Fodor's Expert Review Joanie's Blue Crab Cafe

$ Big Cypress National Preserve Seafood

West of the nation's tiniest post office by a quarter mile or so, you'll find this red barn of a place dishing out catfish, frogs' legs, gator, grouper, burgers, salads, and (no surprise here) an abundance of soft-shell crabs, crab cakes, and she-crab soup. Entrées are reasonably priced, and peanut butter pie makes for a solid finish. Order an icy beer or wine by the glass, and eat out front or on the back patio—keep an eye out for Gertrude, an aging neighborhood gator on the loose. Joanie's doors are open from 11 am to 5 pm, so don't be late for supper, and don't be surprised if there's some live entertainment.

Seafood Casual Lunch Quick Bite $

Quick Facts

39395 Tamiami Trail
Ochopee, Florida  34141, USA

239-695–2682

www.joaniesbluecrabcafe.com

Known For:
  • Beer and wine only
  • Indoor/outdoor seating
  • Early closing (5 pm)
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. (varies seasonally; call to confirm)

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