Local Bites: Salt Shack on the Bay

There’s a new waterfront gem in South Tampa, and it’s all you could possibly dream of when it comes to beautiful views and delicious food. Salt Shack on the Bay officially opened to the public the first of July, and it hasn’t disappointed me yet!

pH and I decided to go check it out during their soft opening week, and while it’s supposed to be a judgment-free week for them to train servers, practice order flow and test the waters overall, we really didn’t have a subpar experience at all! I’ve yet to make it past the appetizers (they’re all just so good!), but if they’re any indication of what the dinner menu tastes like, I know I’ll be just fine.

Bahamian Conch Chowder: Classic red chowder from Exuma

Gaspar’s Tuna Tartare: Old Florida recipe with avocado, sesame & ginger-soy drizzle, served with malanga chips

1/2 dozen oysters, baked “island-style” with sofrito, Cabot cheese & cilantro

Coconut Fried Shrimp: Butterflied & hand-breaded in sweet coconut flakes, served with a citrus mustard sauce

Chalkboard highlighting daily fresh catch, appetizer special and oyster offering

Oh, is it all delicious. We’re lucky to have this spot just a few minutes away from where we live! If you haven’t gotten a chance to check it out for yourself, you must. It’s the latest and greatest addition to Tampa’s food scene!

Salt Shack on the Bay is located at 5415 West Tyson Avenue in Tampa, South of Gandy. It is closed on Mondays, but open Tuesday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.. For the latest updates from Salt Shack on the Bay, follow along on Facebook and Instagram.