Haley Haman · Sep 11, 2020 · 5 min read
Tiki Docks at Maximo Marina has an impressive menu of tiki-inspired cocktails and seafood forward food offerings. The view of all of the beautiful yachts at the marina might make you start to wonder why you don't own a boat, or maybe that's just me, but either way, it's a unique view that's ideal for daydreaming (and day drinking).
Not only are the views great at Tiki Docks, but the atmosphere is very spacious and beachy, too! They have an indoor bar, a large patio space, and an outdoor bar. I'd recommend sitting at the outdoor bar to catch a game, (yay for sports coming back!) and to watch the yachts trickle in and out. The beach bar vibe here is tiki-inspired and they often have live music as well.
The drinks are strong, fruity, and exactly what you need to cool off these days.
My family and I had a fun time with these powerful drinks! Before you chomp on the fruit in your drinks, beware! They are rum-infused and extremely strong. Watching my mom's eyes squint shut and make a funny face while trying one of the mangos was priceless and reminded me of when I took my first shot of tequila. You know the face. Nonetheless, the drinks themselves were delicious and I really enjoyed the Shipwrecked Mule! The pineapple vodka and pineapple juice was a fun twist for a Moscow Mule!
Slurping a frozen drink when its 95 degrees out is a dream come true. Tiki Dock's has a variety of different options to choose from like a Frozen Sneaky Rum Runner to all flavors of Daquiris and more. The Mango Margarita was delicious, and you really can't go wrong with a Classic Frozen Lemonade. I would love to try a piña colada next! Their daily happy hour from 3-6pm offers $4 wells and house wines, $2 off custom cocktails and $1 off draft beers.
Their menu has flavorful sandwiches, salads, entrees, raw bar offerings, appetizers, and more. There are a handful of seafood options and many of the dishes have fresh fruits creatively added into the mix.
There are a few areas on the menu where you'll find crab cakes; as an appetizer, on a sandwich, and as a full entrée. This colorful appetizer was incredibly tasty. The appetizer is a trio of miniature crab cakes topped with refreshing mango salsa, alafia aioli, and key lime mustard sauce. The texture of the crab cakes was soft on the inside with the perfect crisp to hold everything together on the outside. I'd absolutely order this again!
The Peel 'N Eat Shrimp was fresh and simple. If you're looking for something traditional yet still appetizing, the shrimp is a safe call. The sauce had a little kick to it which I really enjoyed!
The Coconut Shrimp Basket is a step up from the regular, Peel 'N Eat Shrimp, in my opinion. Coconut shrimp in general is so much tastier with that sweet but salty flavor and Tiki Dock's really knows what they're doing here! The Coconut Shrimp Basket is served with piña colada honey mustard sauce, cocktail sauce, and dock fries. You really can't go wrong with this meal!
Tiki Dock's has an array of sandwiches that comes with either fresh watermelon or their delicious dock fries.
The Big Catch-Wich turned some heads as it was approaching our table, I mean just look at it! The Big Catch-Wich is fresh prepared north Atlantic cod, deep-fried with their signature beer batter, shredded lettuce, tomato, and topped with tartar sauce. You'll need a fork and knife for this one, and I must say this was a great sandwich to nibble on.
Another yummy sandwich, the Perfect 10 Dockwich is your choice of 7oz Angus burger or buttermilk crispy chicken with ghost pepper jack cheese, shredded lettuce, onion straws and jalapeño-cilantro aioli. This dockwich is for spicy-food lovers as each bite had a major kick to it from the ghost pepper jack cheese and jalapeño aioli. The fresh watermelon helped cool off your tongue from the spice!
The Shrimp Salad Boat Dockwich was really like a salad on bread with house-made shrimp salad with dill, celery, onion, avocado, lemon mayo, and shredded lettuce. I must say, I was impressed with the amount of shrimp that was packed in between the bread here. The mix inside, the shrimp salad, was fresh with a nice crunch. I wasn't a huge fan of the bread so I picked around it and still enjoyed it!
Fish tacos are always top of mind when I'm at a waterfront restaurant with a beach vibe. They're always made so uniquely with fun slaws and you can never really go wrong! The Alafia Tacos at Tiki Dock's come with your choice of any three blackened shrimp, blackened North Atlantic cod, pork belly, or avocado, then they are topped with the housemade Hawaiian slaw, mango pineapple salsa, queso fresco, key lime mustard, and cilantro. One bite and I was in love. The fresh toppings and blackened cod paired amazingly with so many delicious flavors! I would order this again and again!
Tiki Dock's at Maximo Marina is serving a handful of fresh, colorful, and delicious options. The vibe is so fun for a nice weekend lunch with drinks and friends, grabbing a bite to eat after a day out on the water, and everything in between!
Located at the Maximo Marina in St. Petersburg. Fueled by flavor, food, rum, fun, and sun!