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The Fat Snook

4.8
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578 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Welcome to The Fat Snook!
We are a casual beachside restaurant packed with a tremendous passion for fresh, local seafood, top quality seasonal ingredients, and hand selected boutique-style wines and craft beers from
across the world.
Since opening in May of 2007, The Fat Snook has been dedicated to supporting local purveyors; Which has enabled us to showcase some of the finest ingredients Florida has to offer.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 578 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.5
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Fisherman
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

A small, fine-dining experience. The service is very good, and they certainly try to make it seem 'upscale'. But the main method of doing so seems to be by raising the price of everything. The table was nothing special, just a small square table out in the open with average chairs. For that price point I would have liked a good booth or some separation from other diners. The meal(s) were good, professionally presented - but not excellent - and a bit salty for my taste. I also like my store-bought $13 wine better than their skinny $50 bottle. It wasn't a 'bad' experience, but it wasn't 'great' like the bill suggests it should have been. Also, despite the cool name the menu is very limited and you won't find snook there.

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DavidW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That shrimp and scallop dish is a must - very New Orleans!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great experience as always.

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JonJ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

20th Anniversary

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Caroleb
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful meal!

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SteveM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was outstanding. The only improvement would have been some music playing and room a little cooler.

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WayneC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our meal at The Fat Snook was quite possibly the best meal I have ever had! My girlfriend and I went to celebrate our anniversary and one after the other, each item we selected was incredible.

We would highly recommend the duck! Truly an fantastic meal with classy service and a fun vibe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing food!!!!’ Everything, absolutely everything was spectacular and outstanding! We very much recommend every foodie to give it a try and we most certainly be back very soon!

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viplucretiat
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Fat Snook is hands down best restaurant in Cocoa.
The Chef is amazing.
They have put great effort into Covid safety.

One thing, I do wish they had cocktails. Beer and Wine only

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited to celebrate a friends Birthday. We had an amazing meal and excellent service. I’ve visited several times before and am never disappointed. I would highly recommend.

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Barbacoa
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, can’t wait to eat there again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fantastic starters that blended well with the main course

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great, overall experience A+

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Tbone
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The server was awesome. I told him it was a special occasion and he did it right. All of the servers did. He gave us a corner table which I requested, he gave us plenty of time between courses, he explained all the entrees with great details including the apps and desert. After we finished I paid and he said no rush leaving as he waited after they were closed. Good job to all. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The coconut bisc and crab appetizer was not what I expected. I'll pass next time. The entrees saved the review and meal. I also thought they served liquor and was disappointed they do not. Great random date night. If you want to sit inside, call ahead and double check.

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Lita
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time and we will recommend and return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Louis always treats us especially wonderful!!
Food was amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food is fresh , creative and delicious. The service is always perfect . The only downfall is that they keep it quite warm in the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was prepared expertly and presentation was incredible! We had three different dinners and they were all fabulous!

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Timmy
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It just wasn’t amazing food. We had heard some much about it. It fell short of all expectations.

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vipAnnay
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food we've had in Cocoa Beach! Absolutely delicious fresh food with amazingly creative presentations and impeccable service. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

I've heard amazing things about the fat snook so my expectations were high, food was OK, nothing special, paid $100 for 2 drink 1 mediocre app, a lobster BLT (smallest portion of lobster I've ever seen) and the hubby's dinner had maybe 4 shrimp 😕 will not waste anymore money here

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Waitress was not at all friendly. Made us feel as though we were inconveniencing her by being there.

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PamR
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We dined here 2 years ago and our meals were ah-mazing. We were expecting the same when we made this a definite must during our recent trip to the area during the COVID-mess. However, we found our food choices a little less satisfying on this visit. The bisque was extremely salty and the brussel sprouts seemed a little under-cooked. They also were delivered to our table a good 10-15 minutes before our entrees and we had ordered them as a side dish. Service was very considerate when we arrived but eventually we had to ask for refills on drinks after flagging down our waitress. It is always a sign of poor service, in my book, if you attend nearby tables but put your head down when you pass mine. We always tip Well for good service--but not so much when we have to ask for it. We will think twice before returning.

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Lexa
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience, and awesome service. For beet lovers, I definitely recommend the beet salad, the key lime pie was amazing.

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Bakitz
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Food was excellent! Service was amazing as well!

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vipWelltraveledfoodie
Charleston
131 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service! Atmosphere is relaxed yet intimate. Highly recommend!

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renmanaz
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The Fat Snook is one of our top 3 fine dining establishments. We went on Sunday as it was our wedding anniversary. The food was its usual excellence but the service was below our expectations. Cases in point: Our waitress didn't know which side of the place setting to place a requested fork. With about a quarter of our bottle of wine remaining (I had refilled our glasses previously) she assumed that my wife wanted to finish the bottle, never asked "May I pour you some wine" but just emptied the remaining contents of the bottle in my wife's glass and whisked away the bottle and chiller.
I had the shrimp and grits which were excellent; however they were served in a deep bowl which made extraction challenging (they should have used a standard-sized soup bowl (such as the ones in which they served our salads) and they should also have provided a soup spoon instead of just a fork and teaspoon.
That being said, we will go back.....but they'll be on our "watch list" as we really do expect better service from a premium establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely my fave local spot for fresh fish and a great meal . Casey our server was outstanding !

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem in Cocoa Beach...a must try. Food, service and ambience was great. Had the bulgoki, duck and grouper...all prepared perfectly! Key lime pie for dessert..delicious!!

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vipseang
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent food was geeat

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DeanB
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at The Fat Snook but it won't be our last. Special birthday occasion. Food was very good, and it gave us a chance to show our daughters a little finer dining that our usual restaurant choices. Everybody enjoyed their meals, ending with a birthday candle on the dessert.

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2summerresidents
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. The wine list is a very expensive.

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VickiT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent evening. Food is creative and perfectly prepared. Wait staff knows their menu and very professional. Thank you, it made my husband's birthday very special.

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JeffreyP
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was nicely presented, but lacked flavor, lacking complexity; too conservative for the price and amount of menu choices.

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NBBJ
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was our second visit to Fat Snook, both times on our wedding anniversary. I make my way around the kitchen in a gourmet way, although it's a bit pricey for me it's worth every penny, because I understand the work involved to create what they do with the food, service and ambiance that their staff creates.

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JoshuaS
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always delicious. Always great service.

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AmedeoC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Awesome experience
Nice welcome test from Chef
Unique combination of flavor
Definitely coming back

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ElizaD
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made a great effort to keep us comfortable. They did a temperature check when we came in and the staff had masks on.
The food was excellent. The grits were unforgettable! They also gave us a nice card for our anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the food and drinks.

FAQs

The Fat Snook offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (321) 784-1190.

The Fat Snook is rated 4.8 stars by 578 OpenTable diners.

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