Ask PL_Whitby about Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar Our friends who live in Naples made reservations for our table here as they had previously dined here and enjoyed it.
We arrived for our reservation a few minutes early but were greeted politely and seated quite promptly. The staff quickly offered us drinks and provide a nice selection of bread.
The waitress was very knowledgeable on the menu and answered numerous questions we had about various items. We shared a Coconut Shrimp Starter, and we each had various salads.
They offered a great preparation of the Classic dish. My one friend said the Grouper was one of his favorites in a long time.
Ask 1977DougT about Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar Our party of 4 went to the Seaside Restaurant this past Valentine day (February 14, 2018).
For a high-end restaurant, charging top price, the upstairs restaurant environment was very loud and chaotic. In addition, our server, Kelly, was not very good, in fact she seemed tired and bored with it all.
After delivering our meals, the server never came back to check on us or asked if we needed anything else (drinks, water). In short, if any restaurant is charging big buck for their foo they better make sure the service is excellent.
Ask teddybee1 about Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar Made reservations, was taking to a table outside next to the very loud bar(never asked for outside) To avoid confrontation ate my (dry tasteless) dinner, my server was so bad he didn't even clean my appetizer plates.
To serve, layer lettuce, sliced tomatoes and fillets on a potato roll. A proponent of eating healthy, locally-grown and harvested produce and seafood, Timider’s recipes imbue that Fresh From Florida flavor.
Recipes and images courtesy of Chef Justin Timider and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Map updates are paused.
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.
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 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.
Known for thousands of miles of coastline, Florida’s sugar-fine sand beaches and sunshine attract over 110 million visitors annually. Don took me to Paradise Key, by far the quietest and most peaceful place I’ve ever experienced in Florida.
This sugar-fine white sand beach stretches for seven miles, with the turquoise Gulf of Mexico waters lapping at its shores. The Naples Pier is not only the symbol, but the gathering spot for residents and travelers wanting to experience the big moment.
Philanthropists Mr. and Mrs. Lester Norris paid $130,000 to rebuild the pier again, rather than add the cost to local taxes. The historic Naples Pier is located on the Gulf of Mexico at the West end of 12th Avenue South.
Naples is a ritzy town with sophisticated shops and restaurants, but it also is nicely balanced by its relaxed and welcoming vibe. Chef Vincenzo owns three restaurants on 5th Avenue alone, but Bar Julia is unique.
It’s small and cozy with a farmhouse vibe, and doesn’t take reservations (which is huge here– people in Naples like to make them). Meander down the property’s paved path, winding nearly a mile past rare and beautiful animals.
You’ll see lions, giraffes, monkeys, pythons, and bears, as well as a rare cat that’s native to Florida. Zookeeper Mary-Kathryn Mitchell introduced me to Athena, a panther who was abandoned by her mother in the wild.
Unfortunately, their male panther, UNO, died shortly after we filmed this segment from complications of his injuries. The whole purpose of the habitat is to educate Floridians and tourists alike about the big cats living in their backyard.
Visitors can take part in the Backstage Panther Experience an intimate six-person interaction where you see the mission of The Naples Zoo in action. When it comes to great food, I always like to find hidden gems tucked away in unassuming strip malls.
I met up with restaurateur Pam Prisoner at Grouper and Chips, the restaurant she’s owned for 25 years. Today, that same recipe has earned her the title of #1 fried grouper sandwich in Southwest Florida.
A few things make her food special, including the fact that all the fish is delivered fresh, daily. Marco Island is known for its wildlife, beaches, and calm waterways, perfect for kayaking and paddleboarding.
I met up with Christina Ortega and Taylor Rydberg, both members of the musical group, The Woodwork. In the land of Jimmy Buffett cover bands, their folk-meets-jazz with a little of swing is a delightful discovery.
Founded in 2016, this group of talented musicians got their name from the idiom “out of the woodwork,” symbolizing a close tie with the mystery of the natural world. The Woodwork plays regularly at The Oyster Society, as well as other venues around southwest Florida.
The thought of hiking through a swamp probably doesn’t make most people giddy with excitement… more like panic with anxiety! However, Big Cypress National Preserve Naturalist Trish Elder changed my mind about that.
Once you get over the fact that there may be snakes and gators very nearby, you’ll find yourself floored with the sounds, scents and understated sights of this foreboding place. The gulf may get all the press in this part of Florida, but once you see this state through the eyes of photographer Clyde Butcher, you’ll start finding beauty elsewhere.
For over 55 years, Clyde has captured the essence of Big Cypress in his beautiful black and white images. He spent time shooting photos in Yosemite and would meet hundreds of people on the path.