Mystic Fish

4.8
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$30 and under
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Seafood
The Mystic Fish Seafood Grill and Bar has been rated among Tampa Bay Top 30 Restaurants since opening in 2001. Offering affordable, casual, Florida dining at its best. Mystic fish serves some of the freshest and most creative seafood dishes as well as bison, duck, beef and nightly specials. You may choose your favorite wine from the stellar wine list or enjoy their generous cocktails from their full liquor bar. A grand selection of homemade desserts along with espresso and cappuccino will be a delightful way to finishing off your dining experience. A stylish decor of film sculptures abalone shells and custom fish tanks is the backdrop for a special relaxing evening. Located one mile East of US 19, just five minutes from Salamander Innsbrook Golf Resort. When down at the beach please visit our sister restaurants, Guppys and E&E Stakeout Grill.
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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

Z
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always high quality food, relaxing and interesting atmosphere and good service.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food in a nice atmosphere

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellently prepared.
“Eventide” early menu is terrific.

TW
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have had a great experience every time I have come. The food is always perfect and the staff is always great.

DH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will definitely be back again! Our waiter was knowdgeable, patient, and provided good and prompt service. The food that was offered on the my bad plenty of delicious choises and we were all pleased with our selections!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was delicious as always. Some ordered specials and some off regular menu. We all loved our dish. Servings are ample and pricing is reasonable.

SN
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We really love Mystic Fish...we discovered this gem years ago when we were looking for City Fish and took a wrong turn on Tampa Road...we live in Tampa, the Carrollwood area. We have been raving about his place ever since and bringing back family members and friends to experience what we love about this place

OT
Tampa
57 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent quality of food and service

GG
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Set in a strip mall, Mystic Fish did not disappoint.

Fish Chowder was very tasty. Salmon and Black Grouper were also delicious and side of sautéed spinach was nice.

Will return.

JF
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zach is an excellent waiter who is very considerate and professional. The food was great as well. I will be back.

CW
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Mystic Fish but will be back. The food, service and atmosphere were great!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place did everything right. The service, the atmosphere, the food, perfect. I never write reviews but I felt that this restaurant deserves the praise it already gets online. I ordered the Buddha Bowl which was hearty and flavorful. My wife ordered the fillet mignon with a lobster tail and said it was cooked to perfection. Our server April was courteous, fun and didn’t miss a beat. Bravo Mystic Fish!!!!

F
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service were excellent! Carli our server treated us extremely well. Very professional in her demeaner and vigilance. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. Our seafood was exquisite. Our party of 4 plan on returning soon.

AS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, very elegant and tasty. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive as well. Since it was our first time dining there he went over the specials and gave us his recommendations. We were there to celebrate my mother's 70th birthday and Keith our waiter brought her a complimentary dessert with a candle. It is a 45 min drive for us to the restaurant but totally worth it.

KM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Located in a strip mall but nice decor inside including lovely salt water aquariums, table linens, unique stoneware plates. The place was packed when we arrived so waited at the busy bar and enjoyed a pear-pepper cocktail and a specialty old-fashioned. The menu had several items we wanted to order and we chose the crab-artichoke appetizer (just okay) and the baked oysters (excellent). For entrees we opted for the hogfish and were not disappointed. Our only gripe was small service lapses including failure of the hostess to transport our cocktails to table, asking for water three times before getting it, not being offered coffee before our check was delivered. But all in all we enjoyed the evening and will likely return to try other menu offerings.

e
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Consistently excellent food, ambiance and service. One of our favorite go-to restaurants, whether a special occasion or just a dinner out with friends & family!

DD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unique local restaurant. Although seafood is abundant, many other high quality choices available including steak, chicken, lamb and bison.

F
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. One of our go to places because it’s consistently good.

K
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was not as good as usual. Waitress was inattentive and we saw her and others, including someone who appeared to be management, standing in the room with tea and glasses chatting. There seemed to be many new waitstaff, not the usual ones. If this had been our first visit, we would not be returning and we are not inclined to do so now. Mystic Fish had been one of our favorite places before this.

H
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I always enjoy dining at Mystic Fish! The menu is phenomenal, the atmosphere appealing and the prices are well worth the quality of the food. We are so lucky to have such a fine restaurant in Palm Harbor.

