Nothing is better than fresh seafood. Catch 27 in St. Augustine prides themselves in preparing and serving only the freshest locally caught seafood daily. Everything they cook is fresh, including their seasonal ingredients and local produce so you know you are going to be in for a treat when you dine at Catch 27!
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Catch 27 Review
I was so excited to visit Catch 27 because when I travel to the coast, I can’t wait to eat delicious fresh seafood. I was thrilled when I learned that all of their fish, shrimp, and clams are caught in Florida waters and delivered fresh every day. You just can’t get that in Ohio!
To start, we enjoyed the Appetizer of the Day with with fresh pickled vegetables and datil peppers and Deviled Egg BLT with Southern Fried Oysters on top. My daughter isn’t adventurous when it comes to seafood but she loved the fried oysters!
Each day, there is a fish of the day. It may be Snapper, Sheepshead, Mahi Mahi, Triggerfish, Flounder, Black Drum, or other. All dishes can be prepared with the fish of they day, including dishes that are on the menu as another item like chicken, etc.
We were in luck, today’s fish of the day was Mahi Mahi, a mild fish that can be enjoyed a number of ways. My son ordered lightly blackened mahi mahi with housemade pico de gallo, lettuce, white cheddar and guacamole. He devoured them and said it was the best he’s ever had. He is my adventurous seafood lover and has tried many types of fish and seafood in his young 14 years of life.
His meal came with a side of Minorcan Seafood Chowder. This is a signature dish of St. Augustine, so be sure to order a bowl! It is a rich red tomato based chowder with seafood. What makes it unique from any other chowder you may have tasted is the kick that comes from the datil peppers that are only grown in the St. Augustine area in the USA – originally from Cuba.
I have only had ‘good’ fish several times in my life but I try it often. The mahi mahi at Catch 27 was the best fish dish I’ve even had. No kidding! It was grilled to perfection, so sweet, and so moist. I ordered the Sixty South Dish with the mahi mahi instead of the salmon that normally comes with the dish. It came with crispy fingerling potatoes, sweet corn, lump crab, arugula, and roasted tomato bechamel sauce. The sauce was divine. The entire dish was ultimate perfection. Like I said, it was the best fish dinner I’ve ever had. I can’t wait to go back again. My daughter, who never ever likes fish tried a couple bites and loved it too!Also enjoyed tonight were the Scallops with Couscous. We were dining with a new friend from St. Augustine, she orders this dish often and it never disappoints her.
My daughter played it safe (although she wished she ordered the mahi mahi after tasting mine) with the Fried Buttermilk Chicken dish. She was by no means disappointed in the crisp on the outside and deliciously moist on the inside buttermilk chicken. The dish normally comes with goat cheese mashed potatoes that sound amazing to me but not so much for a 12 year old so she had the fingerling potatoes with broccoli, leeks, and a meyer lemon-caper beurre blanc sauce.
Other equally enticing entrees include shrimp roll, crab cake sandwich, and shrimp with grits. It is good to note that they also have dishes for people like my daughter who doesn’t normally eat seafood too.
The dining room was intimate, trendy, and comfortable. They also have a lovely patio area outside.
40 Charlotte St
St. Augustine, FL 32084
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