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Joanie's Blue Crab Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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39395 Tamiami Trail E, Ochopee, FL 34141
+1 239-695-2682
10:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Tue 10:30 - 17:00
Thu - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been coming here for years. I always stop at Joanie's for the atmosphere, excellent service, and smiles all around. It's a great spot to relax after a long trip or to get your trip started. You walk in and get greeted with a big smile and a hello. You quickly grab your beer and pick anything from the menu. It's... More 

Thank Dionisio d
Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped en route to the loop to see gators. Two of us ordered the crab cake salad and fried shrimp basket. Both delicious!

Thank h0fbauer45
North Aurora, Illinois
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Try not to miss this local color cafe for a true experience of "Old Florida' and the Everglades. It is among the few restaurants located in the remote Everglades but worth a stop. The menu was interesting and the service friendly. There is outside roadside seating but try to get a seat inside to get a real flavor of the... More 

Thank Carol D
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay so I love old Florida and true character. This place is gem. Don't miss it. Plus the food is great. You walk in and grab a menu and your beverage of choice from the cooler. We had peel and eat shrimp which ended up being a meal with fries and slaw when we thought it was just an appetizer.... More 

Thank DorisP52
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fun funky restaurant in the middle of The Everglades. Grab a beer from the cooler, have a seat & check out the menu.The blue crab soup is always excellent ,so is the grouper sandwich. Great staff they are fun & friendly. Always willing to help with your selection.Music on Sundays . Location is a quick trip from Naples or... More 

Thank Paula John B
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great music and great Indian bread and salsa. The waitress gave us the receipe. Don't forget to ask for a frosty mug!

Thank Karen G
Toronto, Canada
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208 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here on a drive back to Naples from Miami. The building itself is neat; a mishmash of tables, areas to sit, from indoor wooden tables to a large screened in porch, to a back deck looking over some water and greenery. It's a busy place, with a good but limited menu. We had a soft shelled crab... More 

Thank BartMBart
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traveling through the Everglades we decided to stop for a bite to eat at this quirky looking place. It turned out to be one of the highlights of the day. We sat on the patio on a beautiful day and enjoyed frosty cold beer which you select for yourself from the large well stocked cooler. Plan to just relax..... and... More 

Thank Kathy T
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in the Everglades and we stopped in this place to eat the BEST CRAB CAKE SANDWICH ever !!! We were installed on the terasse with a warm welcome, the waitress was very very nice and give us good advices. This is the place you can't miss during your trip in the everglades !

Thank Julie T
Naples, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stop by Joanie's!! Keys feeling without the drive. Amazing crab cake sandwich! Sit on the patio if you can - especially in the spring with the nice breeze. There is even a table reserved for your Furbaby! Its definately a drive (about an hour or so past Naples) but worth it if you are in a laid back kinda mood....I've... More 

Thank Amanda R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
American, Bar, Seafood
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?