It’s a restaurant and a seafood market. It’s got fine dining level seafood with laid back beach vibes.
Get that backyard grill out feel with the second floor dining room’s picket fence porch and awesome view of the beach right from your seat.
We celebrated my birthday this week with a trip to Beachside Seafood, one of Jacksonville’s top seafood restuarants. After an afternoon of soaking up some sun and getting sand between our toes, we packed up camp to get a messy beachy birthday dinner.
It was time for some beverages to kick off our meal. We took a peek at the drink menu and checked to see if it was still happy hour.
Happy Hour Specials
We got there with plenty of time to get the Happy Hour Specials (3-6 Monday – Thursday). Their HH includes drinks and snacks! My husband ordered a refreshing budlight, and I kept things simple with a glass of lemonade.
To get our munching started, I ordered us the Datil Popcorn Shrimp. It came complete with datil pepper sauce that was sweet, savory and just a little spicy.
My date was sweet enough to let me have the last shrimp, all dunked and doused in yummy sauce!
The Main – Clams & Mahi
For our entrees, we both went with sandwiches. Michael got the clam strip po’ boy and I ordered fried mahi mahi sandwich with mango salsa. I ate the fresh mango salsa so fast there was no time for a photo!
If you peek at the table you can see how their funky tabletop feature shells, jewelry and general beach paraphernalia.
The best part of the meal, besides the huge slabs of mahi on my sammy, was the menegarie of housemade sample we got to sample. Between the cajun ranch and remoulade, we were in sampling sauce heaven.
Our server asked which ones we wanted to try and my answer was yes. YES, ALL OF THE SAUCES.
Shes let us know that they were all made in house and some could even be purchased in the market downstairs.
We tried these zesty-licious sauces:
- Cajun ranch
- Cocktail sauce
- Tartar sauce
- Datil pepper sauce
BONUS TIP: If you get dinner, then you get a discount coupon for purchases made downstairs at their seafood market.
Just look at all the open high tops, just waiting for you to settle in and order snow crab seafood platter.
Next time I’m grabbing dinner from one of the local seafood markets, it’ll be a tough call to choose between this place and waiting in line at Safe Harbor!