Crafting The Perfect Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill Meal For You And Yours, Part Two

Welcome to part two of this two-part series in which we discuss how you can craft the perfect Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill meal for you and yours, as the title no doubt gave away. In part one, we took the opportunity to highlight a few of our favorite seafood and landfood dishes that we offer on our menu. Whether you come to see us in Jensen Beach, Lake Worth, Vero Beach, or any one of our other locations, we’ve got you covered with a wide variety of delicious menu choices that you and the whole family are sure to find something you’ll enjoy. That’s what makes us one of the most popular seafood restaurants in all of Eastern Florida!

Now, we don’t feel like wasting any more time with pleasantries, so let’s dive in, picking up where we left off in highlighting some exceptionally yummy entrees you can find right here at Mulligan’s.

Crafting The Perfect Mulligan’s Meal

We said in our first post and we’ll say it here: We aren’t going to be able to help you whittle your options down to just one choice. Ultimately, that’s too difficult for us, seeing as how we are big fans of everything we have to offer (otherwise, we simply wouldn’t offer it!).

  • Beach House Surf n’ Turf – Get the best of both worlds with our tender and perfectly seasoned 10 oz sirloin steak coupled with the skewer of jumbo blackened shrimp. Feel free to add mashed potatoes, Caribbean rice, or fries for a splendid and complete meal.
  • In terms of fresh seafood, it doesn’t get much better than our two grouper options. First up, with have the Crabby Grouper, which features our grouper filet topped with lobster sauce and is paired with a crab cake that’s pretty much to die for. Our Island Grouper is fresh-caught Florida Grouper that can come blackened or grilled. It’s topped with a unique pineapple salsa we think you’ll love.
  • Key West Crab Cakes – Get two of our homemade lump crab cakes with HOllandaise sauce that is to die for. We add the perfect proportions of lemon juice, egg yolk, butter, salt, and other spices.
  • If you are in the mood for crab legs, we’ve also got you covered with our King Crab Legs. This is a meal for folks with a healthy appetite, as it features 1 lb. of Alaskan Red King Crab legs that are well worth the opening/cracking procedure!
  • Cajun Shrimp Pasta – It’s simple, and it’s glorious. Get tender shrimp in a sauce with a kick.
  • Linguini & Clams – Our tender Northern Middleneck clams are masterfully cooked and come in a white wine garlic sauce. It too, is glorious, and well worth it.

In terms of drinks, we have a selection of autumnal adult beverages we’d like to briefly mention. There’s the Cranberry Margarita, the Cran Apple Mojito, and the Drunkin’ Pumpkin, which features White chocolate Liqueur, Pumpkin, cream, and Pinnacle Vanilla Vodka. It’s even rimmed with graham crackers! Make sure you check out our entire fall drink selection when you browse our menu for yourself.

Stop by and see us soon!

Surprising And Fun Facts About Restaurants!

It’s no secret we are big fans of facts. More specifically, it’s no secret we are fans of writing blogs that are fact-infused. Our Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill blog space has played host to tidbits about seafood from your local restaurant, facts about sea life by your favorite tropical restaurant, and even a Florida-fact blog back in the day. So what other kind of fact blog could we write? Well, we put our thinking caps on and the only thing that remains is a restaurant-fact blog. After all, we are a full-service seafood restaurant (mini-chain) with locations in Lake Worth, Vero Beach, Jensen Beach, and beyond. We’ve covered the seafood, we’ve covered Florida, so it’s time to open our readers’ worlds to some little-known, potentially surprising facts about restaurants.

Enjoy!

Fact Number One: Mulligan’s Is The Best Seafood Restaurant Around

What, you thought we’d bother to blog about restaurants without explaining what makes our own tropical restaurant so great? Clearly, you need to read more blogs written by Mulligan’s Beach House Bar and Grill. So whether you found this blog by searching something like “restaurants in Vero Beach on the water,” “family restaurants,” or kid friendly restaurants in Vero Beach,” you’d be making a great choice in choosing Mulligan’s. We combine delicious seafood (and landfood) with wonderful waterfront views and world-class Floridian service. That’s why both locals and tourists have come to know Mulligan’s as one of the top places around to find an exceptional dining experience!

Alright, no more false starts — here are some other surprising, if not random, facts about restaurants we hope you enjoy.

  • Half of American adults have worked in the restaurant industry at some point in their lives. We all certainly have!
  • ⅓ of Americans got their very first job working in a restaurant!
  • ⅔ of restaurant consumers eat a wider range of ethnic cuisines when compared with their dining habits from half a decade ago. That’s progress, folks.
  • 80 percent of consumers polled believe that going out to eat with family and/or friends is a better use of their leisure time than having to cook and clean up. We, at Mulligan’s, aren’t going to complain about that belief, but we will say there is something to be said for cooking for one another from time to time.
  • If we genuinely want to talk about social progress, and we do so we will, there has been some encouraging social growth in the restaurant-ownership world. African-American owned restaurants jumped by 49 percent between 2007 and 2012, with the percentage of Hispanic-owned restaurant businesses increasing 51 percent over that same time period!
  • The word restaurant, a French word, originally had the meaning of “restoring.” The first restaurant was founded in Paris and served broths as a means of physical healing.
  • It’s a tie between Spain and the United States of America as to who has the most restaurants within the world’s top 50. Both countries boast seven ‘straunts, if you will, on the list.
  • The world’s biggest restaurant, the Bawabet Dimashq Restaurant in Damascus, seats over 6,000 guests. We can’t even conceptualize running a place like that.
  • It was the English who coined the term “restaurant” to refer to a place of eating. Before that, people were less inspired, if not more practical, with their choice of words, calling restaurants simply “eating-houses.”
  • Fancy restaurants, as in restaurants with Michelin Stars, tend to have a different set of norms than others. For example, it’s common practice for multiple waiters to serve an entire party with the same dish at one time, so that no one has to worry about starting first. Plus, it just looks cool when they all come out together. Perhaps it’s something we’ll consider doing at Mulligan’s from time to time…
  • If your restaurant is adequately high-end, your purse or personal bag might just get its own chair, assuming there is room. Now that’s high society, folks!
  • The ability to call yourself a caviar-serving specialist takes longer than going to school to become a doctor, in many cases at least. The people who make caviar are known as Ikrjanschik (we don’t know if that’s plural or not so we are leaving it as is), and are required to undergo an apprenticeship that lasts at least a decade, if not some 15 odd years! Too bad caviar is awful. Amen.
  • While we are still talking about fine dining, Americans who are planning to go to some fancy European restaurants should be informed about cutlery norms. The table will be set properly, meaning you’ll find a series of forks to the left of your plate with some spoons and knives on the right side. An easy rule to follow is to always work from the outside in. When you are done with your cutlery, put it on the plate — never back on the table. If you do this at a nice establishment in Paris, you’ll probably either get kicked out or food poisoning. Not really, but, you do never know with those curious people.
  • Let’s get back to what we all want to talk about — social equality in the restaurant business. The percentage of women-owned restaurant business jumped 40 percent between 2007 and 2012! We at Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill think that’s a pretty neat statistic.
  • The restaurant industry is supposed to add 1.7 million jobs over the next eight or nine years. We should see over 16 million restaurant jobs in the United States of America by 2026.

