Restaurant Review: Seafood Atlantic at Port Canaveral
By Space Coast Daily // December 2, 2014
fresh, well prepared seafood – 4 of 5 stars
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Seafood Atlantic is an attractive building, with a casual feel, nice and bright with yellow and white colors with the feel of an oceanfront seafood market.
We came on the weekend of the art festival, so the port was very busy. Parking can be a little tough but there is ample parking within a few minutes walk. When we first arrived at Seafood Atlantic it was a little confusing as to where to eat or sit down.
We mistakenly went inside the seafood market as we saw no hostess sign and the entry walk up is a little confusing. We eventually found the host and he took our name for the waiting list. During our 10 minute wait, we checked out the pelicans and bird life on the sea wall as it is fun to watch.
We were seated at a high top table outside but under a nice covered area. We ordered the seafood sampler for $9.99 which came out fairly quickly and it was delicious. It included seafood salad, shrimp salad and tuna salad which was fresh and delicious. The quality was excellent.
We then ordered the Scallops, the Lobster Croissant, and Steamed Peel and Eat Shrimp
The Scallops with Parmesan topping at $22.99 were excellent. They were fresh, hot, plump and tasty. The garlic bread was a bit overcooked and did not have enough garlic for my taste.
Carrots and broccoli were good as were the smashed potatoes good but could also have more flavor. Price was not great but the quality was.
Lobster Croissant at $15.99 was also good but lacked some flavor. The Cole slaw lacked flavor but the overall dish was very good.
The Half Pound Peel and Eat Shrimp at $9.99 were the best thing that we had and the best value.
We chose the red variety from the gulf versus the local white variety and they were absolutely delicious. The shrimp were sweet, perfectly cooked, very succulent and tasty.
They serve the shrimp with garlic butter, cocktail sauce and Old Bay seasoning which was a nice touch. The server (who could smile more) knew his seafood and explained the differences well.
Pinot Grigio at $4 was good and soft drinks fairly priced at $1.
The staff was attentive and seemed to genuinely care about the food quality and service. Their attire was casual but not flirty like some other local food eateries. The food and service are the focus.
The key lime pie was good but lacked a bit of key lime kick. The portion was a little small and the plastic wear knives, forks and spoons could be upgraded for easier eating.
If you want fresh well prepared seafood this might be the best at the port at this time. We rate Seafood Atlantic 4 stars out of 5.