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Pier 9: The former site of Aqua Dulce, this quickly repurposed restaurant has swapped out its Latin heat for sun-bleached wood walls, sailboat paintings and a Beach Boys-laden soundtrack. But this is not your typical seafood shack—chef Eric Hara (of next door neighbor 9) offers plenty of adventurous eats (deviled lobster eggs, $10) but all the standards as well (clams, crabs, mussels). The word “market price” is on the menu probably more than the typical Hell’s Kitchen diner is used to, but you get what you pay for, especially during happy hour. Some interesting cocktails (try the Devil’s Triangle made with jalapeno tequila, $12) and a solid craft beer selection (Belfast Bay “Lobster Ale,” $7), along with a healthy wine list make for fine food pairings, which the servers are quite happy to recommend. While the area is already well known for solid seafood options, where else can you get a lobster hot dog and a martini made of seaweed brine and oysters?