Mayport Shrimp Passport

Jacksonville is Florida’s Shrimp Capital

Platter of seafood at jax beach restaurants

Commercial shrimping has played a vital role in shaping life in Jacksonville’s historic Mayport Village for over 150 years.

Today, our locally caught, wild Atlantic shrimp, also known as Mayport Shrimp, is available to enjoy in creative dishes at restaurants and fish camps across the city 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. You can also take the challenge on the Visit Jax App!

1. Beachside Seafood Restaurant & Market

DISH: Peel & Eat Mayport Shrimp, Shrimp Bo Boys

2. Clark's Fish Camp Seafood Restaurant

DISH: Stuffed Fried Shrimp, Fish Camp Platter

3. Coop 303

DISH: Blackened Shrimp Quesadilla, Shrimp and Grits

4. Corner Taco

DISH: Fried Shrimp Tacos

5. Dockside Seafood

DISH: Bangin' Shrimp Tacos

6. Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

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

7. Julington Creek Fish Camp

DISH: Fish Camp Shrimp with Garlic, Tomato, Parsley

8. Marker 32

DISH: Shrimp Fettucine, Fried Shrimp

9. North Beach Fish Camp

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

10. Palms Fish Camp

DISH: Shrimp and Grits, Palmbalaya, Seafood Pizza

11. Pink Salt Restaurant & Wine Bar

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

12. Prati Italia

DISH: Fritto Misto, Shrimp Scampi

13. Restaurant Orsay

DISH: Wild Local Shrimp and Grits, Shrimp Cocktail

14. River & Post

DISH: Shrimp and Grits, Fried Shrimp Platter

15. Rods Crab Shack

DISH: Garlic Jumbo Shrimp Tray

16. Safe Harbor

DISH: Fried Shrimp Basket, Peel & Eat Shrimp, Shrimp Dip

17. Salt Life Food Shack

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

18. Sandollar Restaurant

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

19. Seafood Kitchen

DISH: Shrimp Burger, Shrimp au Gratin

20. Singleton's Seafood Shack

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

21. Sliders Oyster Bar

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

22. Southern Coast Seafood

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

23. The Local

DISH: The Wandering Cajun, Mayport Shrimp Special

24. Trap House Chicken

DISH: BLK Pines Mayport Shrimp

25. Two Dudes Seafood

DISH: Buffalo Shrimp