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Local Catch Bar & Grill

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Local Catch Bar & Grill — Serving Coastal Cuisine with a Smile in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

When you want the finest coastal cuisine served up piping hot, make Local Catch Bar & Grill your go-to in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. From their quaint seafood shack, they make it their mission to treat everyone to fried, grilled, and sautéed fare made using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Their chill ambiance, inside and out, plus live music acts on the regular make it a great place to hang out.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

When you find yourself in the mood for seafood, Local Catch Bar & Grill in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, is always available to serve up what you’re craving. From the second you walk up to their low-key seafood shack, you’ll know you’re in for a treat. As you follow the tantalizing scent of fried fish in the air, your appetite will ramp up even more. Thankfully, they offer quick service, starting with their prompt, friendly greeting.

At each visit, you can ask to sit indoors or out. They have comfy tables and chairs all throughout their wood-paneled dining room plus seats at the bar if you wish. Their outdoor seating is equally awesome, featuring small bistro tables and large picnic tables for your party to enjoy. Either way, you’re sure to love the chill ambiance that beautifully sets the stage for an excellent meal.

After you pick your ideal seating, you’ll receive your menus and get a round of water to start you off. Your server will always give you plenty of time to browse their huge menu full of tempting creations of all kinds. If you need a little bite to eat while you look, take a moment to order up an appetizer (or two!) and get your drinks. They will happily oblige to ensure you have the best dining experience always.

You simply have to try their:

Who Dat Shrimp
The fresh flavors of the Gulf are present and accounted for in the Who Dat Shrimp. This appetizer starts with hearty shrimp wrapped up tight in a blanket of salty bacon. Then, they cook it all up to perfection and toss the little morsels in Crystal beurre blanc. A flavorful gastrique and cabbage salad bring it all together.  

Mile 4 Fish Salad
The Mile 4 Fish Salad found itself featured in Southern Living Magazine and for great reason. They create this salad using a robust spring mix, then elevate its flavors with pico de gallo and pineapple. The Gulf grouper is the star of the show, as it goes right over the top and pairs just right with the homemade tortilla chips served alongside.

Grouper Lagniappe
When you want comfort food made Gulf style, you’ll have to try the Grouper Lagniappe. They build your plate with a side of mashed potatoes and green beans before adding the grouper to the mix. After that, they take two sautéed shrimp and put them on top of the fish before pouring on the citrus beurre blanc.

Once you’re done with your meal, you had better still have room for dessert or you’re going to really miss out. If you saved room, take your time in choosing between their Tres Leche Cake, Key Lime Pie, and Fried Oreos. You really cannot lose, no matter which one you select, but it’s worth mulling over a bit to make sure you’re certain.

Insider Tips:
– If you have kids in tow, you can get them ice cream at half the price of the rest of the desserts. But it’ll probably take a whole lot to get them to stop eyeing your Fried Oreos and other decadent treats. 
– If you want to hear live music while you eat, plan your visit for the weekends. From Friday through Sunday, they invite local musicians up on stage to keep everyone well entertained.
– They do not substitute ingredients, so make sure you like everything listed for each dish before ordering.