Krazy FishÂ GrilleÂ isÂ Mark Haddockâ€™sÂ coastal casual dining resturant specializing in fresh ingredients and homemade saucesÂ in Port Saint Joe, Florida.Â The venue is a completely renovated old Chevron gas station. They take pride inÂ using locally sourced ingredients and making the menuÂ items fresh daily.
KrazyFish Grille, has its quirky charms. The small space sits across the street from the beautiful Saint Joseph Bay.Â Around the room you will find patron bottles chandeliers used for lighting,Â bright colors creating a carefree atmosphere, and beachÂ decor covering the walls.Â There are also a few tvâ€™sÂ scattered about, and a fullÂ bar that serves festive pastel-colored drinks ( I recommend theÂ Pineapple Orange Margarita).Â
The menus here are printed on a doubleÂ page and decorated in cheerful seaside colors. AÂ variety of refreshing appetizersÂ are available like theÂ Coconut Shrimp served withÂ grilled pineapple habanero chutney dipping sauce and delicious lump Maryland style crab cakes.
There are several entreeÂ creations to choose from, the majority ofÂ themÂ feature seafood and fresh sides.Â I dutifully ordered this decorative, Instagram-friendly creation of fresh Grouper andÂ â€œMarkâ€™s Surfinâ€™ Slaw,â€ although I soon pushed it aside to concentrate onÂ Alaskan Snow Crab served with a side of warm signature roasted garlic compound butter.
In accordance with the seaside theme at KrazyFish, one of the most popularÂ entrees at our table were theÂ KrazyFish Tacoâ€™s with your choice of Mahi, Tequila Shrimp, orÂ Blackened Grouper. We chose the shrimp inÂ tortillas filledÂ with avocado, Monterey jack cheese, pico, cabbage, chipotle lime crÃ¨me,Â and complemented them with side dishes of Â island rice and â€œMarkâ€™s Surfinâ€™ Slaw.â€Â Some of the other entrÃ©es my tasters and I sampled wereÂ â€œHand Cutâ€ charbroiled steak with grilled shrimp, tomato florentine soup, and smoked gouda grits.
KrazyFish alsoÂ serves pressed and deli-style sandwiches Wednesday-Saturday and a commendable sushi bar on Thursdays and Fridays.Â In warmerÂ weather you can dine outside inÂ the shade on their pet friendly patio. The desserts (wedges of crumbly caramel peanut butter pie and fresh key lime pie) trend toward the comfortÂ side. If you feel like finishing your meal with the kind of classic, flavor-bomb flourish that MarkÂ and his teamÂ are known for, however, call for theÂ Ultimate Chocolate Cake.
LOCATION: Â 113 Monument AveÂ Port Saint Joe, Florida
HOURS:Â SUN-TUE: CLOSEDÂ WED-SAT: 11:00 AM -9:00 PM