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Blue Desert Cafe - CLOSED


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016 Winner


Mexican, Pizza, Seafood
Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards

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Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

We were in search of all things "Non Mickey" on an Old Florida excursion. If a place looked funky and non-mainstream, we stopped. The Blue Desert did not disappoint! We loved the small, SW flavored , beach atmosphere. We liked that the food was not...More

Date of visit: May 2017
1  Thank mac3
Reviewed May 13, 2017

It should have been a clue when we walked in at 7:00 on a Friday night, and the place was completely empty, NO CUSTOMERS.. However, the atmosphere was very nice so we decided to give it a try. The waitress came to our table, and...More

Date of visit: May 2017
1  Thank davewD4928SZ
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

This could have been a nice experience. We were the only people there...the wait wasn't horrible, the ladies were nice. The food, however... For the price? It was atrocious and ridiculous!! A burrito is not a hard thing to make folks! We won't go back....More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank GFireFalcon
Reviewed May 7, 2017

Each year when we visit we always make sure to dine at Blue Desert Cafe for at least one meal. This visit was stopped for dinner. The food as always was delicious and made to order. The waitress was friendly. We love the artsy interior....More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Mainesilver1
Reviewed February 25, 2017

We found this restaurant on line and had seen it while driving on hwy 24. It is very small with vintage tables and chairs (9 total tables inside). Lots of things to look at on walls, ceiling and tables. They have containers with Trivial Pursuit...More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

Very nice dinner at this small cozy restaurant within walking distance of the RV park where we were staying. All dishes are prepared to order so you won't want to go if you are in a hurry. Very nice staff and food worth the wait....More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank 129francim
Reviewed January 26, 2017

I had decided t try The Blue Desert this afternoon and when I went in I wanted their Seafood Special but I explained that I really like "Fra Diavalo" and could the chef spice up the Seafood Special with marinara. The answer was that they...More

Date of visit: January 2017
1  Thank Dennis W
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Our first choice for our New Year's Eve dinner was unfortunately not yet rebuilt for Hurricane Hermine so we searched for another venue, happens to be across the street from where we are staying. The Blue Dessert Cafe is a quaint and interesting restaurant decorated...More

Date of visit: January 2017
1  Thank paulsE2282PF
Reviewed December 9, 2016

Small 8 table, one chef/one waiter, located between St Rte 24 and the bayou in a very eclectic blue cracker cottage.The Blue Deserts' (BD) cooking maven, Terese, offers so many menu selections that all but the burger/fries diner will come away happy and pleased that...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank Anne L
Reviewed September 16, 2016

It takes time to cook good food as a reviewer wrote. Yes it does that is why you prep ingredients before you open. Then when you get an order you cook it...a novel concept I know for the restaurant business.A steak well done might hold...More

Date of visit: October 2015
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