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“As good as it gets in Mexico Beach”

Fish House Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 17 Restaurants in Mexico Beach
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: I can't believe this hasn't yet been reviewed. I specifically picked up a business card on the way out in order to leave a favorable review because it was so exceptionally good.
Dothan, Alabama
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“As good as it gets in Mexico Beach”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

I have spent a lot of time in Mexico Beach. I'm an avid saltwater fisherman and love good seafood. The Fish House has seen a lot of ups and downs over decades, but for the past 5 years or so, it's been up. The menu is not extensive, but is generally good across the board. Service is always good, and servers are friendly and try to cater to your wants. Probably the most outstanding feature of any seafood restaurant is freshness. There are some things on the menu that are popular dishes but not seasonally available and must be frozen. Some types of fish freeze well, and those will still be good on the plate. The Fish House pretty much avoids serving frozen fish that doesn't freeze well, but this might be a question for your server. One way to know you are getting fresh seafood is to order the specials they serve almost every day. You can be pretty sure these will be fresh.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Ed S
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Mineral Bluff, Georgia
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251 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Satisfactory Local restaurant”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

We had two meals here in November 2012. Dinner was excellent. We ordered their fish and shrimp dinners. Food was hot, fresh, tasty, well presented, and there was an ample portion. Service was very good. Breakfast was ordinary but tasty, with the standard breakfast available. They have a pretty good selection of breakfast items. The atmosphere is friendly. Many locals like to eat here as the food and service is generally reliable. We will return when we're in the area.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Robert P
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Tallahassee
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Cold grits, slow service...”
Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

Truck stop diner furnishings, 45 minute wait, over cooked sunny side up and cold grits. 6 diners and a $60 check. Tough repeat sell in any economy. What do they do well?

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Nashville, Tennessee
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Breakfast was very good”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

After a dinner here that we were not impressed with at all and after paying a lot of money ($30 for 2 people) for a very good breakfast at Sharon's Cafe, we decided what the heck we would try Fish House for breakfast. It was actually very good! Yes, we were very surprised after a mediocre dinner experience here several days before vowing we would not return. But hey people on vacation do crazy things. This meal cost us only $20 but we had hashed browns, eggs, bacon, biscuit and that really good Hillin coffee. The waitresses were both wonderful.
A totally different experience from dinner and one I do recommend for breakfast if not for dinner. Options are very limited for breakfast in Mexico Beach and this is the less expensive option but we found very good.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank TnCatLover
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Roswell, Georgia
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Not great, but not bad”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

We decided to try Fish House again after a 5 year hiatus. The service was good and prompt but the food was just ok. It had improved greatly from 5 years ago and I would probably go back but if I miss it I won't be upset. We had the usual fried shrimp, fried oysters, fries, baked potato, salad. It all seemed fresh and it was hot but the flavor was just fair. The star of the show was the salad which should not be the case at a seafood restaurant.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank KenfromRoswell
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