($15.99 a pound) features pleasantly firm bay scallops, red bell
pepper and scallions in a tangy dressing. Royce says the shrimp
vinaigrette ($16.99 a pound) is a big seller, but we preferred the
shrimp salad: plump Florida gulf shrimp in a dressing spiked with
Dijon-style mustard, garlic and Worcestershire sauce ($15.99 a pound).
Calamari salad ($13.99 a pound) is good: lots of fresh squid with
a bright, vinegary dressing.
Royce says he makes the
soups from scratch, beginning with homemade fish stock. The lobster
bisque ($6.99 a pint) is a winner: creamy, lobstery and with a peppery
bite to cut the richness. Grouper soup ($6.99 a pint) is filled
with generous chunks of the fish.
($7.95 to $11.95) are grilled or deep-fried to order and served
on a substantial but not-too-firm sub roll. Our warm salmon sub
featured a sizable fillet, nicely seasoned and cooked. An additional
$2.99 buys you two sides: cut-to-order french fries and light-on-the-mayonnaise
Just about every type
of fish in the store can be cooked for a fish platter ($11.99 to
$17.99), which includes the fries and slaw. Portions are large:
Our blackened rockfish platter ($15.99) weighed in at over a pound.
There is just one dessert:
Martha's Key lime pie, available only as a whole pie ($16). The
graham-cracker crust is forgettable, but the filling is the real
deal: tart, tangy and a perfect finish to a seafood meal.
The store also sells
its foods in quantity for parties -- such as, say, for the Super
Bowl. "Dallas versus New England," Royce predicted before
last weekend's playoff game. Ah, well. There's always next year.
Owner Gary Royce brings the best of the sea to Beltway-bound drones
via a variety of daily soups (crab, grouper and New England clam
chowder), homemade salads (grilled tuna, smoked mussels, shrimp
vinaigrette) and robust specialty platters (conch fritters, sauteed
salmon, fried, soft-shell crabs). Virtually all the fresh seafood
on hand can be made into a generously sized sub of your choosing.
Their tiny shack off Lee Highway is just big enough to house a wraparound
seafood counter—Royce says he buys direct from fishmongers
located from Boston to Key Largo—and a handful of picnic tables
out back. The standard menu includes a slew of sandwiches (most
under $10) and mixed seafood platters (hovering between $12 and
$15), plus a number of daily specials. ~ Reston, VA
I have eaten here many
times and Gary and Martha's (Owners) seafood never disappoints.
I like the fact that it is family run and has been for a couple
of decades now. Gary is a master at preparing flavorful dishes and
my favorite is the crab cakes...no wait, the blackend grouper...hmmm,
maybe the fried shrimp platter...it's all so good!! They have a
patio in the back which is ideal for hangin' out with friends and
eating some great food. It is only on Fridays though - warm weather
permitting - that they are open past 7 pm (until 9 pm), so take
advantage of it because it's worth the unique ambiance. By the way,
Gary is quite the character! Enjoy! ~ Arlington, VA
This is the place to come for the best crabmeat soup around. According
to enthusiasts, "it tastes like the shore." In our opinion,
it doesn't get much better.
New Years and Christmas Specials 2012
Freshly Cooked, Peeled, and Deveined Shrimp
Whole Decorated Poached Salmon - 10 1/2lb Each - 14lb, too!
Long Island Blue Point Oyster on the Half Shell
Long Island Blue Point Oysters - By the Pint
Poached Scottish Salmon Fillets - 4 lb. Each Completely Boned
Complete Line of Smoked Fish, Mussels, Scallops, etc.
Freshly made Shrimp Platters
Available in 2 lb, 5 lb & 10 lb trays served with sauce (Key West Shrimp Only)
Smoked Fish Platter Includes Various Kinds of Fish
Just pop the top and it's ready to eat!
Available in 2 lb & 5 lb trays
America Seafood Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
Sizes from small to LARGE
Trays for crab cakes are available upon request
Martha’s Homemade Key Lime Pie
Maine Lobsters - 1 1/2 lbs and UP! Plus no charge for cooking!
Cocktail Claw Fingers
Florida Lobster Tails: 10 - 14oz prepared by us!
Fresh Salmon, Flounder or Sole Stuffed with Crab Meat
Homemade Crab Dip, Bluefish Paté & Salmon pate
Seafood Salads & Soups
5 Catering for Parties, Special Events, etc.
Please place your orders in advance ~ Call 703-522-8080