Yes, you’ll still have to clean your catch, but in many coastal settlements and towns along our Natural North Florida coast, there are restaurants with “customer fish” on the menu. There’s nothing quite like fish, fresh from the Gulf, served in the comfort of a restaurant, and usually accompanied by side dishes like grits, butter beans, French fries and hushpuppies. Typically, most restaurants who are willing to cook your catch charge only for the service and the sides. And you usually have the option of having your fish fried, grilled–or even blackened.
Here’s a listing of restaurants in Natural North Florida that will gladly cook your catch
Salt Creek Restaurant, 23440 SE Co Rd 349, Suwannee, FL 32692 (352) 542-7072
Seabreeze Restaurant, 310 Dock St, Cedar Key, FL 32625 (352) 543-573
Shrimp Landing, 48 US-19, Inglis, FL 34449 (352) 447-5201
Posey’s Up The Creek, 1506 Coastal Hwy, Panacea, FL 32346 (850) 984-5243
Here are a few places that can’t be beat for fresh fish, right from the Gulf. O’Neal’s and Cherry’s get their fish fresh daily, and cooked food at Northwest’s Tioga shop is “straight from the case” in their retail seafood market.
O’Neal’s Country Buffet, 558 W Base St, Madison, FL 32340 (850) 973-6400
Got Recommendations of a restaurant I missed? Please comment below and I’ll get them listed!