Mayport Shrimp Passport

Jacksonville is Florida’s Shrimp Capital!

Commercial shrimping has played a vital role in shaping life in Jacksonville’s historic Mayport Village for over one hundred and fifty years.

Today, our locally caught, wild Atlantic shrimp -known as Mayport Shrimp- can be enjoyed in restaurants and fish camps across the city in creative dishes that give visitors a real taste of Jax!

The Mayport Shrimp Facts:

  • Mayport Shrimp is caught locally at the mouth of the St. Johns River, where it meets the Atlantic Ocean.
  • The best (and biggest) Mayport shrimps can be found in November and December, but it is available fresh all year long.
  • Mayport shrimp can be both white and brown, yet equally delicious!
  • You can shop for Mayport shrimp in fish markets across the nation.

The Mayport Shrimp Passport

There are 30 stops on Jacksonville’s self-guided Mayport Shrimp Passport.
Use this as your guide to the best local shrimp dishes in Jax!

Let us know which one is your favorite stop by tagging @visit_jax & #onlyinjax on social media as you devour your way thru this savory tour!

1. Beach Road Fish & Chicken Dinners

DISH: Bang Bang Shrimp, Beach Road Nachos

2. Beachside Seafood Restaurant & Market

DISH: Peel & Eat Mayport Shrimp, Shrimp Bo Boys

3. Cajun Cravins 2 Go

DISH: Shrimp Creole Bowl

4. Clark's Fish Camp Seafood Restaurant

DISH: Stuffed Fried Shrimp, Fish Camp Platter

5. Coop 303

DISH: Blackened Shrimp Quesadilla, Shrimp and Grits

6. Corner Taco

DISH: Fried Shrimp Tacos

7. Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

DISH: Game Day concession stands: Shrimp & Waffles, Coconut Shrimp, Surf and Turf Burger, Mayport Shrimp Cocktail

8. Julington Creek Fish Camp

DISH: Fish Camp Shrimp with Garlic, Tomato, Parsley

9. Karibo Kitchen

DISH: Shrimp Seafood Basket, Shrimp wraps & salads

10. Marker 32

DISH: Shrimp Fettucine, Fried Shrimp

11. Native Sun Kitchen + Market

DISH: Mayport Shrimp Salad, Blackened Shrimp Pasta Alfredo

12. North Beach Fish Camp

DISH: Shrimp Basket, Fish Camp Shrimp & Grits with White Wine Butter Sauce

13. Ocean 60

DISH: Firecracker Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi

14. Palms Fish Camp

DISH: Caribbean Style Mayport Shrimp, Shrimp and Grits, Palmbalaya, Shrimp Lovers Pizza

15. Pink Salt Restaurant & Wine Bar

DISH: Jerk Peel and Eat Shrimp, Pineapple Shrimp Bowl, Shrimp Pizza

16. Prati Italia

DISH: Fritto Misto, Shrimp Salads & Pasta

17. Restaurant Orsay

DISH: Wild Local Shrimp and Grits, Shrimp Cocktail

18. River & Post

DISH: Shrimp and Grits, Fried Shrimp Platter

19. Rods Crab Shack

DISH: Garlic Jumbo Shrimp Tray

20. Safe Harbor

DISH: Fried basket, peel & eat, shrimp dip

21. Salt Life Food Shack

DISH: Shrimp & Chorizo Nachos, Shrimp Brochette, Beach Boil

22. Sandollar Restaurant

DISH: All You Can Eat Shrimp Mondays, Crab Stuffed Shrimp

23. Seafood Kitchen

DISH: Shrimp Burger, Shrimp au Gratin

24. Shrimply Delicious

DISH: All you can eat Mayport Shrimp

25. Simply Sara's

DISH: Shrimp Dinner-fried, sautéed or blackened

26. Singleton's Seafood Shack

DISH: Shrimp Burger, Fried Shrimp Sandwich, Shrimp Tacos, Fresh Shrimp by the pound

27. Sliders Oyster Bar

DISH: Mayport Shrimp Sausage, Mayport Shrimp Scampi, Mayport Shrimp and Grits, Steamed Shrimp

28. Southern Coast Seafood

DISH: So-Co Shrimp and Sausage Nachos, Shrimp Po' Boys, Cajun Shrimp Pasta

29. The Local

DISH: Mayport Shrimp Eggs Benedict, The Wandering Cajun, Mayport Shrimp Special

30. Trap House Chicken

DISH: BLK Pines Mayport Shrimp