It’s o-fish-ally summertime, and that means we’re craving sunshine, surf, sand, and seafood. Check out a few places where you can find fresh seafood right here in Swan City.
Fancy Q Sushi & Thai, 5615 Florida Ave. S. | Serious sushi fans should try the Sashimi Deluxe for 16 pieces of assorted raw fish.
Gosh! Asian Bistro & Sushi, 4742 Florida Ave. S. | Stop by daily after 11 a.m. and order up a lunch bento box, which comes with your choice of entree, half a California roll, and a side salad.
New Moon Sushi, 4231 Florida Ave. S. | We ordered (and loved) the Orlando and Philly rolls, plus a teriyaki salmon box. If you want another suggestion, Instagram user @Cashley1 recommends the Hana roll.
Rib House, 2918 S. Florida Ave. | Talk about a unique combination. Rib House is known for offering both Thai and BBQ menus, and its sushi is what our followers raved about most.
Scream’n Tuna Sushi, 270 E. Bay St. #2150 | Pro tip: Order the sushi appetizer for a little taste of everything, including tuna, salmon, white fish, yellow tail, & shrimp.
Spice Thai & Sushi, 3895 Florida Ave. S. | Editor’s Pick: Stop by Spice Thai & Sushi on the weekend for its signature weekend lunch special, including spring rolls, soup, your choice of a Thai dish or two sushi rolls, and a freshly fried donut for dessert.
Sumo Sushi, 5295 Florida Ave. S. | Check out Sumo Sushi’s rotating belt next time you get a hankering for sushi.
Thai Oishi, 1535 Town Center Dr. | Boasting both Japanese + Thai cuisine, Thai Oishi is known for its comprehensive menu, right in the heart of Lakeside Village.
Tsunami Sushi, 114 N. Tennessee Ave. #101 | For a truly Lakeland experience, take a stroll in Munn Park after enjoying a fresh bite from owner Vinh Nguyen’s Japanese-style restaurant.
Country Chicken & Fish, 1263 Kathleen Rd. | Nearly 2,000 Google reviews recommend this drive-thru and walk-up shack’s seafood, chicken + homemade pound cake.
Mister Fish, 715 E. Palmetto St. | This carry-out Lakeland staple has been serving up its famous Mister Fish sandwiches since 1968.
Bay Street Bistro, 211 E. Bay St. | Order the escargot before enjoying a variety of seafood options, including fresh-caught wild salmon, Chilean sea bass, and sea scallops.
Bonefish Grille, 225 W. Pipkin Rd. | Pro tip: head to Reader Bruce A.’s suggested spot if you’re dining with a group and order the family bundle special.
Catfish Country, 2400 EF Griffin Rd., Bartow | Reader Allyson A. told us to try the fried catfish and crab claws.
Charm City Seafood, 330 Old Bartow Eagle Lake Rd., Bartow | Try the shrimp tacos + crab cakes to see why it’s Reader Karen D’s favorite spot.
Crafty Crab, 4266 US Hwy. 98 N. | Fans of a good ol’ fashioned seafood boil can stop by and build their own from 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Cravin Cajun, 3615 S. Florida Ave., Ste. #940 | Fans of oyster bars should try Reader Ryan H.’s favorite spot, located near Hobby Lobby.
Fish City Grill, 1485 Town Center Dr. | Get happy hour deals on food on Mon.-Fri. from 3-6 p.m. We’ve got our eyes on the $8 shrimp nachos.
Gaskins Barbecue & Lobster, 1614 Town Center Dr. | This seafood + BBQ hybrid is known for its lobster rolls and gluten-free platters.
Harry’s Old Place, 3751 Cypress Gardens Rd., Winter Haven | Reader Ashley P. recommends trying the Harry in the Bag – baked grouper with a pecan topping.
Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille, 101 N. Kentucky Ave. | Pro tip: Stop by for lunch and start with the crispy calamari or salmon dip for a delicious afternoon.
Mr. & Mrs. Crab, 3770 Lakeside Village Ct. | Do you take your oysters raw or steamed? Either way, stop by today from 12-10 p.m.
Shell’s Seafood Restaurant, 5125 S. Florida Ave. | The shrimp pasta at Reader Amy W.’s go-to spot has nearly 200 reviews.
Lakeland Seafood Market, 320 W. Memorial Blvd. | Prefer to be your own chef? Shop dozens of varieties of shrimp, fish, shellfish, and crab.
Publix Super Markets, locations vary | Fun fact: Publix partners with Global Seafood Sustainability Initiative and Sustainable Fisheries Partnership to teach customers about seafood sustainability, that way it feels as good as it tastes.
Riverside Express Seafood, 130 E. Memorial Blvd. | This seafood market + restaurant is open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m., but we recommend getting there early in the day for the freshest catch.