Good eating is a sign of good living. One thing is for sure: Gulf County has all the fare fit for the good life.
Check out these details for a range of culinary options to enjoy while you’re in town – from seafood
straight out of our glimmering ocean to Italian classics and beachside bites.
Eat Like You’re Out, While at Home
There’s nothing quite like embracing the low-key lifestyle by buying food for the day right from the
farmer, like at The Salt Air Farmers Market in Port St. Joe. Wander among set-ups brimming with local
produce (including delectable kumquats!) and homemade food products, making the perfect
centerpiece for any meal.
The Gulf Coast is synonymous with mouth-watering seafood. If you are craving some local delicacies, St.
Joe Shrimp Company has a wide offering of fresh catches, from shrimp and grouper to mahi-mahi and
lump crab, to cook to your liking in the comfort of your home. If you would prefer to keep your kitchen
at the condo clean, the Kitchen at St. Joe Shrimp Company offers already-crafted seaside classics like
grouper fingers with a side of tater salad and hushpuppies to-go.
If you want to eat in without lifting a finger, Your Table! Your Chef! is your answer for a dining
experience full of in-home elegance. Chef Ian brings over 19 years of culinary expertise to your service
and will design a menu that caters to your every desire – from four-course dinners to low country boils.
Chef Ian will shop for all the ingredients, before coming to your home to cook for your group – all the
delicious aromas and exciting sizzles included.
Keep Fresh as the Theme
For a fresh yet casual lunch or dinner made from local ingredients, check out This is Garden Food (TIGF)
in town in Port St. Joe. Chef David’s Swiss roots and passion for permaculture have combined into a
restaurant that puts worldly yet approachable twists on classic dishes. For lunch, try the Frenchy burger,
complete with red wine confit and onions with sides of fries and a salad. For dinner, try the pasta shrimp
flambée with pastis, a garlic herby dish that is sure to please. And save some room for dessert, because
the decadent cup Danemark – the European staple complete in all of its vanilla ice cream and chocolate
fudge goodness – is not to be missed.
As one of the newest restaurants in Wewahitchka, The Honey Hole Restaurant offers eats from day to
night with a zesty local flare. Opening at 5 AM, treat yourself to a traditional breakfast with all the
fixings, including flakey buttermilk biscuits. Rotating lunch specials feature hearty classics like beef tips
and gravy over rice with collards and chicken parmesan over pasta. Dinner specials will keep you coming
back for more, with a range of options like a 15-ounce grilled Porterhouse pork chop to fried snapper
with cheese grits. No matter what you choose, the house-prepared oysters will complement your
Let’s Do Lunch…on the Beach
Put simply, The Tipsy Lizard Food Truck in St. Joe Beach will make all your dreams of having Cajun
seafood for lunch on the Gulf Coast come true. Walk up to the truck and choose from catfish, shrimp, or
snow crab boiled or fried with a crave-able spice blend. Crab clusters, filets of the catch-of-the-day, and
lobster tails can also be ordered as an add-on. No worries if some of your littles are not fishy fans yet
–chicken tenders are a menu item too.
Eating Is Just Part of the Full Experience
Pomodoro Italian Grill and Bar is serving up the best Italian food in the Cape San Blas area set amid
serene views of St. Joseph Bay Golf Club. From classic antipasti dishes like bruschetta and caprese
salad to filetto di manzo (grilled filet mignon with red wine reduction and roasted potatoes), your
tastebuds will be amazed that you are not, in fact, in Italy. Pair your meal with an Italian red wine like
Banfi chianti and raise a glass to a beautiful day on the loveliest coast.
Dinner with a View
For the pinnacle of fine dining experiences while beholding the sunset over St. Joseph Bay, make a
reservation at The Whilte Marlin and Oysterette. With a reputation as one of the most highly-rated destination restaurants in the Panhandle of Florida, the White Marlin has been known for serving the area’s best fish, beef, and oysters, with equally delightful cocktails and ambiance. From risotto balls
to garlic and rosemary lamb lollipop chops to rum butter banana bread, your meal will be an exquisite
experience from start to finish.
Good Eating in Gulf County
From delicious options prepared in-home to a toastable white tablecloth evening on the water, Gulf
County has a seat at the table waiting for you. For more unforgettable dining experiences available in
Gulf County, click here.