What You'll Get
You're probably thinking, "That sounds great, but I've never bought a car or a computer without first reading the Wikipedia definitions for car and computer—I'm not about to buy a Groupon either without a briefing." Well, neither would we, and since this is everyone's first Groupon, allow us to briefly explain how it works.
How Groupon Works
Groupon is a combination of the words group and coupon. Each day, we offer an unbeatable deal on the best of Jacksonville: restaurants, spas, sporting events, theater, and more. By promising businesses a minimum number of customers, we get discounts you won't find anywhere else. We call it "collective buying power."
If you want to get the deal, just click BUY before the offer ends at midnight. If the minimum number of people (25 for today's deal) sign up by the end of the day, you'll get a printable gift certificate in your inbox the next morning that you can use whenever you want (well, at least until the deal expires—today's expires in one year). If not enough people join, no one gets the deal (and you won't be charged), so invite your friends to make sure you get the discount!
It's nice to wake up to something new every day. Some people get their daily fix from desk calendars with a cute puppy and a funny caption every morning. Groupon is like a desk calendar, except the puppy is an unbeatable discount and the funny caption is a profound reflection on the flowers and needles growing from life's cactus. We selflessly share our deep insights, hoping that you will join our mob of consumers, thus strengthening our collective buying power and commanding even better deals.
Until the merpeople emerge from their Neptunian nests to take over the world's oceans, mankind will continue to enjoy dominance over the deep sea. Today's Groupon reminds our briny brethren who's in charge. For $12, you get $30 worth of seafood and drinks at The Fish Company, located in Atlantic Beach.
Founded by the owners of The Marina Restaurant in Mayport, The Fish Company has been the recipient of numerous fish-penned hate letters for its insistence on offering diners fresh seafood. Appetizers include fried gator tail ($6.49), crab cakes ($10.49), and smoked fish dip ($4.99), with entrees running the spanipelagic spectrum from shrimp platters ($12.49) to king-crab feasts ($29.99) to Atlantic Beach seafood salad ($16.99). Descendants of Captain Ahab may opt for the restaurant's far-reaching fresh fish fare, including wild salmon from Canada ($15.99), mahi from Chile ($17.99), and grouper from South America ($20.49). The Fish Company houses a raw bar for seafood sadists eager to do their own shucking and shell-stripping of steamed oysters ($8.49 for a dozen). A variety of pastas, sandwiches, salads and meat dishes are also available, and dishes can be paired with a wide variety of wines (starting at $5 a glass), beer (starting at $3), and premium liquors.
The Fish Company's dark-blue décor and low-key lighting submerge diners in a casual atmosphere reminiscent of the sub-thermocline waters of the deep sea, except without the swimming nightmare beasts that are known as humpback anglerfish. Outdoor seating is available as well. While a fresh seafood market is also on the premises of The Fish Company, this Groupon is only valid toward purchases in the restaurant.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 23, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per customer. Limit 1 per table and 1 per visit. Not valid for carryout. Valid for the restaurant only. No cash back. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.