The Fish House

4.6
590 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
The Fish House is located in Pensacola, Florida and offers flavorful seafood fare, fresh ingredients and live entertainment. The venue hosts upscale dockside dining, where guests can sit on the pier over the water while dining on a hot surf or turf dish. On the menu at The Fish House, you can start with such items as fried crab claws, barbecue shrimp, crab cakes and fried grouper bites.

Main courses at The Fish House include seafood gumbo, fish tacos, mahi mahi, salmon, Gulf shrimp, fried oysters, sushi rolls, signature grits and more. Each plate is served with your choice of Southern side that includes collard greens, coleslaw, mashed potatoes and hushpuppies.

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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 590 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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JenJ
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The seafood and grits were delicious. The corn fritters were not made there, they are the kind that are pre-made and frozen that you can buy anywhere, then fried. That was a bit disappointing, not that I love corn fritters but that with the wonderful local seafood and other items that are elevated, you get blah sides as well.

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LindaD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit t this legendary establishment and i was not disappointed! Service was excellent (by Alex) as she was personable, attentive, and professional. Everyone’s food was wonderful too. I will be back.

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RunBikeSure
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Recommend reservations. Outside seating available during our visit. Casual dining at a moderate price.

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vipterryf
Tallahassee
56 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Need more staff to work outside. We waited way too long for drinks and dinner

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Amers
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food and drinks were excellent, everything was clean. Service was on the slow side.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Crabcake was fantastic probably the highlight of night.
Great priced wine. Food was overall Very good.
When we initially arrived we tried to just walk in with no reservation and was quoted a two hour wait time for a table. We declined to wait. This was at 7:50pm. My guest and I returned to our vehicle and checked open table and was able to get an 830pm reservation.
The reservation was confirmed and executed by the restaurant. This was a bit confusing to us nonetheless we went with it.

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JonathanS
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful environment. food was outstanding. service was great.

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vipKristenL
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The martinis were half full! But the seafood was fresh!

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Nanc
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grilled shrimp and asparagus were excelent. My two companions had fish and both raved about their meals. I will be returning again and will definitely bring guests here again.

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JoanB
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was great! Everybody enjoyed the dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of town friends

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SouthernW
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Indoor dining is quite loud, tables are VERY CLOSE to each other. Pretty much like group dining. Menus were tragic, printed on printer paper, shortened options. Portions are quite slim for the price.

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Kevin
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious seafood and the best key lime pie we've ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. You can tell that they as short staffed as most places right now but we never waited long for drink refills or food. It was very nice.

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DougF
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere, nice price, impeccable service. Would definitely recommend another visit.

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BetsyB
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here for our date nights. The atmosphere is perfect and you can enjoy the conversation because you can hear each other. Highly recommend The Fish House!!!

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Deborah
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Friendly and efficient staff. Amazing food as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service cantwait to try it again

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place and the food and atmosphere was exactly what would be expected. We would definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Im a local, love the Fish House and delicious food!

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caregray
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful evening on the water with wonderful food and service!

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MichaelP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was wonderful and the customer service was great all around. Our server lyndsey was fantastic she was on point, she didn’t over crowd us and was very polite.

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EveretteP
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again everything was delicious! Recommend it highly! It is one of our favorite restaurants!

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LanceG
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and location were all excellent. We would eat there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They always have very fresh fish! The collard greens and grits are fabulous. It’s on the water and a very nice consistent place to eat.

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BrianB
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

All was nice - to bad due to weather the outside area was not open for eating

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StephenK
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. I recommend the Fish House for sure.

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ElEntrenador
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I expected more from one of the top-rated restaurants in the Pensacola area. The food was ok but nothing to wow us and encourage us to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mississippi
17 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cooked exactly as requested..great service..always

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OpenTable Diner
Shreveport
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Food was average, service great, bushwacker was the bomb

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vipRobertC
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service are great every time we visit.

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andyD
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The table was terrible....hugged a post and small. If it had been busy, it would have been okay but there were only four other people inside except for the bar. The waitress never came back to our table after she took our order until I tracked her down so we could order dessert. The food was excellent and that was why we went. I did talk to the manager about our server. I would have fired her.

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Brad
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found them through a web search. Late reservation for a week night, so some items were not available. The service and the food were outstanding. My wife got the Gulf Shrimp Platter (2 types of prep-Blackened & Pecan Breading) both were excellent. I tried the Gumbo, which was deep & richly flavored, very good. I had the Redfish bronzed & grilled with Red Beans & Rice (very good) & Hushpuppies (perfectly seasoned & fried). Only thing that could of been better was my wife Mojito, which required more limes & mint. We will definitely be back if we are in the Pensacola are again.

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JeanetteB
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating my birthday. The fish and shrimp was excellent.

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QuaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

In full disclosure, my review is impacted by frustration over this restaurant's seeming misrepresentation of its GF menu options.

I'm vacationing in Pensacola and my partner and I decided to try The Fish House primarily because it had offered fresh seafood on its menu, which purported to have gluten free (GF) options. On their online menu, directly under the fresh fish options, it contains the line "Ask your server about gluten-free options." We were sadly disappointed to find that the restaurant's idea of providing GF options is simply to serve completely unseasoned fish -- no salt, no pepper, no seasoning blend. The waitress informed us that this is because their seasoning blend contains gluten. To say that this cast a pall over the entire dining experience is an understatement. The main bridge was out, so we drove a 53 min detour on what would have otherwise been a 10 min trip to try this place out. I would much rather a restaurant not advertise to have GF options rather than said option to be serving "naked" fish with no seasoning -- seriously, who would pay $30 for that?! Not a pleasant experience at all. I would encourage the owners/chef to create a GF seasoning blend (or SOMETHING) or just remove that misleading message from the menu.

Outside of this issue, I am not GF so I as able to order some other items on the menu. The soul rolls were just okay, but the chutney that came with it was bangin. The Grits à Ya Ya were very tasty and the shrimp tasted super fresh. And okay, I had to call my mama and tell her about their key lime pie....that dang good!!

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SiedahR
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks, love the fish options and can't wait for the full menu to be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining for my best friend’s birthday... very special!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience1

The Fish House has really gone downhill. The place is dirty. Food and drink debris is on the walls, the tables wobble. The bathrooms were nasty. Toilet paper rolls on the ground, soap missing. It’s depressing to see such a nice restaurant look terrible, old and dirty. The server was nice. We left without ordering.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great from the food, the server ‘Janie’, and the prices were $$ but it’s worth it. I long wait on food. 10/10