Who said you have to go to the Miami River to eat fresh fish? Captain Jim’s Seafood Market is located in North Miami at 12950 W. Dixie Highway. I will be the first one to admit that it’s not a pretty place, but the service is out of this world and so is the food.
Jim Hanson has a fleet of fishing boats and is constantly bringing fresh fish for everyone’s enjoyment. You can say it’s a small mom-and-pop shop because they are concerned with quality and they really enjoy fishing. You can buy fresh fish at the counter or you can eat there as well.
It’s Stone Crab season right now and they even have “colossal sized claws”. My favorite dish (and I know this grosses a lot of people out) is the whole fried yellow tail which they bring with head and all. I only have to mention it and my mouth waters.
They have all kinds of fish on their menu, from fried grouper to grilled dolphin (mahi-mahi….not the pretty dolphins). They also have conch ceviche and a delicious crab salad which they bring to your table as an appetizer when you first sit down…..and if you are accompanied by a non-fish person, they have the usual burgers and chicken – but why in the world you would order those, I have no idea!
Here’s the crew at Captain Jim’s. From Left to right: Dee-dee, Jody, Ansony, Lisa, Baley and Green. When you try that whole yellow tail, think of me.
Captain Jim Hanson’s Seafood Market – 12950 W. Dixie Highway, North Miami, FL 33161 305-892-2812