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.
The GrouperSandwich is one of the most popular food items in St. Petersburg, FL, for both locals and tourists alike. Groupers vary in size and weight but are commonly marketed at 5 to 20 pounds.
Florida harvests over 85 percent of all the grouper landed in the United States, and over 75 percent of Florida grouper is landed in Pinellas County. Commercial fishermen receive a premium price for grouper.
They just download photos from the internet, or embed Instagram posts from someone else. Instant “Best of ...” list produced without having to leave the house, or even get dressed.
We are also aware of a local publisher that offers paid placement in best-of-lists. I PERSONALLY ATE ALL OF THESE GROUPER SANDWICHES, AND WENT TO ALL OF THESE PLACES, AND THESE ARE ALL ST. PETE FOODIES PHOTOS.
I like the addition of the raw red onion and the house-made aioli on Paul's. Paul's has a great fresh seafood selection overall, and nice water views.
Sloppy Joe's GrouperSandwich Assembled (Photo: Kevin God bee) Sloppy Joe's grouper sandwich is seasoned to perfection, and is tasty, moist and juicy.
Sometimes, places at the beach get a bad reputation for catering to tourists, not worrying about repeat business, and serving crap. The GrouperSandwich is one of the most popular food items in St. Petersburg, FL for both locals and tourists alike.
When my mom said that she was just running to the neighbor's and would be right back, I climbed onto the kitchen counter and found Lipton Instant French Onion Soup Mix. An old girlfriend from decades ago had a brother-in-law that was a CEO of a trucking company, and he used to entertain in Manhattan quite a bit ... and he started taking us along.
For a couple of years, Lori and I went out about 4-5 nights a week, but now we have a better balance of 50/50 between cooking at home, and going out to the amazing restaurants we are so lucky to have in our beloved Downtown St. Petersburg. This tiny Cortez restaurant has made the national news, and there’s good reason for that: The grouper sandwich here was insanely fresh, simply grilled and served no-frills style in an unassuming white box.
The fried grouper and oysters are good, but the crab balls are terrible. The fried shrimp is bland and the hush puppies are extremely dry.
Matt Ackley: Beach Club and the Grouper Sandwiches at excellent choices and great portions! Ann Simon: The burger with nacho cheese, seafood Cobb, and quesadilla are very good.
Stan Elf rink: Grouper Sonoma with a glass of Boyle Chardonnay is the perfect meal. The experience is one that should be on your list of “to-dos” while in PC Beach.
Abi Carmen: Sarah, best waitress in the place. Wasn't real hungry, and she suggested the slider appetizer, delicious and hit the spot.
Essay Adams: Shrimp & grits, fried alligator, oysters...all YUM!!! Alex Thompson: I had the grilled grouper and it was just awful.
Great service and the Monster cheeseburger was huge and delicious! Shannon Poland: If you go here on Spring Break you need to buy the Panamanian Club Card.
Build-your-own-pizza Menu Caret Hand Tossed Cheese Pizza $8.95 + Crispy square crust, next the cheese, topped with our famous pizza sauce finished off with grated Parmesan.
Menu Caret Hilton Head Supreme Pizza $23.95 Pepperoni, sausage, meatball, sweet onion, green pepper, mushroom, black olive, extra house blend cheese.
Sliced fresh mozzarella, garlic, tomato, basil, and house blend cheese. Spinach, broccoli, sweet onion, green pepper, and mushroom.
Shaved rib eye, sweet onion, green pepper, and mushroom. Tossed in garlic topped with Parmesan cheese served with marinara.
Tossed in garlic topped with Parmesan cheese served with marinara. Jumbo shrimp, toasted coconut, sweet Thai chili sauce.
House cut fries tossed in garlic butter, Parmesan, and scallions. House battered served with choice of ranch or honey mustard dipping sauce.
Lightly breaded served with our signature cheap seats marinara. Creamy Caesar dressing and flavorful croutons to please the entire crowd.
Pepper, red onion, tomato, pepperoncini, Kawabata olive, feta Greek dressing. Calzone-stromboli Menu Caret Made with ricotta cheese and mozzarella.
