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.
Description: Dry Dock Waterfront Grill features casual indoor & outdoor dining overlooking Sarasota Bay. Known for having one of the freshest grouper sandwiches on Florida's West Coast.
The Dry Dock is popular with locals and visitors to Longboat. From the dockside patio, and the upstairs overlooking the view of Sarasota Bay the Dry Dock is conveniently located at the south end of Longboat Key at the Boathouse Marina.
Wait staff, Lauren & Stephanie exceptional in explaining menu options with fresh fish. Highly recommend fresh oysters, seafood chowder, lobster tacos, and grouper.
Ask maryannandgilligan about Dry Dock Waterfront Grill First time for us, wonderful view & service, also very nice inside decoration.
The key lime pie was a bit sweet for my taste, but I like it very tart. Be sure to call ahead that day for seating preference.
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Offering waterfront seating, indoors and out, on the first floor of the Ritz-Carlton in downtown Sarasota, Jack Dusty has done a fine job of creating a nautical-themed space that’s at once casual and chic, with an inviting, Florida feel. The menu largely focuses on Gulf seafood and the spectacular bar overlooking the water serves some of the city’s best craft cocktails.
The only fine-dining destination on downtown Sarasota’s Bay front, Marina Jack’s second floor is where to have steaks, seafood and pasta in a more formal setting overlooking the bay. Have a sandwich (such as the California chicken with bacon and avocado on a pretzel bun, $15), a tropical drink or two, and enjoy the view while listening to great local live music, which starts daily between 5 and 7 p.m.
If you’re seeking Old Florida charm in Sarasota, you have to stop by New Pass Grill and Bait Shop on City Island. Sit dockside while enjoying the beloved burger and cold beers (at very reasonable prices) or perhaps breakfast at this local landmark that dates back to 1929.
Pro-tip: The ice-cold $3 Bud Light drafts at the wiki bar are definitely one of the better deals around, at least for waterfront drinking. Spend any time driving along South Tamiami Trail and you're bound to notice the sign for the dining destination on Phillip pi Creek, which, once you’re seated down there on the water, feels far removed from the highway.
Fresh seafood and oysters are the main attractions on the menu filled with platters, pots, sandwiches, soups, salads and various appetizers including fried gator. Open since 1986, Turtles on south Siesta Key offers dining in an Old Florida setting overlooking Sarasota Bay, replete with coconut palms and parakeets.
Plus, there's happy hour, with $2.99 bar appetizers, from 3 to 6 p.m., as well as an entire early dinner special menu during the same time period with meals priced from $10.99 to $14.99.