Plenty of well-known Tampa seafood restaurants feature upscale spins on the day’s catch, but there are also a handful of beachside shacks slinging up that same fresh fish in a more casual environment. For example, Skipper’s Smokehouse has been ranked among the best restaurants in Tampa for more than 30 years, thanks in part to its award-winning grouper sandwiches and a come-as-you-are atmosphere reinforced by six nights of live music a week under the 100-year-old oak trees outside. That same laid-back vibe characterizes Keegan’s Seafood Grille, where locals gather for she-crab soup and locally sourced conch.

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