Pier 36 Fish Camp

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Pier 36 interior

Casselberry has a new seafood restaurant called Pier 36 Fish Camp. Why it’s called Pier 36 is unclear. Maybe a shortening of 436 in reference to the State Road that it’s on? Except that it’s actually on Cassel Creek Boulevard. So why not Cassel Creek Fish Camp?

Try not to overthink this one. It’s just a simple, old-style seafood restaurant with a wharfian decor. You know: oars, anchors, starfish, nets. It occupies a building that apparently was formerly a Hooters, so maybe the fishnets are just left over.

It’s an old style sort of menu, too. Judging from a quick-stop lunch recently, it takes its seafood seriously.

Pier 36 chowder

I had a cup of New England Clam Chowder that was thick and had nice chewy bits of clams.

Pier 36 fish

And I had the Fish ’n Chips that was more fish campy than Old England, with strips of cod in a light batter. The fries weren’t anything to to rave about, but the fish tasted fresh, and I liked having both tartar sauce and malt vinegar for dipping.

Service was friendly and helpful. I was greeted warmly when I arrived and thanked when I left.

Pier 36 Fish Camp is at 2699 Cassel Creek Blvd., Casselberry. It is open for lunch and dinner daily. The phone number is 321-207-0939.