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About Mystic Fish

The Mystic Fish Seafood Grill and Bar has been rated among Tampa Bay's Top 30 Restaurants since it's opening in 2001. Offering affordable, casual, Florida dining at it's best. Mystic fish serves some of the freshest and most creative seafood dishes as well as buffalo, 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 Westin Innsbrook Golf Resort. When down at the beach please visit our sister restaurants, Guppy's and E&E Stakeout Grill.

3253 Tampa Rd
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm till ?, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm.

Cross Street:
Lake St. George

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(727) 771-1800

Website:
http://www.3bestchefs.com/

Public Transit:
Route 93 Tampa Rd and Lake St. George.

Executive Chef:
Douglas Bebell

Private Party Facilities:
Luncheons for private parties of 20 or more.

Private Party Contact:
Richard Furhmann or Doug Bebell: (727) 771-1800

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Mystic Fish Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (83)
Special Occasion (77)
Creative Cuisine (76)
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Good for Birthdays (67)
Good for a Date (66)
Good for Anniversaries (66)
Fit for Foodies (60)
Worth the Drive (50)
Casual (45)
Business Meals (35)
Cozy (35)
Romantic (33)
Good for Groups (31)
Notable Wine List (30)
Healthy (28)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Authentic (24)
Local Ingredients (24)
Fun (23)
Happy Hour (23)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Comfort Food (15)
Tasting Menu (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Hot Spot (10)
Tapas (9)
Seasonal (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined 2 days ago

Mystic Fish is a very reliable fine dining experience....we have 20 yrs of great meals here!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great meal! Varied menu. We had venison and hogfish for entrees. Each very well prepared.

Paulina, our server was knowledgeable about the menu and food preparation. She was friendly, engaging and attentive.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

Had a reservation and were seated right on time, great food, Pete was a very good server, I had bison and my husband had hogfish, meals we would not normally see at other restaurants. Would certainly return and recommend to friends.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

Mystic Fish always comes through with fine food and good service. However this time there was a mistake made by the waitress who brought a different bottle of Cabernet than what we ordered, did not identify it at the time of service, and was only discovered when the bill was presented (more expensive). Then when a manager (?) came to discuss the problem, she insisted we “accepted” the wine. Sorry, we accepted what was served as what we ordered. It was uncomfortable to be challenged, but eventually the bill was corrected. First time to be disappointed at Mystic Fish.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Still the champion. 15+ years, this is still the best restaurant in the Tampa Bay area. I have been there scores of times and never had anything but an excellent meal, and I am quite fussy. I marvel at their consistent excellence.

The grilled octopus is to die for. I have had grilled octopus in many differs places...none is anywhere near as good!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

Food, wine, atmosphere and service were all excellent. Really delish food, but the portions were very small. We were given one dinner roll each, the salad was served on a plate the size of a saucer. I received about a 1/4 cup of rice with my fish, and the dessert was tiny. Excellent food but, left there still hungry.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

Service & food was so awesome..
Took my Hubby for the first time and ( he hates new places ) he loved it !!
Prices are not low but worth every penny and signature drinks very reasonable .
Stayed at the bar after and cozy small area in back was friendly and bartender great
Conversationlist .

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

I ordered Scallops and only got three. I still was hungry and ate some of my husbands dinner. We did have an appetizer also. Sure didn’t fill me up.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Mystic Fish continues to offer consistent food and service quality at a reasonable price. I think it is among the best and maybe even the very best of Pinellas County restaurants. I intend to go back regularly and in every season of the year.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Good for a Date, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Groups, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The salt in the soup overpowered the fish/vegies flavors. Only had a few spoonfuls because of the salt. Salmon and mashed potatoes were good.