Come See Us At Mulligan’s Soon!

If there would be one restaurant-based fact for you to take away from today’s post, our biased opinion is that it should be that Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill is the best seafood restaurant in Vero Beach, Jensen Beach, and Lake Worth. Where else can you find a place that locals and Florida guests alike know and love? Where else can you find a place that offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 365 days a year? Where else can you get a Steak n’ Egg Bagel, a Shrimp & Spinach Omelette, or a world-class Lobster Melt while watching waves roll in from the Atlantic?

Not very many other places, to our knowledge.

In our next post, we will continue with the current topic, because, guess what? We haven’t had our fill of restaurant-based facts just yet! We may never be satisfied, it’s tough to say at this point. But in all seriousness, we hope that you enjoyed today’s post. We hope that you get a hankering for some local seafood, masterfully prepared by Mulligan’s. And we hope that you come say hi, whether it’s for Family Night or for Happy Hour – or both! View our Mulligan’s Seafood Menu right here, and come see us soon!

Crafting The Perfect Mulligan’s Meal

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Whether you are familiar with our local seafood restaurants or not, you could probably take a wild guess and figure that we are decidedly passionate about our seafood here at Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill. But if you’ve ever read one of our blog posts, or indeed, have come to one of our Mulligan’s tropical restaurant locations, you’ll know that our enthusiasm for a high-quality meal, with seafood as its centerpiece, goes more into the realm of certifiably obsessive than anything else.

We’ve offered up seafood recipes and methods to select and prepare crab along with our other blog posts of the past. We’ve taken to the habit of highlighting some of our favorite recreational activities in areas that are close to our seafood restaurant locations in Jensen Beach, Lake Worth, Vero Beach, and beyond. But today, we are going to keep the conversation dialed-in on what folks can look forward to when dining at Mulligan’s. We are sure we’ll get back to a variety of subjects in future posts, but for now, keep reading as we describe some wonderful flavor combinations that the top seafood restaurant around recommend you try out the next time you walk through our doors!

Visualizing The Perfect Evening At Mulligan’s

Mulligan’s is a full-service, family-friendly restaurant that is open 365-days a year for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And while most people probably aren’t going to eat all three meals of the day at our fine establishment, those of us who work at Mulligan’s clearly aren’t “most people.” You might be able to notice that fact from our smiling faces that greet you whenever you walk through our doors, but if you hadn’t yet noticed that, at least we are all now on the same page.

That said, let’s imagine that you have such a wild hankering for seafood that you will dine at Mulligan’s for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — all in the same day. You can go out and about and enjoy the beautiful Atlantic coast, but once you’ve worked up an appetite you’ll be able to return back to home base for some world-class seafood, cocktails, and beyond. Let’s take a look at what you’ll start the day with.

Breakfast Favorites

While you can find our wide selection of breakfast, appetizers, soups & salads, sandwiches & sliders, entrees, and drinks on our seafood restaurant menu, you could also let us do the picking for you. When it comes to breakfast menu items, we offer much more than exclusively seafood dishes.  Some of our favorite non-seafood options are listed below:

  • Breakfast Platter – Two Eggs any Style, Two Sausage Patties, two Bacon Strips, Home Fries & Toast
  • Almond Cranberry French Toast – Our thick French toast topped with sliced almonds & cranberries with a hint of cinnamon. If you have a sweet tooth, or even a semi-sweet tooth, give this unique creation a try. You won’t be disappointed!
  • Chicken & Waffles – A southern classic; crispy chicken on top of a large Belgian waffle topped with sausage gravy
  • Casino Sandwich – Try this scrambled egg with your choice of sausage, bacon or ham with melted cheese on a toasted ciabatta roll.
  • Steak n’ Egg Bagel – Sliced steak, scrambled eggs, Swiss cheese & onions served on a toasted Bagel. You might need to take a nap after this one — fair warning!
  • Sunrise Omelette – Spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, and Swiss cheese topped with Hollandaise sauce. The flavor combination is subtle yet delectable.

Breakfast For Seafood Lovers

  • Lox & Bagel – A classic done the right way; smoked salmon with capers and cream cheese.
  • Monster Fish & Chips – Our Famous Fish & Chips is great any time of the day! Get the fried white fish with fries and vinegar that you’ve been craving!
  • Crab Cake Benedict – Are you a fan of Jumbo Lump Crab? Have you never tried Jumbo Lump Crab? It doesn’t matter. Just try it the next time you come in. We don’t skimp on the crab, either.
  • Smoked Salmon Benedict – One of our most popular benedicts, we offer smoked salmon on a classic benedict. It’s great.

Lunchtime

After you ordered one (or two) of the breakfast dishes listed above, you’ll probably either need to take a walk or a nap. Luckily, each Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill location is wonderfully complemented by its waterfront surroundings. Whether you want to enjoy the water at Vero Beach or Lake Worth, many guests prefer to take a short jaunt along the water after they’ve put the work in at the meal table. Once you’ve done whatever you need to do to get hungry again, it’s time to head back toward Mulligan’s for the witching hour — or should we say, the sandwiching hour! Below you’ll find fewer terrible plays-on-words and more delicious seafood from Mulligan’s.

Appetizers We Recommend

  • Firecracker Shrimp – If you like a bit of kick to go along with your seafood, our bread shrimp will talk back with a whole lot of attitude! And right now you can get our Firecracker Shrimp, Wings, Flatbreads, Nachos, Margherita Pizza, for half-off during Mulligan’s Happy Hour! In case you were wondering, our Happy Hour is from 3-6pm, every day!
  • Key West Conch Fritters – We’ve mentioned them before in previous blogs and we’ll probably highlight them again down the road. Get tender queen conch in a herb batter, fried to a golden brown and served with our renowned Cajun remoulade. If you’ve never tried tender queen conch, now’s the time.
  • Seafood Trio – One of our most widely-liked appetizer selections, it’s tough to wrong with the Seafood Trio. Get our famous conch fritters, Mahi fingers, and our sizzlin’ Firecracker Shrimp to boot!
  • Mussels aren’t for everybody, although we aren’t quite sure why. Try our tender mussels, bathed in an exquisite tomato wine sauce. You can add pasta for an additional charge if you are feeling like mussels should be more of an entree and less of a starter.
  • Spinach Artichoke Dip – Our house recipe served with tortilla chips. It’s tough to go wrong with spinach artichoke dip at any restaurant, but when you let the master chefs at Mulligan’s whip you up their own version, it’s a starter that’s well worth your time.
  • Drunken Onion Rings – Beer battered onion rings with Cajun remoulade. What’s not to like?

