Mike’s Fresh Seafood is located along a busy section of Market Street, but is often overlooked by seafood fans as its rustic exterior and convenience-store vibe might not register with visitors who are looking for fresh casual seafood either in-house or on the go. With that being said, visitors should nevertheless take a second look at this destination, which has a rotating selection of frozen and fresh catches, and which operates under the mantra of “You buy, and we fry.”
Obviously, being a seafood market, visitors can pick up whole fish, shellfish, and cut filets to take home and cook at their leisure, but hungry patrons who’d rather not do the work can also pick out their main dish and have it cooked right on-site by the in-house kitchen. Visitors will want to check out the messy specials board, which is always changing, and which can include classics like flounder, shrimp, oyster or scallop plates, specialties like grouper or Mahi Mahi, or even land-lubber treats like hot and battered wings. There’s also plenty of sides, including French fries, potato salad and fried okra, and a super-casual atmosphere that’s good for fast meals. A surprising find for seafood fans, Mike’s Fresh Seafood will make newcomers re-align their perception of what makes a good seafood joint.