One of the questions that we always get at Marker 32 whenever a new customer walks through the door is, what fish should I try? This is a very common question simply because there are just so many options to choose from at Jacksonville seafood restaurants. There are many different routes to take with the answer to this question depending on the type of food you like. Choosing which fish is right for you can be a bit of a struggle, but can be simplified once you dig a bit deeper.


The Health Factor


The simple fact here is that fish is good for you. This is not some new revelation as you have probably heard before about the many health benefits of consuming fish. Fish are loaded with protein and are also low in fat. They have what is known as omega-3 fatty acids that are going to do a lot of good for your body. This means heart-healthy benefits that you are going to experience in the short and the long-term. These fatty acids are going to give you what is known as good fats. These nutrients are something your body can’t produce on its own and can only be obtained by eating foods loaded with them.


When you consume fish you’re going to be enjoying not only the good fats, but also things such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) as well as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). These two things are found in only seafood and are extremely good for you. No matter what type of fish that you choose, you are going to be experiencing these benefits from the start of the meal at our restaurant to the end. Jacksonville seafood restaurants always serve up healthy fish options.


The Local Factor


The local factor also has to come into play. You want to be sure that the fish that you are consuming has been caught and prepared in a way that you are comfortable with. When you eat fish that has come off of a fish farm and not from the ocean, there is an increased chance that the fish is going to be loaded with contaminants and other things that simply should not be making their way into your body. What you want is fish that has been caught locally. Far too often restaurants try and serve up fish that has been caught elsewhere, frozen, and shipped.  Eating local and wild caught fish is good for you, the environment and the local economy.


The Taste Factor


There are types of fish that are simply going to taste different than others. Tuna, salmon, cod, bass, and others are all going to have a different taste to them. You want a piece of fish that is going to have a texture that looks appetizing to you for starters and then try and choose a meal from our restaurant that sounds appetizing in terms of the way it’s prepared. This should give you a meal that is satisfying from the first bite to the last.
Jacksonville seafood restaurants like Marker 32 serve up a variety of different types of fish. With the health benefits that local, tasty fish bring, you should have no problem at our restaurant finding a seafood entree that you’ll love.