The Dixie Fish Co. was established back in 1937, but it wasn’t until the 1950s, when the fishing industry struck “pink gold”—so called for the abundance of shrimp—that the location really began to flourish. What made its waterfront location ideal for fishermen back then is what makes it one of the area’s most popular eateries today. Chef Chas Tatigian’s whole fried fish, grouper reuben, and house specialty seafood shrimp boil are standout dishes not to be missed, while the location’s open-air vibe and live music on most nights give it a down-home, welcoming feel that can’t be duplicated. Their locally sourced shrimp, farmed from the boats just next door, is uniquely sweet and tasty, a characteristic due to the local water’s salinity and the shrimp’s native diet. After temporarily shutting down due to damage from Hurricane Ian in 2022, the ever-resilient Dixie Fish Co. is back and thriving and ready to welcome you to their Florida table.