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Mystic Fish, Palm Harbor, FL

Mystic Fish

4.8
4.8
7846 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 47 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (727) 771-1800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Douglas Bebell, Founding Partner
  • Private party facilities
    Call for availability
  • Private party contact
    Richard Furhmann or Doug Bebell: (727) 771-1800
  • Neighborhood
    Palm Harbor
  • Cross street
    Lake St. George
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    Route 93 Tampa Rd and Lake St. George.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 7,846 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Contemporary American

  • Clearwater

    Best Overall

  • Clearwater

    Best Food

  • Clearwater

    Best Service

  • Clearwater

    Best Value

  • Clearwater

    Good for special occasions

  • Clearwater

    Most Booked

7,850 Reviews
  1. Jess

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mystic Fish has the best Bouillabaisse, my favorite dish. I’ve ordered it at other restaurants and I’m always disappointed, so never again. Ive been going there for over 20 years and it’s always excellent!

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  2. Dave1

    Tampa

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always!! Artichokes, grilled octopus, duck and tuna were done to perfection. As always, Ask for Greg, he consistently provides excellent service.

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  3. Delish

    Tampa

    112 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    112 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal! I had the ribeye. Delicious taste. My husband had the redfish special. Great seafood here. We’ll be back with family tonight.

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  4. LisaK

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic experience! The staff is first class, with Ritz Carlton-like treatment!! Every moment was delightful! From the seasonal special Maryland Blue Crab Cocktail appetizer (HUGE delicious chunks!) to our soups - Mystic Soup was the best of the three- to entrees Bronzed Chilean Sea Bass and Kona Seared Atlantic Salmon, every bite was delicious!! The only thing we didn’t care for was the the Fish Stew (I think??) Our excellent server, Stephen, replaced it with lobster bisque without batting an eye!! But we both thought the Mystic Soup, a cauliflower bisque- type soup was better than the lobster bisque even. Their desserts are all miniature, and less than $4 each! Perfect for ordering a few to share, without overindulging! We got gourmet ice cream, tonight’s flavor was peanut butter and chocolate with Reese’s chunks, and Espresso Pots de Crème was divine!! I almost forgot - their cocktail menu was gorgeous! So many options, and I love that they had non-alcoholic kombucha cocktails as well. I had their Paloma, which was perfect (and served in a large (16 oz?) glass! Make a reservation and enjoy a great dinner with even better service.

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  5. RebeccaF

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Melissa was great and our food was excellent! Great birthday dinner!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The delicious bison was accompanied by their Lucious mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables including green beans. Eric proved gracious and timely. My husband enjoyed rib eye. I always like it at MYSTIC FISH.

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  7. Foodsnob

    Cleveland

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good! We tried the escargot. They were good ... we have had better. Toast points were over toasted. Two of us had the Mahi and artichokes which was awesome! Artichokes were fresh and the sauce was delicious. The third in the party had the vegetarian Buddha Bowl dish. He said it was the best vegetarian meal he has ever had. Vegetables were fresh and cooked perfectly! Ambience is good ... energetic. However, we sat on the patio which was more quiet and faces the parking lot. Patio could use some potted plants to spruce up the patio. If quiet is important .... sit on patio.

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  8. Moogs

    Tampa

    36 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We usually love this restaurant but unfortunately our server was not very good. She brought us water to start but it was 15 minutes before she returned to take our order. By that time we were running out of water and thankfully another server came by and filled our glasses without us asking, which was very nice. My food was good but unfortunately my husband’s fish was overcooked and the house salad he ordered was blah. He should have asked for the manager but we were being taken to dinner by friends so he didn’t want to say anything.

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  9. SusanK

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner was excellent! Server was very attentive. Only complaint: My husband and I were there for a quiet dinner but seated next to a large party with a heavy drinker and we could hardly hear each other over his volume. Otherwise, it was a great meal!

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  10. LauraS

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wish I had found this place sooner! Food was outstanding.

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  11. SharW

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent food and service. Responsive and careful with dietary allergies.

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  12. TomF

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food, excellent service with above average knowledge of the menu along with superb recommendations by server staff.

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  13. NicF

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The escargot and Hog fish were outstanding! The service was terrific as always/1

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  14. noname

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent and service was great. Will be returning soon.

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  15. DonnaM

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was wonderful and the service was exceptional! Steven did a great job taking care of us!

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  16. PaulW

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the Mystic Fish never fails to knock it out of the park.

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  17. Helebou

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great & we appreciate the attentiveness of the staff

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  18. PaulB

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All in all a very good experience last night at mystic fish in palm harbor. It the food came out hot and very tasty. The service was excellent . The inside of the restaurant was about 5 degrees colder than it needed to be.

