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!

Learn What Different Types Of Fish Taste Like And What Pairs Well With Each

When it comes to tropical restaurants in southern Florida, Mulligan’s Beach House Bar and Grill represents an incredible option for people looking to have a great time while enjoying a variety of seafood and more. When we say more, we thought we might say “landfood”, but that probably would throw people off, and take away from our primary focus, which is seafood, seafood, and more seafood. Again, we have many other options, but for the purposes of this article, we are going to highlight various types of fish, many of which you can find at your local top seafood restaurant, Mulligan’s. Not only will we describe what each fish tastes like and how to prepare it, but also what kind of supplemental food and wine will pair well with each fish type described.

But before we dive into today’s topic, allow us to briefly describe our passion for quality seafood and providing it to locations that include Jensen Beach, Lake Worth, and Vero Beach. In addition to being a family restaurant that kids will enjoy, we offer a little bit of everything that most anyone can enjoy, from expertly made cocktails during happy hour, private parties and hosted events, and an incredible atmosphere on the waterfront. So the next time you find yourself searching for a great “waterfront restaurant near me”, for instance, Mulligan’s should be high on your list of priorities to check out!

A Quality Seafood Restaurant

But back to the quality seafood we mentioned. Having been around the South Florida region since 1997, that goes to show that we are at least doing something right to stick around this long. But just getting by has never been our style. We much prefer excellence to the status-quo, which is why we are proud to be a full-service, family-oriented, seafood restaurant that is open everyday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – 365 days a year. With a world-famous monster fish fry, plenty of big-screen TVs to watch the game and enjoy a cold one, or just flat out have a great tasting, freshly caught plate of delicious fish while you enjoy the company of loved ones. We make a point to create a lively atmosphere (within reason) with that classic Floridian hospitality. From the top down, we have a passion for high quality seafood and world-class service.

Hopefully you will excuse that pseudo-rant about what makes our seafood restaurants so great. Sometimes we don’t know when to stop once we get going on what Mulligan’s has to offer families and other people looking for a great time. But we digress. As promised, let’s take a look at some common, and uncommon fish, what their flavor profile looks like, and more!

Cod Fish

Let’s start with a more commonly prepared and consumed fish – often called the chicken of the sea. It has received that nickname due to its mild taste and flaky qualities. Although there are two distinct kinds of cod, Pacific and Atlantic, you will typically see them marketed by seafood restaurants and supermarkets as “Scrod Cod”, Icelandic Cod, or even Lingcod, with the latter not even being an actual type of cod. Rather than Scrod and Icelandic being nominal replacements for Pacific and Atlantic, Scrod Cod is actually a term which denotes a smaller cod, usually under 2 ½ pounds. Less intriguingly, Icelandic Cod simply refers to cod that is caught near Iceland.

While both Atlantic and Pacific Cods have a mild flavor and are considered lean, the most notable difference between the two kinds is that Pacific Cod is less firm, chiefly because it has more moisture than its sister kind to the east.

Preparation

We figure many of you are familiar with cod and that it is usually breaded or battered. If you have ever been to England, you will find that cod is used in their classic fish and chips recipes all over the place. But ultimately, you can saute, steam, fry, bake, or broil cod with little fuss. With a mild flavor, cod represents a great platform for supplemental flavors and seasoning, such as tartar or cocktail sauce. If you are in the mood for such a whitefish fish and chips dish, try our Monster Fish and Chips plate over here at any of our Mulligan’s seafood grill locations! And in terms of pairing, we are going to keep this one fairly simple. Beer. Try it with beer, like a good lager. It’s absolutely fantastic.

Mahi Mahi

One of our most popular kinds of fish we use to prepare a variety of dishes at our tropical restaurants is Mahi Mahi. If you’ve tried this kind of fish before, you may be surprised by its inherent heartiness – to the point where you might not want to go back to try other types of lighter fish. As Kevin James explained to his wife in an episode of The King of Queens (excuse us if we date ourselves here), “I just found out there is a fish that tastes like meat. I’m going to eat that.” We can’t blame you, Kevin. And despite playing a fictional character while he said that, we are confident that if Kevin ever came down to Lake Worth or Jensen Beach, he would be delighted by our Fried Mahi Mahi Fingers or our Fried Mahi Sandwich, which is perfectly prepared to be golden brown, with just the right amount of crisp.

Nutritional Value

But back to the details. In addition to tasting great, Mahi Mahi brings an exceptional range of nutritional value to the table. It’s a great source of protein, contains less saturated fat than many of its fish counterparts, has low sodium (despite being a saltwater fish), is rich in OMega 3, and contains Niacin, vitamin b12, selenium, and more!

Taste

Surprisingly, many people have never tried Mahi Mahi. When people learn that Mahi Mahi is a sustainable fish, meaning it can’t be over-fished, many are encouraged by that fact alone to try it out. And when they do, they quickly learn what all the hype is about. The blend of mild sweetness with its capacity to mix with other flavors is second to none in the fish world. In Hawaii, where much of the world’s Mahi Mahi is caught, they recommend eating it fresh, which is an assessment with which we concur. But you can grill it, saute it, broil it, put some mango salsa with a macadamia nut crust to make it really pop, or try it fried on grilled rye bread with Swiss cheese, cole slaw, and thousand island dressing for an awesome take on a classic American sandwich! By the way, you can find the latter at any Mulligan’s Beach House location.

Our Tropical Restaurant

While we’ve highlighted just two of our favorite kinds of fish, do not fear! We’ve just decided to make this a two part series, so we can talk about more fish and their flavor profiles in our next post. This one was just too much fun, and with so much information to share about each kind of fish, we look forward to the next one.

Like we mentioned above, however, we are much more than just a simple seafood restaurant, although we do take a lot of pride in how we prepare our fish. With crab cakes, cheesey fries, firecracker shrimp, lobster flatbreads, a seafood bisque, and a beach house garden salad, we have a lot to offer in the seafood department alone. When you consider we have a full line of breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and drink items to choose from as well, you begin to understand what makes Mulligan’s Beach House one of the top seafood and beach restaurants in the area. Check out any one of our six locations in Vero Beach, Lake Worth, Jensen Beach, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Stuart, or Sebastian. We would love to show you a great time!