#16 of 130 Pensacola Beach Restaurants

Fin & Fork

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The Freshest Gulf Seafood in Pensacola: Fin & Fork
Local Expert's Rating:
3.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Fin & Fork is a favorite of both locals and those visiting Pensacola. The great food, unique options, and wonderfully friendly staff make this a must-visit location when in the area. Stop in for some fabulous options for brunch, lunch, or dinner, and don’t forget dessert! 

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Serving the freshest Gulf Seafood in a family-friendly atmosphere is Pensacola, Florida’s Fin and Fork Restaurant. In addition, although the seafood is superb, you can get more than just seafood at this eatery. You can also get privately farmed Black Angus Beef, along with house-made sushi, and more. 

The true scratch kitchen at Fin & Fork gets started early to prepare the day’s meals with hand-cut steaks, along with locally-sourced produce and fresh seafood, providing both variety and fresh gulf coast eats. Now,  due to customer demand, they are offering Brunch on Saturday and Sunday featuring three fabulous courses. 

Fin & Fork also offers weekly specials on drinks, house wines, and more to provide guests with even more value during their visit. The restaurant ambiance is casual with wooden chairs and tables, along with nautical and fish-themed decor. Shiplap, lanterns, and more make up the pleasing mixture of their classy nautical look. 

Fin & Fork dishes are served in an aesthetically pleasing way using tropical flowers and more as garnishes to these beautifully prepared plates. This family-owned establishment has been offering high-quality food at reasonable prices, perfect for the whole family, since 2018.

At Fin & Fork, owned and operated by Chef Matt & Regina Shipp you will find a variety of fare, including fresh Gulf Coast eats, with both inside and outside seating options. There are many choices to enjoy when visiting this local favorite. Consider the items listed below you don’t want to miss when visiting Pensacola. 

When visiting Fin & Fork, make sure to try the following:

As mentioned above, Fin & Fork opened up for Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays due to customer requests. Brunch begins with a First Course, where you can choose from options like Seafood Gumbo, Berries with Grand Marnier Sabayon, or Avocado Toast Egg BLT among many other options. The Second Course also offers a wide option of choices including but not limited to Eggs France, Caribbean Grouper, Chicken and Waffles, or Crabmeat Omelette. The final course, the Third Course, features guest favorites Key Lime Pie,  Buzzed Brownie, Creme Brulee, or Southern Comfort Bread Pudding. 

Lunch Specials
If you aren’t visiting on the weekend and would rather enjoy lunch, Fin & Fork happily provides several options, offering one of Downtown Pensacola’s Best Lunch Specials, which includes an entree, side, and drink. The options change based on the day but include the Fried Shrimp Platter with hushpuppies, fries, and a Southern Salad, the Bacon Jam Burger, with coleslaw, fries, and Domestic Beer, or the Seared Tuna, with Eggplant Marinara, mashed potatoes, and green beans. 

Lunch Menu
Even if you don’t opt for one of the lunch specials outlined above that comes with a drink and side, you can choose from a wide variety of lunch menu items, including soups and salads, sandwiches, like the Jumbo Gulf Shrimp Po-Boy or the Fin & Fork Burger, or the Gulf Coast Eats, Grouper Pontchartrain, Fish Taco, Tasso Tortelli, and more. 

If you come during dinner hours, you will get to experience the largest portions and the most variety available at Fin & Fork. Choose from starters like Butter Bean Cakes, NAS Cheese Balls, Southern Fried Cheese, Crab Wontons, and more. Then, select a soup of either Gulf Coast Gumbo or Bayou Blue Crab Bisque and move on to oysters and salads. Next, choose from a variety of seafood specials for your entree, including Caribbean Grouper, Pensacola Bay Mahi Mahi, Yum Yum Tuna, or more. Don’t forget about the many steak dishes as well as the southern fried seafood options and sushi.  

To finish off your perfect meal at Fin & Fork, you have to try some of their unbelievable desserts including Creme Brulee, Island Coconut Cake, Islands Best Bushwacker, and more. 

Insider Tips:
-In addition to amazing food, Fin & Fork also features live music on certain days to add to their casual, easy-going, and fun atmosphere. 
-Fin & Fork offers reservations, allowing you to book your table ahead of time when planning to visit. 
-Guests commented about the t-shirts and seasonings you could purchase near the hostess stand as well.