Fish markets give diners the chance to inspect their catches close up, helping customers tell which tunas are the freshest, which clams are the happiest, and which crabs spent their youth playing steel drums for a calypso band. Get to know your next meal with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $24 worth of fresh-off-the-boat seafood and wines at The Reef at Redington Shores.
Located mere steps from where Gulf fishermen dock, The Reef’s glass counters overflow with a bounty of fresh catches from the sea and meats flown in daily, complemented by a robust collection of wines. The warm, shallow waters of the Cedar Keys yield baskets of fresh clams (market price, changes daily), prized for their easy home preparation and for dumping over the heads of winning water-polo coaches. The mild, sweet meat of Florida spiny lobster (market price, changes daily) requires little in the way of spice or preparation to unlock its flavor, and thick filets of mahi mahi (market price, changes daily) await only the kiss of fire to provide a succulent meal. Bottles of wine ($5–$17) line the shelves, including the Tabali sauvignon blanc, which pairs nicely with fish, and the Puerto Viego pinot noir, whose full, palate-expanding flavors provide safe harbor for storm-wracked model ships.