About the Chef
Bill Tarleton cooks food that he loves to eat and is inspired by the rich history of all the places he has had the opportunity to visit. Born in Louisiana but raised in Tampa Bay, he fell in love with the Gulf Coast and its unique flavors – Cajun spices, low country boils, and just-caught fresh-grilled fish. At 18, he joined the US Marine Corps and spent time deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan, North Africa, and South America, learning about the land, the people he met on his travels, and the food that brings communities together. Tarleton draws on his experiences of the world and his time in culinary school with inspiration from old, authentic methods of cooking. Now he’s part of the Bayboro Fam, giving you fresh, mouth-watering local eats to fabulously complement our Bayboro beers.
Grouper Nuggets – Fresh-caught grouper spiced up with your favorite Cajun seasoning, fried, and served with house-made aioli.
Bayboro Beer pairing: You can’t go wrong with our award-winning Prestonweizen!
Crab Fries – French fries lay the groundwork for a heavenly blanket of spicy garlic aioli and luscious lump blue crab meat.
Bayboro Beer pairing: A hoppy IPA like Full Bird is the perfect choice for this.
Bayboro Burger – If you like your burgers, just wait until you try ours. We start with a ¾ pound patty containing locally sourced sirloin and our house-made brown sugar bacon. It’s cooked to perfection and served on a brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, Swiss cheese, pickled onions, and aioli, with some sweet potato chips on the side. Add blueberry marmalade or avocado slices for a taste explosion you simply can’t beat.
Bayboro Beer pairing: Something really light will highlight the best flavors. Go for the Puddle Pirate!
Shrimp & Grits – Heritage Grain grits and fresh Gulf brown shrimp are the best ingredients you can get! We top this iconic dish off with local Andouille sausage, tomato, bacon bits, gouda, and cheddar. We also have a vegetarian option available, using Cajun-fried oyster mushrooms.
Bayboro Beer pairing: Go for something dark, like the Weizenbock or even the Kitchen Sink!
Grouper Sandwich – Fresh, locally caught grouper is grilled and placed on a potato roll with lettuce, tomato, aioli, and pickled onions. Paired beautifully with plantain chips.
Bayboro Beer pairing: Something light and slightly malty, like our Toasted Iron.
Florida Citrus Salad – Dry-brined chicken is seasoned with orange zest, salt and black pepper, delicately smoked and pulled, then placed atop mixed greens with bell peppers, red onions, and orange slices. An orange vinaigrette dressing adds the finishing touch to this Floridian masterpiece.
Bayboro Beer pairing: A Belgian beer is the ideal match. Try our Summer Saison!