We tried this place because it was recommended by one of the locals. We took my Sister-In-Law here after an air-boat ride. They certainly have an interesting approach when it comes to food. LOVE the fresh herb garden, which looks like a mini jungle. Nothing is what you would expect, which sometimes is good, sometimes not so much. They really make a great burger & their Sweet Potato Fat Boy Fries are the best, but when I order fried green tomatoes, I don't expect them to be CHOPPED. Yep, they desecrated one of my favorite southern dishes. The flavor wasn't bad, but I think they do it so they will cook fast in the deep fryer (translation: soggy). This is not how I've ever had them before & I wouldn't order them again.They should be CRISP on the outside, tender & juicy within. The alligator appetizer is what we went back for; my S-I-L had never tried it. The seasonings were good, but a bit overpowering. Second time I tried the Oyster Po' Boy but requested cocktail sauce ON THE SIDE instead of their "special" sauce. Well, I didn't get it. What I got was "special "sauce all over my oysters and it just so happened that I didn't like it AT ALL. I told the waitress my problem (before I dug in) & she just said "Oh, that's the way it comes." So, trying to be a good sport, I dabbed off as much of the sauce as I could with my napkin & tried to enjoy my oysters. (I ate less than half) I mentioned it again as I paid the cashier & all I got was "Sorry you did't enjoy your meal." The waitress should have told me up-front, don't you think? We may go again because Sam & Maria really liked it, but she had a Veggie Burger & he had a beef burger. So I'll either stick with that or ask a whole lot more questions next time.
(Oh I forgot to mention; the menu is posted, you order at the counter before you find a table, then the waitress serves the meal. It's nothing fancy, mismatched wrought iron tables & chairs, some with pads, umbrellas outside.) Everglades City is a neat fishing community, though there's not a lot to do or see its' a nice half day trip.
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