And, oh what a view! For those of you that follow us on Facebook, you may recall us teasing our view. While it may be a little farther than most restaurants, the Baffin Bay Seafood Company, located in Riviera, is certainly worth the effort to get there. The restaurant sits right on the coast of Baffin Bay, a well-known fishing spot for black drum, redfish and speckled trout.
One of the most popular items on the restaurant’s menu is black drum ribs, usually served with hand-breaded onion rings. The Baffin Bay Seafood Company may just be the only restaurant to serve these tasty ribs fried with cornmeal. They are delicious! Especially with their homemade tartar sauce made with special secret ingredients.
On our most recent visit we started with the Baffin Sampler with juicy fried mushrooms, fried onions rings, generous fried cheese sticks, and crab bites. Then we had the Seafood Co Platter, a meal that hits all the notes with its generous servings of black drum, a satisfying dense and flaky fish, fried oysters, and huge plump shrimp, adding a cup of gumbo to round out the meal.
Steaks and chicken are also available for those who aren’t in the mood for a great seafood dinner. We tried the 8-ounce sirloin with a baked potato. Don’t bother asking for steak sauce because you won’t need it, the sirloin was cooked perfectly; moist and full of flavor.
Save room for their delicious desserts! You’ll enjoy rounding out your meal with molten lava cake, brownies with ice cream or New York cheesecake.
A trip to the Baffin Bay Seafood Company, combined with a sightseeing trip to the King Ranch, might just be unbeatable. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. They are located at 1294 CR 2360 E on the coastline in Riviera.