#16 of 137 Pensacola Beach Restaurants

Frisky Dolphin Sunset Oyster Bar & Grill

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Frisky Dolphin Sunset Oyster Bar & Grill - Best of the Bay for a Reason
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Frisky Dolphin Sunset Oyster Bar & Grill is the ideal location for local foods caught fresh including the redfish. This location also offers alligator sausage, sautéed blue crab claws, and Frisky fish plates topped with all types of seasonings. Unique flavors with fresh food make for a solid combination here.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Frisky Dolphin Sunset Oyster Bar & Grill in Pensacola Beach, FL, is a well-recognized and quality location for the very best fresh food experience. It’s easy to see that the owners take pride in offering unique dishes and always locally sourced, fresh seafood. The dishes are unique, including the redfish plates, but the atmosphere is upbeat and friendly. It’s location right on the waterfront also creates some of the best views.

Known for its food, Frisky Dolphin Sunset Oyster Bar & Grill is also a hot spot when it comes to area events. It may be the ideal place to watch the Blue Angel Air Shows and fireworks during the summer. There’s live music playing every weekend night here as well. They often feature charity events and give back to the community. There are even fun things to do every night of the week, such as shuffleboard, cornhole, and ring toss.

Still, it is the food that makes Frisky Dolphin Sunset Oyster Bar & Grill a stand out option. Weekly specials are available at good prices. This is also one of the best locations for breakfast. The restaurant offers breakfast only on Saturday and Sunday, but this is an excellent time to visit for fresh omelets, pancakes, and shrimp-n-grits.

The main menu features a range of dishes, including both fried and steamed fish. Cajun specialties, such as the red beans and rice and shrimp creole, add a lot of flavor to the menu. For those looking for non-seafood options, Frisky Dolphin Sunset Oyster Bar & Grill offers burgers, steaks, and numerous salads to select from as well.

Frisky Dolphin Sunset Oyster Bar & Grill is easy to find. It’s the fifth building on the right when reaching the island and going through the toll booth.

A few of our menu favorites at Frisky Dolphin Sunset Oyster Bar & Grill:

Gumbo
Though Frisky Dolphin Sunset Oyster Bar & Grill offers plenty of seafood options, the gumbo is a top-notch option. It’s filled with bay shrimp, chicken, and sausage with a spicy but not too hot seasoning blend. It’s served over a bed of rice and makes for a good meal itself.

Stuffed Redfish
The freshness of the stuffed redfish makes it a must-have for those who want bright flavors. It’s stuffed with either a crabmeat stuffing that’s made in-house or a spinach Florentine stuffing. It’s then topped with a rich cheese sauce.

Snow Crab Legs
This meal comes with a full pound of snow crab legs. These are the freshest you can find in the area. It’s also served with new potatoes, garlic butter, and corn. It’s all steamed just to the point of being done properly to minimize any type of tenderness concerns.

Mimosas and Frozen Drinks
On a hot day, the mimosas make for the perfect refreshing drink. There are also a number of frozen drinks to choose from, including both alcohol and nonalcoholic frozen margaritas, Pina colada, strawberry daiquiri, and peach daiquiri.

Oysters
The oysters here are served in several ways, including raw on the half shell and steamed. However, the parmesan-crusted and oysters frisky dishes are some of the very best. The oyster frisky is served with garlic butter, Monterey jack cheese, and bacon with a topping of jalapeno slices before being baked. Try them all with the baked oyster combo.

Insider Tips:
– eally capture the experience of the Bay, visit the Frisky Dolphin Sunset Oyster Bar & Grill during the evening hours. This is the ideal time to catch the sunset while enjoying a tasty meal. The east-facing deck is perfect for this.
– There’s plenty of available parking – even for your golf cart, boat, or kayaks right onsite. There are special areas to park bikes, dingy boats, and paddleboards as well.