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“We should have more places like this one!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Joanie's Blue Crab Cafe

Joanie's Blue Crab Cafe
39395 Tamiami Trail, 50 mi west of Florida Tpke., Ochopee, FL 39395
239/695-2682
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Ochopee
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Pasadena, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“We should have more places like this one!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stopped on the way across Florida. Food was very good and the atmosphere was the best -- a reminder that every place doesn't have to look like every other place. Joanie is fun to talk to and the music was nostalgic. Definitely worth the stop.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Illinois
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Gator chili”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

This was an excellent " old Florida" experience. Rustic ambience, guitar playing vocalist with the wait staff joining in on the chorus! Delicious gator chili and blue crab cakes. It was a unique afternoon meal.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oceanside, California
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fun, tasty, awesome, atmosphere-MUST GO!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

We drove by and saw the sign 'BLUE CRAB and $3.00 beers' and we stopped immediately. First, the atmosphere was festive and had live music. There are several coolers of beer in which you help yourself to. We ordered the 'swamp combo', indian fry bread with homemade salsa and chicken wings. The food was good and was served in a timely fashion. All of the gals working there were very hospitable and treated us like family. A great cultural experience.

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Naples, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“An Experience.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Food was not good. Maybe the burger might be ok. Expensive. Stop in and enjoy a cold one, the ambiance and move on.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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33 restaurant reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Don't waste your time!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Worst service ever! Food is ok but have to wait for server forever and today after waiting 40 minutes was told kitchen was closed but gave another table an option. Will not come back.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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