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“So Disappointed!!!”

Joanie's Blue Crab Cafe
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Ochopee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$18
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: If you love to eat well, drink much,and enjoy the simple side of life with a hearty helping of down home music and are not in a rush to go ANYWHERE!
Reviewed 12 May 2014

My sister and I were looking forward to stopping at Joanie's after a tour through the Everglades at Shark Valley on our way to Naples. We had planned the stop for months. Joanie's looked like the perfect place for us. Unfortunately, on Friday, April 25 at around 5 pm, the restaurant was closed...no one in the parking lot. No sign,, except for the one that said "closed on Wednesdays". We really felt let down. Just wondering what happened? I'm not sure we'll get back that way again but if we are fortunate enough to do so, I guess we'll call ahead!

2  Thank simplify52
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Stopped on our first trip thru Tamiami Trail and found Joanie's. Assumed it would be good by the number of cars in the parking lot, and we were NOT wrong! Super food (we had fried green tomatoes, she crab soup, and fried shrimp basket) and friendly staff. Recently named an Historic Site in Florida (building has been there since 1927). Met people form all over the world, (Germany, France, Belgium). Wished we could have stayed for the live music! Was a perfect way to cap off a day in the Glades. Will DEFINATELY be back when traveling that way again.

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3  Thank Ron B
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Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

Laid-back, back-country feeling. Great food. Outstanding live music. Super service. Didn't want to leave.

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3  Thank TomLFoster
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

We were hungry after a long drive from the Keys, and finally had a chance to stop here. A one-man band was playing the theme from "A Fistful of Dollars" using only his voice and guitar to do all the instruments. Count me in! Classic roadhouse/ crab shack!

We had fried green tomatoes, hush puppies and crab soup. They were all very good.

The place is family-run by some very nice folks.

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2  Thank rondi3
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Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

Super casual and a bit grungy atmosphere but the food is SO worth it. In fl over 10 yrs I've had many grouper sandwiches and this place took the cake. It was blackened with great seasoning and garlic. More importantly cooked to perfection!!! Most places over cook fish and this was superb! Everything they serve is homemade-refreshing! The staff is super sweet. Bit more laid back and casual pace than normal. The cook is plenty quick though. I'll definitely go back!!

4  Thank Jill C
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