Placer County and the surrounding areas are known for good eats and drinks.

The regional wine growers and farm-to-fork food producers and chefs are well known and celebrated.

For those of you who prefer meals of the hook-to-fork variety, here are five places to go for some awesome seafood.

California Fish Grill

If you love variety and wild-caught food, then give California Fish Grill a try.

The restaurant pledges to work with as many certified sustainable fisheries as possible to provide excellent foods the smart way.

Seafood highlights include Atlantic salmon, swai, mahi mahi, tilapia, shrimp, giant shrimp, rockfish, Louisiana Delta catfish and so much more.

Pelican’s Roost Fish & Chips

There’s nothing quite like a basket of crispy battered fish and a side of chips.

Pelican’s Roost Fish & Chips serves that up and more in Auburn.

Customers also return for the prawn tacos, cod fish, scallops and clam chowder.

Grand Asian N Cajun

This restaurant serves up delicious seafood in a bag, per pound.

The seafood boils are bursting with Cajun spices and flavor. Try the shrimp, crawfish, clams, mussels, king crab legs and blue crab. Or, go with a combo with a variety of protein. Other Chinese dishes, including deep fried goods, are also served.


As one of Auburn’s newest restaurants, Crudo is sure to please all food adventure seekers who come its way.

The exciting menu includes daily specials, small plates, a raw bar and plenty of drinks.

From the small plates menu, customers can select pork belly lettuce cups, sweet and spicy wings, and crispy gyoza. A variety of salads, including baby romaine and wakame, are available. An array of noodle dishes are also part of the lineup.

From the raw bar, highlights include: Tuna carpaccio, scallops and oysters. Other seafood options, such as seared ahi and pan-roasted black cod, are also served.

The Monkey Cat

What makes this place so special is both its regular offerings and the fresh fish du jour.

Along with its daily special, customers also enjoy seafood items from its regular dinner menu, including Skuna Bay salmon, scallop udon, crab melt and other favorites.

Other meat options, such as tender steak wraps and ribeye steak, are featured on the restaurant’s notable menu.

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