Blacked fish and seafood boils might taste like little slices of heaven, but they’re also key components of healthy living. Whether you’re slurping down an oyster or enjoying a freshly caught fish, your body benefits from fresh, nutrient-heavy seafood. Next time you indulge in a fish fillet at Marker 32, pat yourself on the back for your daily intake of vitamins, minerals, and protein. Great food doesn’t have to be unhealthy. We’re here with three of the easiest ways to cut calories without sacrificing on flavor.

Fill Up on Food, Not Fruity Cocktails

Our twenty-something selves would be slapping us right about now. While this isn’t the most exciting advice, it sure is sound. Many liquors are packed with unnecessary calories (especially sweet summer drinks) and common mixers are no better. Think twice when you plan out your food and drinks for the night. While a glass or two of wine is fine — and actually boasts its own set of health benefits — it’s smart to sip slowly and in moderation.

Start Strong with a Filling, Low-Calorie Appetizer

It’s smart to fill your stomach with healthy food if you plan to indulge for the main course. Marker 32 offers many healthy starter options for conscientious diners. Here are a few to consider next time you visit us:

  • Oysters on the Half Shell: ½ dozen/cocktail/mignonette/horseradish
  • Steamed Mussels: Pernod/white wine broth/grilled bread
  • Burrata of the Moment: fresh burrata/ chef’s garnishes/toasted house-made bread
  • Seared Scallops: Sweet corn puree/marinated tomatoes/double smoked bacon

Pay Close Attention to the Sides that Accompany Your Entree

The temptation of creamy, buttery potatoes is very real. A straightforward way to cut hundreds of calories is to stick with greens. The good news is, Marker 32 offers some exceptional vegetables that pair perfectly with our main dishes.

  • Collard Greens
  • Seasonal Vegetables
  • Asparagus
  • Brown Butter Mushrooms

Seek the Advice of Knowledgeable Team Members at Marker 32

The Marker 32 crew is here to provide an exceptional experience. Whether that means crafting the perfect cocktail or helping you navigate our healthy meal choices, our serve staff is here to help.


“Marker 32 is a Jacksonville staple. Delicious food, great wine list, incredible staff. Make reservations, get a table by the window overlooking the water, and enjoy the beautiful sunset. It’s breathtaking. Florida beauty at its best. Some of my favs on the menu are the fried oyster deviled eggs and the spinach salad. These are definitely not ya mamma’s recipes folks…these are elevated dishes that will have you coming back for more.”

– Amber J., Marker 32 5-Star Google Review


Are you craving top-quality seafood, incredible steak, and an impressive wine list? Book your reservation with us today.