13 Mile Brand Seafood


Buddy Ward & Sons Seafood

13 Mile Seafood Market was opened on May 15, 2009 in order to market our products to the public. It is a branch of Buddy Ward & Sons Seafood, which was established in 1957 by the Ward family. The business has been family owned and operated ever since, where we have created a reputation of quality, fresh seafood!

For over half a century, four generations of the Ward family have harvested oysters, ...shrimp, and fish from Apalachicola Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. For years locals knew another secret: come out to the little oyster house 13 miles west of Apalachicola where you can observe local oystermen bring in genuine Apalachicola oysters.

If you take a look at the docks behind the water-front building where 13 Mile Seafood Market is located, you may   catch a glimpse of 1 of our 5 shrimp boats. These boats take on the Apalachicola Bay and the Gulf of Mexico in search for local shrimp, where they are then unloaded at the Buddy Ward and Son's Seafood Shrimp House. This helps to ensure that fresh shrimp is taken directly from our boats straight to your table!

So come visit us at 13 Mile Seafood Market, where "it's not just seafood, it's a tradition!"