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“Good place to eat”
Review of Red Fish Blue Fish

Red Fish Blue Fish
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Inspired southern style. Simple yummy food from local ingredients. We invite you to relax and enjoy friends and family in our backyard with a view. We have the best 'backyard' on the beach with two white sand beaches, covered and grassy dining areas, lots for the kids to do, and a stylish cocktail bar. It's without a doubt the best place on the island to watch a sunset.
Reviewed January 31, 2014

We enjoyed the somewhat non-traditional menu. Fried Brussels sprouts on a burger? Why, yes! Never would have thought of this combination but I enjoyed it. The restaurant is designed to be an open air type restaurant (no exterior walls) but the clear plastic sides and heaters made the temperature comfortable even though the outside temp was near freezing. Very good atmosphere!

Thank royl126
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Romeo A, General Manager at Red Fish Blue Fish, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2014

Thank you so much, make sure you come see us when the weather warms up. We appreciate your business!

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Reviewed January 28, 2014

It's worth taking in the views of the intracoastal waterway in the laid back cool atmosphere of the restaurant, esp on a beautiful day, but the food has been a bit odd the 3 times we've tried here. They can do french fries, but throw in the gourmet "slaw".. kind of pickled.. and a chicken dish consisting mainly of a whole bunch of onions, and your'e left scratching your head...seafood is average..ok it's been 3 months since we've been here, and maybe there've been some changes, so given the atmosphere, we'll give it another shot when better weather gets here.

Thank Jamesnstacy
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Romeo A, General Manager at Red Fish Blue Fish, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2014

Thank you for visiting our property. We will continue to make necessary menu changes to accommodate our guests and valuable feedback like this will help us get us where we want to be. We do take pride in our fresh preparation of everything. We do not have a freezer on our property so we cut and prep our fries, fish and everything in between daily. Our fish is brought in each day so our fish of the day is a constant change. Hopefully you will visit us when the weather warms up and we can offer you something "less odd" and more to your liking. We have made some changes and do offer some different slaws and salads since the last time you were here. If there is a particular fish you would like us to offer, call a day ahead and we will have it here for you! Thanks again for your review, your comments are very helpful.

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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Fun restaurant to have lunch by the water. Most tables are outside. Service is great, very friendly. Food was good, not great. Margaritas pretty cheap and good. The location and the way it is set up make it a place to go if you stay by the beach

Thank Daniel D
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Romeo A, General Manager at Red Fish Blue Fish, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2014

Thank you for taking time out to let us know about your experience. I am glad you were able to enjoy or $1 margaritas we offer every Tuesday in the off season. I apologize we didn't meet your expectations on your meal. I hope you can give us a little more details on the food you tried. I am confident we have a wide variety of flavors that will please your palate and hopefully you will join us again in the future and give us another shot. Thank you again for your review.

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Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

I will start with saying that the service was prompt and friendly. Also, their location is pretty nice with a good outdoor view of the water. I ordered the cold noodle salad with chicken. For a $10 meal it was lacking. It was really a bed of slaw with a thin piece of previously frozen chicken (which tasted like fish I'm sure from sharing the grill). Needed more noodles and more mint. My husband was equally disappointed with his bayou po boy. Significantly lacking in quality and taste for a $12 sandwich. There are several fun appetizers on the menus. We opted for the tempura asparagus and it was way too oily. However, their dipping sauces are very tasty. The beer selection was also disappointing or we might have considered coming back for an afternoon to enjoy the location and a frosty brew. Service is good and so is the atmosphere but the food is not worth the trip.

Thank LisaLacy
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Romeo A, General Manager at Red Fish Blue Fish, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2014

Thank you for your informative review. I have shared your review with our entire kitchen crew and we will make the necessary changes to our food preparations to avoid the issues that you encountered. As for the beer selection, that is something we are changing constantly to get the best selection possible that will work with our very limited storage space. We are also going to offer 2 draft beers from the Pensacola Bay Brewery upon multiple guest request for a draft option. Please come back, even if it's for a couple of beers on us and let us know what you would like to see on our menu. Thanks again for your time and feedback.

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Reviewed December 30, 2013

This restaurant just opened and is now somewhere we will definitely go to when staying on Pensacola Beach. The service was perfect, the atmosphere is great, there were $2 margaritas and the food is good. What more can you ask for?!

Thank beth ann k
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Romeo A, General Manager at Red Fish Blue Fish, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2014

Thank you so much for joining us at RFBF! We hope to see you soon, the backyard weather is right around the corner and this is the best backyard on Pensacola Beach!

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