Scooter’s Fish House remains one of the popular dining hot spots in Navarre. Located off Highway 87, general manager Trish Lawson said the second Sunday in June paints a perfect picture of just how great business is.
Sunday is typically a slower night, but she said the line was out the door. Never mind that it was raining. People braved the elements to have a good meal. The dining room was full as is often the case most days at Scooter’s, which opened a little over a year ago.
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.
Speaking of fresh fish, the sign in the parking lot advertises the freshly caught fish available on the menu each day and customers who catch something fresh in the Gulf are more than welcome to bring their catch in and have it cooked up and served as a dinner.
Lawson noted customers should be sure to check out the two chalk boards on either side of the ordering window as the items on them change often.
Inside the restaurant, decorative picnic tables brighten the casual dining area. 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. ‘We want to provide quick service,’ Taylor said.
‘It’s like being down on the wharf and ordering at a window and then picking it up.’
All of 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.
Grilled fish and chicken sandwiches are also among the options for customers. Also on the menu now is cucumber and fish salad. Both come as sides or can be purchased a la carte. Fried Okra and Fried Onions have been switched to a la carte items only.
And for your sweet tooth, Key Lime pie is now a staple of the menu as well. The pies are made fresh in house.
‘We offer fresh-caught seafood and we have different specials,’ Taylor said. ‘We also have local calamari from a shrimp boat. We get our mullet out of the East Bay or Sound.’
The back deck is now open for seating, which is perfect timing with the weather warming up. Dasani water is available. Customers can also get filtered water from the fountain soda machine as well.
In addition to food items, customers can also purchase hats, shirts and hat pins. The latest shirts are in and now available for purchase.
Scooter’s is taking applications as well and anyone interested in applying can fill out an application online at http://navarreseafood.com/job-opportunities-at-scooters/
The application is ‘short and simple,’ Taylor said.
So for a great seafood meal in Navarre, roll into Scooter’s today and try out one of the many great lunch or dinner options on the menu.
Scooter’s Fish House
1968 Highway 87