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Fresh Florida Fisheries




Name: Timothy Moffat

Occupation: Administrative Assistant

Lives In: Delray Beach

Restaurant Pick: Death or Glory Bar

Reviewed: Death or Glory Bar

Fresh Florida Fisheries is located in a neighborhood near Calle Ocho. Parking is first come first served and It appears that the restaurant part of the place does not serve much after lunch. Tables are outside and the service is counter service. We ordered shrimp ceviche, lobster croquettes and shrimp tostones; all of which were very fresh and delicious. However, there wasn’t really any service to speak of, so this would definitely fall under the category of a lunch spot or a place to pick up a quick bite while running errands or grabbing some fish. The website says they will cook any fish you want, if you pick it out and pay for it. I however did not get the impression that this happens very often as the fellas working the market section looked confused as to why anyone would be in there. Maybe it was an off night, Mondays can do that, so I reserve the right to withhold judgement until I can go back. It did not seem to deliver on what was promised on the website, but again, everyone is entitled to a bad day. However, the fish was awesome, which I suppose is what one would expect from a fish market. I could use a little more joy de vivre in the service aspect, or at least a beer selection; this would elevate my joy de vivre and thus my imagination. It was good, I would go back. Maybe on a Friday evening or Saturday lunch. Those tostones though…they were pretty, pretty, pretty good! The accoutrements table had not been replenished and it smelled fishy; hey that last one is a fair, it’s a fish market. We ordered and were given a pager to wait outside. The food was fresh and delicious once ready. One of the best tostones I’ve had in a while.

Name: Kathrine FitzGerald

Occupation: Social Media Consultant/ Food Blogger

Lives In: Miami

Restaurant Pick: Fresh Florida Fisheries

Reviewed: Death or Glory Bar

I will always highly recommend Fresh Florida Fisheries! Since they are a fish market they only deliver the highest quality seafood prepared with simple recipes that respects the ingredient. I come here to have a seafood meal I can usually only find in the keys, this place saves me the drive! I decided to meet two friends at Fresh Florida Fisheries for an early dinner, fully aware that their kitchen closes at 7 p.m. so I had to make sure to get their ahead of time. The two friends I had decided to bring along are (as I am) hogfish fanatics who love to spear fish. Once they arrived two of us went inside to browse what they had fresh in store for us today and to look over the menu when one of their staff members assured us that they were dog friendly. All three of us took our time walking through the store while the same staff member explained to us how they could cook certain items for us like their three different types of shrimp, some could be fried but another boiled. My two friends are avid spearfishers and they noted that their fish seemed to be wild caught since you could see where many of them were speared. When we finally got to the small register we were a little disappointed that we did not see any hogfish but decided to settle on getting a fried yellowtail snapper instead. We mentioned this to the man at the register that assured us they did have hogfish and waved us over to a section to take a look. Ecstatic, we picked out one of their larger fish and ordered the lobster croquetas & conch fritters as appetizers to our fish dinner. We headed back outside where we were offered water for the dog with us but kindly declined. Within minutes our appetizers were being carried out to us and the massive fish in a large open aluminum box follow close behind. The fish immediately looked cooked well----over fried fish gets dry and stale while this one was still moist but very crispy. Served with limes, we all grabbed a wedge to juice our fish before we savagely dug in with forks like cavemen eating their first fish. We slowly worked our way through the fish only taking breaks to sip on our cold sodas or bite into a delicious conch fritter or crispy lobster croqueta. We picked at the bones and even ended up digging in with our fingers for those tricky spots because it was that delicious! By the end of our meal we were overly stuffed and left feeling satisfied that we could enjoy a hogfish dinner once again. Our last time being a late night adventure to the keys, we were grateful to live only ten minutes away from this seafood heaven!

Name: Wendy Abdulmesih

Occupation: Food Blogger

Lives In: Hollywood

Restaurant Pick: Taverna Opa

Reviewed: Death or Glory Bar

This experience was very good and exactly how I expected, having fresh fish at the right place I also had this place on my list of restaurants that I wanted to go to, and it was an excellent experience and even better than I expected. As soon as I walked in I was impressed with the impeccable restaurant/fishery this is. They sell fresh seafood of any kind in here. Everything looked so pretty and fresh. I ordered a fried fish sandwich with fish croquetas that I was dreaming of before I got there. After my beeper went off because my food was ready, I went to pick it up and that’s when I realize that this food might be fried with shellfish, so I asked the lady and she said yes. I was in shock because I didn’t think about this earlier and I told her that I have allergies. She spoke with one of the managers and he personally came to me and asked me what I can eat from their menu, I told him I can eat any type of fish, so he took me and showed me all the fresh fish they had and asked me to choose one. I chose the red snapper, he took it to the kitchen where they cooked it on the spot in a perfectly clean and allergy free for me. They served it with white rice and beans. I sat outside where they had a couple of tables and chairs with huge fans. My food was sensational, the fish was cooked to perfection with the perfect amount of seasoning and salt. The rice and beans we extremely good.

Restaurant Information

Location: 2238 SW 57th Ave, Miami, FL 33155
Parking:Yes, out front
Phone: 305-379-1104
Restaurant Owners: Ozziel Sanchez
Executive Chef:
Pastry Chef:

Type of Cuisine: Seafood Market/ fresh seafood
Signature Dishes: Grilled red snapper, lobster croquetas, conch fritters
Vegetarian Options:
Alcohol Served: No
Corkage Fee: N/A
Bottle Limit: N/A

Restaurant Hours: 
Monday – 10:00AM- 8:00PM 
Tuesday – 10:00AM- 8:00PM 
Wednesday – 10:00AM- 8:00PM 
Thursday – 10:00AM- 8:00PM 
Friday – 10:00AM- 8:00PM 
Saturday – 10:00AM- 8:00PM 
Sunday – 10:00AM- 8:00PM

Meals Served: Lunch and Dinner
Prix Fix Menu: N/A
Take-Out: Yes
Delivery: N/A
Average Dinner Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $60
Average Lunch Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $45
Payment Options: do you accept credit cards and if so, which ones? Yes, all major credit cards
Accept Reservations: No
Need Reservations: N/A
How far in advance do you require reservations be made: N/A

Accommodations for Children: Yes
Dining Style: Casual, order at counter, sit down or take out
Disabled Access: Yes
Restaurant Size:
Accommodate Groups: N/A
Private Dining Room: No
Tables with Scenic Views: No
Outdoor Dining: Yes, picnic tables
Entertainment: Seafood Market