Living in South Florida, you expect the seafood to be fresh. A favorite treat, if you haven’t tried it, is smoked fish dip. Usually it’s made a smoked fish, either white fish or some other light tasting fish, combined with seasoning, Old Bay and either mayonnaise or cream cheese or both. The right combination is the “food of the gods”, but since it’s smoked fish dip maybe we should say it is the food of the god Neptune.

The Buzzard’s Roost Restaurant

21 Garden Cove Drive
MM 106.5 Oceanside
Key Largo, FL, 33037
(305) 453-3746

This is possibly the best smoked fish dip in South Florida. Fresh local Mahi Mahi is cold smoked and blended with cream cheese and selected spices. Served with Armenian heart shaped Lavosh crackers. It’s a bit hard to find if your not familiar with the are but definitely worth the drive to Key Largo. Also check out the conch fitters, dee-lish.

Islamorada Fish Co.

220 Gulf Stream Way
Dania Beach, FL

Located next to Outdoor World and Bass Pro Shops in Dania Beach, the Islamorado Fish Co. has one of the better smoked fish dips in Broward. Okay, let’s face it, their smoked Wahoo dip is out of this world. Not overly smoky or overly Wahoo-y; this a tasty dip best spread on crackers and topped with hot sauce. Their fish is delivered fresh from Islamorada daily.

Captain Mike’s Fresh Fish

Davie, FL 33314
(954) 791-5337

Captain Mike’s recently moved from a strip shopping center on 441. They’re now located at the end of SW 44th Ave in Dania, off US-441, just East of Griffin Rd. It’s a fresh seafood market so you would expect the fish to be fresh and tasty – Captain Mike’s doesn’t disappoint. Their fish dip is excellent.

The Fish House

10000 Southwest 56th Street
Miami, FL 33165
(305) 595-8453

Fresh, fresh, fresh best decribes the seafood and dishes at the The Fish House Seafood Raw Bar & Market. General consensus amongst those who have tried that fish dip that is that it’s awesome. Feeling adventurous why not check out the Teriyaki Salmon or Shrimp Wrapped. The Clam Chowder and Conch Fritters are also delicious.