10 Main Street
Chattahoochee, FL 32324
Tel: (850) 663-4031
By Mike Miller August 3, 2023
Northside Seafood is in a small building in downtown Chattahoochee, a quiet town snuggled up against the Georgia State line on its north side and the Chattahoochee River on the west.
The first thing that strikes you when you walk in is brightness and cleanliness. This is one of the cleanest restaurants I have ever seen. Clean and bright and very welcoming.
Mullet was a good metaphor to use for what has happened to Florida. The mullet was a fish that fed and sustained early Florida pioneers for hundreds of years.
As recently as a generation ago, most seafood restaurants in Florida served mullet. Now many people regard it as a trash fish and you rarely find it in restaurants.
This makes us long time Floridians very sad.
The good news is the many seafood offerings in this nice little restaurant include mullet.
This is one reason I've decided that the northern part of the Florida Panhandle is today's "mullet latitude."
The second reason is because Chattahoochee has changed very little since I first visited in 1960.
Other offerings from the sea include Nile Perch, Swai, Catfish, Tilapia, Flounder, Bream, Shrimp, Scallops, and Oysters.
I plan to try the Bream next time I'm in town.
All seafood can be either fried or grilled and is served with your choice of two sides that include French fries, coleslaw, cheese grits, potato salad, baked beans, baked potato or tossed salad.
If seafood is not your thing, don't despair.
There are plenty of landlubber choices including dark meat chicken, white meat chicken, pork chops, and a wide variety of sandwiches including seafood, grilled cheese, hamburgers and cheesburgers.
No booze is available here, but you can have tea, coffee, or soft drinks.
Service is prompt and friendly at Northside Seafood. My server was Zan. Charlotte, who owns the restaurant, was working in the kitchen but took time to say hello.
Northside Seafood is open 7 days a week from 11am to 8pm except on Sunday when they close at 5pm.