Nov. 7, 2022
Special to 30A Food & Wine
SANDESTIN – The owners of Slick Lips Seafood and Oyster House, Bryce and Miranda Jarvis, along with Captain Gary Jarvis, mayor of Destin, will be opening a second location in Pensacola, at 102 S. Palafox Street.
Located in the Zarzaur Law building complex, Slick Lips Pensacola promises the same fresh seafood and family friendly environment that can be found at the original location, nestled in the heart of the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.
The name “Slick Lips” was chosen from the popular nickname among fisherman for Amberjack fish, who don’t have any teeth. With Gary’s longtime experience as a boat captain and Bryce’s expertise in restaurant management and menu development, Slick Lips was created and developed as a seafood restaurant emphasizing local, sustainable seafood. The fish and seafood featured on the restaurant’s menu are locally caught, brought in fresh off the docks in Destin, and filleted in-house daily. Since opening their doors in 2018, the restaurant has been recognized with numerous awards, including “Best Seafood Restaurant,” “Best Chef,” “Best Oysters,” “Best Bartender,” and “Best Gumbo” by the readers of VIP Destin Magazine.
The Pensacola location is currently undergoing a full renovation with brand new floors, finishes, and layout to offer plenty of indoor and outdoor seating options as well as a brand-new oyster bar.
“We always knew we wanted to be in the downtown area,” Bryce said. “After finding this space, we’ve been working hard every day to get our doors open as soon as possible so guests can come sit, relax, and experience what Slick Lips has to offer in their own neighborhood.”
Bryce Jarvis and his wife, Miranda, have strong ties to the Pensacola community so it only made sense that this would be the next place for their second location. Miranda was born and raised in Pensacola, and it is also the place where Miranda and Bryce met.
“Pensacola has become a second home to us. It just made sense to expand Slick Lips to the area and share our family founded restaurant with the community here,” said Bryce Jarvis.
Slick Lips Pensacola will offer lunch, dinner, and a weekend brunch menu utilizing the finest, locally sourced ingredients, including fresh produce and sustainable Gulf-caught seafood. Chef Jay Ammons, who serves as the director of operations for the company, has curated a menu for Pensacola that offers many of the same Slick Lips classics. There will also be a brand new weekend brunch menu.
Photos courtesy of Slick Lips Seafood & Oyster House