Pay homage to the way Floridians used live. Owen’s Fish Camp will transport you back to the good-ole days. Take a swing on the tire swing or escape the sun underneath the old banyan tree. This Downtown Sarasota watering hole and dining hall combines southern comfort and southern hospitality.

In addition to its cool, laid-back attitude, Owen’s specializes in fish so fresh, it was probably caught that very morning. Let the friendly staff serve you up some of the best comfort food this side of the Panhandle.

Start your meal with one of Owen’s famous bloody Mary oyster shooters. The cool, salty oysters tone down the spicy mix of the bloody Mary. Classic deviled eggs get a high-brow update when topped with caviar. Make sure to eat your veggies: the fried green tomato salad with bacon and goat cheese makes getting your greens easy as pie.

No trip to a southern restaurant is complete without a plate of shrimp and grits—succulent gulf shrimp, seared and served over a soft pile of creamy grits. Smoked sausage spices up this dish and adds a little extra flavor you won’t find just anywhere.

Let the staff at Owen’s Fish Camp make you feel like you’re in your own backyard. Only better.