You get steamed oysters, clams, and shrimp, plus a big dish of tiny broiled scallops, each the size of a pencil eraser but still wonderfully tender, juicy, and flavorful.
Daily specials include jalapeño hush puppies, potato and smoked cheese bombs, and sandwiches of the chicken katsu (topped with fresh shaved pineapple and smoked chilli mayonnaise), grilled mortadella (aka 'The Liz Lemon') and open-faced sausage variety.
A quarter of the proceeds from Lulu's pop-up will be donated to Oz Harvest.
Check it out: 124 West First Avenue; 251/948-6344 or King Neptune’s Seafood Restaurant, Gulf Shores What to expect: The many loyal regulars know that the kitchen buys good, fresh seafood and knows how to cook it.
Check it out: 1137 Gulf Shores Parkway; 251/968-5464 or Lu Lu’s at Homeport Marina, Gulf Shores What to expect: Lucy Buffett (Jimmy’s little sister) barged her former Lu Lu’s Sunset Grill to this new location.
Check it out: 14340 Innerarity Point Road; 850/492-3577 Posey’s Oyster Bar, St. The 1929-vintage establishment on City Island, across the causeway from downtown, has a walk-up window and outdoor seating.
Marks What to expect: Apalachicola oysters dominate the menu year-round. We like them baked with cheddar or Parmesan cheese, butter, bacon bits, or garlic. Check it out: 1505 Ken Thompson Parkway; 941/388-3050 or The Old Salty Dog, Sarasota What to expect: Get the fresh fish-of-the-day sandwich and watch the boats at this renovated but still super-relaxed place on City Island.Check it out: 2025 Seaway Drive; 772/465-1078 Bayside Hut Seafood, Key Biscayne What to expect: A palm-camouflaged, open-air hideaway at a marina with views of the Miami skyline and a nice seafood platter of fish, shrimp, calamari, scallops, conch, and crab sautéed in garlic. B.’s Fish Camp, New Smyrna Beach What to expect: Anything fried is good; steamed rock shrimp are great.Check it out: 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway; 305/361-0808 Singleton’s Seafood Shack, Mayport What to expect: Fresh grouper and Mayport white shrimp, and a room full of boat models made by the late owner, Capt. Check it out: 859 Pompano Avenue; 386/427-5747 or Rusty’s Seafood & Oyster Bar, Port Canaveral What to expect: Wonderful platter of steamed seafood. Check it out: On the waterfront; 912/832-5771 The Crab Shack, Tybee Island What to expect: “Where the Elite Eat in their Bare Feet.” The elite love the Capt ’n Crab’s Sampler and the Low Country Boil. Hwy 80 East); 912/897-2219 Hunter’s Café, Shellman Bluff What to expect: The café’s ramshackle exterior conceals an uncluttered, surprisingly pretty interior and a menu that includes crab stew (like creamy she-crab soup with potato chunks) and tuna filet with sesame-ginger sauce and fried spinach.You can sit inside, on a screened porch, or on the glassed-in patio overlooking the Dania Cutoff Canal.