Lunch Menu Items

  • Asian Dragon Salad – We offer our Asian Dragon Salad for folks who are looking for something on the lighter side yet don’t want to sacrifice any degree of flavor. Complete with breaded Firecracker Shrimp, Mandarin oranges, sesame seeds, rice, noodles, and salad all topped with a sesame ginger vinaigrette, this is a great change of pace to help make sure you don’t feel the need to nap for the second time in one day!
  • Fresh Mahi Sandwich – You know Mahi, you like Mahi. When you get our Fresh Mahi Sandwich, you can get one served grilled, blackened, or Jerk-style!
  • Ham Slam – A toasted hoagie roll with ham and topped with 100% cheddar cheese sauce. Delicious.
  • Lobster Taco – While we have a Lobster Melt, Lobster Roll, and even a Three Cheese Lobster Mac option, we would recommend starting with the Lobster Taco. It’s a lobster-filled grilled tortilla with sour cream, pico, lettuce, cheese, and served with rice. It brings out everything you like about lobster in a subtle way. Yum.
    Baja Fish Tacos – Our Baja Fish Tacos are loaded with blackened Mahi Mahi, cheese, lettuce and pico de gallo served with rice. You can substitute with chicken for an additional charge.
  • Lobster Pizza – What, you thought we were done talking about Lobster dishes? This is Mulligan’s — one of the top family-friendly seafood restaurants in the entire state of Florida. So if you’ve never tried our Lobster Pizza, all we can say is that you definitely should. Get tender lobster with a unique lobster-based sauce alongside spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, parmesan, and mozzarella cheeses. It’s worth making the trip down to Florida in its own right!

Dinnertime

You have a great time at lunch, but three-quarters of the way through your meal, you get afraid you are going to sink through your chair because you are getting so full. While this is certainly understandable, all we can tell you is to BUCK UP — you’ve got a Mulligan’s dinner to look forward to. So take a nap, go on a bike ride, swim in the ocean, watch NYPD Blue reruns — do whatever you need to do to get ready for a fantastic Floridian seafood dinner at Mulligan’s. Below are one or two of our favorite entrees that we offer.

  • Fried Grouper Sandwich – Yes, a sandwich can be had for dinner, especially when it tastes as unbelievable as our Fried Grouper Sandwich! Get perfectly seasoned and fried grouper on a toasted kaiser roll. On the side, you’ll get some house chips for the ideal complementary crunch.
  • Crispy Tuna Roll – Our fried tuna roll features a fried Thai-ginger wrap with Ahi tuna & vegetables served rare with Asian slaw & wasabi cream. It’s perfectly spiced, so give it a try.
  • Beach House Surf N Turf – Get our masterfully-grilled 10 oz. top sirloin steak (ask for it with bleu cheese and bacon) along with a skewer of jumbo blackened shrimp. It’s a flavor-combo you won’t soon forget. Choose from French fries, Caribbean rice, or mashed potatoes as your side.
  • Island Grouper – No, we aren’t serving avid fans of Bob Marley as a dish, but we are serving Fresh Florida Grouper topped with house-made pineapple salsa! Try it grilled or blackened.
  • Linguini & Clams – Try tender Northern Middleneck clams bathed in a white wine garlic sauce. As is the case with all of our seafood, pasta, steaks and other entrees, this dish is served with soup, house salad, or our caesar salad.

Libation Recommendations

We wouldn’t be very good at what we do if we failed to mention a few of our most popular adult beverages. Though we are certainly a kid-friendly restaurant, what party isn’t made better without a few libations!?

  • Sauvignon Blanc, Oyster Bay, New Zealand
  • Key Lime Martini – Dessert in a glass. Svedka Vanilla Vodka & key lime liqueur
  • Garden Fresh Mojito – The original, fresh limes & mint mixed with Bacardi Superior Rum. Add a flavor for an additional charge, choice of peach, strawberry, coconut, mango or raspberry.
  • Hurricane George Cocktail – Named after Mulligan’s fearless owner, the one and only George Hart!    This Mulligan’s cocktail packs a punch with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum yet goes down smooth and puts a smile on your face!
  • Coastal Coladas – Coconut, pineapple & Cruzan Rum. Choice of original coconut, strawberry, mango, banana or raspberry. Whichever you pick, you are probably going to order another. That’s just the way it goes!

Come See Us At Mulligan’s Soon!

With locations in Sebastian, Singer Island, Vero Beach, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Lake Worth, and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, there’s never a bad time to get a world-class seafood meal at Mulligan’s. As you can no doubt tell from the wide range of seafood (and landfood) menu items we’ve listed above, the odds are strongly in your favor to have a blast — no matter what time of day you come to see us! Come see us at Mulligan’s soon!

Vero Beach Seafood Restaurants – Why Try Mulligan’s!

It’s pretty wild to think about how much ground we’ve covered over the past year or two of posts. Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill is a full-service Vero Beach seafood restaurant (with many other locations across Southeastern Florida), serving fresh seafood, delicious soft and hard beverages, and providing our customers with an authentic, family-friendly dining experience they aren’t soon to forget.

People find us online searching in a variety of ways, from typing in phrases like “waterfront restaurants” to “tropical restaurants” to “beach restaurants” to “family restaurants near me;” we do our best to make sure people know about what is going on here at Mulligan’s. There’s always a good time for the whole family to be found here, and that’s exactly what we are going to be talking about in today’s post.

Vero Beach Seafood

Though the past has seen us tackle topics like crab selection and preparation or things to do if you are visiting Vero Beach (besides eating at Mulligan’s, naturally), we are paying special attention to our Vero Beach seafood restaurant location today. Why? That’s an easy one! For starters, watch the video found on this page to get a visual representation as to how picturesque of a site Mulligan’s at Vero Beach really is. Located at 1025 Beachland Blvd., Vero Beach, Fl. 32963, the combination of world-class seafood, the ocean view, and a fun staff ready to host a great time every single night is tough to ignore.

Our Background

Founded in 1997 by George Hart, Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill began with the same family-oriented mindset we’ve carried through to the present day. While our chief goals include providing a welcoming place for locals and visitors alike, the bread-and-butter of our local seafood restaurant is, and try not to be too shocked by this assertion, is found in the quality of our seafood and other menu items. We’ll cap off this post by highlighting a couple of our top recommendations for you to try, whether you are a long-time, 21-year regular or you are simply looking for the best fish restaurant in Vero Beach. But before we get there, we want our prospective guests to know that we are true native Floridians, which really matters. We give back to our local community in a variety of ways, so be sure to check that resource page when you get a chance.

