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Olde Bay Cafe

Editor's pick

Categories: Restaurant

Cuisine: American casual, Breakfast or brunch, Sandwiches, Seafood casual

Features: Children's menu, Outdoor seating

Cost range: 1.00-10.00

Payment options: Credit cards accepted

Alcohol: Beer and wine only

More in this neighborhood: Dunedin

Head here on a gorgeous evening with the marina spread out before you, corralled boats rocking on gentle swells. The lion's share of seating is outside on the covered patio, but step into the bar and glance around to the left and you'll see the microscopic kitchen. There's no deep fryer, no big grill. Most of the grub is steamed or pan-seared — no hardship there. Every day there are a few kinds of fresh fish (the retail side of the business lists the fresh fish on the website), which you can have as a pair of messy tacos, in a sandwich or as a dinner. First, though, spend a little time with a bowl of thick, cream-based corn shrimp chowder or a half pound of huge peel-and-eat shrimp offered cold with cocktail sauce or hot with butter (don't feel like peeling, a solid shrimp cocktail cuts out the work). With culinary training at Johnson and Wales University, owner Walt Wickman certainly has the pedigree to do "fancy" food, but it's his background in the family fish business that informs what he's doing at Olde Bay Café.

Hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.

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Olde Bay Cafe - Dunedin