It’s no secret that Florida’s Gulf Coast has juicy, delicious seafood around nearly every corner, especially in the St. Pete Beach area. Families, couples, and groups escape to lively Johns Pass Village for eclectic shopping, seemingly never-ending beach fun, and some of the best seafood in Madeira Beach Florida. Vacations in sunny Florida are incomplete without a relaxing stay in an affordable, contemporary beachfront condo rental, which is where Travel Resort Services (TRS) enters the picture. We have hundreds of resort rentals in several picturesque communities in the Tampa area, all of which are within steps from beautiful white sandy beaches. When you’re not sunbathing, shopping, and cruising through the Gulf of Mexico, remember to bite into some of Florida’s best fresh seafood at these three local establishments.
The Boardwalk Grill
Madeira Beach Florida is known for its pristine white sand, ocean-view condo rentals, and, of course, fresh-caught seafood. The Boardwalk Grill is a quaint Johns Pass Village lobster shack overlooking Boca Ciega Bay. It’s little more than a busy kitchen with limited seating and kitschy decor, but the seafood is simply fantastic (and priced right). They make a mean New England-style lobster roll, stuffed with only the freshest, juiciest cold water claw and knuckle meat. We also cannot get enough of their grouper tacos, clam strip basket, and fried shrimp po’ boys. You can enjoy their simplistic, yet scrumptious creations while overlooking the serene bay on their boardwalk patio.
Locals and tourists alike have fallen in love with the charm of The Boardwalk Grill and Dockside Dave’s, two old-school shanties slinging some of the best seafood in Madeira Beach Florida. Grab a seat on a bar stool or the outdoor patio, and order a half-pound black grouper sandwich. Their fish sandwiches can be prepared six different ways (we prefer blackened or lemon-peppered). The recipes are relatively simple stylistically, but the flavors are game-changing. The fish tacos, meanwhile, feature massive filets of grouper, cilantro sour cream, and fresh salsa. Dockside Dave’s is also known for their mouthwatering appetizers, including the gator bites, crab cakes, country-fried calamari, and grouper bites.
Mad Beach Fish House
Madeira Bay Resort is approximately 25 feet from Mad Beach Fish House, easily the best family restaurant in the area. With ample seating, charming decor, splendid marina views, and spectacular happy hours, Mad Beach Fish House is a must-visit for families and groups. All seafood entrees should be combined with a Mad Beach signature cocktail or a local craft beer. Their Gulf Boulevard fish tacos are smothered in cilantro lime slaw, mango salsa, and chipotle aioli. If that isn’t enough to entice you, Mad Beach Fish House’s menu has everything from a spicy buffalo po’ boy to a blue crab stuffed hogfish.
Madeira Beach Rentals
All three of these Madeira Beach seafood staples are a short walk from several of our resort rentals, including the Mediterranean-style Madeira Bay Resort, a tropical paradise on the edge of Johns Pass Village. Give us a call at 1-800-237-6586 to learn more about our charming, affordable Madeira Beach hotels. You’ll always be steps from a pristine beach, eclectic shopping, and scrumptious seafood when you choose TRS for your Florida vacation.