On top of that, we are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner 365 days every year. Whether you are looking for an Egg’s Benedict with crab that is out of this world or you’d like some glorious fish tacos to go along with a refreshing cocktail as you relax the afternoon and evening away, we’ve got you covered at Mulligan’s Vero Beach. We host private events for affordable rates as well, so be sure to check out our private dining options! At Vero Beach, just so you know, we have a private oceanfront room that can hold up to 40 guests.

Seafood Menu Items Worth A Try!

For breakfast, we recommend our Crab cake Benedict, filled with Jumbo Lump Crab cake. For lunch, try our Lobster Roll; it’s tossed in our special sauce and seasonings in a toasted hoagie roll. It’s very, very good. For dinner, try our Monster Fish n Chips — fried white fish with fries. Classic, and delicious! View our whole seafood restaurant menu right here, and come see us soon!

Why Everybody Could Use A Little More Seafood In Their Life

We’ve said it once if we’ve said it a thousand times — Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill is your go-to for delicious seafood, surprisingly tasty landfood, a great time with our friendly staff, and a breathtaking waterfront view at all of our seafood restaurant locations.

Okay, sue us, we’ve probably never said that once before today’s post, but we’ve certainly relayed the sentiments in posts of the past!

Speaking of past posts, we’ve covered quite a bit of ground over the past year or so. From providing our readers with fun facts about Florida to fun facts about fish to teaching them how to select and prepare crab to finding the appropriate alcoholic beverage to pair with your preferred fish to highlighting our favorite menu items, it’s safe to say we’ve enjoyed blogging for our readers.

However, given our variety of topics, you could potentially argue that we’ve lost sight of our bread and butter mission — focusing on what makes Mulligan’s the best seafood restaurant around. Whether you come to visit us at Vero Beach, Lake Worth, Jensen Beach, or at any other one of our Floridian locations, we believe that there are three keys to providing our customers with an exceptional dining experience.

In today’s post, we will highlight each of these three fundamental attributes. Keep reading to find out what they are!

Delicious Seafood

This one probably wasn’t too difficult to guess, seeing as how we are a local seafood restaurant in the first place. But what many first-time customers don’t realize is the variety of seafood dishes we have on offer. From our Lobster & Tomato omelet to our Crabcake Benedict to our Steamed Clams or Baja Fish Tacos, we know what we’re doing. The only thing is, you need to come in to experience the deliciousness for yourself.

Great People

If you’re familiar with our blog posts of the past, you’ll know that we pride ourselves on being a family restaurant. Our kid-friendly restaurant didn’t just start being a good time for little ones out of nowhere, it happens because we hire great servers, hosts, and kitchen staff. We want the whole family to have a blast when they come see us at Mulligan’s.

That being said, we want adults to have some fun while they are spending time under our roof as well. Our happy hour is unique and makes having a blast a little bit more affordable.

Atmosphere

Seafood restaurants are nice. Tropical restaurants are great too. But if you can get a waterfront restaurant which combines all three styles, you really might have something there. Whether you want to come visit us at Vero Beach, Lake Worth, or Jensen Beach, you’ll be pleased by the soothing views to complement your delectable order.

Visit Us Soon

So there you have it — the three cornerstone pieces of Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill. We’ve worked hard to make sure that all three attributes work in tandem to provide our guests with a world-class dining experience. If you are a fan of fresh, well-prepared seafood, a fun staff, and views you won’t soon forget, come see us soon!

Can You Microwave Crab?

So you are sitting there, contemplating your navel, until your thoughts give way to a pre-installed human need – hunger. But rather than getting up to go to the pantry and see what cracker box you can scrape some crumbs from, you sit there, still deep in thought.

However, your thoughts have moved from wherever they were – that’s not our business – onto a category that decidedly is our business – seafood. Yes, we are a local chain of seafood restaurants here at Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill. With family-friendly restaurants in Sebastian, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Lake Worth, Vero Beach, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, and Singer Island, we are never too far away for tourists and locals alike to get their hands on some world-class seafood.

What’s more, we are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day of the year. And if you are sitting there, no longer contemplating your navel to any degree, but instead are frowning thinking to yourself, “I don’t like seafood; I like LANDfood.” Well, the first thing we would say in reply is that you sound like a child, so maybe work on your attitude. The second thing we’d submit is that you are in luck, as we have a wide variety of seafood and landfood options. From breakfast platters filled with waffles, sausages, and eggs done any style to Steak Gorgonzola Flatbread and no-nonsense Southwest Burgers, there is something for everyone here at Mulligan’s. You don’t have to be a seafood nut to enjoy a kid-friendly restaurant’s atmosphere, weekly Family Night, or an affordably-priced Happy Hour!

Back To The Contemplation

Please excuse the digression; we can get carried away with ourselves when we start writing about all that our waterfront restaurants have to offer folks in Southeastern Florida.

So, let’s get back to the narrative. You are sitting there, hungry, but have yet to move. Why? You are thinking about crab legs – sweet, delicious crab. And not just any sweet, delicious crab. We are talking about Alaskan King Crab Legs. We are talking about a king of a meal with 1 lb Alaskan Red King Crab Legs, expertly prepared at Mulligan’s. Mmmm, sounds really, really good, doesn’t it?

That’s why you haven’t moved yet; you won’t settle for cracker crumbs or even imitation crab. You need the real deal at your favorite beach restaurant in Vero Beach (that’s us). But here’s the kicker – you aren’t anywhere near Vero Beach, Lake Worth, Jensen Beach, or Florida at all. You’re in Seattle on business, and you are sitting in your hotel room (you’ve been there a while, that’s why you don’t feel like going to the grocery store again, as you are leaving the day after tomorrow).

But you realize, leave you must. For at this point, crab legs are a non-negotiable must. But you don’t do anything without reading our recent post on how to correctly select crab from the market to get the appropriate pre-dressing and picking-the-meat tips.

After you’ve successfully followed our steps, you get back to your hotel room with your crab legs in hand. You are ready to bake your crab legs!

Wait. You don’t have an oven, the company you work for is way too cheap to put you up anywhere with an oven or even a stovetop. But hey, at least you have a microwave. But can you cook these succulent crab legs you just bought from Pikes Place Market in a microwave?

Keep reading to find out.

How To Microwave Crab Legs

Quite simply, yes, you can microwave crab legs, and it is usually fairly easy to do so because most crab purchased is already frozen and has been cooked on the boat or just after docking. This is done in order to preserve freshness, and that is fairly handy because all that is left for you to do is warm it up. So even if you’ve purchased freshly caught crab from somewhere like the aforementioned Pike’s Place Market in Seattle, there’s a chance that even those crabs have been frozen.

For the sake of conversation, let’s suppose it was frozen, because that means you can use a microwave to reheat them.

You’ll want to get a microwave-safe dish that can hold them all without becoming too cluttered. The rule of thumb here is for every ½ lb of crab, add one tablespoon of water. Then, for every ½ lb of crab, microwave between three and four minutes. Casserole dishes make ideal vessels for this process.

