Lunch at Mitchell’s Fish Market – Grand Boulevard Sandestin

Mitchells Grand Boulevard Review

Yesterday was time for a Sandestin lunch adventure!  This time it was at Mitchell’s Fish Market on Grand Boulevard! My friend, Rhonda, and I headed to Sandestin thinking we might stop at Travinia Italian Kitchen, but ended up driving around and around trying to find a parking spot. Apparently, an expansion to Grand Boulevard with construction in progress was causing all the activity and parking spots to be filled up. There is a new building going up across from Carmike Boulevard 10 Cinema that will house Anthropologie and Vineyard Vine’s and the area was partially blocked by equipment, so we decided to go to Mitchell’s Fish Market, Seafood Restaurant and Bar instead. Surprisingly, it was not crowded.

Mitchell's Sandestin restaurant

The atmosphere is always lovely in Mitchell’s. It’s sleek, dark and nautical.  There are wood blinds along all the windows and sultry, oversized booths.  There was one private room up front where I’ve held company holiday parties (it holds about ten people), and that room was actually filled. Rhonda and I admired Mitchell’s menu with so many seafood offerings.  We decided to share the seared ahi tuna as an appetizer.  It was about $13.  At many restaurants around Destin, you’ll only get about five to seven slivers of tuna.  Mitchell’s was different!  Count them – ten tasty, somewhat spicy, strips of ahi tuna (there are no calories, you know?).  It came with rice and sliced cucumber salad. We loved it!  Mitchell's Grand Boulevard review

For the main courses, Rhonda got stuffed shrimp and I had cedar-planked cod with asparagus and zucchini. (You can order fish grilled, blackened, broiled, or pan-seared – cedar plank or Shanghai style). Rhonda thought I was crazy ordering a non-local fish (they had grouper), but I guess I was homesick for New England.  The cod had a plethora of sun-dried tomatoes as a topping and was very flavorful.  I would say that the cedar infusion dominated the palate and it was unique (it was not my favorite preparation).  Rhonda found her three stuffed shrimp very satisfying (ok, she was “stuffed”, too!). We didn’t get dessert, but the coffee was delicious!

Until the next dining adventure….

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