3. Lolo’s Seafood Shack, Caribbean-Cape Cod

Celebrating its fourth anniversary, Lolo’s Seafood Shack on 303 W 116th Street in Harlem aims to bring coastal comfort to New Yorkers by serving up specialties like Belizean Conch Fritters and Soft Shell Crab Sandwiches. Headed by chef Raymond Mohan and restauranteur Leticia Young, the restaurant is essentially where “Cape Cod meets the Caribbean.” It specializes in dishes that have a burst of island flavor, including Caribbean street foods as well as New England classics like Snow Crab Steampots.

Standing as a seafood shack, Lolo’s is an “ode to Caribbean beach vacations.” It seeks to create a “transportive” dining experience for visitors with its colorful interior, island-themed decorations and affordable prices.