How do you know they are done? That’s easy – you can tell by smelling them or touching the meaty part of the leg to confirm they have warmed all the way through.

You’ll find that each microwave has its own peculiarities, and, as such, it’s a good idea to be watchful the first time you use a microwave to prepare crab. What’s more, crab and other shellfish are notorious somewhat notorious for being difficult to reheat. Hopefully these tips will behoove your quest to consume delicious crab, even if you are way too far away from the closest Mulligan’s restaurant location.

Clarified Butter

We’d be remiss if we failed to mention the fact that crab is greatly improved with some lemon juice and clarified butter. Oh, you aren’t familiar with clarified butter? Allow us to briefly explain. Also referred to as “drawn butter,” clarified butter is simply butter that has had its water and milk solids removed. In other words, clarified butter only contains pure butterfat. This gives it a higher smoke point than traditional butter, which means you can cook with it at higher temperatures without worrying about it burning. Another advantage is that clarified butter doesn’t spoil as easily, so you can keep it in your refrigerator for months at a time. Although, if you are in a hotel room, this doesn’t do you much good. However, one final benefit is that clarified butter, while lacking the classic richness of unsalted butter, gives a nutty flavor which complements the flavor profile of your Alaskan King Crab Legs in a unique way. We highly recommend giving it a go!

Come See Us At Mulligan’s

We hope you’ve enjoyed today’s pseudo-story time post. At the end of the day, if you are a Southeastern Florida local or plan on visiting the area soon, we’d love to see you at one of our Mulligan’s locations. Whether you are a crab fanatic or not, we are confident you’ll find something there you will want to try over and over again. The trouble is, there are too many good dishes to try to stay confined to only one choice!

View our menu here, and come see us soon!

 

How To Select And Pick Crab

In our last post, Tips For Preparing Fish, we took the time to highlight a few of the most common, easy-to-employ methods for preparing fish. Said methods included preparation styles for battered fish and pan-fried fish. We also gave our readers a few pointers in reference to the selection process when it comes to choosing fish from your local supermarket. Likewise, we offered up some wisdom with regards to storage. Generally speaking, however, the rule of thumb unsurprisingly remains that you should always try to cook your fish before freezing it if you are interested in extracting the best flavor possible. As you have found your way to this seafood restaurant blog, we can only assume you fit that description!

In today’s post, we’d like to run with the preparation-tip theme. This time we’ll discuss some of the ways in which you can choose and select crab. But before we dive right in, we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out a few of our most popular crab dishes right here at Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill! With locations in Jensen Beach, Stuart, Lake Worth, Lauderdale by the Sea, Sebastian, Singer Island, and Vero Beach, we’ve got you covered with outstanding seafood restaurants nearby up and down the Southeast Florida coast.

  • Crab & Sausage Omelet – Lump Crab Meat, Sausage & Cheddar Cheese
  • Crab Benedict – Filled with Jumbo Lump Crab Meat
  • Calypso Crab Cake – One jumbo lump crab cake topped with Key West Hollandaise.
  • Key West Crab Cakes – Two of our Homemade lump crab cakes with Hollandaise Sauce
  • King Crab Legs – A King of a meal with 1 lb Alaskan Red King Crab Legs

As you can tell, we’ve got breakfast items, appetizers, and entrees that feature crab for you to choose from. Each offers something a bit different in terms of inspiration and note, but if we were forced to choose a favorite, we’d have to go with the King Crab Legs. But seeing as you aren’t always going to be able to come see us at Mulligan’s for your crab-fix, we thought we’d share with you some of our industry-knowledge so that you can stay in but still eat some flavorful crab in the comfort of your own home. Keep reading if you are interested in some tips as to how to clean and prepare crab!

Let’s Start With The Selection Process

There are two primary categories of crab meat – picked and whole. Sub-categories of crab meat include lump (as you may have noticed above), which is essentially picked crab, flake, meaning smaller pieces of crab meat, and claw, signifying pieces of meat found in the claw as the name suggests.  

Whole crab meat is sometimes alive, and whenever it’s possible, it’s best to select crab that is still alive for optimal freshness. This isn’t always a realistic possibility, as certain crab are only available during certain times of the year. When choosing a live crab from a market, look for those that have a salty aroma, are alert. It’s best to avoid crabs that smell fishy, look near death, and/or are opaque as opposed to translucent (specifically in regards to soft-shell crabs, we should warrant).

Beyond those general pointers, you should also take notice as to where the crabs are being kept. For example, crabs that are stored in water tanks have to use more energy to survive, and will therefore be less healthy and closer to death than otherwise. If you are in a particularly thorough mood, you can check the crab’s belly for firmness (the more firm the better), in addition to closely inspecting the crab’s claws. Find a crab with well-used claws that have their fair share of battle scars. That means your claw is likely full-grown. That means more delicious meat!

Pre-Dressing Tips

It’s a good idea to keep the following things in mind before you go buy a crab without any of the requisite kitchen tools to make this project easier, and perhaps, possible.

  • Paper towels
  • Tea towels
  • Chopping board
  • Bowls for the brown and white meat
  • A sharp and solid kitchen knife

Make sure you wipe down all the surfaces you used when you are done. Likewise, ensure that your crab is chilled before you prepare. Crab meat can spoil very quickly.

Picking The Meat

Once you’ve selected your perfect crab (or 5!), it’s time to prepare them. Let’s take a step-by-step look at our recommended crab picking technique.

  • Turn the crab so it is facing you, head on.
  • Turn it over and look at its belly
  • Wedge your knife, or your fingers, if you are in something of a savage mood, under the triangle-shaped flap. Pull that sucker back.
  • Pull out the top shell now that you’ve gained some leverage. At this point, you have a decision to make. You can either throw away the top shell and its contents (liver and other organs), or you can set it aside to consume at a later point. Some people like eating the innards, but most find it a barbaric practice. We don’t discriminate here at Mulligan’s. You do you. Whichever route you elect to go with, make sure you remove the stomach sac and hard membranes inside the shell in addition to removing the “dead man’s fingers” (spongy gills).
  • Grab a spoon, roughly the size of a teaspoon to scoop out the delightful, brown meat found. Place it into a bowl and then mash it gently with a fork.  
  • At this point, with the belly still up, slice your crab lengthwise. Or crack it with your hands if the mood strikes.
  • Snap off the legs and claws. If your crab is fresh, it should be a sinch.
  • Crack into the claws. We recommend using a nutcracker for this activity. But, if you’ve been going the savage route of using your hands the entire time, why stop now? Fair warning – it might be a bit of a challenge. Either way, don’t ignore the delicious meat inside the claws. There’s plenty of it and it is certifiably yummy.
  • Congrats, you just broke down your very first crab. You are ready to prepare crab for eating!

Come See Us At Mulligan’s Soon!

