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How to Get the Best Gulf Coast Seafood

How to Get the Best Gulf Coast Seafood

Florida Gulf Coast seafood is delicious and easy to find during your Indian Rocks and Indian Shores vacation. Enjoy it in your Gulf Coast vacation rental or out on the town in your favorite seafood restaurant. Catch it yourself or stop by the local seafood market. Let us count the ways to get the best and freshest seafood found anywhere. 


Catch it Yourself 

Catch It Yourself

Go ahead and drop your line and see what bounty you bring up from the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Intracoastal Waterway. No matter the season of the year, it’s always seafood season on Florida’s Gulf Coast! Take a look at this Gulf Coast Seafood Seasonality Chart to see what’s in peak season during your Florida beach vacation. Click on the Central West tab at the top of the chart for specific information on fish and seafood in season for this region of the Gulf Coast.
Once you know what’s biting, go ahead and plan your fishing adventure. You can get started by reading our previous post entitled: Everything You Need to Know about Fishing on the Gulf Coast



At Your Favorite Florida Gulf Coast Restaurant

Go out on the town and enjoy the best of what the local chefs and restaurants are serving up for your dining pleasure. With so many dining options, you’ll want to be sure to plan for a few meals out and about during your stay. Making the decision on where to go is the hardest part! But maybe this will help you.
Check out our recommendations for Best Indian Rocks Beach Restaurants that are sure to please the surf and turf lovers among you.


Local Market 

Fresh from the Local Seafood Market

Pick up some fresh Gulf Coast seafood from our area fish and seafood markets to bring back to your vacation-home-away-from-home, so you can enjoy the local flavors in the comfort of your vacation rental. 
Here are a few of our favorite seafood markets that are close and convenient to Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores:


The Original Crabby Bill’s Fresh Fish Market in Indian Rocks Beach

401 Gulf Boulevard, IRB

Just give them a call or stop for fresh local caught grouper, Gulf shrimp, Cedar Key clams, Alaskan snow crab, Alaskan red king crab, Virginia oysters, local smoked fish spread, and Seminole Pride Florida raised beef. They support local and are very proud of their efforts in bringing you the good stuff.

Ward’s Seafood Market

1001 Belleair Road, Clearwater

Ward’s Seafood is proud to be one of only a few existing establishment that purchases most of their fish from local fishermen and fillets those fish on premises. Ward’s hometown market offers one-stop shopping seven days a week. You’ll find fine wines, grocery items, and produce to complement your next meal. Customers rave about the homemade shrimp and calamari salads, smoked fish spread, sesame seaweed salad and, of course, the huge selection of fresh seafood.

The Reef of Redington Shores

17811 Gulf Boulevard, Redington Shores

It just doesn’t get fresher than this! Local fishermen deliver their catch daily. The dock is right outside the back door. The Reef carries all your favorites taken directly from the sparkling Gulf waters. Other non-local species are flown in daily. Northern varieties available in season. Whatever your seafood preference, The Reef at Redington Shores has it or can get it—and special orders are no problem. Visit the online store for overnight fresh seafood, shipped right to your house anywhere in the United States! 

 Beach Rental

Right in Your Rental

You can’t catch it in your vacation rental but you sure can cook up a deliciously fresh seafood meal with ease in your fully equipped rental kitchen. Peruse Plumlee Realty’s Gulf Coast Flavor blog posts for ways to prepare the freshest seafood right in your rental. You can either follow the link or go to the right side of our blog and click on the Gulf Coast Flavor category. Explore recipes, entertaining ideas and holiday menus for every occasion. 

Did you know that Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty is on Pinterest? We are! You should follow us for sure. Our Vacation Food Ideas Pinterest board will make you drool, while also giving you all of the meal inspiration, or Pinspiration to be exact, that you need for your next Gulf beach vacation. 

Speaking of vacation, isn’t it time you planned your next one? It’s never too early or too late to plan your beach vacation by the pristine shores of the Gulf of Mexico.

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