We are proud to be born and raised in St. Pete with saltwater running through our veins. We love our local seafood and support our local fishermen. And, while there are many seafood restaurants on our beaches, we felt that downtown St. Pete lacked a laid-back, come all/serve all restaurant with great seafood. From this simple thought, our little Trophy Fish was born.
Our good-sized fish lodge is located in the “inland marina” of the St. Pete Grand Central District. Our mission is simple: Provide our guests with the freshest fish while enjoying a cold Florida cocktail or beverage. Our casual atmosphere and eclectic design, or as we like to call our “bait shop chic” style, allows our guests to enjoy good friends, great food, and make memories.
While you may see a few consistent items at our quite large fish lodge, our focus is on providing the freshest fish, so our menu changes with the catch(es)-of-the-day. Since they call it fishing and not catching, there may be days with less fish than others. We recommend that our guests arrive earlier rather than later as the early bird catches the trophy fish. For this same reason, we do not take reservations.
As mentioned, our whopper of a fish lodge is… well… okay… really small, so space is limited (it may have grown over the course of writing this as any good fish story does). But, remember, it is not the size of the fish in the fight, it is the size of the fight in the fish!
“Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught”
Our goal is To provide our guests with the freshest fish prepared simply, while enjoying a refreshing boat drink or beverage.