If you are looking for a Vero Beach seafood restaurant, a Lake Worth Restaurant, or a Jensen Beach fish restaurant, we’ve got you covered at Mulligan’s. We are a family-friendly, tropical themed restaurant with a staff full of welcoming, fun folks who love being part of what we are doing here at Mulligan’s! We are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner 365 days a year. We have a Mulligan’s family night every Thursday night from 5-8 pm where kids eat free! (One child per adult entree with the purchase of child beverage). Every day from 9-10 am to we have a Sunrise Happy Hour, where you can get any breakfast cocktail, all liquor, wine, and beer for ½ off! Every day, we have our regular Happy Hour from 3-6 pm where you can get all specialty cocktails, liquor, wine & beer ½ off as well. Finally, we also offer a Last Call Happy Hour with the same deal.

We also offer various private dining options and VIP Locals Card in case you are like the many people who make eating at Mulligan’s a regular event! Whether you are a local or just a guest passing through the area, we’d love to see you for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. View our menu or get in the car and come see us right now!

Mulligan’s Reviews: Why Tourists And Locals Agree!

Mulligan’s Beach House Bar and Grill is an ideal local seafood choice for families. We are known as a family restaurant that offers a wide variety of menu items that everyone can enjoy. Even if you aren’t a seafood fan per se, you’ll find our menu is stocked with unique selections. Whether you are interested in seeing us for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, we’ve got the kid-friendly restaurant-atmosphere locals and even tourists come to see us for.

Don’t get us wrong now. We aren’t trying to brand ourselves as the Chuck-E-Cheese of the Southeast or anything like it. No matter if you are a family, looking to host a private corporate event, or are just looking for a spot with a killer happy hour and friendly staff, we’ve got you covered. With Mulligan’s locations in Stuart, Lake Worth, Jensen Beach, Vero Beach, Sebastian, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, we are proud to be one of the top local seafood restaurants in eastern Florida.

But rather than simply toot our own horn for the entirety of today’s post, we figured we might utilize a more effective way to convince you that we are worth a try by letting folks who have already experienced our deliciousness make the case for us! Of course, the best way would be for you to drop what you are doing and come get some delicious local seafood (or landfood, mind you). But, in the case that some of our readers like to do their due-diligence before shelling out their hard-earned cash on some local seafood, read on to find out what both tourist and locals are saying about Mulligan’s Beach House Bar and Grill!

“Wonderful Restaurant Right On The Beach”

“Wonderful restaurant right on the beach. We sat outside and the weather was amazing. Staff was very helpful and friendly.  Great food. I had the fish tacos and they were amazing. Long island iced teas were good and strong too. There were fire jugglers on the beach as well. Highly recommended this restaurant to anyone visiting Vero Beach.” – Becca M., Local Guide, Five Stars, Google Reviews, Vero Beach Restaurant Location.

We like your style, Becca. Going for the fish tacos right off the bat lets us know you are worthy of your “Local Guide” title, as they are an excellent choice! We are also glad you mentioned one of our cocktail selections. Our Happy Hour is great if you are looking for great tasting and inexpensive adult beverages. Plus, we aren’t skimpy on the alcohol distribution, either. We think it’s safe to say we can all agree that that is an essential element of any restaurant happy hour. Finally, Becca was kind enough to take the time to tell us and others about how much she appreciated the atmosphere. Being right on the beach is no small thing, whether you are a tourist or a native Floridian! Thanks again, Becca, for your kind words and business!

“Great Food, Friendly Staff. Amazing Experience Right Next To The Ocean”

We have visited this restaurant twice in the last month and absolutely love it! Tonight I had the monster fish and chips and it was the best I’ve had outside of the UK. I also loved their Firecracker Shrimp Tacos! We live locally in the area and have put this restaurant on our top three places to eat. Great atmosphere right next to the ocean with relaxing sounds of the waves. Great food, friendly staff. Amazing experience and my absolute favorite part is the happy hour special anytime a football game is on! $3 for a beer for 21 ounces cannot be beat. We will return many more times! Seth Barber, Five Stars, Google Reviews, Vero Beach Restaurant Location.

If you aren’t gonna try the fish tacos, the Firecracker Shrimp Tacos are a safe bet to leave you quite satisfied as well. In this case, Seth tried the Monster Fish and Chips. When you get the kind of praise that puts it on (or at least just below) the level of authentic British fish and chips, you know you are on the right track. Take our variety of delicious choices and combine it with our tranquil oceanside atmosphere, a high-quality, attentive staff, and inexpensive prices, and you’ve got yourself a winning formula! We appreciate your words, business, and five stars, Seth. Thanks for taking the time!

“My Son Cleaned His Plate Along With Some Of Mine!”

If I’m not mistaken our waiter’s name was Erica. She was awesome. She did her job without being over the top. We had just had a bad experience from their neighbor and decided to take our business here. My son cleaned his plate along with some of mine! Good Job!” Latrice Walker, Five Stars, Google Reviews, Lake Worth Restaurant Location.

Thanks for your five-star review, and your business, Latrice. We value these reviews because it gives a chance to brag about ourselves without having to toot our own horn too much. But we also think they are important to mention because so much of the world gets their information from the internet and review sites like Google, Yelp, Urban Spoon, and the like. When we see reviews like the one above provided by Latrice, it just makes us smile because it reminds us why we are in the service industry in the first place. We were able to give Latrice and her son a great night together. When someone takes the time out of their busy day to let a business know they were pleased (in addition to giving us your money in the first place), it’s a sign we are doing something right!

“I Really Enjoyed The Atmosphere”

I really enjoyed the atmosphere it was Street side outside seating but still nice. This place is very casual and good for a light lunch. You can view the water if you bend your neck to see it. The waitstaff was friendly and attentive. There was a wide variety of selections from the menu. I had the fried fish sampler which was OK however everything tasted the same because it was all done in the same batter. I really liked the huge oversized bench outside great spot to take a picture.” Cindy Marvelous, Local Guide, Five Stars, Google Reviews, Jensen Beach Restaurant Location.

We love this five-star review provided to us by Cindy Marvelous, a Local Guide in the Jensen Beach area, because it touches on a range of qualities we’ve worked hard to cultivate at our Jensen Beach seafood restaurant. Firstly, Cindy mentions that she was seated street side. Sometimes being right next to the street can have its benefits; you are able to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city and the people who are coming and going. People watching is a highly underrated hobby, in our opinion.

Cindy also noted the variety on the menu, which we have also touched on above. And, Cindy, we appreciate your constructive feedback when it comes to the Fried Fish Sampler having been too single-note because of the batter. We are always looking to improve, and by no means do we claim to be perfect! Finally, Cindy noted the massive bench outside our Jensen Beach Seafood restaurant location, which many people find as an ideal spot for that “photo op”.

Come See Us Soon!

