While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. We're focusing on these ridiculous grouper sandwiches, but you can't go wrong with anything on the menu here.
To learn more, visit the website for Fish Shack in Lighthouse Point. To each own when it comes to the whole fried/blackened/grilled dilemma, but we do have to say the blackened grouper sandwiches at Big Ray's are legendary.
If it weren't for these sandwiches, homemade onion rings could easily be the star of the show. For more information, visit the website for Big Ray's Fish Camp in Tampa.
Check out Big Water Fish Market's website to learn more. Obviously, the fish and chips is the most popular choice, but you can't go wrong adding a bun.
To learn more, visit the website for Gulf Coast Grouper & Chips in Naples, Florida. It's a large part of why this tiny restaurant has made a big splash for 35 years.
Fried grouper might be the classic choice, but do yourself a favor and try the Cajun grilled version, too. It can be a challenge to dine out when you have kids, but Peg Leg's is super family friendly, with lots to see and do while you wait.
To learn more, visit the website for Peg Leg Pete's in Pensacola Beach. The fresh, flaky grouper here is only matched by the view of Sarasota Bay.
Check out the website for Dry Dock Waterfront Grill to learn more. If you're in the area, and you're searching for a laid-back spot with an incredible view and the bestgroupersandwich in town, this is the place to go.
The place may be small and unassuming compared to other nearby options, but don't pass it by, because this is the best grouper around. For more information, visit the Facebook page for The Boardwalk Grill in Madeira Beach.
If you need more dining inspiration, check out our list of the best sandwiches in Florida. For an amazing lunch, head over to Masada’s Original Hoagies in Broward.
This week we enjoyed the Reuben sandwich just for a change, and it is another show-stopper. It doesn't hurt that there are about 15 large TV screens on the walls surrounding the diners--great for sports enthusiasts.
Stopped in because of their nice pub atmosphere with large booths and plenty of sports on the TVs. Fish and chips was totally dried out with dark brown batter (haven't changed their oil lately I guess), grilled fish sandwiches were tough and dry like old frozen fish, burgers were pretty tasteless.
All in all I would encourage you to pass on by, there are plenty of better spots on Duval Street. It seems a lot of people wander up and down Duval St. looking for THE place to eat.
After checking out menus and venues we came across Jack Flats. Lots of TV screens to check out your far sports event too.
Our waitress was incredible and stopped by often to make sure we were ok. I’m sorry we didn’t remember her name, but it was cool that we struck up a conversation about the Great Smokey Mountains. We will certainly stop back for dinner on our next road trip.
Almost impossible to hear them thought for the cheering/jeering/general hubbub (depending on the game of course). I finally got a seat at the bar and had the cheeseburger sliders (4) along w/ a couple of drafts.
My husband and I came here after a long day of traveling and were pleasantly surprised by the food and the staff! Easily the best coconut and buffalo shrimp I had the entire trip.
Our waitress was awesome, we encountered her twice, and she even bought me a slice of Key lime pie! Great place to watch a game if needed.
), Salads and lots of small plates to share... Flash Fried Conch with Ponzi and wasabi, AHI Tuna and Avocado Egg rolls, Island Shrimp Cakes with Banana Pepper Aioli, BBQ Bacon Wrapped Jumbo Shrimp and Warm Mexican Street Corn Dip to name a few! I saw mention of the Square Grouper in promotional material I received from the rental company during our recent visit to Key West.
Since I absolutely love grouper, we decided to make the drive up to Cuddle Key for lunch. The restaurant is cute, service was great, and it was reasonably priced.
Always great, the restaurant is beautiful, the staff is friendly enough and the food is fantastic. We picked up take-out from the Square Grouper during the height of dinner rush on a Saturday night, and we couldn’t have been more pleased with our meals.
Mimi the bartender answered the phone when I called, took my order efficiently and pleasantly, repeated the order back perfectly, and informed me that our dinners would be ready in 20 minutes. We ordered a seared rare Tuna appetizer, a Caesar salad, a Rib eye steak for the hubs and a Thai rice bowl with scallops for me.
Each meal was packed with great care, garnished with fresh herbs and a sprinkle of chives. Sauces, gravy and dressing all came on the side in their own individual containers, nothing was overlooked, they even gave us fresh bread.
