Joanie's Blue Crab Restaurant: "Genuine Local "Joint"" Top 5 Page for this destination Naples Restaurant Tip by deecat
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We were out in the middle of nowhere on the Tamiami Trail [Route 41] in Ochopee, Florida, after visiting the Everglades. There was a colorful and interesting restaurant along the road that we contemplated...there were no other cars in sight so we were somewhat reluctant.
No need...it was great. A young and "spunky' woman spoke up, and we thought she sounded like Dolly Partton, especially when she laughed. She was a true "one-woman-show"!
All we wanted was a milk shake to share, and what a milkshake that turned out to be! We selected a Strawberry milkshake. Our waitress made it herself with fresh strawberries, and it was nice and thick. We thought that we were in Heaven until we looked around and realized the decor with its wood plank floors and open rafters and picnic tables was a bit too rustic for Heaven.
You could eat outside overlooking the countryside or inside. We chose inside since we did not want our milkshake to melt. I smiled a great deal as I looked around at the photos, calendars and other unique sights. One photo I remember was of a very skimpily dressed girl...the comment said, "Florida Cracker Charm"
I looked at the menu and thought if we were hungry, we would probably share what they called, "Everglades Swamp Platter" which consisted of Gator, crab cakes, and frog legs.
We're glad that we stopped and treasure our brief stay at Joanie's Blue Crab Restaurant.
Address: 39395 Tamiami Trail, Ochopee, Florida
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Just outside the Everglade National Park on Route 41
Price: less than US$10
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