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Maximo Seafood Shack - CLOSED

4801 37th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711-4528
+1 727-498-8847
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“grouper bites” (22 reviews)
“fresh fish” (17 reviews)
“stone crab” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4801 37th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711-4528
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1 - 10 of 165 reviews

Reviewed May 19, 2016

I am sad to tell everyone that the property the Maximo Seafood Shack was on has been sold and the restaurant closed. All the locals still harbor hope that they will reopen at a nearby marina. Truly a sad day for the local community.More

5  Thank Jo D
Fishmonger2015, Owner at Maximo Seafood Shack, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2016

Thank you for your review. Unfortunately the business was not sold, rather the IGY management and owners wanted the restaurant off the property. A petition was started by locals to keep the Shack which generated over 26,000 signatures and more than 100 pages of comments...More

Reviewed May 8, 2016

I have a big smile on my face learning that this place is closing down. I think it's funny and its proof that Karma works. Went to this place looking to gas up on way to sky-way and maybe get a beer and was treated...More

Thank Alex m
Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

We met friends here for lunch and had the freshest grouper possible. Unique location right in a marina. It is literally a shack on the dock but that shouldn't scare you. Seating and the menu is limited but what they serve is great. Grouper sandwich...More

Thank Kim C
Reviewed April 23, 2016

I am local to the area and heard about this place and decided to give it a try. I had the blackened grouper sandwich and it was the best I've ever had! You could drive up a tank of gas looking for a better grouper...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed April 20, 2016

Must try their grouper bites! Get there soon as the marina is trying to shut them down. Very upsetting :( Good place to catch a sunset also.

Thank Karen K
Reviewed April 17, 2016

I went to Maximo at 5:00 pm on a Sunday and there was only 3 choices of meals...grouper sandwich, grouper bites on a salad, or the grouper meal. Appetizers weren't even available. To make matters worse all items were marked on the menu as "market...More

Thank richaaard
Fishmonger2015, Owner at Maximo Seafood Shack, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2016

Thank you for your review. I am sorry we ran out of fresh fish by Sunday afternoon. We get our fish in fresh and when we run out we can't call a distributor and have more delivered. We get them from fishermen off the boat....More

Reviewed April 14, 2016

Best fish I've had since I moved down here. Really worth giving a try. We are going back next week to try the fried oysters. The people we talked to raved about them. My friend brought home some smoked fish spread and I'm waiting to...More

Thank kgijji
Fishmonger2015, Owner at Maximo Seafood Shack, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2016

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that we had run out of all of our fresh fish by Sunday afternoon. We get our fish in fresh, and when we run out it's gone. And the grouper sandwich is market price $15.00 not $15.99.

Reviewed April 13, 2016

I have lived and fished on the west coast of Florida since 1977. I know what fresh seafood tastes like and this is the real deal. Its tiny and casual. Come barefoot if you'd like. A meal here will change how you define "fresh fish"....More

1  Thank Ficecone
Reviewed April 12, 2016

The best fresh fish in a long time. I had an amazing Red Snapper Special that had a wonderful pineapple sauce. Its was cooked perfectly. The grouper sandwich my wife had was outstanding. Extremely busy with a wait for seating but worth it. Everyone that...More

Thank mike r
Reviewed April 10, 2016

Simply prepared casual fish eats in an open-air setting. Grouper sandwich was good, but not out of the ordinary. Sun tea was excellent.

Thank ALALtraveler
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$11 - $20
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4801 37th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711-4528
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 727-498-8847
  • E-mail
Maximo Seafood Shack is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 to 8:00. We serve meals between 11:30 and 7:00, which includes our famous half pound grouper sandwich, half pound grouper bites, Caesar salad with grouper or shrimp, peel and eat shrimp, fried oysters and smoked fish spread. We also run daily specials depending on the type of fresh fish brought in. We are also a fresh seafood market and offer the freshest local seafood around, all which is filleted right on site.
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