America's Best Seafood Dives 2012

It's the 15th anniversary of our annual celebration of the best seafood dives. To celebrate, fried-food guru Steve Millburg takes us on a tour of the 50 best ever.

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America's Best Seafood Dives 2012: Florida
Writer: Steve Millburg, Illustrations: Matt Caserta


Boss Oyster, Apalachicola
This classic Florida dive, with open-air rooms on pilings above the water, specializes in baked oysters with creative toppings. 850/653-9364 or

Phillippi Creek Village Restaurant & Oyster Bar, Sarasota
You could sit for hours at a Phillippi Creek picnic table, feasting on a steamed combo pot, sipping a beer, enjoying the breeze, and letting the world go by. In fact, you should. 941/925-4444 or

Killer Seafood, Mexico Beach
Absolutely unpretentious and super friendly, with amazing—and totally messy—fish tacos. You'll be licking Killer Seafood Simmerin' Sauce from your fingers. 850/648-6565 or

Star Fish Company Dockside Restaurant, Cortez
Picnic tables on a weathered dock, simply prepared fresh seafood, and one of the best Florida views: blue-green water, mangrove islands, and spindly-legged fishing sheds. 941/794-1243 or

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