A Sandwich a Day: Fried Grouper at Mid Peninsula Seafood in St. Petersburg, FL

A Sandwich a Day

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[Photographs: Daniel Zemans]

In researching dining options before heading to St. Petersburg, Florida, two things were clear. First, get fresh stone crab as often as possible. And second, go for grouper. I didn't see stone crabs on a sandwich, but grouper sandwiches were all over the place. It's quite possible that having a grouper sandwich is a prerequisite for any restaurant that wants a business license in St. Petersburg.

Local sources led me to sample the fried grouper sandwiches at Mid Peninsula Seafood Market & Restaurant, and I'm very thankful for their help. This $8 sandwich is all about the thick, fresh piece of flaky fish covered in a lightly crisp well-seasoned batter. There's not a whole lot else going on in this sandwich but with fish this good, that's just fine.

Mid Peninsula Seafood Market & Restaurant

400 49th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33707 (map); 727-327-8309