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  19. MarybethS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mystic Fish NEVER disappoints! We had a wonderful dinner celebrating my mother's birthday. Steven, our server, was fantastic! His recommendations were spot on - and attentiveness was just perfect. We enjoyed wonderful cocktails, yummy appetizers and delicious dinners. And the perfect sized sweet bites to end the evening topped with cappuccino's were great. Thank you Richard and team for once again hitting the ball out of the park.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and cocktails were great. Place had a great atmosphere and great service

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  21. localfoodie

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Bday family dinner celebration and had a large round table. Was told it wouldn't be ready til 5:15p but was ready at 5p which was nice. Waiter really seemed to be pushing drinks this visit. Food was good, some dishes better than others. The scallops appetizer w/arugula, feta and strawberries is really wonderful and the pork chop continues to amaze. Pricey but good! Nice to see they outside seating.

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  22. MarjorieM

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mystic Fish NEVER disappoints! We had. 1. Chicken Francaise 2. Lamb 3. Pork chop. All delicious…might even have been the best yet!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Delicious. Loved the spices the chef uses. Will visit again soon

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  24. Predictable

    Las Vegas

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Again very tasty dinner. Thomas made our experience delightful. Our weekly choice here has never disappointed. The mashed potatoes could be a desert choice 😋

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner. Food and service great. Atmosphere is like lovely

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! Always a pleasure dining there!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The switch to gluten free has really changed the hog fish entree. The flavor was not as good and one side of the fish was crisped beyond being able to cut it. Why not just have a few gluten free items instead of all the entrees. We come once a year and were disappointed this year.

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  28. Scout

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mystic Fish is a culinary gem hidden in a quiet, tiny, outdoor strip “mall” on Tampa Road in Palm Harbor. Food and service are consistently outstanding! We make it a point to dine there at least once or twice a month. If you want to try it (which I highly recommend), be sure to make a reservation. Lots of folks have discovered Mystic Fish, so you risk being turned away if you don’t have a reservation.

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  29. StevenE

    Tampa

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Mystic Fish is one of our favorite restaurants. We often order the hogfish which is usually outstanding. Unfortunately that was not the case last night. The fish was very thin and the crust hard to cut through with a fork. I think it was a combination of being too thin and overcooked. The waitress said they were having an issue with the gluten free breadcrumbs, but I'm not sure that explained the results. We'll definite go back as we been going there for over 20 years, but we'll be a little hesitant to order the hogfish again.

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  30. Nancy

    Tampa

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another excellent evening at Mystic Fish! We enjoyed the Mahi "Mystic Style" with lump blue crab, Prime Pork Loin Chop, and Bouillabaisse, as well as the Lobster "Escargot Style" and bread service. Everything was delicious, the service was excellent ... always a great time!

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  31. PhilipB

    Naples

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and early menu makes the price more acceptable

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  32. ChrisF

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food wasn’t AS impressive this time but still very good. Everything else was spot on.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding dining experience! Service, food and atmosphere is the best! One of our to go favorite restaurants!

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  34. EmpressofEverything

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Let me just say that our waiter, Steve, made the night. He was personable, informative, gave great suggestions and was attentive without being intrusive. We had everything we needed when we needed it. The decor is fun and funky, and on this Friday night, there was a lively crowd; I would not suggest a weekend night if you're looking for somewhere quiet and cozy but we enjoyed the bustle. The guys in our party both ordered the sea bass and raved about it. I had the hogfish, which was perfectly cooked. The surprising stars of the evening were the desserts - delicious salted caramel gelato and a lovely, rich espresso pot de creme. Just the right portion to round out the evening.

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  35. Clint

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience overall. Greeted by a very friendly hostess. Our table was ready immediately. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. Food was great. Well done.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent time celebrating our anniversary. The service by Tanya was great. Our reservation for a booth was happily honored. The food and cocktails were all delicious.

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  37. Predictable

    Las Vegas

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A true go to once a week. The kitchen & bar always pleases us. The servers always attentive. Tonia is our favorite.

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  38. Rogers

    Tampa

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous dinner and Tanya was a suburb server! Thank you! We always enjoy bringing our friends to dine with us at Mystic Fish!

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  39. Sand

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, never a bad meal. Appetizer to dessert for 7 people all delicious! Favorite “go to” place for years!

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  40. Lawrence

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined at 4:30 p.m., & our waiter, Erik, was superb!

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FAQs

Mystic Fish offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (727) 771-1800.

Mystic Fish is rated 4.8 stars by 7846 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 47 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Mystic Fish

3253 Tampa Rd, Palm Harbor, FL 34684

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Lake St. George
  • Neighborhood
    Palm Harbor
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    Route 93 Tampa Rd and Lake St. George.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Douglas Bebell, Founding Partner
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (727) 771-1800
  • Private party facilities
    Call for availability
  • Private party contact
    Richard Furhmann or Doug Bebell: (727) 771-1800
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