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“Okay, could be better”

Peck's Old Port Cove
Ranked #5 of 104 Restaurants in Crystal River
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed January 20, 2013

After reading a number of outstanding reviews on different review sites, we decided to try Pecks on our recent visit to Crystal River. We had not eaten at Pecks in many years and remembered it as quite good. My husband had the fried softshell crab, and he said it was excellent. I ordered the catch of the day broiled, which the server said was grouper, but we are pretty positive it was flounder (it definitely was NOT grouper). My fish was merely okay. Four of the five of us ordered a baked potato instead of fries, and they were all way overcooked. Our son ordered a steak; it wasalso overcooked. My sister and brother-in-law both had the seafood platter; they said it was okay. I think if you go to Pecks, you should probably stick with the crab dishes (softshell crabs in season, garlic crabs, etc.) and fries. Our server was good, friendly and efficient, but the food didn't live up to what we had hoped for and expected.

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

So off the beaten path is this restaurant. You will drive there and think youve gotten lost. You may even think you have passed the restaurant. With every mile you go you step into Floridas past. This restaurant is in the heart of old town Florida. I hope you like fried food because they serve it here...delicious fried food. The atmosphere is typical of a fish shack and the staff has been ever changing. However, if you are looking for something different than the typical chain restaurants then you NEED to come here. I never steer people to those places but try to find a place they will remember. Its an OLD restaurant. So expect that. Its in an OLD Florida town. Dont expect white gloves, super clean, super fun. Expect nice and laid back Florida Cracker type restaurant that you are proud to be a part of. Take the enjoyment of the scenery and the enjoyment of a local treat.

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Recommended by our hotel, this restaurant was an antidote to Crystal River's chain restaurants and fast food joints. Yummy fried fish, large menu and very friendly staff. Would recommend.

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Thank laurakb
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Peck's is one of our favorite places to dine and we are locals...so listen to the locals.... : ) Crabs are best....softshell my favorite.....yummmmmmmm

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Well worth the drive to get here, even if the drive itself had not been so very interesting. The food was great, too. Loved the atmosphere. Capt Broderick of Manatee Fun recommended it and we were so glad he did.

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