Legendary | Worth driving from anywhere
Review by: Donald Frantz
***** NOTE: THIS RESTAURANT WAS DESTROYED IN OCTOBER, 2018 BY HURRICANE MICHAEL. AT PRESENT, IT IS SERVING A LIMITED MENU FROM A TRAILER (SEE PHOTO) *****
If you find yourself traveling along Florida’s Forgotten Coast looking for good — no, Killer seafood — then this is the place. It opened in February, 2004, and since then it has provided locals and visitors with some of the best seafood in the Florida panhandle.
The menu is a mix of fresh local seafood in familiar preparations as well as some of the owners’ special creations. There are so many things to choose from: seafood baskets, seafood po’ boys, Killer Salad with marinated grilled tuna, and more. The Killer Fish Tacos are a creation of owner Kim. While she was in L.A. a friend would bring her fresh yellowfin tuna, which she marinated, grilled, and put into fish tacos. That recipe has stuck and is now one of the most popular items on the menu.
The signature dish would have to be “Killer Seafood,” created by co-owner Michael. This consists of your choice of fresh scallops, oysters, or shrimp with “Killer’s Simmerin’ Sauce”, served in a bread bowl or in a big bowl over rice or pasta. Once you try Killer Seafood’s Simmerin’ Sauce you will be hooked. It is just the right blend of taste and spice to make your taste buds know they are in heaven. The Simmerin’ Sauce can also be used as a base for gumbo.
You can’t leave without trying a piece of Killer Seafood’s Key lime pie. It is the perfect balance of sweet and tangy, having earned many awards as the region’s best. Sweet potato and pecan pie is the best of two Southern desserts, ranking up there as one of my favorites.
Owners Michael Scoggins, Kim Halverson, and Kevin Crouse have made their restaurant a magnet for locals and visitors alike, who come knowing that they are going to eat some truly “Killer Seafood.”
|Meals Served||Lunch, Dinner, Dessert|
|Credit Cards Accepted||No|