Restaurant Spotlight: Red Fish
Red Fish, Blue Fish, Pensacola Beach’s first “green”
venue, is the newest Healthy Choices Restaurant!
A Fresh Concept
When H2O restaurant owner Julian MacQueen, and his management
team developed the Red Fish, Blue Fish concept, they wanted to
cater to local diners’ requests for healthier food. They
consulted with DOH-Escambia’s Healthy Choices Restaurant program
when creating the restaurant’s menu options.
The menu features some healthy options, such as the Yum Fish
Dinner, a fresh local fish served grilled or blackened over
white rice with fresh spinach, grilled asparagus, and a garlic,
sun-dried tomato, and basil cream sauce served on the side. The
children’s menu includes a grilled cheese sandwich on whole
wheat bread served with a side of fresh fruit.
"We have customers with set diet plans who look for healthier
options when they dine. Those customers often immediately ask
for grilled menu items, low calorie, and low sodium food
options. To accommodate health- conscious diners, we followed
the menu guidelines of the Healthy Choices Restaurant Program
when creating our menu. Now we can be proud of the menu options
-- Romeo Amodo, General Manager
Repurposed & Recycled
Red Fish, Blue Fish, also features a unique dining environment!
The wood planks at the restaurant entrance were reclaimed from
an old Coca Cola warehouse north of Pensacola. The furniture is
built from re-purposed Indonesian boat wood and the food is
served on recycled paper plates. The initial idea behind the
setting for the Red Fish, Blue Fish restaurant was to offer a
food-truck style vending service, but due to the long lines
generated on opening day that idea was quickly changed to the
current open-dining style that allows diners to relax with a
view of Pensacola Bay.
Red Fish, Blue Fish is located at 5 Via De Luna Drive, across
the street from the Hilton Hotel on Pensacola Beach. The
restaurant has winter proofed its eating areas to make the
dining experience a comfortable setting during the colder
months. The restaurant is currently open Sunday thru Saturday
11am – 11pm.
When you dine, look for the apple insignia located on the menu,
or ask for the healthy choice meal option. Then, return to
www.escambiahealth.com and click on the “HCR” apple icon to
give us your feedback!