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 29 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!
DISH: Bang Bang Shrimp, Beach Road Nachos
DISH: Peel & Eat Mayport Shrimp, Shrimp Bo Boys
DISH: Shrimp Creole Bowl
DISH: Stuffed Fried Shrimp, Fish Camp Platter
DISH: Blackened Shrimp Quesadilla, Shrimp and Grits
DISH: Fried Shrimp Tacos
DISH: Game Day concession stands: Shrimp & Waffles, Coconut Shrimp, Surf and Turf Burger, Mayport Shrimp Cocktail
DISH: Fish Camp Shrimp with Garlic, Tomato, Parsley
DISH: Shrimp Seafood Basket, Shrimp wraps & salads
DISH: Shrimp Fettucine, Fried Shrimp
DISH: Mayport Shrimp Salad, Blackened Shrimp Pasta Alfredo
DISH: Shrimp Basket, Fish Camp Shrimp & Grits with White Wine Butter Sauce
DISH: Firecracker Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi
DISH: Shrimp and Grits, Fried Shrimp Platter
DISH: Wild Local Shrimp and Grits, Shrimp Cocktail
DISH: Caribbean Style Mayport Shrimp, Shrimp and Grits, Palmbalaya, Shrimp Lovers Pizza
DISH: Jerk Peel and Eat Shrimp, Pineapple Shrimp Bowl, Shrimp Pizza
DISH: Fritto Misto, Shrimp Salads & Pasta
DISH: Garlic Jumbo Shrimp Tray
DISH: Fried basket, peel & eat, shrimp dip
DISH: Shrimp & Chorizo Nachos, Shrimp Brochette, Beach Boil
DISH: All You Can Eat Shrimp Mondays, Crab Stuffed Shrimp
DISH: Shrimp Burger, Shrimp au Gratin
DISH: Shrimp Dinner-fried, sautéed or blackened
DISH: Shrimp Burger, Fried Shrimp Sandwich, Shrimp Tacos, Fresh Shrimp by the pound
DISH: Mayport Shrimp Sausage, Mayport Shrimp Scampi, Mayport Shrimp and Grits, Steamed Shrimp
DISH: So-Co Shrimp and Sausage Nachos, Shrimp Po' Boys, Cajun Shrimp Pasta
DISH: BLK Pines Mayport Shrimp
DISH: Mayport Shrimp Eggs Benedict, The Wandering Cajun, Mayport Shrimp Special