Tags: Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great place! You will not be disappointed!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Dinner choice was very good. We had the Rosemary Grouper. Our Server was attentive and we left very happy!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food is excellent. Great service. Creative and interesting dishes. Each meal is a culinary adventure.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Casual, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We are always pleased with the Mystic Fish. The Eventude dinners are very well priced as the Happy Hour. Best food in the area

Tags: Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 1, 2017

In my opinion; it just doesn't get any better. It has been our FAVORITE for 14 years and will continue to be so!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

This is a great little restaurant. Food is always delicious and is nicely presented. Service is exceptional.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Healthy, Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Maria was a good waitress, but it took over 15 minutes to get any attention, a disappointment to say the least as it was my wife's birthday. We will consider this a one time disappointment in a string of satisfactory times.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The Cod and the filet mignon entrees were both melt-in-your-mouth. I also had the Conch soup and it was delicious too.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Everything good as always. We were celebrating my Mom’s 70th! Everything 5 stars except that their was some background music playing a little too loud for our table. My father is hard of hearing and conversing was a little challenging.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Mystic fish is one of our favorite go-tos. Their local fish, including grouper, hogfish and red snapper are simply amazing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Healthy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service. Hidden gem in Palm Harbor, highly recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 25, 2017

It never disappoints. Always friendly and awesome service. Melissa is the best!
The oysters are always fresh as well as salads. We enjoyed the red snapper and beef tenderloin/lobster. Delicious.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We gathered with friends and had a delightful meal complete with drinks. The food was excellent and the service polite and attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Key West)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very enjoyable dinner. Menu had a variety of options for everyone. Appetizers were great and we all had very good meals. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. I would recommend for a nice meal out and will go back again.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We have been here many times and love it. We decided to have our 20th wedding anniversary dinner at Mystic Fish. Fantastic!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The bison special was outstanding! A trip to the Clearwater area is never complete without a drive up to Mystic Fish for dinner. It never disappoints!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Always accommodating. Wonderful experience. Perfect place to take a date or friend.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 21, 2017

This is a consistently pleasing seafood venue because the Kitchen Staff cares about preparation and ingredients. Well,maybe not the potato chip in the mashed potatos but everything else speaks to Management staying vigilant. The only part I can mildly rebuke is that the host staff that seats us is running out of room for quiet spots as my wife's birthday dinner on Nov.21 at 6pm was opposite a long table of not so quiet seniors. It was a Tuesday. Clearly,the establishment can't just build an addition here for party rooms,etc. but quiet conversations are becoming rare here. Our server was very understanding of my wife's palate and even brought a low key dessert sampler with a candle. So,by all means,if you have yet to come,don't hesitate but be prepared for a full house even on a Tuesday. It's that good and has been for a lot of years.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Wonderful food with great service. Very helpful server with excellent advice on menu questions.

Tags: Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

We have been going here for number of years and have always had excellent food.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Top notch service & superb food. Whenever we're in Palm Harbor, we dine only here.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Delicious. Very nice atmosphere. We will be back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great dining experience. We had red snapper and rack of lamb. Both dishes were outstanding. The service was top notch. I give it my highest recommendation.

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 18, 2017

As usual, the food was spectacular! The scallops and sauce unbeatable. Creative cuisine, pleasant staff, so clean and cozy. Not pricey for the entire meal. Reservations a must during the season. A special place for special people who like nice atmosphere and exquisite food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I would recommend it fir fish, especially. But it is all good and very reliable

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This restaurant is a real jewel. We go there frequently and have never been disappointed. This time I had the Bison steak which was fantastic. Our server, April was very friendly and efficient. Her knowledge of the menu items and their preparation was very impressive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

If you are meticulous about great food and or service,this is the Best dining in Palm harbor.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We are snowbirds from New York and always look forward to dining here. We find this restaurant to be one of our true favorites. See you again soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We have patronize this establishment many times and always enjoy our experience. Already have future reservations!

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Always excellent and consistently good food & service. It can get loud at times when busy. Staff is always great and we enjoy this place quite a bit. Not cheap but reasonable prices.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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