“I enjoy making the customers happy. The quality of the food and the service is critical and so important to the success of any event,” owner T-Paul Ruiz said. “We get such great feedback from our events and that gives me great satisfaction.”
Family-owned Where Y’at Seafood Market is where you can find authentic Cajun cooking and flavor at its best without going to Louisiana. With cuisine ranging from beignets to Boudin balls, the family-owned market and food truck is at 4233 Highway 87, five and a half miles north of Navarre Parkway on the west side.
Where Y’at now has a bar inside the restaurant, where you can get beer and wine. Another addition is the large covered outdoor area that can be used for parties and live music.
If you are interested in having a party, event or wedding rehearsal dinner at the new event space, call 833-332-8328 and press option 3 for catering. Stay tuned to the restaurant’s Facebook for their upcoming events and live music.
Crawfish season is approaching fast and Where Y’at should be serving crawfish hot and ready by the end of November, imported straight from Louisiana.
Make sure to try the new Crab and Shrimp Bisque and Grouper Throats, which were just added to the menu.
Originally from New Orleans, Ruiz is a 26-year veteran of the United States Air Force who retired as a Chief Master Sergeant. He values both military personnel and Cajun food.
Ruiz noted that he offers a free meal to anyone coming back from a deployment and will throw a party for a group coming back from a deployment.
He grew up in New Orleans, where he learned to cook at an early age.
It is definitely a family affair, says Ruiz. His stepsons, Courtney and Will Lumpkin, manage the place and handle the day-to-day operations of the business, which include a seafood market and a restaurant with an outside covered eating area.
Plenty of fresh seafood items are available in the market, including snapper and grouper as well as other popular fish caught locally in the Gulf of Mexico. You’ll also find lobster and shrimp in the market.
Where Y’at is hiring and always looking for hard-working employees who are motivated and energetic. It’s the place to be for the best in New Orleans style cooking right here in Navarre.
Where Y’at Seafood Market & Restaurant
4233 Highway 87, Navarre, FL 32566
Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday