When you think about Florida, you think about delicious seafood. Along the Forgotten Coast you will find the freshest seafood, from Apalachicola Oysters to fresh shrimp, crabs, and fish. Here are some of our favorite spots to enjoy fresh delicious seafood.

The View on Old 98
Catch a breath-taking sunset while enjoying some of the area’s best fresh seafood. The View on Old 98 located in Windmark Beach offers Asian and American Southern Style cuisine. Some of our favorites are their Fresh Catch of the Day, the Ahi Poke salad or Nachos, Sushi, Lobster Mac-n-Cheese, and decadent desserts. Enjoy relaxed outdoor dining at their upstairs bar overlooking St Joseph Bay or for a more formal setting enjoy seating inside in their downstairs dining room.

Indian Pass Raw Bar
If you are looking for a laid-back atmosphere, look no further than the World-Famous Indian Pass Raw Bar. Located on CR 30-A and Indian Pass Road. Head on out to enjoy live music and the best Apalachicola oysters. Prepared raw, baked, or steamed. On their menu, you will also find steamed shrimp and crab legs. Enjoy their self-serve cooler with a wide variety of beer, wine, and soft drinks.

Uptown Raw Bar
Located in downtown Port St Joe on Reid Avenue. Uptown Raw Bar offers a wide range of fresh seafood from raw oysters and their amazing 411 Shrimp Tacos to their delicious charred grilled steaks. On Tuesday Nights, they offer a Crab Leg Special and on Thursday nights, it is Lobster night.

St Joe Shrimp Company
The St. Joe Shrimp Company offers two convenient locations. One located on SR 30-A in the Simmons Bayou area and one on Cape San Blas Road just past The Trading Post. Fresh local seafood galore! Shrimp, Grouper, Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Pompano, Tuna, Mullet, Flounder, Lump Crab Meat, Claw Crab Meat, Cocktail Claws, Oysters in Pints and Shells. Do not forget to try their smoked tuna, shrimp, and crab dips! They can pack for travel, and they can steam your shrimp and snow crab! Enjoy lunch at their Cape San Blas location Sunday – Friday from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Longbill’s on Cape San Blas
Brought to you by the Toucan’s team from Mexico Beach. Longbill’s on Cape San Blas is the newest restaurant located on Cape San Blas. Serving up fresh local seafood Wednesday – Sunday from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm. They also serve breakfast starting at 8:00 am on Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays. It isn’t just about fast food, it’s about fresh locally caught seafood. They offer a wide variety of fresh seafood, pizzas, burgers, appetizers, and oh you don’t want to miss the Forgotten Coast Pasta. Delicious!
CAT5 Raw Bar
Enjoy fresh local seafood and a gorgeous sunset over St Joseph Bay. Located upstairs over St Joe Shrimp Company in the Simmons Bayou area on SR 30-A. Their menu offers a wide variety of seafood items. There is something for everyone.

Shipwreck Raw Bar
Located on Hwy 98 in St Joe Beach and open 7 days a week. They offer a breakfast and lunch menu from 7:00 am – 2:00 pm. The Crab cakes Eggs Benedict are delicious! Offering daily lunch specials with something for everyone. They open for dinner at 5:00 pm and offer a wide variety of seafood items included raw, baked, or steamed oysters, steamed shrimp, as wells as their scrumptious Grouper Treasure and a full-service bar.

Hole In The Wall Seafood
Famous for its laid-back atmosphere, friendly staff, and some of the best fried oysters and shrimp along the Forgotten Coast. The Hole In The Wall Seafood located in downtown Apalachicola on Avenue D. They are open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 am until 8:00 pm. They offer oysters baked, fried, and raw, shrimp prepared fried or boiled, homemade seafood gumbo, yellow fin smoked tuna dip, as well as beer and wine.

Up The Creek Raw Bar
Best known for the best view of the Apalachicola River. Enjoy fresh seafood on the covered or open area decks. Up The Creek Raw Bar offers oysters on the half shell baked, raw, or steamed, fried, or grilled oysters, shrimp, grouper, and mahi, as well as their delicious tacos. Do not leave here without trying their Ahi Tuna Tacos. They are located at 313 Water Street and are open noon until 8:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday.

Half Shell Dockside @ Scipio Creek Marina
Located on Scipio Creek with amazing views of the Apalachicola River. Enjoy indoor dining at the oyster bar or enjoy the view from the covered enclosed dining area or their pet friendly open deck. They offer a wide variety of seafood including raw, baked, and fried oysters, shrimp, fresh ahi tuna, flounder, and grouper. Not a seafood lover, they also offer great burgers, and steaks. This is a beautiful place for casual dining with live entertainment, trivia, and bingo nights.

Red Pirate Family Grill & Oyster Bar
Offering a variety of fresh local seafood and a full bar, the Red Pirate Family Grill and Oyster Bar is located on Hwy 98 in Eastpoint. Known for its friendly service and relaxed atmosphere.

Harry A’s on the Bay
Enjoy waterfront dining at Harry A’s located on beautiful St George Island.  They offer a variety of entrees in a warm and inviting atmosphere, including fresh local shrimp, scallops, oysters, and steaks. They often host live entertainment. Be sure to follow them on Facebook to check out their menu.

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