There’s Nothing better than “Fresh Florida Seafood!”

20171222_193818326572275.jpgWe found plenty of “Florida’s Best Seafood” at Waltz Fish Market in Sarasota, Fl.  They say, “The fish We Sell Today Slept In The Gulf Last Night” and we believe it!  We enjoyed the outside seating on a warm Florida night along with the Tiki Bar, live music, gift shop across the street AND if you go, don’t forget to browse the Fish Market inside. Everything from Grouper to Stone Crabs to Smoked Mullet  spread…..and lobster! They also cater and have gluten free items on the menu. They have it all. Friday night was a busy night and the staff handled it great. If you have to wait for a table, just sit at the Tiki Bar outside and listen to the music while munching on the Smoked Mullet spread while having a few drinks. Great way to spend an evening with friends.

Located: 4144 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Fl, 34231

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Swordfish Grill and Tiki Bar…What an Outstanding Place!

We had a fantastic day, yesterday, at the Swordfish Grill and Tiki Bar in Cortez, Florida. It was the venue for the 6th annual Stone Crab Festival. The Swordfish grill has live music 7 days a week on the deck outside overlooking the Sarasota Bay, which is the place you want to be for epic sunsets! It’s located in the historic Fishing Village of Cortez where you can also purchase fresh seafood. Very casual atmosphere, “a mix of Old Florida and the Freshest Local Seafood” as their ads say. The Seared Ahi Tuna and seaweed salad is one of my favorites! This is definitely on my list of ‘best places to go’ in Southwest Florida.

Below is a short video from the outside deck. The address for the Swordfish Grill is 4628 119th St W, Cortez, Florida 34215, just before crossing over the bridge into Anna Maria Island.

Have you tried Stone Crabs ?

 

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If you have ever tried these succulent, juicy, stone crabs you know what I mean! Stone Crabs are one of Florida’s finest delicacy. Local fisherman fetch these beauties from the surrounding waters and these tasty claws will be served at the “6th Annual Cortez Stone Crab & Music Festival”  this weekend, Nov. 11 and 12th along with live entertainment from local musicians!  They literally come from the water to your plate!  It doesn’t get any better than that to enjoy a weekend of fun, sun, great local food and local music.   Festival location: 4628 119th St. W., Cortez, Florida 34215; Time: Sat. Nov 11 at 10am-Sun, Nov 12 to 6pm