What was once a 1930s wooden shack has become a favorite destination in Dunedin. If you’re visiting Beso Del Sol Resort, don’t miss out on the “catch of the day at Olde Bay Café & Dunedin Fish Market.
You don’t need reservations to explore and eat at this waterfront gem, which originated as a loading dock where local fisherman unloaded their daily catches. Walt Wickman transformed the old structure into Olde Bay Cafe.
Specializing in the freshest seafood on the coast, Wickman has served under six James Beard award-winning chefs and offers food favorites from Florida stone crabs and peel n’ eat shrimp to his take on the Cuban sandwich.
The Café is combined with the Dunedin Fish Market, so not only is the food about as fresh as you can get, the sunset views overlooking the marina are an added bonus. Each day you can visit in person, or online, to see the catches of the day.
On the Café menu you’ll find surf and turf, including blue crab stuffed avocado, fish tacos, Walt’s Cuban, BBQ pulled pork sandwich, oysters and, of course, lots of grouper.
And there’s entertainment, too, although it’s a little fishy. From the Café dock, you will be looking out across St. Joseph Sound to Caladesi Island. Just under the surface, enjoy the hijinks as the native Florida fish and marine creatures frolick before your eyes.
If you’ve just been fishing, you can even bring your catch to the Café and they’ll cook it for you!
Take some time to tour the Dunedin Fish Market, have a relaxing meal at the Café, or take fresh fish back to cook in your Beso Del Sol Resort condo.
Florida is the place for seafood. What’s your favorite fish?