Sunday, May 26, 2013

NEW RESTAURANT! Emerson's Fish Camp ~ North Redington Beach

Emerson's Fish Camp was open 1 day when a group of us went to check it out.  It was actually day 1, so they had not even been open a full 24 hours yet.  We were immediately greeted and welcomed when we walked through the door.

Since it is a holiday weekend and they just opened, there was a limited menu. There were several of us, so we ordered lots of different food and shared all of it.

Although it's small, don't be surprised by the high quality of food and service.  The bartenders and waitresses very friendly.  But, my favorite surprise of the day was ice cold Rolling Rock cans!! That sure made this Pittsburgh girl happy!

Since the restaurant is attached to a motel, the pool is right behind the restaurant. So, you may have some great entertainment while you are there too! 
Just down the beach from the famous Redington Long Pier, a popular Gulf Beaches fishing and tourist attraction, Emerson's Fish Camp caters to beachgoers and residents, tourists and locals!
 Our group just started ordering food.  The first thing that we ordered was chicken tenders - and we ordered it three ways, but I cannot remember the sauces! I wrote everything down, but misplaced the paper! ($6.95)
 Next we ordered a couple burgers. This was the American burger, served on a ciabatta bun. ($7.95) All burgers and sandwiches are served with either hand-cut fries, cole slaw or baked beans.
 As well as a black and blue burger. blackened and smothered with blue cheese crumbles ($8.95).

Notice the skins on those fries.  When my parents owned a bar (years ago) my mom was constantly cutting potatoes for the fries. Oh, that brought back such great memories. They were hot, fresh and delicious.

Next up in the stream of food was pulled pork quesadillas. My friends started inhaling the food before I could snap a pitcure, so we covered the gap with fries! This was 3 orders, but we were hungry! ($6.95)
I did tell you at the beginning that we ordered a lot of food!!

I haven't had a patty melt (made correctly) in so long, I almost forgot how great they are! Grilled onions, melted swiss cheese and a fabulous burger on rye make a fantastic patty melt. ($8.95)
There is a variety of seafood on the menu from catfish nuggets ($6.95) to shrimp po-boy ($9.95) and a catfish po-boy ($7.95) but the fish man had not arrived by the time we were ready to order. Next time I go, I will show you the seafood pictures. I am sure it will be outstanding!

Emerson's Fish Camp is open 7 days a week from 11am to 10pm.  You can find them at  17100 Gulf Boulevard in North Redington Beach right in between the Sandalwood Resort and the Hilton Doubletree Resort. Questions - call 727-828-9933.

Tell them that you saw them on's Tampa Bay Afternoon Delight!  Enjoy the ice cold beer and fries! I sure did.

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