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Salty Papa's Shrimp House


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Large groups

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Farmer's Market Bread
Fresh bakery baguette toasted with garlic butter, fresh tomatoes, parmesan, blue cheese
Shrimp Starters
Lighter portions of our Gulf shrimp favorites with side of sauce; Crispy Fried, Coconut Fried, Grilled
Peel-n-Eat Shrimp
1/2 pound of real Gulf shrimp steamed in the shell; Hot or Chilled with Old Bay, Spicy Cajun Butter, Key Lime Sunset Butter, Drunken (simmered in beer, spices and butter)
Louisiana Gator Tail
Bite sized pieces of real gator tenderized, lightly-floured and fried, with our Cajun remoulade
Plantain Tostones
Cuban style handmade and twice-fried, tossed in our island spice mix, and served with black beans, olive oil, fresh lime, jalapeno
Crab Cakes
Handmade with real lump crab meat and just a touch of seasoning and bread crumbs, sautéed golden brown, with remoulade drizzle
Fried Green Tomatoes
Southern fried in seasoned flour, sprinkled with parmesan and bacon crumbles, served on fresh greens with side of homemade blue cheese. Note: green tomatoes are not the same flavor as red tomatoes; the taste/texture is similar to a cross between tomatoes and artichoke hearts
1/2 Dozen $6.99
Dozen $12.99
Jumbo Chicken Wings
Fresh, meaty jumbo wings, naked fried crispy, and tossed in choice of sauce or specialty butter: Honey Pepper, Cajun Butter, Island Jerk, Garlic Butter/Parmesan, Ghost Pepper, Buffalo Mild or Regular, Beer BBQ Includes celery, side of ranch dressing
1/2 Dozen $7.99
Dozen $15.99
Raw Oysters on the Half Shell
Brought in fresh daily from the Gulf states and hand-shucked when you order!
Atlantic Calamari or Gulf Oyster
Lightly floured and flash-fried when you order, with side of homemade sauce
Cup $6.99
Bowl $9.99
Soup & Side Salad
Cup $3.99
Bowl $6.99
Crab & Corn Chowder
Real cream with real lump crab meat, sweet corn, onions, potatoes, and a touch of bacon
Cup $3.99
Bowl $6.99
Salty Papa's Gumbo
Chicken and andouille sausage simmered in a spicy tomato stock with celery, onion and red peppers, served over yellow rice
w/ Homemade Dressings: Ranch, Blue Cheese, Honey Mustard, Fresh Herb Vinaigrette, Caesar; Add to Salad: Chicken Breast $5; Shrimp $6, Fried Gulf Catch $12 (Grilled, Blackened, Fried)
Side Salad $3.99
Large $6.99
Garden Salad
Fresh chopped romaine, tomato wedges, red onion slices, shredded carrots, sliced cucumbers, and croutons
Side Salad $3.99
Large $6.99
Caesar Salad
Fresh chopped romaine lettuce tossed with shredded parmesan, croutons and creamy parmesan dressing
Large $8.99
Everglades Salad
Our Cajun-spiced pecans, bacon crumbles, tomato wedges, sweet red onion slices, hearts of palm, and blue cheese over a bed of fresh romaine lettuce and mixed baby greens
Large $8.99
Southern Salad
Sweet Florida strawberries and Georgia pecans served over bed of fresh romaine and mixed baby greens, with palm hearts, red onion, croutons, and goat cheese crumbles
All Sandwiches Include 2 Side Orders
Black Angus Burger*
1/2 pound of fresh U.S. certified Black Angus beef grilled to order with lettuce, tomato and red onion (side of mayo on request)
Chicken Breast
Large 1/2 pound boneless white meat chicken breast prepared your way and served with lettuce, tomato, onion (side of mayo on request.); Grilled, Blackened, Fried, Buffalo, BBQ, Jerk
Fresh Fish Catches
Fresh, local Florida fish brought in daily, cooked your way and served on a bakery roll with lettuce, tomato, onion, and a side of homemade tartar; Grilled, Blackened, Fried
Atlantic Flounder
Mild, flaky whitefish lightly fried in crispy crumbs, on bakery roll with lettuce, tomato, onion, and tartar
Pan-Fried Crab Cake
Our handmade blue crab cake, sautéed and served on bakery roll with creamy coleslaw, tomato, lettuce, onion, and Cajun remoulade
All Po' Boys Include 2 Side Orders
Fresh bakery long roll served with your choice of crispy fried fresh seafood. Served "dressed" with chopped lettuce, tomato, onion, and our homemade Cajun remoulade; Oysters, Clam, Strips, Shrimp, Scallops
All Wraps Include 2 Side Orders; Your choice of protein with chopped lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and grated cheddar in a grilled flour tortilla wrap, with your choice of dressing or sauce on the side
Garden Salad Wrap
Chicken Breast Wrap
Gulf Shrimp Wrap
Fresh Fish Catch Wrap
$2.50 Each; A small garden or Caesar salad may be substituted for the two side orders included with entrées. The salad will be served at the same time as the entrée
Creamy Coleslaw
Hand-Cut French Fries
Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potato Fries
Fresh Vegetable
Black Beans
Cheesy Grits
Garlic Bread
Baked Beans
Includes 2 Side Orders (unless noted)
Petite Filet Mignon*
Two petite cuts of tender, choice filet, brushed with garlic butter and grilled to your specification
Steak & Shrimp Grilled*
Make our tender filet mignon even better with a skewer of large Gulf shrimp added on the grill
Southern Fried Chicken & Gravy
Two boneless chicken breasts dredged in our specially seasoned flour, fried golden brown and smothered with homemade country style andouille sausage white gravy
Coconut Fried Chicken
Two boneless chicken breasts tossed in flour and coconut, lightly fried, with Pina colada sauce
Chicken & Waffles
Waffles stacked with two southern fried chicken breasts, bourbon vanilla maple syrup, sweet potato straws, and bacon crumbles (no extra sides)
Caribbean Jerk Chicken
Two smoky, sweet chicken breasts in our signature jerk marinade with sides of handmade plantain tostones, black beans and yellow rice
Served with our fresh garlic bread. $10.99; Add to Pastas: Chicken Breast $5, Shrimp $6, Scallops or Catch $12
Fire Mac
Large bowl of elbow macaroni tossed in a creamy blend of cheddar, heavy cream, peppers, garlic, and hot sauce!
White Sauce
Real heavy cream and parmesan simmered to order, over linguine
Red Sauce
Our homemade tomato sauce with garlic and fresh herbs, over linguine
Garlic butter, fresh lemon juice, white wine, and parmesan over linguine
Sponsored by: Salty Papa's Shrimp House

