There is no shortage of marine life and the delicious cuisine that goes along with it on the Forgotten Coast. This stretch of Florida is full of amazing restaurants that will satisfy your cravings whether you’re looking for an elevated dining experience or something more casual. The Forgotten Coast has it all with some of the freshest seafood in the nation!
As you start to plan your getaway to Port St. Joe, Cape San Blas, or somewhere nearby, make sure that picking great places to eat is a top priority. You’ll be able to put the feather in your vacation cap with these best seafood restaurants on the Forgotten Coast.
Our first recommendation goes to those looking for a fine dining experience and one-of-a-kind on the Forgotten Coast. The White Marlin is a brand-new, high-end restaurant with incredible dishes curated to give you the best seafood experience possible. Be one of the firsts to try this amazing new spot!
Uptown is a great well-established local restaurant offering reliably great seafood and fresh oysters. Chow down with the raw bar or enjoy some land food for those that haven’t grown sea legs. This is a great choice for more casual dining in Port St. Joe.
Open daily from 8am to 9pm, Franklin Café serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner so you can get great food anytime hunger hits! They offer fresh flavors from the Gulf Coast and are part of historic downtown Apalachicola as well as the historic Gibson Inn for a unique dining experience.
A local favorite and a casual, laid-back place to eat, Up the Creek Raw Bar overlooks the river and marina. You’ll get incredible views while you eat delicious food and you might even see an alligator on occasion! Covered and open deck seating is available!
Forrest doesn’t have anything on this local delicacy. St. Joe Shrimp Company has both a restaurant and a market to offer visitors. Order a one of the best grouper sandwiches you’ll ever have or get some fresh seafood from their market to cook back at your vacation rental!
Take out or eat outside, Skully’s Low Country Boil offers all the delicious flavors without having to feel like you’re at a formal eatery. The hours aren’t consistent but if you catch it right, you can have some excellent gumbo and low country boil. Order a whole boil to go to bring back to your vacation rental if you have a group!
A casual seafood restaurant with plenty of outdoor seating, Killer Seafood is a great and reliable option for seafood while you’re in Mexico Beach. Great flavors and a relaxed atmosphere that are perfect for your vacation.
This is a go-to while you’re in Mexico Beach and has been part of the heart of the city for a long time. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner with plenty of options from the sea including crab legs and some amazing oysters.
No hostess, no dress code, no problem. Bring your tank tops and flip flops and sit down for some excellent food but make sure to grab a drink from the cooler before you do! This casual restaurant will make you feel like one of the locals.
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