CT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the fourth time I have had bouillabaisse at the Mystic Fish.
Its an "improvised" bouillabaisse, as American rather than French Mediterranean elements are used.
But it is delicious and I will have it again.
Service is very polite and professional.
The restaurant, per our experience, had no fault, which is very rare. (5 out of 5)
We come to Florida from Canada, for 7 weeks every year.
Toronto is an international city with an abundance of excellent international restaurants and Mystic Fish would fit there beautifully.
(I have eaten in many parts of the world, China, India, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, Poland, Netherlands, Belgium, Britain Etc.)

KL
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve perfection! Our server, April, was top-notch! The food here is always amazing! Even on a busy holiday evening, Mystic Fish doesn’t disappoint!!!

K
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

While this is unusual, this was the first time that we had to have one of our main dishes remade because the shrimp in the cioppino was overcooked. They remade the dish promptly and he was able to enjoy the meal. The rack of lamb was perfectly cooked and delicious. All the sides were cooked to our dinning enjoyment. We go there several times per year so having to have the cioppino remade was disappointing, but we will be returning.

JA
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have visited Mystic Fish for many years now. The food is always prepared to perfection and delicious! The management team are all very friendly and personable! The Chef and his staff are second to none!!!!!

We really enjoy dining at Mystic Fish.

D
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience5

After hearing wonderful things about this restaurant, we were terribly disappointed. Our server apparently forgot to put in part of my order and used the excuse that a large party had come in immediately after us and had gotten their order in first. That doesn’t explain why he came back 30 minutes after I had ordered to ask me what exactly my order was.Not to mention he was unable to describe most of the menu and did not understand what gluten-free was. He must’ve been new but in a fine dining establishment, the waiter should have a clue about menu items and what gluten is.

PA
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We have been dining here for over 15 years, it’s not what it used to be. Portions are significantly smaller while the prices are way up. Their wine list was one of the best values in the area , this is no longer the case. The food is still delicious but the value has been diminished.

JN
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have dined many times at Mystic Fish and have always enjoyed the experience and this visit was no different. They have a great menu and we have enjoyed many of the selections. Our favorite is the Hog fish, which is rarely served elsewhere and is the absolute best selection on the menu.
The service was perfect and served in sequence to enhance the experience.

JS
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant and enjoyable experience; look forward to returning.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Waiter was great.

K
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The only issue was the temperature was VERY chilly.

OT
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We searched for seafood restaurants in the area we were staying in Florida and we hit the jackpot with this one! I really wanted to try grouper and it was amazing! My husband strayed from the usual filet mignon and had a bison filet and loved it! Don’t forget dessert! At $3 a pop you had to try a couple different desserts! Great food, great value and we will make this a destination when we visit again!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and server was excellent. We were never rushed at any time. Very relaxing evening.

DB
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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BB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent choice for fresh seafood or just about anything on their menu. Service is top notch. Quality wait staff. My wife and I highly recommend this Florida establishment.

BP
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had heard a lot about Mystic Fish and decided to try it on my brother's birthday. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent, the waitstaff personable and professional, and the ambience and clientele were perfect for a quiet meal. I was delighted that the staff were aware of the special request for "something with a candle" for my brother's birthday. I made the reservation on-line, and I didn't know if my request had uploaded. We will come again!

BW
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and wonderful atmosphere. Came because we had a gift card and wanted to try somewhere special. We will be back and will bring friends as well!

JB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Over priced. All of the fish we had was really good,portions very small and undersauced,thankfully,because the sauces were all too salty and lacked real punch and flavor, very underwhelmed no. No wonder it was over salted. The sides were not good either ,rice was surely out of a box and mashed potatoes weee again too salty and actually tasted like instant. The sauté of string beans were nice.

A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch experience in all areas; service, cocktails, small plates, entrees and desserts. Recommended dishes include wedge salad, roasted oysters, ciappino, short ribs, NY Strip and gelato.

G
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We moved to Florida in 2004 however, we were customers prior to that. Although we live 1 1/2 hours away we dine there at least six times a year. You run a great operation!