Amid the cacophony of boutiques, furniture stores on Tamiami Trail just south of Bee Ridge is a Sarasota institution – Walt’s Fish Market. For the last 35 years local fisherman and crabbers have been filling the cooler with delectable seafood. Come prepared, fresh local seafood is not inexpensive, but you’ll be able to choose from a wide variety of glistening cuts of fish, and shellfish.
Not in the mood to cook? No problem – Walt’s offers indoor and outdoor seating for their restaurant. Chill out at the “chickee” bar or dine in the air-conditioned restaurant.
Find Walt’s at 4144 S. Tamiami Trail – Fish Market is open 9am – 9pm, Restaurant Service 11am to 10pm, Chickee Bar 11:00 to 11:00 pm.