Once a breakfast dish for sailors, the Creole and Southern mash-up of shrimp and grits is now a popular meal any time of day as one of Florida's famous foods. Find this tasty dish at these great restaurants.
- Tibby's New Orleans Kitchen - 494 FL-436, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Get a taste of the bayou just minutes from Altamonte Springs homes for sale. At Tibby's New Orleans Kitchen, shrimp and grits picks up some kick with the addition of Andouille sausage. Other classic NOLA dishes include jambalaya, muffaletta, and Cajun blackened chicken. Find out how Tibby's 12-napkin fried roast beef po'boy earned its name! Hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday.
- Aunt Catfish's on the River - 4009 Halifax Dr., Port Orange, FL 32127
As down-home and comfortable as the name implies, Aunt Catfish's on the River is located alongside the Halifax River near Port Orange homes for sale. Aunt Catfish's is so inviting that they have a blue jean brunch every Sunday. Customers give high marks to the cheese grits in the Fish Camp Fixin's Bar, which is a bounty of side dishes included with most meals. Aunt Catfish's is open 3:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday.
- Frescos Southern Kitchen & Bar - 132 S. Kentucky Ave., Lakeland, FL 33801
Florida native Tina Calhoon learned authentic Southern cooking from her mother. In 2009, Tina and her husband Tim opened Frescos Southern Kitchen & Bar, where Tina adds her own spin to the basics. Her signature shrimp and house-made grits picks up heat with a blanket of spicy chorizo gravy. Kicked-up classics such as buffalo cauliflower, with a lavender-infused honey drizzle, and deviled eggs with bacon and candied jalapeños help make Frescos a top destination for diners around Lakeland homes for sale. Hours are 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sunday and Monday, 8 a..m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
- Whitey's Fish Camp - 2032 County Road 220, Fleming Island, FL 32003
Since 1963, Whitey's Fish Camp has been a beloved institution around Fleming Island homes for sale. While still in the Navy, Whitey Ham opened the modest fish camp. Thanks to overwhelming success, what started as nine bar stools and a toaster oven has grown into a full-service restaurant with bar and outdoor seating. Whitey's shrimp and grits is a hearty dish including bacon, green onions, red bell peppers, and mushrooms. Hours are 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. Monday, 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
- Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen + Bar - 1234 N. Orange Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789
Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen + Bar takes their inspiration from the fish camps that provided sustenance for workers along Southern coastal areas and river banks. Now they're offering the same fresh, "fuss-free" seafood to diners down the street from Winter Park homes for sale. Their wild-caught Mayport shrimp, cheesy grits, and Tasso ham gravy is available all day, with a poached egg topping for brunch. Reel Fish is open 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday.
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