Find the Restaurants Featured on Beach Eats USA: Hidden Gems

Stick with Curtis Stone's suggestions for where to track down the best little-known hot spots along the coast.

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The Beachcomber Cafe

Juicy and succulent, the tender fresh lobster is the star of this hearty sandwich at The Beachcomber Cafe in Crystal Cove, Calif. The seafood, which Curtis says boasts a "beautiful, delicate flavor," is tossed with a lemony aioli and nestled among crisp lettuce, smoky bacon and creamy avocado for a monster of a creation. "It’s like all these flavors layered on top of each other," he adds.

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Marshside Mama's

Accessible only by boat, Daufuskie Island, S.C., is just off the coast of Savannah, and at Marshside Mama's, the red snapper is "the freshest snapper you've ever eaten," according to Curtis. It's served with a colorful papaya-mango salsa and black rice that Curtis says features "this beautiful nuttiness."

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Island House Restaurant

In Wachapreague, Va., a town with a population of only 200, Curtis visits Island House Restaurant for a taste of its off-the-menu specialty: Smoked Oyster and Clam Linguine. "So you've literally got a dish that you can't keep on your menu all the time because you sell too much of it," Curtis dishes with the chef. After just one bite of the garlic-studded pasta with white wine-steamed clams, Curtis can see why. "That is sensational," he says.

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