904 Seafood Guide: 7 Local Seafood Favorites

  • by Bethany Larson
  • August 12, 2022


It's summer which means it's "o-fish-ally" seafood season! We've curated a list of 7 staple seafood spots in Jacksonville to check out before the summer comes to an end. Obviously we're blessed to be able to enjoy quality seafood year-round in Florida, however we can all agree that seafood in the summer simply hits different.

Let us know if we missed any of your favorites!

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Clark's Fish Camp

This unique seafood restaurant, which opened in 1974, is known for its wild décor, exotic meats, waterfront views, and live Alligator feedings! Clark's Fish Camp brings an experience like no other. An impressive collection of taxidermy covers the entire restaurant along with rare, must-try menu items including shark bites, gator poppers, and frog legs, just to name a few. This rustic fish camp is located on the river bank of Julington Creek in Jacksonville.

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Cap's on the Water

Cap's on the Water is one of St. Augustine's best seafood restaurants to visit. This waterfront restaurant is known for its fresh local seafood mixed with a southern and Mediterranean flare, handcrafted cocktails, and an award-winning wine selection with over 500 types to choose from. Cap's on the water is located on the Intercoastal Waterway in St. Augustine.

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Marker 32

Locally owned and operated, the pristine Marker 32 is known for its 5 star-like dining experience and owner, Chef Ben Groshell, who was listed on the "Best Chefs in America" list. Opened since 1992 and located in Jacksonville near the Beach Blvd bridge, this seafood experience is one not to be missed!

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Safe Harbor

Home of the Mayport Shrimp, Safe Harbor Seafood is a local favorite! Named best fried shrimp by Jacksonville Magazine, the family owned restaurant located in Mayport, FL is known for its fresh caught seafood. They bring a unique dining experience where you can watch fisherman offload right from their dock into their kitchen and onto your plate!

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O'Steen's Restaurant

Opened in 1965 this St. Augustine staple has been serving fresh seafood for over 50 years. Founded by Mr. and Mrs. O'Steen, O'Steen's Restaurant takes pride in preserving original recipes and has may staff members who have stayed with the restaurant for over 20 years. This local favorite is known for its fried shrimp, fine seafoods, and classic southern dishes.

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Aqua Grill

Voted Best Seafood at the beach, Aqua Grill was established in 1988 and is known for its award-winning cuisine. Located in Ponte Vedra Beach, you can sit lake side on their beautiful deck with a full-service bar.

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OP Fish House & Oyster Bar

Renovated from a home built in 1905, OP Fish House & Oyster Bar was founded by Nathan Stuart and wife Margo Kiar. Nathan comes from a long line of local fishermen, his grandfather even had one of the first seafood markets in Jacksonville! Located in Orange Park, this fisherman's restaurant is sure to bring you fresh, delicious seafood.

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Let us know if we missed any of your favorites! - Bethany  [email protected] 


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