By Susan Vallee
Local 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.
“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.”
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.”
Everything 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.