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Joanie's Blue Crab Cafe

39395 Tamiami Trail E, Ochopee, FL 34141
+1 239-695-2682
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“frog legs” (36 reviews)
“blue crab” (28 reviews)
“crab cakes” (46 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
39395 Tamiami Trail E, Ochopee, FL 34141
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been there today and we were really surprised to find such a place in the middle of nowhere. The server was really amazing, the coffee freshly brewed and the Key Lime cake small but good. Special hint for men's: use the restroom, it's...More

Thank Jürgen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joanie's is one of the few places where you can get a bite to eat if you are travelling between Shark valley and Everglades City and at this time of year their hours are very limited too. We have called in a few times over...More

Thank Dewsburyman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There aren't a lot of restaurant choices along this part of the Tamiami Trail - luckily, Joanie's Blue Crab Cafe is so good that you don't need a lot of choices. Excellent old Florida swamp food, cold beer, first rate ice tea, and super friendly...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very funky eclectic spot for lunch. The fact that the food is really good is almost besides the point. A little on the pricey side, but a very fun experience. Well worth the price.

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 12 June 2017

You just can't help but love this little place with great food and wonderfully friendly employees. They spend all of their time making sure you are comfortable and well fed. With a coolers full of help your self beers and drinks to the nastalgic decor,...More

Thank Bonnie N
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Found this superb place by accident! Travelling through to Marco Island and in need of some lunch. What a find! Great waitress who told us to help ourselves to drinks and find a table. Awesome crab cakes with lovely fresh salad. Finished off with key...More

Thank Jane R
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Our guided tour stopped here while on the road to Everglades City. Loved the atmosphere inside. Staff were very hospitable! I really relished the burger that I had. It was one of the best I have tasted in Florida. I also loved the layout of...More

Thank Steve Y
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Awesome place served by fantastic waitresses Lisa was brilliant so abligeing, we even had live local country music, magnificent views of the Everglades, lots of history even done a movie from here. The food is fabulous cooked fresh local delicacies, deserts were cool and refreshing....More

Thank Wesley N
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Great crab cake sandwich, authentic atmosphere and friendly staff! Self service beers a fun novelty. We'll be sending a postcard to add the hundreds on the wall!

Thank NickDaviesYork
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

My God! This is one of those small places that totally fools you up. Those are the best southern chicken wings I have ever had. The food is off the charts! The waitress was outstanding. Very friendly staff. Great selection of beers. Don't miss out!

Thank Raymond M
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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
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:30 - 17:00
10:30 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39395 Tamiami Trail E, Ochopee, FL 34141
  • 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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