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The anticipation is over, the time has finally come.

The Shrimp Boat Restaurant is resurrected and is opened it's doors Saturday, November 1, 2008. The historic landmark of St. Andrews has been under construction for 2 1/2 years and is now opening. Carrying on the family tradition, Loren Smith, owner and son of the original Shrimp Boat Restaurant owner in the 1050's, has raised the bar on dining in the Gulf Coast area.

The new establishment is 310 feet long, 3 stories high with over 24,000 square feet and is modeled architecturally after a 19th-Century Cuban Cigar Factory. The restaurant features an expo kitchen open to customers entering the restaurant or dining at the sushi bar. There is a 55 foot long bar overlooking Smith Yacht Basin and the activities of the privately owned marina. Two large banquet rooms are housed upstairs for year round parties and functions.

Opening soon inside this magnificent building is Gracie Rae's Bar and Grille and the return of St. Andrew's Seafood Market. Come experience a taste of History, The Shrimp Boat is Back!


The Shrimpboat Restaurant is now open! Once fully completed, the Shrimpboat Restaurant will also be home to the:

  • Historic St. Andrews Seafood Market & Specialty foods
  • Gracie Rae Bar & Grill
  • A Sushi Bar (open)
  • Shrimpboat Gift Shop
  • Yacht Landing Reception/Conference Hall

Local contractors undertaking this historical revitalization of St. Andrews.

  • GAC Contracting
  • Post Electric
  • Tarpon Dock
  • Panhandle Concrete
  • SCD Drywall & Framing
  • Royal Flush Plumbing
  • Block USA
  • Buchanan & Harper
  • Gulf Power
  • Big Bend Rebar
  • McCormick Contracting Co., Inc