Seafood is the specialty of this area by the sea. Restaurants serving these delicacies are numerous in all three of the towns, and ordering is usually done by pointing at the live dishes that swim in washing up bowls at the entrance of, or tanks within, the restaurants.
In Qinhuangdao, seafood restaurants line the seafront road, although cooking styles and taste is not as varied as either Beidaihe or Shanhaiguan.
Beidaihe is notable for its shelled fish, especially crab, lobster, cuttlefish, pike and scallops. Both Bao er lu and Haining lu have numerous seafood restaurants. Near the Guesthouse for Diplomatic Missions, Kiessling's (Qishilin canting), is an originally Austrian food chain, that still serves Chinese and some western food.
Where to eat:
Yuzhou Seafood Restaurant
Add: #11, Emeishan Nan Lu, Development Zone, Qinhuangdao
Add: #238, Gangcheng Dajie, Qinhuangdao
Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant
Add: #45, Gangcheng Dajie, Qinghuangdao
Shuanglong Seafood City
Add: #338, Wenhua Lu, Haigang District
Add: Qinghai Branch, #5, Zhujiang Dao, Development District.
Daheng Seafood Restaurant
Add: #195, Dongshan Jie, Haigang District
Cunshang Renjia Restaurant
Add: Located 200 meters west to Dongruan Company, Lianfeng BeiLu, Beidaihe District
Add: South of Hanzhuang Village, Haigang District
Add: #43, Renmin Road, Haigang District
Note: Many star-rated hotels may also offer high-quality food.