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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

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (84)
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Good for Anniversaries (69)
Good for a Date (67)
Good for Birthdays (65)
Fit for Foodies (65)
Worth the Drive (51)
Casual (43)
Business Meals (42)
Cozy (38)
Good for Groups (35)
Notable Wine List (32)
Romantic (32)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Healthy (29)
Fun (28)
Happy Hour (27)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Local Ingredients (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Authentic (21)
Tasting Menu (17)
Comfort Food (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Hot Spot (10)
Tapas (9)
Seasonal (8)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Late-night Find (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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Scenic View (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 6 days ago

Delicious. Very nice atmosphere. We will be back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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vip
 (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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 (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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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love this place! Excellent food and service.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Going to Mystic Fish is always a treat. We arrived at 5:30 on a Sunday and everything was in full swing. The fish was especially well prepared, as was the bouillabaisse; the drinks and appetizers were generous. Our server was helpful and did not try to rush us. We were celebrating three birthdays, and were treated to an outstanding assortment of desserts. It was a fun night. Thanks Mystic Fish, you never disappoint!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was great as always but the table setting(big round table) was off right next to the front door so it was hard to talk for a group of 6. Now we know we wouldn't go there no more than 4 people.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 11, 2017

As usual, great food and service. Loved the Hogg fish and my husband has bison. He loved it. It was our Anniversary and they brought a nice complimentary dessert!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We come here for special occasions and this time to treat our 4 friends visiting from up north. The food was excellent and everyone immensely enjoyed what they ordered. The Salmon, chicken and shrimp were all cooked perfectly. The only strange thing was when my wife ordered a pina colada without rum. The waiter first said they did not have a blender and they don't have coconut juice and they don't make those kinds of frozen drinks here. Then I said how about a strawberry colada if no coconut. Since we have ordered one just about every time we come, we told him that and he should check and we will take one if its available. So he came back with a strawberry daiquiri (based on the check) and charged $7.50. I told him it was a virgin one but he said he did not hear that and a regular drink was served - but there was absolutely no alcohol in it. They did make a "one time adjustment" so all was good. We will always come back.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 10, 2017

As always, consistently great food and service in a great setting.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

It was a very busy night at the restaurant so the service was a little slow, but the waiter was apologetic. The good at mystic is always consistently great. Cant beat it. That hogfish dish just melts in your mouth.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

My husband and I had a great meal! We had filets and they were excellent and cooked exactly the way we wanted! I would definitely return for another meal! Very enjoyable! We loved the atmosphere too!

Tags: Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Business Meals
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great as usual. Very consistent.Always enjoyed our time. Friendly staff

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food is consistently good here, as is the service. This was first time we went for Early Bird and the first time my granddaughter and her friend had been there. All good with the exception of my scallops which seemed like they had been prepared ahead of time and heated up.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Best restaurant in Tampa. Fantastic and consistent as usual over the 18 years we've been coming here. Outside it looks like strip mall; inside a warm friendly decor great for a special occasion. We had lump crabmeat (large amount in a chilled cocktail glass) and grilled octopus as appetizers and both were excellent. My wife had the panko crusted hogfish which was perfectly cooked, fresh, and delicious. I had the kona-rubbed ribeye which melts in your mouth. I love this place as well because they don't screw the customer with an outrageous wine mark up (more like 20-25% instead of typical 100+%).

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Always eat here when I’m in town. Love the hogfish! One of the better Florida restaurants

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Shrimp pasta and scallions were well prepared and fresh.Good happy hour well drinks $2.50.
The early bird cant be beat.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This place never disappoints. They always offer fresh caught fish. Their small plates are varied and are a good starting point for your wonderful meal. They often have bison and other game on special too. There is always good for dessert too, they serve perfectly sized goodies from gelato to creme brûlée. There is outdoor seating as well as high top tables and bar service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food is consistently amazing! Nice atmosphere for a dinner date. Desserts are also affordable for the perfect portion after dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always on spot with quality, service and value!!!!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent as always. Best restaurant in No Pinellas.

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Friday's is our night out to dine .Have tried most everything on Mystics menu.Never been disappointed.Nice desert tray too.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food was delicious. I highly recommend the hogfish.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Excellent food with first class service. It was a little bit noisy, but well worth that minor inconvenience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

My Mom just moved to Palm Harbor and we were looking for a quick but good meal. We came upon Mystic Fish and were delighted we did! We will go back again and again! The crab over the panko crusted grouper was outstanding.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

My friend and I had a wonderful early-evening dinner and visit at Mystic Fish! The "Special Menu" was very diverse, offering many delicious choices. I opted for the Salmon, one of my favorites, enjoyed the house wine, and a delicious White Chocolate Raspberry Breadpudding for dessert. Our server was exceptional! Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food and service is always excellent and consistent. A true dining gem in Palm Harbor

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Stone Crabs are the best!!! Most claws for your $$, and partially cracked to make eating them easy! Mussels are excellent as are the stuffed artichokes.....Mystic Fish gets my vote for the best area restaurant 'quality to price ratio'

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always consistently great! Cheers to the chefs, management, servers & host! A job well done! Hogfish is the best in Florida!

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 27, 2017

As always a 5 star.

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food was good, but it was very noisy. The waitress was not very friendly and did not follow up after the meal was served to see if we needed anything.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We invited brother and sister-in-law who were visiting to join us for dinner. They loved their meals: hogfish and beef tenderloin, with the feta and dill mashed potatoes. DH and I had scallops--always delicious. Our waiter was wryly humorous and shared a favorite recipe of his.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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