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America Seafood
4550 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22207

703-522-8080

HOURS OF OPERATION:
MON.-FRI.: 10 A.M. TO 7 P.M.
seasonal Friday nights: dinner served until 9 P.M. (weather permitting)
SAT.: 10 A.M. TO 6:30 P.M.
SUN: CLOSED

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Featuring both eat-in or carry-out menu

<america_seafood_arlington_va_patio>America 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!

From 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. <america_seafood_arlington_va-gary>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 sales.

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.

<america_seafood_arlington_va_martha>Sandwiches ($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 coleslaw.

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.

Active Diner.com
Diner's Review

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

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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

 

Washington Post.com City Guide

Editorial Review
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

Clams Casino

Oyster Rockefeller

5 Catering for Parties, Special Events, etc.

Please place your orders in advance ~ Call 703-522-8080

 

 

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