Pepperoni, sausage, meatball, sweet onion, green pepper, mushroom, black olive, extra house blend cheese. Pepperoni, sausage, meatball, sweet onion, green pepper, mushroom, black olive, extra house blend cheese.
Sliced fresh mozzarella, garlic, tomato, basil, and house blend cheese. Sliced fresh mozzarella, garlic, tomato, basil, and house blend cheese.
Spinach, broccoli, sweet onion, green pepper, and mushroom. Spinach, broccoli, sweet onion, green pepper, and mushroom.
Garlic, olive oil and ricotta base, broccoli and house blend cheese. Garlic, olive oil and ricotta base, broccoli and house blend cheese.
Shaved rib eye, green pepper, onion, and smoked provolone. Corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and a thousand island dressing.
Choice of either bacon cheeseburger, meatball mozzarella, or buffalo chicken (no mix and matching please). Mushroom, onion, green pepper, and house cheese blend served with salsa and sour cream.
Special recipe meatballs with sautéed spinach, mozzarella, and marinara. Blackened shrimp, chicken, and sausage tossed with Marseille in a Cajun cream sauce served with garlic toast.
Onions, mushrooms, cheddar, spinach, tomatoes, and rémoulade sauce. We ate outside to avoid the COVID-19 and at 7:00 pm in December the ambiance was missing.
It is on the intercostal so on a sunny afternoon sitting next to their 40 boat slips would be much different. However, we were seated promptly and the greeter went off and came back with a LED light ring that made reading and dining enjoyable.
We had the grouper bites for an appetizer, and they were marvelous. Our waiter suggested the Mali tacos for my wife and the snapper dinner for me.
The meals were both very good and the rationale for my dinner recommendation was based on the difference in price as the grouper (my other choice) is very pricey this time of year. The key lime pie was enjoyable, not so tart as many downs here are.
There was live music playing on one of their other decks but the air was too chilly to sit and listen but a nice feature on a warmer evening. Overall the food was ok. My wife is Gluten Free and the waiter had no knowledge of what she could eat and had to go back to the kitchen 5 or 6 times to check.
They had live music which was nice. Also, I put in open table that we were celebrating my wife's birthday and the waiter didn't acknowledge it, so we just let it be.
The only reason we'd go back is if nothing else was open. Tables were spaced and wait staff all were safe and wore masks.
Reservations for 10 was set up for 7:15, and we arrived at 7:00 to check in and was told that we would be seated closer to the reservation time. We watched several groups of eight come in and get seated without reservations.
After asking several times we were finally seated at 7:58 on the side deck that had two small round tables butted up to each other which would struggle to seat six people. The staff was nice, food selection was more bar style food at higher prices but it's what you expect in a tourist area I guess.
Not great but not bad, we try to only go there once a year, when it was called the Pub it was very similar but better food. We celebrated a birthday outside on the north patio.
Appetizers were all wonderful and drinks of course excellent. There was no live music when we were there so cannot comment on that but sitting on the deck overlooking the water was beautiful and relaxing.
Great outdoor venue on the intracoastal and some great food at a reasonable price. Great food, excellent service and a relaxing atmosphere with views of the water.
We enjoyed our meal and would return. I’d made reservations, which helped get a table quickly and near the water/along the exterior railing away from others, so we could distance (my parents in their 70s were with me so that was important).
I’d recommend Caddy’s to a friend- check it out! Beautiful evening great table outside for 8 people, every one loved it, great waitress.
We sat at our table for 15 minutes and never got waited on. After nobody ever shows up to even get our drinks orders we left.
We have had great experiences with the pub- this time we were rushed, we ordered grouper which market price was $30! I will still go back-I just couldn’t believe the one time bad experience we had the other night.
We reserved an outside table the morning before our dinner. Because the weather was iffy they moved all the outdoor people in the covered area so our outside table wasn’t available when we got there.
Quick bite meeting with realtor. The service was great, I felt sorry for our server I felt she could have used a little help, she was trying to help her tables plus set new people too.
But, no matter it was still awesome as always... see you soon! Service and food is always great This is our favorite place to visit when we are in town.
We started outside but quickly had to move inside because of rain and winds. She made sure everything came back inside, took wonderful care of us.