What's not to like about Old Packinghouse Cafe (OPC)? Well, it is loud, so don't go expecting an intimate meal and quiet conversation. They have live music all the time, and the place is not big. Music is bluegrass, classic rock, country, etc. Not bad really, and if you're having a few drinks and some snacks, then there's nothing wrong with it. But if you're looking for a quiet meal, this isn't the place.
That said, the food is good and its on the cheaper side. I had an Ybor burger, which was blackened with sliced pork and yummy yummy yummy. Girlfriend has a Basa sandwich, blackened (they say its the cousin to grouper), and she liked hers. I don't remember what everyone else had, but everyone enjoyed themselves, and my mother spent the time dancing in her seat, which is always worth the price of admission (provided you were trying to get into comedy club).
Here's what you need to expect - a loud, rodeo kind of restaurant. They have an outdoor patio to get away from the noise and to get some fresh air. But you can get some tasty food, friendly service, and it won't cost you a fortune. We'll be back.
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