Mr. G’s Smokehouse & Seafood Grill

Seafood | Smoke House
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***** NOTE: MR. G’S WAS DESTROYED IN OCTOBER, 2018 BY HURRICANE MICHAEL.  *****

Mr. G’s is a peripatetic restaurant that’s worth following, no matter where it goes. It has had a few different addresses along Florida’s Forgotten Coast in the last couple of years. Its current location, just off Highway 98 in Mexico Beach, is a charming tree-shaded shoebox of a joint scarcely bigger than the great iron smoker parked out front. From this smoker emerge brisket, pulled pork, and baby back ribs as good as from a single-minded smokehouse.

But good smoked meat is just one thing that makes Mr. G’s a notable Roadfood destination. Consider the tacos. These are modern tacos, seafood mostly, including one of whitefish that is shockingly creamy and encased in an energetically spiced coat, complemented by avocado cream. A tuna taco is freighted with slices of seared fish soft as velvet. You also can get a taco filled with sauteed shrimp.

Side dishes are a must, especially honey chipotle beans that are silky little legumes that strike a marvelous balance of sweet, smoky, and hot. Pineapple mandarin slaw is another winner, especially as a companion for zesty smoke-cooked meats.

As for dessert, if Key lime pie is available, it’s a must. Unlike classic versions of the dish, this one gets whipped and frozen. At first, still icy, it offers some resistance to the fork and the flavor is elusive. But it quickly loses its chill and freezer hardness. Like excellent ice cream, it attains a peak of flavor before it’s melted, but well into the process of becoming soft and creamy. This is an unbelievably luxurious rendition of the Florida state dessert.

I haven’t yet had a full breakfast at Mr. G’s (just a bewitching deep-fried and sugared croissant), but it sounds worthwhile, including actually Belgian Belgian waffles along with breakfast tacos, sandwiches, and biscuits with gravy.

Call ahead to make Sure Mr. G’s is open. Hours vary.

What to Eat
Mr. G’s Smokehouse & Seafood Grill, Baby Back Ribs
Baby Back Ribs
Must-Try
Ribs don't get more plush than these baby backs with their tender meat and crisp charred edges.
Mr. G’s Smokehouse & Seafood Grill, Tuna Taco
Tuna Taco
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Velvet-soft seared tuna makes a most refreshing taco.
Mr. G’s Smokehouse & Seafood Grill, Baja Taco
Baja Taco
Must-Try
Crisp-fried fish in the Baja taco is tender, sweet, easy to eat.
Mr. G’s Smokehouse & Seafood Grill, Key Lime Pie
Key Lime Pie
Must-Try
Mr. G's Key lime pie is spectacularly fluffy.
Mr. G’s Smokehouse & Seafood Grill, Pineapple Cole Slaw
Pineapple Cole Slaw
Must-Try
Pineapple Mandarin slaw is crisp, sweet, and refreshing with a citrus twist.
Mr. G’s Smokehouse & Seafood Grill, Honey Chipotle Beans
Honey Chipotle Beans
Must-Try
Beans are honey-sweet and chipotle-smoky
Mr. G’s Smokehouse & Seafood Grill, Fried Croissant
Fried Croissant
For breakfast, Mr. G will quick-fry a croissant and sprinkle it with sugar.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday10am - 4pm
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
WednesdayCLOSED
ThursdayCLOSED
Friday4pm - 6pm
Saturday4pm - 6pm
Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
Yes

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