Chill Vibes and Seafood Delights: The Fish Joint’s a Hotspot for Summer Nights


Chill Vibes and Seafood Delights: The Fish Joint's a Hotspot for Summer Nights

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By Agrippina Fadel

There is nothing better on a hot summer night than a cold shrimp ceviche or hearty salmon salad paired with a perfectly chilled glass of wine.

The Fish Joint, with two locations in Coconut Creek and Coral Springs, is a place to be for a relaxed dinner and drinks.

The creative chefs at the popular seafood fast-casual restaurant made sure that the locals have something great to look forward to any day of the week, all summer long, with delectable daily specials.

Owner Brian Rifkin said Mondays are for Mahi Sandwiches, followed by a Taco Tuesday and Fish N’ Chips Wednesday. On Thursdays, the restaurant serves the local favorite, Lobster Roll, served hot or cold with a choice of side. Friday nights are for Fried Shrimp Platters, and Saturday is a perfect occasion to indulge in a pound of Snow Crab in signature garlic butter sauce.

All daily specials are priced under $20.

“We also have a Summer Salmon Salad that proved very popular with the local diners,” said Rifkin. Grilled salmon is served on top of mixed greens with red onion, baby tomatoes, cucumber, and fresh corn, tossed in a citrus-balsamic dressing.

Rifkin added that The Fish Joint offers a healthy alternative to fast food and traditional casual dining. “Our menu features a lot of fresh, healthy, and light options that are full of flavor.”

Family-owned, The Fish Joint opened in Coconut Creek in 2020. It quickly became a local’s go-to for fresh seafood, setting itself apart from the traditional restaurants that serve shellfish and fish as a more affordable option. In 2022, Rifkin opened the Coral Springs location.

He said diners love that they can get any fish cooked the way they want: grilled, blackened, jerked, or fried. The Coral Springs location now serves beer and wine, while the Coconut Creek store lets the guests BYOB.

The guests keep coming back for the Crab and Shrimp Boils and Ahi Tuna Nachos, Rifkin said; however, the main draw is the relaxed atmosphere of both restaurants, friendly staff, and great quality food at reasonable prices.

The Fish Joint is open Mondays through Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and closed on Sundays. For more information, visit or call 954-366-5987 for the Coral Springs location or 954-634-0277 for Coconut Creek.

The Fish Joint in Coconut Creek is located at 4570 Lyons Road, and the Coral Springs store can be found at 5677 Coral Ridge Drive.

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Agrippina Fadel

Agrippina Fadel
Agrippina Fadel grew up in Siberia and received her master’s in journalism from Tyumen State University. Agrippina is also a writer and editor at She has been a US resident for over ten years and speaks English and Russian.

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