My bf and I went to Mary's Fish Camp on a Tuesday night - we figured we had a better chance of getting seated w/o a long wait if we went earlier in the week - and we were right! We waited no more than 10 minutes and got great seats at the bar. The hostess was very friendly and recommended a decent bottle of white wine. The first dish we had was the salt crusted shrimp - seasoned to perfection! Then we had the fried clams and oysters - which were good, but the fried oysters I had at Pearl's definitely beat out these oysters. Then there was the Spicy Florida Conch Chowder - from my experience - chowder is thick, this was more like a broth. It really lacked any rich flavor - tasted like water w/ hot sauce...but maybe that's being too harsh. Let's just say, I wouldn't order it again. The grilled seabass was just ok (not as terrible as Pearl's), but not something to rave about or order again. The sides were what stood out - the grilled haricot verts, brussel sprouts w/ bacon, and the fries - all must tries! At this point, we were pretty full, but not quite satisfied. The two diners sitting to our left had the bouillabaise and were extremely happy with it - so we decided to give it a go. What a good call! The bouillabaise was so flavorful w/ fresh seafood (lobster, scallops, shrimp, mussels, clams, and squid). But then we ended w/ the hot fudge sundae - the peanut brittle was a nice touch, but the whipped cream and hot fudge were disappointing. A rollercoaster meal, but now I know what to get next time!
Pros: Flavorful Bouillabaise and Salt Crusted Shrimp
Cons: Grilled Sea Bass and Conch Chowder