Looking for Local Fish? Try Local Catch Bar & Grill

Susan-Vallee-100x100By Susan Vallee

Local Catch TacosLocal fish. It’s the Holy Grail of fine dining here on 30A. Aside from wondering exactly which fish is in season at any given moment, one of the most popular questions heard around these parts is where to go for the best local fish.

Have you tried Local Catch? Located in Blue Mountain Beach, the owners of this little restaurant take fresh fish seriously. They named the restaurant Local Catch for goodness sake!

“We opened because we felt we had a special concept that no one else could offer in our area,” said owner Jimmy Hasser. “Our fish is truly local and fresh. We use only local companies for our seafood and produce.”

Adam Yellin and Jimmy Hasser
Local Catch’s Adam Yellin & Jimmy Hasser

The menu at this laid-back restaurant is casual and prominently features variations of the classic taco. There are Caribbean shrimp, braised pork, fried shrimp, veggie, Chimichurri steak and fried, grilled or sautéed grouper or mahi tacos.

“Our most popular menu item is our fish taco,” said Hasser. “We serve that with six ounces of fresh fish with fresh cut cabbage and our homemade pico de gallo tossed in our house white sauce. We can add our homemade habanero hot sauce on the side if you want to kick it up.”

Local CatchEverything is made from scratch every day, so sometimes menu items can vary depending on what type of produce is fresh that day.

On Sundays — or Sunday Funday, as it’s known locally — live bands entertain crowds that drive in from all over.

If you are looking for a slice of Old Florida on 30A, stop by the Local Catch. You’ll leave with a happy (and full) belly. Open seven days a week, Local Catch serves both lunch and dinner.

For more info, check out Local Catch’s website, their Facebook page, or call 850-622-2022.

SUSAN VALLEE has been writing about the beauty and quirkiness of 30A for longer than she’d care to admit. A transplant from Atlanta, Susan loves the small town feel and tight knit local community here. She’s currently writing a book about this fabulous place, to be published in Spring of 2014.