Whenever someone thinks of Florida, the thought of the amazing seafood that is part of the cuisine here comes to mind. Do not be fooled, though. All fish may be created equal, how caught and prepared does matter. When looking for a sustainable, fresh from the water quality fish option, for your eating pleasure, Cortez Bait and Seafood is the place to go. This is a beloved stop of visitors and locals alike for their seafood goodness.
Cortez is the oldest active fishing village in the country. This history is evident in offerings as soon as you step foot into the shop. Depending on the season and offerings from the ocean-fresh tripletail, tuna, yellow grouper to the Jumbo Gulf Shrimp, and Red Snapper could be ready to pack and take home for dinner. There is something at Cortez Bait and Seafood for everyone. They pride themselves on not having to be the fanciest food available because the freshness and quality speak volumes.
Cortez Bait & Seafood Tradition
The sustainability of the traditions passed down from generation to generation of fishermen in the village is a beautiful story to emulate today. These are not nine to five workers, but early morning and late-night fishermen working to bring the best food to your table. The market also has an amazing selection of spices and side dishes you can fix to perfectly complement your next meal.
Of course, the fish stories and free advice on the best seafood dishes are complimentary every day. While the pandemic may have changed our dining options and the ability to travel for different cuisines, Cortez Bait and Seafood is open and continuing to bring in fresh seafood for your table.
Stop by today! See what amazing options for dinner tonight were caught right here on the Suncoast.
Hours: Mon. – Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Sun 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: 12110 Cortez Road, Cortez, FL 34215
Photos Courtesy of Cortez Bait and Seafood