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Joanie's Blue Crab Cafe

39395 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-2011
+1 239-695-2682
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“frog legs” (37 reviews)
“blue crab” (30 reviews)
“gator nuggets” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
39395 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-2011
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After an airboat ride through gator-infested waters, it seemed it would be fun to stop for a beer and a grouper sandwich. We loved the character of the place. The food is just average. There are a variety of fried-food options, including gator. Our waitress...More

Thank Cindy F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good - not fabulous, but good. They were out of several items - but hey, that happens. It has a quaint and charming "old Florida fishing shack" ambiance. However we were charged 22% for service (for a party of 2) without any...More

Thank Barbara S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on a road trip visiting the Everglades National Park and it was lunch time pretty much in the middle of nowhere. I googled restaurants and this place got pretty good ratings. Sometimes these local places can be pretty good. Upon entering the door...More

Thank 601kusha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It looks like a dive, but the food was very good. Upon entry we were told up front what was not available that day. We were told to get our drinks from the fridge and find a seat somewhere. The menu was mostly crabs and...More

Thank smokeylinks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had crab cake and grouper sandwiches which came with fries and slaw. I had the grouper grilled with jerk seasoning and it was flavorful without being very spicy. My companion enjoyed the crabcakes. The peanut butter and key lime pies were delicious. The service...More

Thank Bill K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had great food and wonderful service. Our waitress Lisa was friendly and treated us like she had known us for years. Would defiantly return on my next trip to Everglades city.

Thank Kasey H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of those places you have so much hope for when you walk in for some great homemade food but it disappointed on every level. Food was bland, the act put on by the servers was overbearing and annoying and the prices ridiculous. Drive on...More

Thank gwill111
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Just had lunch and the food was great! Crab cakes, grouper, catfish sandwiches and fries were just what we’ve been looking for. The service was outstanding! Grandkids had chicken wings and fries.

Thank murri7777
Reviewed 26 January 2018

The "crab cakes" were ground up like nasty canned tuna fish. They certainly didn't contain any blue crab lump, claw, or special, meat. If you want crab cakes, DON"T go here. Either visit Maryland or order some frozen crab cakes from Phillips. As for the...More

3  Thank stephenm37
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Four of us had a great lunch at Joanie's Blue Crab during Christmas week. We were promptly greeted by Lisa, who ran the dining room with friendly efficiency. The menu is simple, the food is good, and the atmosphere is a little quirky, just right....More

Thank Robin J
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Beatrice C
26 April 2016|
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Response from FarleyQ | Reviewed this property |
It's much more Big Cypress than the 'glades, IMHO...
18 November 2015|
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Response from BadgerBus | Reviewed this property |
Yes...there is a ramp leading up to the outdoor deck which is on the same level as the main floor.
12 May 2015|
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Response from grandpa38 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know if they offer gluten free options. Best bet would be to send them an e-mail. You may be able to do that on their web site.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39395 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-2011
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Ochopee
  • Phone Number: +1 239-695-2682
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If you love to eat well, drink much,and enjoy the simple side of life with a hearty helping of down home music and are not in a rush to go ANYWHERE!
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