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There are few things as Floridian as Key lime pie, but the search for the perfect grouper sandwich may be one of them. There’s nothing better than a day at the beach followed by a perfectly fried or blackened slice of heaven on a bun.
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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 best grouper sandwich 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.
Surrounded by water on three sides, Florida has no shortage of fresh fish options. There are hundreds of great seafood restaurants in Orlando and surrounding cities that feature grouper on their menus.
There also are dozens of different ways to prepare grouper, and more side dishes to accompany it than you have digits on which to count. Whether you visit Orlando, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, or somewhere else, the food is reason enough to head to grouper country.
The restaurant offers all the typical preparations (from char-grilled to deep-fried), but my personal favorite is the grouper Reuben. Grilled on fresh marbled rye, smothered in Swiss cheese, and topped with sauerkraut and A Thousand Island dressing, grouper never has tasted as good as it does on this sandwich.
Viewfinder Tip: To make sure your grouper is local, ask your server where the fish is from before ordering. Here, you can arrive by boat or car, enjoy live music seven days a week, watch dolphins frolic, and see pelicans at play.
Of course the star of the show is the Shook Inn’s famous grouper sandwich, dipped and coated in a beer batter, and deep-fried to a golden perfection. This grill’s grouper sandwich is pan sautéed, topped with house-made onion rings and zesty key lime tartar sauce, then served with fries and slaw.
Park’s of Dania Beach is exactly what you expect from a hole in the wall local haunt. Peg Leg Pete’s is located on Fort Pickens Road in front of the Lafitte Cove Marina.
The standard grouper sandwich comes grilled or fried, and topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and tartar sauce. Located on A1A, the Market specializes in fresh local whole fish, cut to order.
Top it off with sides of homemade mango salsa and hush puppies for a truly scrumptious meal. If you’ve never tried Gulf shrimp, Florida stone crab or grouper, those dishes are a must-eat on your next visit here.
To whet your appetite, we’re sharing nine famous Floridian foods and the 36 best places to sample them the next time you’re in town. Some visitors plan their trips to the Sunshine State based on Florida stone crab season.
Fishermen harvest these crabs from Biscayne Bay near Miami, throughout the Florida Keys and along the state’s Gulf Coast. Because of that, Florida has a lock on the industry and there are a few famous restaurants that are devoted exclusively to this menu item.
A family-run business since 1913, the specialty of the house is the Florida stone crab, cracked and served with mustard sauce. It took this restaurateur to show locals and visitors alike the lure of the Florida stone crab, which was originally served with hash browns, coleslaw and mayonnaise.
Atlantic Goliath grouper can reach 800 pounds, and they are fished in the waters off both of Florida’s coasts. There are many species of grouper in addition to the Goliath, including black, red, speckled, snowy, yellow fin, yellow mouth and more.
The restaurant group launched in 1981 and serves fried, grilled or blackened grouper sandwiches. Its grouper Reuben on toasted marble rye with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and A Thousand Island dressing is a perennial favorite.
Their version of the grouper sandwich includes a filet dipped in beer batter, deep-fried, stuffed into a brioche bun and topped with lettuce, tomato and onion. The restaurant also prepares a delicious grouper nugget PO’boy on a hoagie roll.
Handed down from the Muskogee Native American tribe, grits are a type of preparation of corn that’s similar to Italy’s plenty. Home cooks and chefs soak the grits overnight before boiling them and then finishing them with cream, butter and sometimes cheese.
It’s a chain, so you’ll find outposts across Florida in places like Jacksonville, Pensacola, Clearwater, Tampa, Naples and Boca Raton. Its version of this Southern specialty is made with Gulf shrimp, andouille sausage and sautéed red peppers and onions, then served with garlic bread and lemon.
The mollusk’s meat is mild and sweet, sort of like a clam, and it’s used to elevate the flavor of deep-fried fritters. Like hush puppies or clam cakes, they are served as appetizers with a variety of dipping sauces or as a side on a fishermen’s platter.
Here you can order all kinds of shrimp and fish baskets, salads, PO’ boys and, of course, conch fritters. For dipping sauces, you can choose from a spicy pink option or one with a Key lime base.
Cubans have lived and worked in Florida for nearly 200 years, first as fishermen and then later, from the mid-1880s, in the tobacco industry in Tampa’s historic Yb or City neighborhood. It’s made with roasted mojo-marinated pork, ham, salami, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard.
When it comes to side dishes, you can’t go wrong with the collard greens, baked beans or the tomato-based Brunswick stew. The crust is traditionally made with graham crackers or sometimes pastry, while the filling is a whipped concoction of Key lime juice, condensed milk and egg yolks.
The bottom baked layer is traditional with Key lime juice, condensed milk and egg yolks. A raspberry sauce adorns the plate and acts as a nice balance to the tart flavor of the pie filling.
The dessert menu has some very intriguing options, including a Key lime pie made with a macadamia nut crispy rice cereal crust. Millions of Americans enjoy a slice of pecan pie every Thanksgiving, but it’s a popular dessert in Florida year-round.
Pecan groves flourish in the Sunshine State and in nearby Georgia, providing a supply of quality nuts for baking. A rolled pie crust is filled with a mixture made from eggs, butter, and brown sugar or molasses.
You’ve got to love sweet things to try it, since this dessert is packed with sugar along with a powerful pecan punch. It’s grown from a small restaurant to include a gift shop, deli and fresh produce market.