Were it not for the sign depicting the newt with its glorious clash of brown curls and multicolored tail, one would simply pass by the hidden oasis that is Mullet’s Fish Camp.
Located on 4th Street South, directly across from the iconic Munch’s Diner, the stately old Florida home is now home to a new local eatery. Featuring a full liquor bar, outdoor dining area, patio, and indoor dining, Mullet’s makes use of its generous space. Tables are a friendly distance apart, allowing you to share a few quibbles or jokes with those dining next to you.
When it comes to wings, Mullet’s serves up some of the best in town.
The craft cocktails stand on their own and have catchy names that connoisseurs of the jam band scene will appreciate. The beer list is extensive and the bartenders friendly.
Get dirty at Mullet’s Fish Camp
With an emphasis on fresh catches and locally sourced menu items, Mullet’s thrives on perfectly prepared seafood, served with signature sauces and delicious coleslaw. They consistently offer 15 different types of fish and seafood, such as Gulf snapper, cod, and grouper. They have four preparations: fried, fried cajun, grilled and blackened. The homemade sauces are just as tasty (the Joe Dirté being the most popular – as well as the most fun to order!)
Mullet’s serves fish in what they call “choose your own adventure” style, with a choice of three preparations: The Bobby Lee, The Florida Man or Dirty Joe.
The house smoked fish spread is a solid starter; the flavor profile and presentation are consistent and will stand up to other beloved local fish spreads. Peel-and-Eat Shrimp is a wonderfully hot dish that’s just messy enough. Be sure to order it “Florida Man” style to get that herb-citrus butter on your shrimp.
Come for the fish, stay for the wings
When it comes to wings, Mullet’s serves up some of the best in town. Expertly smoked on site, these delicious treats are finished with a dry seasoning, your choice of sauce, or both. Homemade blue cheese is a delight and will impress even the pickiest foodie.
Mullet’s Fish Camp is a great addition to a St. Pete neighborhood best known for its long-running restaurants – The aforementioned Chattaway and Munch are just two examples. There is no doubt that in time Mullet’s will add its name to the list of local Florida classics.
Mullet Fishing Camp, 3901 6th St. S., St. Pete. Sun. & Tue-Thu, 12pm-9pm; Fri-Sat, 12pm-10pm muletsfishcamp.com; 727-205-6313.
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