Hook and Cook
After a memorable day of fishing, it’s always a treat to visit a local restaurant to have your prized catch cooked and served to you. Working hard to reel those fish in is worth the effort when you are able to sit back, relax, and let someone else do the cooking. Luckily, in a coastal town, finding a cook your catch deal at a restaurant is not a difficult task. To save you some time during your vacation, we have created a quick list of great places that will provide a delicious meal and an enjoyable experience for you.
Here’s a list of local restaurants that participate in cook your catch, though it’s not an exhaustive list. Most restaurants recommend no more than one pound of fish per person to be cooked. They require the fish to be cleaned, filleted and bagged. During the height of the summer season, be mindful of the time of day. If you have a large party, calling ahead for a reservation may be a good idea. Most restaurants will either grill, fry, blacken, and/or bronze your fish. It’s often served “family style” where the fish are presented on plates to be shared with your party. Depending on the location, available sides are fries, hushpuppies, cole slaw, asparagus, corn, red potatoes and mashed potatoes. Prices range from $11 per person to $18 per person (lunch and dinner prices may vary).
Brotula’s Seafood House and Steamer 210 D Harbor Blvd. 850-460-8900
Dewey Destin’s Harborside Restaurant 201 Harbor Blvd. 850-837-7525
AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar 116 Harbor Blvd. 850-837-1913
Harbor Docks 538 Harbor Blvd. 850-837-2506
Fort Walton Beach Locations:
The Shack Restaurant 104 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW 850-664-0345
AJ’s Oyster Shanty 108 Santa Rosa Blvd. 850-226-8108
Dewey Destin’s Navarre 8673 Navarre Pkwy 850-710-7070
Scooter’s Fish House 1968 Hwy 87 S 850-396-5128
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