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Joe Patti has been a Pensacola institution since 1931. Back then, Captain Joe and all six of his sons were Floridian fishermen who stocked the emporium with their own catch. These days, the dockside market is still a family-run business, and the love and care lavished on the place are evident. The warehouse-style space is packed full of locals browsing displays of the entire cast of Finding Dory. If it swims somewhere in the region of Florida, Joe Patti has it. There’s a sushi counter for a lunch of fresh-off-the-boat sashimi, plus salty, vinegary fried fish and chips. Conveniently, a beignet truck is parked outside the entrance, and a serving of that irresistible fried dough dusted liberally in powdered sugar is a mandatory part of the Joe Patti experience.

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