Menus are laminated to prevent staining from diners' spilled coffee or attempts to pen “lobster” into every item’s description. Get the dish you really want with today’s Groupon: for $18, you get $40 worth of fresh seafood and drinks at Beachside Seafood in Jacksonville Beach.
Beachside Seafood's cooks purchase and fillet fresh fish from the eatery's in-house market every day, crafting a menu brimming with fresh seafood delicacies. A calming surfside breeze ambles through the open-air dining patio, where aromas from the Beachside basket's trio of shrimp, calamari, and oyster ($19.99) waft through the air, reminding diners of childhood vacations spent in Atlantis. Chefs top the grilled burger with bacon and cheese ($8.99) and fill up tortilla-bound fish tacos with succulent morsels of whitefish ($7.99) or mahi ($9.99), cheese, and crispy vegetables. Guests helm Olympic-style shell-cracking competitions with king crab or lobster (market price when in season) or moor their tongues to land-based eats, such as a chicken cheesesteak sandwich ($5.99 for a 6 in.) or a corn dog ($1.99).
Our customers loved this deal last year, earning Beachside Seafood a spot on Groupon's Best of 2011 list.
Beachside Seafood Restaurant
Directly below Beachside Seafood Restaurant's dining room, you will find the restaurant's in-house market. Here, chefs browse through the stock of locally caught seafood, picking out premium fillets of fish and shellfish and kindly directing lost scuba divers back to their hotels. After carrying their fresh purchases back up to the kitchen, chefs fire up stoves to fry baskets of their renowned mayport shrimp, steam lobster tails, and stack sandwiches with grilled mahi.
Once assembled, the staff carries dishes to the alfresco dining area, where playful nautical decor hangs out on the walls. On the covered upstairs deck, sunlight streams onto wooden floors that support rows of picnic tables. This scene backdrops guests sipping from frosty mugs of beer with the aroma of fried seafood wafting through the air, reminding diners of childhood vacations spent in Atlantis.