Whether you come to Jensen Beach, Stuart, Sebastian, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Vero Beach, or our Lake Worth location, we believe your time and money will be well spent. From top to bottom at our local seafood restaurants, we’ve worked hard to create a friendly atmosphere where anyone can come and find themselves a good time and a delicious meal. Whether you are a local or a tourist just passing through, come see us at our restaurant in Vero Beach (or others) soon, and make sure you try those dang good fish tacos!

Top Beach Restaurants: Fun Florida Facts!

fun florida facts

We have something of a mini-series on our hands here, folks. In our previous two posts, we focused on fun facts about fish and seafood as well as little-known facts about Florida. This first post was a bit long and the second was a bit shorter in length. In all honesty, we didn’t get our fix regarding fun, wild, and crazy facts about Florida. With that in mind, today’s post is going to continue our trend of relaying somewhat random factoids about our beautiful home state. It’s just too fun, we can’t help ourselves!

Mulligan’s Beach House And Grill is a family restaurant with locations in Jensen Beach, Stuart, Lake Worth, Lauderdale by the Sea, Vero Beach, and Sebastian. We are also thrilled to announce that Mulligan’s will be opening a new restaurant location on Singer Island in 2018. With family nights, a full menu of much more than just seafood, and happy hour specials to boot, we represent a great option for folks looking for beach restaurants with high-quality food and a unique atmosphere. Before we get going on today’s promised topic, we’d also like to inform you about our Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill VIP Locals Card. If you sign up now you can save 10 percent on your next meal! And even if you aren’t planning on hosting a corporate event or a birthday party at Mulligan’s 10 percent is nothing to turn your nose up at. Browse our Sauce & Seasoning, Souvenir Glassware, Mulligan’s Wear, Holiday Apparel, and Mulligan’s Gift Cards by visiting our store here. Oh, and while we are talking about it, we should mention that if you purchase a $100 gift card from us, you’ll receive a $20 bonus card. This offer only lasts until Christmas though, so get on it while you can! If you ask us, this would be a great gift idea. Why? Not only does the gift-receiver you have in mind get the chance to have a fantastic experience at any Mulligan’s, but you don’t even need to tell them about the $20 card you got for free. We’ll keep that secret between us, and nobody will be the wiser!

Interesting And Crazy Florida Facts

Whether you are a true native Floridian or are visiting someone and just happen to be looking for “seafood restaurants near me” on your smartphone, we hope that you find these tidbits as interesting as we did. Maybe you can even read some of them aloud while you are chowing down on some Calypso Crab Cake or Sesame Tuna. Yum! Okay, we should probably get to the facts. Can you tell we are hungry for seafood?

  • You know those famous Florida flamingos? They get their pinkish hue from eating shrimp. The more shrimp they eat, the more pink they become. We wonder if that’s the case with humans, too. There’s only one way to find out…
  • A man by the name of Stephen Foster wrote our state’s song, “Old Folks at Home”, also called “Swanee River”.  Known as a minstrel song, Foster never actually saw the Suwannee River which was addressed in the tune. He chose the river for the fact that it flowed well with the rest of the tune. And no, the aforementioned “old folks” isn’t an homage to our sizable elderly community. In actual fact it references Foster’s nostalgia for his hypothetical upbringing along the Suwannee River. A final fun fact about this song is that Foster’s original lyrics were expurgated in 2008 due to their offensive content.
  • The Florida Everglades are home to 36 threatened or endangered species. The Everglades have over 350 species of birds and 300 species of fish living within the 1.5 million acres that comprises the region.
  • If you go visit the Everglades, keep in mind a few things. First, bring your mosquito repellant. Although it isn’t very fun for humans who are visiting to experience, mosquitos play an integral role in the Everglade’s ecosystem. Mosquito larva serves as food for hundreds of fish that wouldn’t call Florida their home otherwise. The second warning is to look out for Sawgrass plants. They grow up to six feet in height and can be so sharp that they can cut through clothing! Yikes.
  • Our final fun fact(s) about the Everglades is that it is the only place in the world where crocs and gators coexist. Oh, and lest we forget, one out of every three Floridians get there water from the Everglades.
  • The Florida Keys are remarkable biodiverse. The coral reefs coupled with natural forests make it home to myriad species.
  • One of those species is the Loggerhead turtle. Interestingly enough, there is nowhere in the country that has more turtle nesting areas than the Florida Keys.
  • If you are into pirates and shipwrecks, the Upper Keys have some awesome historical shipwrecks which you can check out on your trip to Florida. Choose from WWII freighters to much older Spanish ships.
  • The Spanish were the first Europeans to discover the Florida Keys. Because of their twisted layout, the Spanish explorers named the archipelago “Los Martires”, which translates to “the martyrs”.
  • In 1812, the entire modern state of Florida, including the Keys, officially became part of the United States of America.

  • Although Key West is technically the southernmost point within the continental U.S., Hawaii is further south than any part of Florida.
  • Shifting gears, Gatorade was named after the University of Florida Gators, which was where the cutting-edge hydrating beverage was first formulated.
  • The Flora-Bama Beach Bar in Pensacola hosts a curious annual event. The Mullet Toss involves thousands of Florida locals standing at the Florida-Alabama state line where they throw dead fish into Alabama. As founders of some of the top seafood restaurants around, we think there are much better uses for fish than this.
  • No matter where you are in the state of Florida, you are guaranteed to be more than 60 miles away from an ocean. That’s part of what makes this state so dang great.
  • Unmarried women are not legally allowed to parachute on Sundays in Florida. We can’t say that this is part of what makes this state so dang great. But it is strange.
  • In the same vein as the above fact, it’s illegal for anyone to sing in public while wearing swim trunks. It’s also illegal to skateboard without a license within Florida. What’s more, women can be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as can salon owners for the same occurrence.
  • Don’t try to get away with parking your elephant for free in public within our great state. You have to pay the parking free just like you would with an automobile, according to state law.
  • Here’s a couple of state laws that make slightly more sense. It’s illegal to sell your children in Florida. Also, Florida highway patrol officers who are adjudged to be 15 lbs overweight will lose their bonuses.

Come See Us At Mulligan’s!

If you are looking for a local waterfront restaurant that has incredible views and great seafood, you’ve just got to come see us at Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill. We’ve got a wide variety of seafood, landfood, cocktails, appetizers, breakfast dishes, select sandwiches, and much more. Come see us at Mulligan’s, we’d love to host you this December!

Fresh Seafood Near Me: Highlighting Our Seafood And Fish Dishes

In previous posts, we’ve taken the time to emphasize the fact that we are more than just your average “seafood restaurant near me”, as you might be apt to type into Google to give you a list of options of local seafood restaurants. If you happened to search for “seafood menu”, perhaps you might find our own seafood menu at Mulligan’s. If you did, you probably wouldn’t be reading this post right now, because you’d likely have taken a few minutes to browse the menu. Then you would have gotten in your car and we could be serving you, right now! Remember, at Mulligan’s, we serve breakfast, appetizers, soups & salads, sandwiches & sliders, seafood and “landfood” entrees, drinks, and much more. With locations in Jensen Beach, Stuart, Lake Worth, Lauderdale by the Sea, Sebastian, and Vero Beach, we are only a short drive away if you are in the south eastern Florida region.

