Let's eat -Fl Gulf- Alligator Point, Shell Point, Wakulla Beach, St. Marks areas

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Where do you like to eat? Where can you find good seafood?

-- Terry Kearns (atlantaoyster@aol.com), May 08, 2001


To learn much more about Florida's Big Bend area go here: http://www.alligatorpoint.org.

Fishbones, it's a small water front spot in the Bayside Marina complex at 2273 Surf Road, Ochlockonee Bay (About a mile north of US 98 on the east side of the Bay) 850/984-3333.

A small unpretentious place that is unique in serving local fresh fish that is not all fried, the grilled grouper or boiled shrimp are great.  Go and eat shrimp, drink beer and look out on the bay.  Prices are low.

Angelo's, On pilings over Ochlockonee Bay on US 98 on the east side of the bridge, you can't miss it.  850-984- 5168

Very good fresh local seafood.  They get fresh fish every day right off the boats and know how to fix it.  The setting over the water is great.  Prices are moderate.  The reason it is located over the water is that at one time Leon and Wakulla counties were dry, but you could get a drink in Franklin. An enterprising state legislator passed a bill moving the Franklin county line to the east shore of the Bay and then built a bar/restaurant on piling just over the line.  At the time that made it the place the closest legal bar to Tallahassee.  This was before there was a bridge, and now there are no dry counties in Florida but Angelo's is still over the water.  Prices are moderate.


The Coastal Restaurant, US 98 in Panacea.  850-984- 2933

Great local southern greasy spoon.  Nothing fancy here, just good home cooking.  Wonderful fresh fried mullet, fried green tomatoes, greens and more.  Hash browns are not an option at breakfast, just grits.  A number of all you can eat dishes.  Prices are low, food is good and plentiful.

Spring Creek Restaurant, at the end of State Road 365 in Spring Creek. (850) 926-3751

A surprisingly good restaurant in the middle of nowhere. Good softshell crabs, stone crabs, bulldozer and more.  Probably the best salad in the region (most places in this region don't know what salad is unless it's fried).

Sisters (formerly Registers) Barbeque, US 319 in Medart. No phone

This is an old gas station turned into a Barbeque stand, and they make great barbeque, pork, beef, ribs and chicken.  It is mostly for take out but they do have a few tables.  This is the real thing, no air conditioning and the building looks like it's about to collapse.  The cooking is done out back in the yard behind and you can smell it for miles.  Prices are low, and service is friendly.  You'll buy your meal from one of the ladies who cooks it.

Posey's Oyster Bar at the end of the road on the water in St. Marks.  (850) 925-6172

This is an old landmark and looks like it. Good smoked mullet and oysters, a real old Florida oyster bar.  They also serve other local seafood, but you go here for the mullet and oysters.  Take a dollar bill to write your name on and staple to the wall or ceiling, it'll make you feel local.  Prices are low.

Riverfront Café, next door to Posey's in St Marks

Good grouper sandwiches and shrimp.  Probably a more scenic and comfortable place for lunch than Posey's.  It's a small place and all the tables are on the dock so the view is nice.  They also rent canoes for exploring the St Marks and Wakulla River.  Prices are low.

-- Rob Hinchee (rhinchee@qwest.net), July 21, 2002.

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