(Picture above from the Crab Trap’s website)
Being a native Marylander I am always looking for fresh seafood restaurants. The Sea Hut now called Crab Trap located in Palmetto has just what I like. Their family recipes originated from the Chesapeake Bay area in Maryland and the Crab Salad is full of lump blue crab! The atmosphere is that of Old Florida which is another favorite of mine. Prices are reasonable and the staff is friendly. Easy to find, just off Hwy 19 and lots of parking. The bar overlooks the water and they have a comfortable sitting area should you have to wait for a table. They also have a small outdoor area to sit and enjoy a cocktail before dinner. A nice place to bring friends and family for lunch or dinner.
The inside aquarium is a nice touch!
We 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
Loved the wooden pelican!
Mazzaro’s Italian Market in St. Petersburg, Fl. has everything from a wine and cheese room to a bakery, a fantastic deli, outside patio to enjoy your lunch, a gift shop (located in another building across the parking lot) and a fresh market. The ‘Muffaletta’ sandwich was my favorite and it was huge, enough for two to split. This market is worth the trip! Address: 2909 22nd Ave N., St. Petersburg, Fl 33713