Some Of The Local Charities Mulligan’s Supports

Before we dive into highlighting some of our seafood dishes, we’d like to give you a little “taster” for a future post of ours. At Mulligan’s Seafood Restaurant, we are deeply connected to our local community. We have a variety of charities and organizations we support, a few of which are listed below. Keep an eye open for a future post which will go into more detail about these charities, which help explains why we are so thrilled to be able to give back to our communities.

  • Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, Inc.
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Cardinal Gibbons Football
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing of the Treasure coast, Inc.
  • Cerebral Palsy Guidance
  • Girls On The Run
  • Impact Broward
  • Angel’s Pediatric Heart House
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach & Martin Counties, Inc.
  • Stevenson Elementary School
  • Lake Worth Football
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Palm Beach School for Autism
  • Sebastian Sharks
  • SunCoast Mental Health
  • Many more!

We may not have time to list all of these organizations in this post, so be sure to check back soon for the full piece on our charitable efforts here at our waterfront restaurants called Mulligan’s.

Our Seafood Menu

Below you will find a few of our favorite seafood menu items, most of which are dinner entrees. But not all of them are! Keep reading to learn more about some of the best fresh seafood you will find in all of Florida.

Monster Fish & Chips

You can’t tie down fish and chips to any one time of the day. While it might not be a great breakfast dish, you can’t go wrong with fish and chips for lunch, dinner, or maybe even a night cap.

Lox & Bagel

Speaking of fish and breakfast combining, here is a classic way to do just that. Smoked salmon with capers and cream cheese is a hearty way to start the day off right. Come see us for a business brunch during the week, or wake up even later on the weekend. You’ll still be able to get Mulligan’s delicious Lox & Bagel!

Shrimp & Spinach Omelete

One of our most popular breakfast options here at Mulligan’s is our Shrimp & Spinach Omelete. With tomatoes, spinach, and fresh shrimp, it’s hard to go wrong selecting this well-balanced selection.

Crab & Sausage Omelete

Our other omelette choice that includes seafood is our Crab & Sausage Omelete. It’s not a traditional combination, but most everyone who tries the blend of cheddar cheese, sausage, and lump crab meat has rave reviews about the flavor. Throw in a little ketchup or hot sauce, and it’s tough to say no to.

Crab Benedict

While we are talking about crab and breakfast, we should at least mention our crab benedict. We take that same delicious, fresh, jumbo crab meat and put it into our classic benedict foundation. Make sure you try our Fried Chicken Benedict, if you are in the mood, because it’s topped with Country Sausage Gravy!

Firecracker Shrimp

Do you love shrimp with a little extra kick to it? The extra spice that this breaded shrimp appetizer comes with makes it worth trying, and maybe ordering again and again.

Key West Conch Fritters

If you’ve never had tender queen conch in a delectable herb batter, we don’t know what to tell you. Actually, that is a lie, we do. We should tell you, “Get your behind over to Mulligan’s and try out our Key West Conch Fritters this instant!” They’re fried to a golden brown and come with our signature Cajun Remoulade.

Seafood Trio

The Seafood Trio is the holy trinity of our seafood appetizers, if there is such a thing. Everyone gets something they’ll love, but to be fair, most people love all three options. You’ll get the Mahi Fingers, Firecracker Shrimp, and Conch Fritters. Those are three dynamite options that balance together quite nicely.

Fried Mahi Racheal

Have you ever heard of the Reuben sandwich’s sister, the Rachael sandwich? Usually, it means substituting sauerkraut for coleslaw, which we do here. It can also mean subbing corned beef for turkey or pastrami. In this case, you can try Fried Mahi in our house blend of special seasonings, complete with grilled rye bread and swiss cheese, coleslaw, and thousand island dressings.

Crispy Tuna Roll

One of our in-house favorites, the Crispy Tuna Roll comes as a Fried Thai-ginger wrap with Ahi Tuna and vegetables. In true Ahi Tuna fashion, it comes served rare with an Asian slaw and wasabi cream to give it a little bit of kick.

Fried Seafood Platter

The Fried Seafood Platter is an awesome option if you want to bring the whole fried gang together to play. Get fried fish, shrimp strips, clam strips, and slaw and french fries. You could probably split this choice with a friend or two, or save it for leftovers!

Fresh Seafood Entrees

Crabby Grouper

Get a succulent fresh grouper filet that comes with our specialty lobster sauce. If that isn’t enough seafood decadence for you, it comes with an incredible crab cake on the side.

Florida Grouper

The fresh Florida Grouper dish comes either grilled or blackened, it’s your choice. Over the top comes our house-made Pineapple Salsa to give it a sweet note.

Key West Crab Cakes

Who doesn’t love crab cakes, especially when they are made with freshly caught crab? You’ll get two homemade lump crab cakes, complete with delicious hollandaise sauce.

King Crab Legs

Consider yourself to be regal? Do you love tasty crab and plenty of it? Get 1 pound of Alaskan Red King Crab Legs and eat until your heart’s content!

Mulligan’s Mango Mahi

We take our Tropical Mango Salsa and pour it over the top of our fresh Mahi Mahi. It comes either grilled or blackened, but either way, it’s excellent!

Sunrise Salmon

Who doesn’t love a little breakfast flavor for dinner? Okay, most people aren’t always in the mood for steak and eggs or waffles in the evening. But should the mood for a seafood-themed breakfast strike, try our Grilled Salmon topped with rich hollandaise sauce.

Blackened Seared Tuna

We take our rare Ahi Tuna and give it a light sear, making sure it is blackened enough to give a balance of flavor. Ask your server for more details on how this seafood dish is prepared.

Jamaican Shrimp

Sweet pineapple salsa combines perfectly with our Jerk Jumbo Shrimp Skewers. You might need to order a round of them for the whole table if you let people taste them, so consider yourself warned!

Coconut Shrimp

When you think of breaded, coconut shrimp, you should probably think of Mulligan’s as well. The shrimp are jumbo and have the perfect amount of breading coating the outside. This is a classic, and getting it from Mulligan’s Beach House takes it up another notch.

Stop By Mulligan’s

Whether you are looking for Jensen beach restaurants or restaurants in Vero Beach, you’ve got to come see us at one of our six locations. We are excited to announce that Mulligan’s Beach House will be coming to Singer Island in 2018! Whether you visit us on Singer Island or at any other of our seafood restaurant locations, make sure you do it soon! That way, you don’t need to search for “fresh seafood near me” anymore. You can just stop by Mulligan’s full-service tropical restaurant!