Mullet’s Fish Camp and Market is officially open, and at South St. Pete’s latest must-see restaurant, it’s all business up front and party back.
Mullet’s Fish Camp serves fresh fish cooked in Florida-inspired styles and carefully crafted cocktails reminiscent of a simpler era.
Located in a 102 year old house in South St. Pete, across from Munch’s and Southside Coffee, Mullet’s invites patrons to relax in its backyard tiki bar while sampling some of the best seafood in the Burg .
But if you’d rather host your own fish fry, Mullet’s is opening its own fresh fish market in the front half of the restaurant this summer. Hence the sumptuously locked newt name and logo.
Nothing but the best for St. Pete at Mullet’s Fish Camp
Despite its laid back vibe, the ingredients in Mullet are simply exceptional.
Owners Brian Rose and Nick Brown pride themselves on delivering the highest quality homemade flavors. From artisan butters scented with freshly made grenadine to a classic Hurricane cocktail, a meal at Mullet’s Fish Camp is sure to please even the most foodie.
“It’s all about classic Florida seafood,” Brown said. “We thought a lot about how we would prepare food for people if they were in our house… We would do it from scratch, so whatever we can do internally, we do.”
Discover Mullet’s “Florida Man” cuisine style
Part of what makes Mullet’s special is its rotating seafood options, so diners always feast on the freshest fish available throughout the year.
You’ll find a wide variety of seafood options to choose from, such as grouper, snapper, and mahi, and seven different cooking styles for your favorite fish dishes.
Choose from deep fried, fried, grilled and charred Cajun for a more classic seafood meal. For the more adventurous types, you’ll want to go for one of Mullet’s three styles: The Bobby Lee, The Joe Dirté, and The Florida Man.
With a citrus and herbal butter stir-fry and a citrus-flavored Florida-inspired coleslaw, The Florida Man has become Mullet’s official favorite. Serve it with a fresh grouper fillet and a craft cocktail for the ultimate fish camp meal.
An ode to all that is local in the city of the sun
A native of St. Pete and a resident of the south, Rose grew up visiting local fish markets and eating lots of fresh seafood.
After buying and successfully operating his childhood fish market, Mid Peninsula Seafood, he was looking for a new restaurant concept that would pay homage not only to his love for classic Florida seafood, but also to the history of South St. Pete.
Inspired by the fishing camps established by the first Pinellas settlers in the 1800s, Rose and Brown hope the Mullet Fish Camp will nourish and benefit the St. Petersburg community in the same way its early pioneers did.
According to Brown, the historic Mullet building certainly adds to its unique atmosphere south of St. Pete.
“You cannot fail to feel the presence of the energy and the life that was there before,” Brown said. “It’s a little whimsical about it.”
In keeping with the atmosphere of love for the region, the vibrant sea-themed murals painted by the famous muralists of St. Pete Vitale Bros. add just the right amount of Burg style to the exterior space of the historic home.
Mullet’s also hosts live local music at its outdoor tiki bar on weekends.
Mullet’s Fish Camp is open for lunch, dinner, and take out Tuesday through Sunday. Stop from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday; Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.