TASTE OF THE TREASURE COAST
The Conchy’s Seafood Feast initially
ran as a special, but people just ate it
up — figuratively and literally. This dish
has a little bit of everything; it consists
of a quarter-pound each of peel and eat
shrimp, Prince Edward Island mussels
and snow crab, six Florida clams, chorizo
sausage, sweet corn and red potatoes. All
tossed in original Old Bay tequila butter.
of the few places in town that serves exclusively fresh fish.
This was embedded in the concept when the restaurant was
founded, but supply and demand made it increasingly difficult
to serve the product consistently at an affordable price.
Although frozen products have improved in quality over
the years, Fritz said it just doesn’t quite compare to fresh,
well-seasoned, and perfectly cooked fish. This is something
Conchy’s is very passionate about and is proud to be the
place where patrons can come and get the real deal.
“If you’re someone like myself who really enjoys eating
fish, you can tell the difference,” he explained. “It’s unfortunately
not smart for a restaurant to go out of its way to
tell guests when it’s serving frozen, so though our product >>
Fritz Ayres carries on his father’s traditions at Conchy Joe’s in Jensen Beach.
The St. Lucia Drunken Monkey is Conchy Joe’s popular frozen rum concoction. Conch fritters with dipping sauce are part of the restaurant’s island cuisine.