The results are in: We scoured the coast—and filled our paper plates—to find the seaside dives with the tastiest dishes, from fried shrimp to fish-and-chips.
This seafood-filled gumbo achieves the perfect balance of richness and delicacy. The restaurant stands on pilings on the beach, with a view of the sparkling Gulf of Mexico.
What you’ll shell out: $3.50 (cup), $4.50 (bowl), $10 (take-out quart)
Still hungry? Order the fried oysters and shrimp—and mix your own cocktail sauce. 405 East Beach Blvd.; 251/948-7894 or sea-n-suds.com