1023 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Cost range: 10.01-20.0
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Full bar
More in this neighborhood: Palm Harbor
It's a casual, island-time, salt-on-the-rim, Jimmy Buffett-inspired vibe, the kind of welcoming, affordable place that is a comfort in tough times. It's indoor-outdoor and family-friendly, too. The ultimate Florida-style hangout you'd recommend to your out-of-town visitors, Thirsty Marlin has a fun tropical motif with an equally fresh and funky selection of food and drinks—the owners are firm advocates of good steaks and nice pieces of fresh fish. They are also deeply indebted to the deep fryer for inspiration.