One of my favorite things about living in Florida is the endless supply of fresh seafood, and 4 restaurants on the gulf coast made a list of the best seafood in Florida.
Fishermen in Florida catch more than 84% of the entire nation’s supply of grouper, pompano, mullet, stone crab, pink shrimp, spiny lobsters and Spanish mackerel so for us down here, it’s as fresh as it can get and between restaurants and year-round seafood festivals, we have lots of options.
Trips to Discover, a travel blog, put together their list of the 15 Best Seafood Restaurants in Florida and it includes a wide variety of restaurants from upscale to dive all over the state with one thing in common: amazing seafood.
While there aren’t any restaurants in SWFL on their list, one that did make it is Walt’s Fish Market in Sarasota. Before moving to Fort Myers, I lived in Sarasota and Walt’s was a regular hang of mine, so I can definitely agree. I used to always get whatever was on special for the day and was always impressed with their combinations. On the blog, they praised Walt’s on their outdoor seating, live music and their “huge selection of choices, from conch fritters to mussels and oysters, but you can’t miss out on sampling their famous smoked mullet spread.”
Here’s some photos from some of my many visits to Walt’s over the last few years: