About Us

After many years in the Bahamas, Joy and Hugh “Papa Hughie” Ganter moved to Lighthouse Point, Florida with a clear idea of the kind of restaurant they wanted. They wanted to combine the freshest seafood with delicious, mouthwatering, island-inspired recipes and serve in a casual, friendly atmosphere.

That was 1976. Today, Joy and Papa Hughie’s Zagat rated restaurant, Seafood World, still offers the same fresh food and great atmosphere.

As the restaurant grew, they opened a fresh marketplace to provide a source of fresh seafood to a growing customer base. This created a need to develop better sources of all kinds of seafood products—particularly the island products such as conch, stone crab and lobster that have made Seafood World a local legend.

Now all that flavor is also available to you, delivered fresh overnight from our boats to your table, at our online store BestStoneCrabs.com.

Through Seafood World Wholesale, a thriving part of the operation, we supply fish, shellfish and signature salads to fine restaurants locally and throughout the Caribbean.

We believe no one can compete with their delivery of the highest quality product—their standard is simple, it has to be good enough to be served in our restaurant and to cater special events.

As the restaurant and wholesale divisions grew, so did the requests from regular customers to provide catering services. It began small and simple but today we offer top-notch catering and a variety of menus from seafood to barbeques, to the finest white linen gourmet presentation.

Let Us Do the Work For You!

Papa caters for groups as few as ten and as large as hundreds.

We encourage you to visit all of our restaurant menus for more selections than what are on this menu. Our chefs are prepared and willing to accommodate all your needs and/or special requests.

Papa has so much to offer from both restaurants with over 20 talented chefs and fully trained staff of bartenders & servers all willing to help you along with rentals, set up and service.