HOG

ISLAND

EST. | 2015

HOG ISLAND FISH CAMP
Restaurant
900 BROADWAY

DUNEDIN FL 34698
727-736-1179

Lunch + Dinner

Open 7 Days a Week 11:00 AM 

 

The restaurant...

Hog Island Fish Camp is a chef-owned and operated restaurant located Downtown Dunedin. We are located 15 minutes from Honeymoon and Caladsi Island and 25 minutes from Clearwater Beach.  Walt Wickman's menu changes frequently, but count on it being very fish-forward and Florida-centric. We are open every day for lunch and dinner.  

Before..

Honeymoon and   Caladesi  Island

There was a time not so long ago when folks from the Southern states gravitated not toward massive theme parks with their claustrophobic crowds and endless parking lots…but toward fish camps on the rivers, lakes, and coasts, where they could find a rental rod, some serenity, and someone to fry up their catch for dinner. These fish camps were places where dads taught their sons and daughters to cast, where husbands and wives could escape for a weekend, and where children could live out the stories that they would tell their own kids someday.
 

Our family settled in Florida during the Great Depression, right here on Old Clearwater Bay, and learned what bounty the local waters had to offer. At the time, before high-rise hotels on our beaches and high-rent condos , a person could wade from the mainland to the barrier islands and rarely encounter water more than waist deep, netting mullet and casting for redfish and snapper the whole way.

 

 

There was once a large barrier island directly west of our restaurant called Hog Island, where settlers in the 1800s attempted to raise pigs (hogs). But in 1921, a hurricane split the island in two, prompting the town of Dunedin to rename the south island Caladesi in 1928 and a developer to lure visitors to the north island in the 1940s by calling it Honeymoon Island. Even so, folks around here don’t let history fade too quickly, and old-timers still referred to Caladesi as Hog Island into the 1970s.

We hope to offer a glimpse back to the times when families could bond over a simple fish dinner, freshly caught from local waters. And if we do our job right, you may want to walk down the street to the marina, (our sister restaurant, Olde Bay Cafe, happens to be there) take a look out over Old Clearwater Bay to where the sun sets over Hog Island, and see that at least part of Florida still is what it used to be.

Cheers,

Walt Wickman

Aerial Shot by Walt

 

All-U-Want-To-Eat

Mussel
Mondays

Locals knows this as a tried and true pastime.  

This is not the cheesy buffet settings that some folks have experienced once too many, but a weekly tribute to mussel lovers.  

Originated 10 years ago down the road at the chef’s namesake restaurant, (Walt's Seasonal Cuisine) locals started coming Mondays for hospitality night. The most frequently ordered menu item happened to be…. mussels (and a lot of wine).


Today, its back! And you do not have to be in the hospitality industry to benefit from the special. 


For $15 enjoy All.U.Want.To.Eat Mussels served five ways.

 

6:00 pm-9:00 pm 

 
Wine Wednesday Happy Hour

Lunch and Dinner

 
got a question for Walt?

At Hog Island, it is our pleasure to serve our guests and make

each visit enjoyable and memorable.  Each member on our team comes to work each day with that as the main focus. Got a question about hosting a celebration, a private dining event, catering or a reception?  Or share about your recent visit, good or bad.  We want to hear from you and we've made it super easy to communicate with the chef.  Send him a note using the app.   It goes straight his cell.

Book a table 

Please call for same day reservations.  

Please call for same day reservations.  

Where is the restaurant?

900 Broadway Avenue, Dunedin FL 34698
(727) 736-1179 | Salty@HogIslandFishCamp.com

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Copyright 2019 - Hog Island Fish Camp
900 Broadway Avenue Dunedin FL 34698

(727) 736-1179

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