Lunch time has begun and there is a line out the door at Scooter’s Fish House, leaving no doubt that this restaurant off Highway 87 South is no doubt a destination when it comes to dining.
Scooter’s ranks in the top five among the best restaurants in Navarre, according to Trip Advisor, and the there’s no indication the popularity of it is tailing off any time soon.
Sam ‘Scooter’ Taylor opened the business with his brother, Stewart, and customers who come in will find a wide-range of tasty menu items, including fresh fish like mullet, snapper, wahoo and flounder. Parrott Fish, Mahi, Triggerfish, Amberjack and Scallops are currently on the menu as well as the freshly caught fish available.
The two chalk boards located on either side of the ordering window show the latest items on the menu, including the fish of the day.
Inside the restaurant, decorative picnic tables brighten the casual dining area. There is even seating on the back deck when the weather is nice.
Fast and friendly customer service is something every customer will receive from the moment he or she walks into the restaurant until they leave after enjoying their meal.
It’s all about providing the best service possible to customers, according to Taylor.
All the recipes come from Scooter’s father. Those recipes were first featured at a small seafood business owned and operated by the family called Sam’s Oyster House, which was established in 1969.
Scooter’s is open from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. during the week. It is open until 9:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Shrimp, calamari and shrimp tacos are on the menu, as are oysters, softshell crab and chicken. There is currently even colossal shrimp on the menu as well as mullet backs.
Fried and grilled dinners are popular among customers. And don’t forget about Scooter’s Platters, which feature fried fish, shrimp and oysters. All platters are served with hush puppies and a choice of two sides.
Seafood Gumbo is also available and is by far the best gumbo you will ever have.
The Samwich is a must-have for customers as well. It features your choice of fish with tartar sauce and cole slaw on a large sesame seed bun. All Samwiches are served with fries.
There is even a kid’s menu with options such as fried fish, fried shrimp or fried chicken. All kid’s meals come with a side of fries and a hush puppy.
There are plenty of delicious sides as well, including BBQ Beans, fries and cheese grits. Pasta Salad is also an option.
The calamari is brought in from a shrimp boat and the mullet comes out of East Bay or the Sound, according to Taylor.
Dasani and filtered water are available to quench your thirst, as are drinks from the fountain soda machine.
And if you want dessert, Scooter’s has that, too. Key Lime Pie is now a staple on the menu. And the best part is that it’s made in house.
Not only can you purchase food at Scooter’s, but there are hats, shirts and hat pins available for purchase at the restaurant.
Anyone looking for a job can fill out an application online at http://navarreseafood.com/job-opportunities-at-scooters/.
Scooter’s open every day from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Go ahead and stop over to Scooter’s today to reel in your perfect seafood meal.
Scooter’s Fish House
1968 Highway 87