The Fat Snook is cozy and intimate, but it doesn't have many tables — Photo courtesy of The Fat Snook
And it’s getting a national name for itself. In fact, Emeril Lagasse – as in the Emeril of the Cooking Channel – filmed a segment at The Fat Snook this past fall. The episode is scheduled to air on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, on the Cooking Channel, and then repeatedly throughout the year on both the Cooking Channel and Food Network.
Among a table of delicious offerings, the foodmeister enjoyed one of The Snook’s specialties: sriracha semolina pasta.
If you’re looking for a “Bam!” night out – especially one with personal attention, a romantic and elegant atmosphere and some of the Space Coast’s highest-quality food – then make a reservation at The Fat Snook in Cocoa Beach. Make a reservation. As in, you probably won’t get in otherwise.
Pair your meal with the perfect wine at The Fat Snook — Photo courtesy of The Fat Snook
Since opening in 2007, The Fat Snook has quickly become a local favorite and a bit of a hidden gem because of its small size.
Although the dining area may not be large, and neither is the bar area, the restaurant is open every day for dinner, except three holidays per year. The atmosphere is cozy and classy, and the service is known to be top-notch.
Other menu highlights include a mango chow chow, a Kona Coffee Rub steak and goat cheese ravioli, which is great paired with local lobster. In fact, the fresh, expertly prepared local seafood is a must-try at this restaurant.
The Fat Snook serves up local seafood, expertly prepared — Photo courtesy of The Fat Snook
Not sure what to order? Pick from one of the two fresh catches of the day. Or ask about the local caviar, for an extra-special treat. The Fat Snook is ideal for special occasions, romantic dates or a foodie adventure.
Local is the keyword here, and that plays out in the produce, picked fresh from the nearby Rockledge Gardens, and the Florida Cheddar Cheese Board, which features a spread of natural, raw-milk, artisan cheese from a local dairy, to enjoy with unique bread and other accent toppings.
Ask your server for a wine recommendation, too. The Fat Snook hand-picks special wines and beers from around the world to perfectly complement its menu items. Hint: Go 2012 Chappellet Chardonnay with that cheese board.
Another unique menu favorite is duck fat fries with garlic aioli.
For dessert, The Fat Snook outdoes itself with the red wine butterfly cake, which tastes as good as it sounds. Imagine goat cheese mousse, salted chocolate ganache, roasted grapes and cacao nib brittle. You won’t find dessert like that at any ol’ beachside diner.
That's because The Fat Snook is like nowhere else.
The Fat Snook is ideal for special occasions — Photo courtesy of The Fat Snook