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. Yup, we were a little shocked ourselves, but this was by far the fanciest grouper sandwich of the bunch, served blackened and topped with Key lime mustard, avocado and fresh lettuce and tomato.
Big Water Fish Market More restaurant details Restaurant detailsDining options: Lunch, Reservations Description: Big Water Fish Market opened its doors on 11/11/11 at 11am with owner Scott Dylan at the helm.
We are near the south bridge on Siesta Key in the Crescent Beach Shopping Center next to Siesta Spirits liquor store. We are a retail fish market that specializes in fresh, wild, Florida seafood, and we also offer a simple but delicious casual dining menu.
We offer our customers the freshest fish, seafood, and produce available in a clean boutique style market. In addition, we carry a variety of specialty spices, sauces, and products to compliment your seafood.
Don't get sucked in by the catchy name and the local feel of the place. While on vacation we tried this location and wound up with a $60 lunch tab for a few kids burgers/fries and some sandwiches and drinks for my wife and I.
The burgers were like a fine blend of shoe leather and cardboard. The menu is the same fried shrimp and basic fish preparations you find all over the gulf coast.
We're locals and were figuring to get a reasonably priced lunch at the Siesta Key Old Salty Dog after the beach. Their $6.95 burgers wound up being $9.30 once fries or coleslaw and onions were added.
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To make the sandwiches, combine sauerkraut, carrot, and ¼ cup dressing in a medium bowl and mix well. You'll know it's done when juices start to surface and fish flakes easily when pierced with a knife.
The first grouper Reuben I ever tried was at a small, homey-type restaurant called Dominick’s in Ft. Pierce, a favorite place for my grandpa to take me when I’d come home for a visit. The fish was crispy fried, the bread was buttery, it was dripping with Russian dressing, and came topped with a mound of coleslaw.
For many years after that I started custom-ordering it at restaurants that had the components on the menu, but not the actual grouper (or Mali would do) Reuben. Eventually I started seeing the sandwich on most Florida-style menus with minor variations: coleslaw or sauerkraut, A Thousand Island dressing or Russian, fried fish or blackened.
Turns out, when done at home, this flavor bomb of a sandwich can be just as nutritious as it is tasty. The high heat of the canning process may destroy a lot of the probiotics as well as other vital nutrients, so seek out raw when possible.
Try Beagle Bay, Sarasota ’s own organic, raw sauerkraut available at Whole Foods and Earth Origins. Adding fermented foods to your daily diet is probably the single most important thing you can do for your health.
Rye is a nutrient-dense grain with many health benefits, including regulating blood sugar, helping with weight loss, and reducing breast cancer risk. Most grocery store varieties use very little rye and add sugar, making it a not-so-smart choice.
Following our picks for waterfront restaurants in Sarasota and around Anna Maria Island in Manatee County, we’re southbound to revisit 10 more great places for dining, drinking and enjoying sunsets on the water. An Old Florida icon located right on the Intracoastal Waterway next to the historical Blackburn Point Swing Bridge, Casey Key Fish House serves lunch and dinner at its restaurant and wiki bar.
Popular menu items include the Grouper Key Largo (seared grouper, shrimp, sea scallops, lobster meat, mushrooms, citrus before Blanc), Walnut Crusted Salmon (teriyaki glaze, ginger aioli) and, from the “Classic Steaks” corner of the menu, the filet Mignon with Gunther Gebel-Williams’ steak sauce, a recipe from the legendary Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus lion tamer who was a longtime Venice resident. Part of the Sarasota -based Gecko’s Hospitality Group, Dockside Waterfront Grill places diners in a fun, Old Florida setting overlooking Roberts and Dona bays.
For entrées, check out the Land & Sea Luau featuring barbecue-style pulled chicken or pulled pork on a bed of seasoned yellow Spanish rice, Saxon black beans, sautéed sweet onions, sautéed green, red and yellow and orange peppers, and “island sauce” surrounded by tortilla chips. The newest destination in the locally owned Evil’s group of restaurants and bars, The Point places guests on Little Sarasota Bay with multiple dining areas.
Featuring a mix of Florida and New England seafood favorites, the lunch menu includes a grouper sandwich, a North Atlantic lobster roll plus standards such as a signature burger, herb-grilled chicken sandwich and salads. Among the dinner entrées, there's fish and chips, jumbo lump crabs, seared sea scallops, lobster mac-n-cheese, and a New York strip for steak lovers.
Hugging the Intracoastal Waterway across from Rooms Beach and Casey Key, Pop’s Sunset Grill has a rich history dating back to the 1940s with the current owners running the place since 2001. The Original Urbane’s Steamship Pot includes 20 steamed shrimp, corn on the cob, red bliss potatoes, onions, carrots and celery with drawn butter, spicy cocktail sauce and your choice of one of the following: 20 oysters, two pounds of mussels or two lobster tails.
Another favorite is the Shook Platter with pulled pork, beef brisket and ribs, homemade potato chips, collard greens, and Texas toast. 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. If you're in the Sarasota /Siesta Key area, there's no better place for a fresh fish sandwich.
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.
For an amazing lunch, head over to Masada’s Original Hoagies in Broward. If it’s BBQ you’re after, head to The Red Top Pit Stop in Lakeland.