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Seafood & Shrimp

Jacksonville Serves Up Mayport Shrimp, A Local Specialty. Farmed off the coast of Jacksonville from an old fishing village, Mayport Shrimp are found in restaurants throughout the region and are prepared in endless varieties. Below are some local favorites.

River City Brewing Company in Downtown Jacksonville serves Jumbo Roasted Mayport Shrimp, stuffed with a blend of crab meat, cheese, herbs and bread crumbs. The entrée comes with a side of riverfront views and sweeping views of the skyline.

The menu at Eleven South in Jacksonville Beach proudly boasts the Seafood martini appetizer made with poached Mayport shrimp. It's a delicacy and pairs well with the restaurant's extensive wine selection.

Café Nola at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (MOCA) has a tasty version of Mayport Shrimp and Grits, a true southern favorite. The twist, this tasty dish is served in a sleek museum café in the heart of Jacksonville's Downtown core.

There is no simpler way to taste fresh shrimp, than to peel ‘em and eat ‘em. Cap's on the Water in St. Augustine is known for fresh seafood and oysters, serving their Mayport shrimp in this simple manner with drawn butter.

A Jacksonville Beach mainstay and a great place to kick back, Campeche Bay in Jacksonville Beach invites guests to taste Mayport Shimp, fajita-style. Don't forget to wash it down a cool margarita.

The smell of the sea air and an expansive ocean view make seafood even tastier at 619 Ocean View Restaurant at Sawgrass Marriott Resort in Ponte Vedra Beach. Sample the Sea Scallops and Mayport Shrimp entrée.

Jacksonville Fish Camps
Tucked along the creeks and tributaries that flow throughout Northeast Florida are rustic fish camps serving up classic southern comfort foods, infused with the unmistakable flavor of the coast. Visitors feel welcome at these local hangouts, each popular fish camp serving up a unique dish to welcome them. At Clark's Fish Camp the taxidermy crowding the walls will get guests' attention, but the fresh seafood and international delicacies like kangaroo and rattle snake will have them coming back for more; Outback Crab Shack piles traditional seafood favorites, fried or steamed, onto a cafeteria tray for groups to share; while Whitey's Fish Camp entices with offerings of "all you can eat" catfish along a side of cheese grits or fried pickles. It's time to dive into some seafood in Jacksonville!

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