Mullet’s Fish Camp and Market is officially open, and at south St. Pete’s latest must-try restaurant, it’s all business in the front and a party in the back.
Mullet’s Fish Camp is serving up fresh fish cooked in Florida-inspired styles and carefully crafted cocktails reminiscent of a simpler time.
Situated in a 102-year-old South St. Pete house across from Munch’s and Southside Coffee, Mullet’s invites guests to kick back and relax in its backyard tiki bar while digging into some of the finest tasting seafood in the ‘Burg.
But if you’d prefer to host your own backyard fish fry, Mullet’s is opening its own fresh fish market in the front half of the restaurant this summer. Hence, the name and the lusciously locked merman logo.
Nothing but the best for St. Pete at Mullet’s Fish Camp
Despite its laidback vibe, Mullet’s ingredients are nothing short of exceptional.
Owners Brian Rose and Nick Brown pride themselves in offering the highest quality house-made flavors. From fragrant handcrafted butters to freshly made grenadine for a classic Hurricane cocktail, a meal at Mullet’s Fish Camp is sure to please even the fishiest foodies.
“It’s all about classic Florida seafood,” Brown said. “We thought a lot about how we would make food for people if they were at our house… We would make it from scratch, so everything that we can make in-house, we do.”
Experience Mullet’s “Florida Man” cuisine style
Part of what makes Mullet’s special is its revolving seafood options so that diners are always chowing down on the freshest fish available throughout the year.
You’ll find a wide variety of seafood options to choose from, like grouper, snapper, and mahi, and seven different cooking styles for your favorite fishy entrees.
Choose from fried, Cajun fried, grilled, and blackened for a more classic seafood meal. For the more adventurous types, you’ll want to opt for one of three Mullet’s styles: The Bobby Lee, The Joe Dirté, and The Florida Man.
With a citrus-herb butter sauté and Florida-inspired citrusy slaw, The Florida Man has become an official Mullet’s favorite. Pair it with a filet of fresh Grouper and a craft cocktail for the ultimate fish camp meal.
An ode to all things local in the Sunshine City
A St. Pete native and south side resident, Rose grew up visiting local fish markets and eating plenty of fresh seafood.
After successfully purchasing and operating the fish market of his childhood, Mid Peninsula Seafood, he was angling for a new restaurant concept that would pay homage to not only his love for classic Florida seafood, but also to the history of South St. Pete.
Inspired by fish camps established by Pinellas’ first settlers in the 1800s, Rose and Brown hope Mullet’s Fish Camp will feed and foster the St. Petersburg community in ways that its earliest pioneers did.
According to Brown, Mullet’s historic building certainly adds to its uniquely South St. Pete feel.
“You can’t not feel the presence of the energy and the life that’s been there before,” Brown said. “It’s a got a certain whimsy about it.”
In keeping with the love-for-local atmosphere, vibrant, sea-themed murals painted by iconic St. Pete muralists Vitale Bros. add just the right amount of ‘Burg flair to the outdoor space of the historic home.
Mullet’s also hosts live local music at its outdoor tiki bar on the weekends.
Mullet’s Fish Camp is open for lunch, dinner, and takeout Tuesday through Sunday. Stop in from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and on Sunday; Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.