Pricey but worth it would be awesome if they could score an acoustic guitar player on the weekends! Jack Siegel: Blacked grouper and conch fritters.
Ken Peck: Filet Mignon stuffed into a prime rib?!?!? Chasity Warrior: I am trying the snapper dinner today (pictured) but I have also had the base and the sand perch....
Anne Leslie: I personally think of this place as my little hide away from the dull points in life. The Philly steak wrap and the grouper on any salad is a great choice.
Boom: This casual waterside eatery is the home of our favorite blackened dry-rub wings. They're huge and the spices they use make them are the tastiest in town.
Martinis $2 & pizza and pasta half price if ordered between 4-7 Mike Brown: From 4 till 7 pm it's half off pasta's and entrée's and $2.00 Finland Martini's.
We all know our neighbors in Clearwater Beach have a plethora of competitive places for the bestgroupersandwich, but what many don’t realize is that Tampa has quite a few restaurants that serve up quality grouper sandwiches as well. Striving daily for freshness and quality Ray fries his grouper to perfection, bakes or blackens it on request.
Pricier than others on this list, the quality, service, ambiance, and unique choices keep us coming back. Oyster catchers offer a tender, meaty hunk of black grouper dressed traditionally with grilled onions and a delicate rémoulade made with a touch of spice.
It is served with either grilled, pulled or blackened grouper with lettuce, tomato and tartar sauce. Map updates are paused.
I'm not looking for anything fancy, just a laid back kinda joint with good food. Lately, I've had several disappointing ones (overcooked, tough, bland or obviously fake).
Too bad a place named Fat Jacques's closed I think.in Pinellas But it is low on ambiance, picnic tables on a busy street.
It overlooks the water at Hurricane Hole and there is a fun bar at the top called something like the Crow's Nest or the Pirate's Den. They give free boat rides around the intercostal, and you might see a manatee or dolphin.
I know that no one asked, but Grouper is a severely over fished species. Heather- I was SO surprised when I recently visited the Tampa / St Pete area and visited not one but TWO seafood restaurants that had no idea what I meant when I asked if certain fish on the menu were sustainable.
After explaining to both servers at both SEAFOOD restaurants what sustainable means, they kind of rolled their eyes and said something similar to “I doubt it” and treated me as if “Oh boy, we have one of THOSE save the earth people on our hands”. I shouldn't be made to feel uncomfortable for politely asking about my meal.
It's no different from asking if there are vegetarian options etc., and it happens to be MY choice whether I eat a soon-to-be extinct species. I am actually about to write reviews on the restaurants we visited while there, so hopefully it will make them think twice about a) being a seafood restaurant and knowing what sustainability means and b) treating people equally whether they choose to eat certain things.
I apologize you were treated that way, and I really hope the owners take pause upon reading your reviews. I've lived in NY and Philly and people there take so much more pride in their food.
I've been served way too many food atrocities down here... An oyster bar where the waiter insisted that it's normal to wash off the oyster after they are shucked, a burger place where they can't properly cook an egg, a sushi bar where they manager says it normally takes an hour to get an order. It's a small joint that really makes a mean grouper sandwich.
They serve them in blackened and grilled varieties, but I highly recommend ordering it fried if you don't mind it. Reason being, if you order any way other than fried, you'll get a nice sized square piece of fish to fit your bun.