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. THE Neighborhood Local's Place
1. THE Neighborhood Local's Place
"Salty Papa's was recommended to us by locals who told us what a great "
Mark M
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2. Pink Shrimp & Fresh Seafood
2. Pink Shrimp & Fresh Seafood
"Salty Papa's serves delicious Gulf Shrimp and seafood in a casual"
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3. Everything Made in House
3. Everything Made in House
"The Olde Florida Fish Dip was the best we have had in the Fort Myers"
Lyle B
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Locally-owned and operated by lifelong SW Florida resident/restaurant professional, serving decadent food made from fresh ingredients; no pre-made chain restaurant food here! Casual neighborhood vibe perfect for Florida, homemade Olde Florida and classical southern cuisine with a fresh twist! Safe, fresh and sustainable wild-caught U.S. seafood and Pink Gulf Shrimp; never imported, never pond raised. Known for indulgent favorites such as Charleston Shrimp & Grits, Red Creole Jambalaya and Sweet Spiced Chicken & Waffles. Very large menu including fresh soups and salads, natural chicken, black angus certified beef, appetizers and more. Full liquor bar, gluten-free menu, outdoor puppy friendly
$9 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First, wow. Didn’t find this place on gluten free searches. Just used Google maps. They use a dedicated fryer for GF items. Excellent food. Had fish dip, fresh fish, steak and sandwiches. Not much going on for atmosphere but the food is worth it. Server...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank dennisaP2762VE
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Wow!! With all the great places to enjoy local seafood, This one was a surprise! Succulent coconut shrimp and fresh clam strips!! The shrimp and grits, fanamable!! I dont even like grits!! Creamy. Spicey, and Wow Bringing friends soon!!!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Marj B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fresh shrimp, comfortable atmosphere and good beer prices all day. I may have reviewed them before, but we eat here frequently. Every time is consistently wonderful. The coconut shrimp and chicken are delightful, the blackened fish or scallops amazing. Eat out with yer pup or...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Travel_kat2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fried calamari is actually fried baby octopus; Charleston shrimp and grits a good recipe for a hang over, nothing more. High5 IPA beer was the best dish ;) outside patio is nice.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank alainrodz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We started with the smoked fish spread appetizer which came with 5 slices of an airy thin Italian bread topped with onion, jalapeño, sweet red pepper and on a bed of greens. Excellent! I had the Caribbean jerk shrimp, two wooden skewers of tasty gulf...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank richmonroe50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, you know you are if its busy at 1:30 in the afternoon and it is a LOCAL restaurant. We are foodies and know it means we found a gem. The atmosphere is Florida /casual/ seafood/ cool. Our server was great. Now, let's...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank dovishak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Passed by here a hundred time and finally got a chance to try this place out. Definitely one of the better seafood restaurants in town. Full bar, craft beer selections and excellent menu covers it all from shrimp and crabs to burgers with a Southern...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here with another couple and they were busy but friendly and we got a table within the 15 minutes they had mentioned. We ordered shrimp and it was so fresh and the texture was perfect and the flavor was great. We didn't think...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jp0255
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch at Salty Papa’s today; we had eaten here before and it is one of our favorites!! They have THE BEST - fish dip, lobster crab cakes, fried oysters & KEY LIME PIE!! Our server today was Amy - outstanding customer service👍🏻👍🏻.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 153kriss
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent gater app and coconut shrimp! Key lime pie big enough to share ! Waited a bit but worth it!

Date of visit: January 2019
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