Palm Valley Fish Camp
Palm Valley Fish Camp

Palm Valley Fish Camp

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.palmvalleyfishcamp.com/
  • Phone: 9042853200x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily Hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Monday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Ed Baltzley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from Palm Valley Fish Camp
Experience mouthwatering seafood while enjoying the best of Ponte Vedra’s Intracoastal Waterway. Palm Valley Fish Camp offers a rustically stylish atmosphere, a unique menu featuring perfectly seasoned cuisine, plentiful portions, as well as an attentive staff to enhance your dining experience.

Our natural setting offers serene waters that will take you away even in the middle of your work week. Whether you’re planning ahead for a special dining occasion or simply wanting to get away from the hustle for a quick lunch, you have found a delicious treasure. From majestic sunsets to creative entrees, join your friends at Palm Valley Fish Camp for a refreshing escape.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Palm Valley Fish Camp reviews from OpenTable diners
188 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (115)neighborhood gem (113)scenic view (112)great for outdoor dining (76)hot spot (56)great for lunch (49)kid-friendly (49)special occasion (45)good for groups (41)notable wine list (37)vibrant bar scene (19)romantic (17)great for brunch (14)late-night find (5)Show More
  • Consistently good.
    Pegiz
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    One of our favorite go to places. Having great food and service makes you forget the high noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Jason
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I am never disappointed when I eat here. The oyster po boy is always good and I love the Mayport shrimp and grits. It's a small resturant so it can feel a little cramped and noisy, but that's the only negative thing I have to say.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Northerns that actually enjoyed grits!!! Never knew they could taste so good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch at PV with nephew
    luv2eat
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The food was quite good, my only criticism is that it took a long time to get our food, both appetizers and lunch. Our server was quite good on checking with us however it appeared the kitchen was slow. it was late for lunch approximate 1 pm and it was not that crowded. I will go back it was overall good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot on the river
    nick
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Great food service everything about this restaurant is great..it's a must visit
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual yet impressive
    BusinessTravlrVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We brought our friends from PA to dinner here after a fun day at the beach. Smart but not fussy, Palm Valley Fish Camp wowed them. Our one friend said his grouper special may have been the best fish he has ever had! Not on menu, but the chef makes a wonderful pasta dish for vegetarians.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good seafood
    KellynBill
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This place definitely goes beyond typical fish camp dining! The New England clam bellies were great, as was the Ahi salad. Four of us shared the seafood platter for two and had plenty of food--couldn't even eat it all! Worth trying and I'm sure we'll go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Iceprincess
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We've been here several times and always love it. The only negative is that it is loud when crowded. Food is superb, service is good and view is great. Plan on going back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really, really good food
    yumyumVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We were a party of six and everyone was happy - unbelieveable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PFC Reveiw
    Jays
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Don'tl let the "fish camp" name scare you - this is nothing like the old school fish camps that sold bait and tackle along with a basic menu of bad food. PVFC is the real deal, and the fact that it's hard to get a reservation reinforces that. All the fish dishes we had were very good, and so were the appetizers. You should know that the grits they serve are not traditional - they are spiced and spicy but also good. We're going to try their other place in Atlantic Beach next!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LookoutJL
    Lookoutjl
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I picked this restaurant based on reviews and the ocean view. The menu was sparce, dated and faded. The food was good. The view was very nice. This is not a "something special" restaurant. The could use a lot of work on the menu.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have been here many times and the food is always great. Love the fried green tomatoes and fish with grits preparation. Never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite "Go To"
    NocateeFoodie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Been to the Fish Camp multiple times and its always great. Favorite "go to" in the area...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy and fabulous
    BethVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. So much so, we returned again the next night. Cast iron snapper and mahi dishes were exquisite. Ambiance and service were outstanding. Highly recommend. We will return every time we are back in the area. Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal at Ponte Vedra
    AnnieM
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We had reservations for 7:30 and waited about 15 minutes for a table with a great view. The service was prompt, efficient and our waitress was very knowledgable regarding the menu in general as well as specials of the day. Excellent recommendations were made and our meal was excellent. The restaurant is boisterous. Not unexpected considering the crowd. Valet parking great. Will return on my next visit to Jacksonville!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bummed
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I usually go to North Beach Fish Camp and I am always so impressed, however, Palm Valley exceeded no expectation. Our server seemed irritated and in a rush and my salmon dish tasted like a pound of butter was dumped on it! I couldn't even taste the fresh salmon I was so used to receieving. At the end of our meal the server brought out one very large check and it was clear we all were there with our spouses. When asked if he could split it he huffed and puffed and stormed off. Definitely not something I would expect from a fine dining restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We have dined at this restaurant many times in the past. All of our previous meals were good (or there would have only been one visit), but out last visit was the best meal yet. Kelly, our server was wonderful too. Only one negative observation about the place - They still try to squeeze too many tables in that place!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We dined at many different places in the area with visitors and this place was by far everyone's favorite. The food was pricy, but excellent. The service was also excellent. It was quite noisy, however, and very small... be sure to make reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great as usual
    AustinKR86
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I don't think I will ever have a complaint or suggestion to change anything to do with the food. Always superb and well worth any amount of a wait or crowd! We did have to wait 30 minutes past our reservation for our table, but I've come to expect a wait here regardless of whether I have a reservation or not (though having a reservation greatly reduces that wait). I think they may need to adjust the time they expect people to occupy a table; I think they are assuming 45 minutes, when most are staying at least an hour. There is never enough seating or parking, although I'm not sure how they can change this given there is no room to expand at this location and EVERYONE loves this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Usually great.
    PvblizVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I love this place. Unusual that I had to return my dish because it was too spicy. The waitress didn't explain that the dish was spicy and I don't like foods heavily spiced. I returned it and the manager came over and was very nice about it and offered to make me something else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Fantastic food. Lively atmosphere. Often a wait for a table - even if you book. Excellent place - worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best mahi and grits!
    MikeJ
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The mahi and grits with collards is mouth watering! I grew up at the beach and know seafood. This is definitely the best plate I have had at a restaurant in a long time! I highly recommend it! Sit outside for an awesome view and no noise!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dishes, lively atmosphere
    FoodPlusWineEqualsHappy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We tried Palm Valley Fish Camp based on the reviews and they were right on! Some of the best calamari I've ever had. All dishes were outstanding, including the Pork Chops I'd you don't want fish. Service was very good, after a wait... even with reservations. The noise level made it very difficult to talk until the place started to empty out around 9:30 but that's what you get with a small, popular place. Looking forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We took my sister and her husband to dinner here on Wed night. I have already sent an email to the restaurant but I will fill this out , as well. My sister had the crab cake dinner and she was very happy with that. My brother in law and I had the fried shrimp dinner and my husband had the fried shrimp and scallop dinner. All of our dinners were burned on the outside and over cooked on the inside. The shrimp and scallops were hard. We have been here for lunch twice and for dinner once before and have had good meals. I don't know what the difference in the kitchen was this night but, hopefully, it has been corrected.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Restaurant
    CarNumber1
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    (Douglas) was absolutely fantastic. We learned of this location through word of mouth while we were attending a conference at the Sawgrass Marriott and it lived up to the top billing and much more. The reservation process was flawless and included a phone call reminder the day of the reservation. The Valet attendant very polite and volunteered to take of photo of my wife and I so we could both be in the picture. The menu was impressive and the food presentation, temperature, and quality was perhaps the best we have ever experienced. A++++
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Palm Valley Fish Camp
    saltydog
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Palm Valley Fish Camp is our favorite Ponte Vedra restaurant. We always visit more than once when we are here. The food is consistently delicious. The one negative would be that it is a little crowded if you are sitting at a table in the center of the room.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great food
    jll4
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Food was awesome as usual. Service was not up to usual standards. Chalking it up to bad night never been issue before.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great!
    MisterTheo60
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Another great experience last Friday night. Fried Green tomatoes and broiled oysters were excellent, as was blackened Mahi with grits and greens, Ahi Tuna and Trout. Excellent service provided by Christina.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    JadeVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Every time we visit from New York we make it a point to have dinner at Palm valley
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun, casual spot with good food
    FlaAmy
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This place is designed to be noisy, crowded and friendly. Its part of the ambiance and if you are looking for that kind of a night, it seems to work. We found the food to be very good across the board. Our server was knowledgeable and well trained. They charged for bread and encouraged first course orders, so the bill added up even though the entrees are moderately priced. The specials came with a vegetable, the regular entrees did not. Shrimp and grits were delicious, but were just that, shrimp and grits. Regardless, we enjoyed the night. Reservations are recommended.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Local fave
    Nutritionista
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I've never had a bad meal! The specials are too good to pass up!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome as usual
    jll4
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Always excellent! We go when we are in Ponte Vedra every year usually a couple of times. Love it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    luvtodine
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Still the best restaurant in Ponte Vedra. The ladies are the best you will ever encounter at service. Do not miss this great place when in Jacksonville.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    JMDII
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Best seafood around. The Shrimp n grits and the mussels are no. 1!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food noisy
    Eatoutmore
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Great food, but tables packed like sardines. Very noisy. Sure younger crowd will not mind
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We were seated 30 minutes after reservation time, altho they did apologize & give us 1 free glass of wine ( not 1 each); extremely loud & boisterous, we couldn't hear each other. Food was very good, service was fine. This time the quality of the food did not offset the wait & noise
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Had to return
    Greg
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    After a tremendous dinner, my wife and I decided to return for lunch two days later. The fried seafood platter at dinner included sweet bay scallops and shrimp, both of which were some of the best we've had (and we both have enjoyed some great seafood restaurants). The shrimp and grits dish was also terrific. For lunch, we both went with the shrimp salad sandwich, which we also raved about. Bottom line - this restaurant is hard to beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best seafood around
    JMDII
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    By far the best tasting and freshest seafood. Awesome selection of dishes. Their shrimp-n-grits is by far the best that I have ever had. Always make a point to eat here when on vacation at Ponte Vedra Beach. Loud atmosphere mostly due to the size of the building, but great for groups.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Seafood!!
    letseatout
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The food at Palm Valley was delicious and the service was great. Andy took good care of us and made sure we had everything we needed. My salmon was cooked to perfection and my husband loved his fried oysters. We can't wait to go back again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    A very good experience each of the four times I have been here. Casual, energetic, welcoming and attractive. High quality, fresh seafood, prepared in a variety of popular ways. Positive ratio of cost to quality. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate