Fire Rips Through Gulf Coast Seafood On Nine Mile Road

October 31, 2022

Fire ripped through Gulf Coast Seafood and the Seafood Platter Restaurant on Nine Mile Road Monday morning.

The Florida State Fire Marshal is now investigating.

The fire was reported about 9:15 a.m. at the business just west of Starbucks and Publix. Heavy smoke was reported when firefighters arrived on scene and it took about two hours to bring the fire under control.

According to Escambia County Fire Rescue, the fire apparently originated in the attic and spread through the remainder of the metal building.

The  building is a complete loss.

ECFR said the fire claimed the life a cat.

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19 Responses to “Fire Rips Through Gulf Coast Seafood On Nine Mile Road”

  1. RaD on November 2nd, 2022 8:29 am

    Heartbroken. Just had lunch there a few weeks ago and the shrimp was delicious. Glad no one was hurt, sad about the cat, and hopeful they will be able to reopen.

  2. Melanie on November 1st, 2022 10:18 am

    Jonathan and family,
    This breaks our hearts and we are so sorry for your loss…only God knows why! Please know that our thoughts & prayers are with you through this most difficult time!!
    Melanie & Randy

  3. Kelly Seay on November 1st, 2022 9:39 am

    Jonathon, We love you and your staff as much as we love your seafood. This is our favorite restaurant. We are praying for you and your team. Kelly and Esther.

  4. Regina Parmely on October 31st, 2022 9:49 pm

    Jonathan and family, we are praying for you as you walk through this tough time! Hold you heads high and just know he is God. Thankful just one loss of life :( poor kitty. Much love and prayers!

  5. Jamie on October 31st, 2022 8:55 pm

    Hate this happened! I hope you rebuild, too! One of my fav places to eat!

  6. Freda Whaley on October 31st, 2022 7:49 pm

    I am so sad to see this. I use to live right around the corner before moving. Loved the dinners you could get there. My heart goes to the Patti family. I pray you will rebuild.

  7. BARBARA on October 31st, 2022 6:34 pm

    Jonathan and Gerard. I am sorry for the fire. I am sorry for the cat that lost its life. Prayers go out to you all. Love, BARBARA

  8. Thelma on October 31st, 2022 3:53 pm

    No, Please say you are rebuilding. You’re the best and the area needs you.

  9. Wharf Rat on October 31st, 2022 3:49 pm

    I really hate this. Of all the little seafood restaurants in a seafood town, this was the best. We are so sorry for the employees, Gerard, Jonathan, and everybody affected by this.

  10. tg on October 31st, 2022 2:54 pm

    Had to be a grease fire in vent. Eat there many times always good always crowded.

  11. Mandi on October 31st, 2022 12:31 pm

    I hope they’re able to rebuild. This is such a great part of our little area in town.

  12. David on October 31st, 2022 12:22 pm

    My heart goes out to Gerard, Jonathan, the whole Patti family for this loss. Prayerfully you folks will be able to rebuild and get back to business. You are THE seafood place in north Escambia County.

  13. Depressed on October 31st, 2022 12:02 pm

    My favorite restaurant, this is such a sad day. There gumbo was the best I’ve ever had. They could even make grilled fish taste perfect.

  14. Kris Manning on October 31st, 2022 11:59 am

    Please, rebuild! Mine and my 92 yr old mother’s favorite lunch spot for mullet!

  15. Fish21 on October 31st, 2022 11:53 am

    Ate there last week. I sure hope they can rebuild , my favorite place for fresh seafood .

  16. Kim on October 31st, 2022 11:28 am

    I hated to read this. We just ate there Saturday for the first time and it was really good… It didn’t say if any employees were there, If so, I hope all are safe.

    Hope they are able to re-build and re-open soon!

  17. mick on October 31st, 2022 11:20 am

    hope they are able to rebuild…they serve up some good seafood

  18. Mimi on October 31st, 2022 11:06 am

    For us it was THE Place to get seafood. Will be praying for the owners.

  19. Mimi on October 31st, 2022 11:04 am

    Oh,no!! My favorite place to eat.