When reflecting on the bountiful sea life that has nourished local populations for thousands of years, it seemed fitting to feature Sarasota's historic Walt's Fish Market - oh yes, and one of our client households enthusiastically recommends it! We agreed with their suggestion to include it in our newsletter. They report that Jesse at the fish counter is extremely insightful when it comes to helping them choose which fish to purchase and how to prepare it. Jesse wasn't there during our most recent visit - but we'll ask for him next time!
We haven't bought fish from the market but have enjoyed the restaurant on multiple occasions. According to their website, Walt's is one of very few restaurants in Florida that sells seafood caught and bought on the same day. It's worth noting that during season, wait times can reach up to 2 hours. To save time, make your first visit during a less popular time of day/year. Another popular restaurant with an Old Florida feel is Owen's Fish Camp, which experiences similar wait times.