The new RumFish Grill & Bar at the Guy Harvey Outpost on St. Pete Beach is aiming for destination status with a 33,500 gallon "snorkel aquarium" built by Wayde King and Brett Raymer of the Animal Planet's series Tanked. It will even be featured on the hit show.
This is the show that has hosts Wayde and Brett travel across the country to bring their clients' wildest visions to life including a Jaws-themed tank for Tracy Morgan and a Houdini tank for magic aficionado Neil Patrick Harris.
The Guy Harvey Outpost, a TradeWinds Beach Resort, is scheduled to open the restaurant in May. The main attraction will be be open to the public shortly after the episode of Tanked airs nationally on May 16.
"Guy Harvey Outpost guests will exclusively have the opportunity to snorkel in the tank among indigenous fish such as snook, redfish, trout, tarpon, grouper, snapper, small sharks and even eels," a news release says. "Resort guests can also participate in a 'behind the scenes' tour highlighting eco-initiatives and tank management, and includes the chance to feed the fish. A number of other tanks will be placed around the salt-water-themed restaurant, giving diners a 'fully immersive' dining experience."
RumFish will seat about 150 in the main dining room and 160 in the indoor and outdoor bar areas. The decor will feature ocean blues and greens, as well as rich dark wood and Guy Harvey designs and original artwork throughout. Works from local marine artists will also be featured.
The RumFish menu will include, naturally, a lot of fish such as peppered Ahi tacos, Caribbean ceviche and local grouper piccata. The Guy Harvey Outpost is at 6000 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. For information, call toll-free (844) 786-3474.