Gulf Gate’s landscape stays fresh with new entrepreneurs popping up all the time next to long standing mom and pops. It’s an exciting mix that makes the area one of Sarasota’s most unique districts. In between the really old and the really new is a mainstay at the corner of Gateway and Gulf Gate Drive, Off the Hook Seafood Co., ran by local favorite Chef Wes Duval. He keeps the locals coming back time and time again with his superior seafood dishes. The restaurant’s grown so popular in recent years, they’ve expanded their dining area into what was Il Panificio (don’t worry, they’ve just moved down the road) and added on a fresh fish market to offer their loyal customers a quick stop in option to get select seafood on-the-go, and maybe a glass of wine while it’s being freshly cut and packaged. Have you seen their wine selection??
Whether you’re on the mad dash home from the office or returning from a serene evening soaking up the Siesta sunset, a great seafood dish will complete your night. Dine in, have it prepared for pick up or grab it fresh from the market! Here are a few go-to’s from their menu:
A light appetizer like the Beer Battered Cauliflower Bites tossed in thai sauce ($10) is a good starter or the delectable Caprese salad ($6).
Check out their Captain’s Choice! Local Gulf catch, scallops, shrimp, oysters and french fries flash fried and served with tartar and cocktail ($18).
Shrimp & Grits always hit the spot ($10).
Or, just pick your fish from the daily catch and preparation of your choice! Local favorites are the Oscar, Lemon Grass Curry and Tomato Tarragon (market value).
Fresh Off the Hook…Onto your table!
For Reservations & Take Out: 941-923-5570
6630 Gateway Ave. Sarasota 34231