From picturesque fishing hamlets to big culinary cities, the Sunshine State is one of the best destinations to sample fresh, mouthwatering seafood. Thanks to the perennial presence of the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Gulf of Mexico on the west. The Florida peninsula is home to restaurants that leave no stone unturned to satisfy your hunger for fresh seafood including mussels, rock shrimp, snapper, grouper, conch, lobster, etc.
If you are an ardent lover of seafood, there could hardly be a better place than Florida. Below, we have shortlisted the 10 best restaurants in Florida known for a variety of delectable seafood.
When you stay at Destin vacation rentals, it becomes pretty convenient to access Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer. It is a locally-owned and operated family-friendly restaurant perched on the Destin Harbor. If your partner is a great seafood lover, an evening stroll is enough to reach out this popular casual, family-friendly seafood fare. Try ‘hook & cook’ cuisine and another array of steamed and boiled shellfish dishes. Moreover, the sophisticated southern fish house serves mussels, lobster, and while snow crab. Enjoy brunch with family every Saturday and Sunday.
This is another gem in the city of Destin. Here, visitors enjoy locally sourced southern-style seafood served in an outstanding casual setting with awe-inspiring ocean views & 2 full bars. The waterfront dining is open seven (7) days a week – from Monday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Not just do you get to savor the tasty seafood, but you have the luxury of listening to live music and entertainment. Amongst the must-try Southern favorites, you will love trying Lobster Mac & Cheese, Corn and Crab Chowder, fresh oysters, etc.
A dockside restaurant, Star Fish Company makes a perfect fish market & waterside seafood hangout with beer and outdoor picnic-table seating. It is a no-frills restaurant with simple, basic seafood. You will love trying dishes such as mahi-mahi sandwich, wild Alaskan salmon, stone crab claws, and gulf shrimp. Started in the early ’20s by Judge Millis, the Company continues to serve simple seafood prepared in the simplest of ways.
The restaurant remains closed on Christmas Day, Christmas Eve, and Thanksgiving Day.
It’s been 12 years and counting. Only a couple blocks off the Atlantic, the Flagler Fish Company is arguably the #1 restaurant for the freshest, delicious seafood. Offering more than 20 types of fish dishes daily, Flagler Fish is genuine a must-try place to delight in salmon, tuna, lobster, Chilean sea bass, etc. It is a one-of-a-kind place to eat fish in the cozy town of Flagler Beach.
Google has got some rave reviews for this amazing place. If reading those reviews does not fill your tummy, it is time to grab a table for your entire family and devour the best seafood in Sarasota. Just a short drive from your Sarasota vacation homes, Walt’s Fish Market lures seafood lovers with a great selection of choices ranging from mussels and conch fritters to oysters. Its tiki bar has outdoor seating and live music. Take a look at the menu that features Grouper Reubens, Justin’s Pot, and more.
Not just will you fall in love with Key West’s glorious beaches, but you will appreciate and explore the island’s culinary options. DJ’s Clam Shack is a place to grab the table to gorge on an overstuffed lobster roll or, maybe, steamed clams. Look at the menu; you will be bowled over by its specialties – Maine Lobster Roll, Split Grilled Beef Hot Dog, Garlic Steamed Middle Neck Clams, IPSWICH Fried Clams Roll or Basket, and Overstuffed Maine Lobster Roll. Also, don’t forget to try tacos.
Spend some days on the beach by renting a perfect Key West vacation condo from Search Florida Rentals.
Dixie Crossroads is a modern seafood eatery with a Southern-inspired menu and a pond on its grounds for fish feedings. Serving scrumptious seafood for more than 30 years, the restaurant has earned a special status amongst all seafood lovers in Titusville. A local favorite, it has affordable sandwiches (seafood) to expensive combos.
Sunday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Hunt's Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant is celebrating 50 years of serving hungry locals and visitors in Panama City. This place has a laid-back ambiance, just ideal for the family. When you are here, do try out their specialty, i.e. three cheese Cajun baked oysters.
Any fish lover out there in Sarasota? If yes, Owen's Fish Camp is the place to head to. Here, things start with great seafood as it blends seafood with southern classics, craft beer, and wine selection. An Ode to Old Florida living, the restaurant pampers seafood lovers with plenty of history and Southern Hospitality. Why not find a waterfront Sarasota vacation rental and rekindle love?
You are in the ancient city of St. Augustine. Mainly famous for numerous historic sites, St. Augustine can actually pamper the taste buds of food lovers with great seafood options. This 50-year plus-restaurant has special dishes including fried shrimp and shellfish alongside other specialties. Take a look at the menu and smell fried seafood, clam chowder, chicken, steak, chops, boiled seafood, etc.
Want to do more than just eating? Browse Search Florida Rentals and book Florida vacation rentals at discounted prices and get to the theme parks, beaches, and world-class attractions within minutes.