Before we could check into the house we rented on Ft. George Island for Family Weekend, we launched the boat and set out to find a restaurant on the water. Since the house was located just across the river from Mayport, we knew there were several restaurants located along the docks where the fishing boats returned with their daily catches. What we didn’t know was that there was a seafood market that also served the fresh fish to diners overlooking the docks.
According to Yelp, Safe Harbor Seafood Market was the place to go for good seafood, so with the help of Google Maps we located Safe Harbor and indeed, it was a true seafood market. Hundreds, maybe thousands, of pounds of fish, crabs, shrimp and even squid filled the icy display cases.
We ordered at the counter, took our number to the table and in a matter of minutes, the server delivered some of the most delicious seafood I’ve ever tasted. Shrimp, grouper, fries, slaw, and amazing hush puppies…what a great way to start the weekend.
No boat? No problem. Safe Harbor Seafood Market can be accessed by car, just down from the St. John’s River Ferry on Ocean Street in Mayport. This is a must visit place the next time you’re in Jacksonville.