A bonus was that we happened to be there during their Customer Appreciation period (Dec 1-Dec 16) and enjoyed 25% off of our check. That bread pudding with hot buttered rum sauce sounded fantastic.
One of my personal favorites are the buffalo shrimp appetizer and blackened chicken. The fish is always freshly caught each day and the fish stew/soup is always a repeat entree only complaint is they often run out of pretzel rolls which happens to be our favorite.
My husband and I are originally from they key and get down for a visit a few times a year. Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Fresh local seafood and Wiki Raw Bar.
Fish market featuring fresh local fish, Key West Pink Shrimp, Lobster, Stone Crabs, House made soups, Key lime pie. A favorite locals' seafood restaurant and market.
Also check out our charter boat row for great fishing with the best captains in the keys. We found this hidden gem down a gravel road 6 years ago.
Plastic forks, knives and spoons are the eating utensils. This time the toasted sandwich bun with cold slaw, tomato slice, red onion and French fries, had a Pasco battered nice of fried grouper as large as my hand and at least 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.
We saw dinner plates of red snapper and grouper which looked great. It's well worth driving any distance for this waterfront hidden restaurant.
Going through Marathon key around mile marker 42 on the left side coming down from Miami, turn right just past the restaurant on highway called “The Stuffed Pig” and go to end of the road, it's on the right side of the road. We had a great lunch at Keys Fisheries : your order first, and they ask for funny question to name your order (for us they asked for a wild animal).
We tasted the delicious lobster Reuben (the size is huge!) It is rude to come into a restaurant with your own drinks and side dishes, plates and silverware.
When asked to leave you just decide to tailgate in the parking lot. You place your order at the counter and then sit at one of the picnic tables which were shaded and not at all over-crowded when we were there.
The seafood was delicious, and we then stayed to watch a spectacular sunset. Every year we come back because the crab is fresh and affordable.
We bought 2 pounds of stone crab and went to the outside tables to eat it. He cracked the crab claws for us and told us that it would be okay to eat it outside.
She did not explain who she was and what she was doing and I found it odd and unsettling that someone would just snap pictures of my kids. We continued with our meal and 5 minutes later the same lady came up to us and said that we could not sit there with”retail” bought stone crab.
On the way out I asked the lady to delete the pictures of my kids off her phone. I told her that I was uncomfortable with strangers taking pictures of my children without my permission.
My kids and husband were packing up the car, and I was checking my emails on my phone when this lady, her name was Jeanette, approached me again and told me that I was trespassing and told me to leave, or she would call the sheriff's department. She repeated her sch peel about eating “retail” stone crab at their picnic benches.
She kept arguing (even though we were already at our car in the parking lot ready to leave). Basically, she just kicked us out even though we just spent $45 at their store on stone crab and fries.
My husband, my 3 kids and I felt insulted, offended and abused. Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Wreck & Galley Grill in Grassy Key Florida ... A “local's favorite” --- Steve and Stephanie started The Wreck in 1999, sold it in 2005 and was turned back to them in Oct 2015. Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Face masks required for staff in public areas Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff Socially distanced dining tables Staff required to regularly wash hands Tables disinfected between guests Single-use or sanitized menus Updated 20-07-27 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by TripAdvisor for accuracy.
There is often a line, especially on weekends so midweek is better bet if you're in a hurry to eat. Reviewed March 31, 2020, During the strange times we are living now, this restaurant keeps food and service amazing.
Hobo's sandwich, Mali quesadilla, shrimp & artichoke dip all fantastic. Carlos Mendez: Simple toasted bread & butter was AO good.
Lisa Lane: I had the French toast it was wonderful my husband enjoyed his prison sandwich They only score negative points for their key lime pie, too sweet.
Jennie Hopi: Great Mali grilled sandwich ! @SoFLBrgOverload: Crunchy grouper sandwich is pretty good and so are the onion rings.
Tim Loughlin: Went to Craig's for their fish sandwich (which sucked) and then stopped here bought their key lime pie and wished we had eaten here instead! The Square Grouper Bar and Grill is located at MM 22.5 Oceanside on Cuddle Key, Florida.
One of the Floridness most popular destinations for unforgettable fresh & local seafood, with an emphasis on consistency and quality. Lynn and her staff have a dedication to excellence paired with a focus on detail which has defined the Square Grouper Bar and Grill as a must-visit restaurant.