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Peck's Old Port Cove
Ranked #9 of 110 Restaurants in Crystal River
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 16 January 2018

This is probably one of the most "off-the-beaten-path" places in all of Florida. It's located near the very end of a long and windy road that wends its way through some of the neatest scenery in the entire state, that offers wonderful views of beautiful salt marshes and hammocks along the "nature coast". We stumbled upon it by accident, when we saw a road sign that said "Ozello" and it pointed westward off of busy US Hwy 19 halfway between Homosassa and Crystal River. It's a somewhat rustic seafood place, not fancy, but cozy and warm inside. We decided to have a beer and an appetizer (blue crab cake stuffed won tons) at the bar on our visit. They also have liquor at the bar, and the won ton appetizer was quite good. The staff was very friendly, and the restaurant and restrooms were clean. Outside, they have a tiki bar and a deck where you can sit and eat your food, but it was pretty chilly the day we visited, so the tiki bar was closed. All of the prices on the menu end with .93 (i.e., 93 cents), so we had to ask what this was all about. The waitress informed us that it's because Peck's is located 9.3 miles off of Hwy 19, and those who don't know it's so far out there on this long and windy road, that many never find it and head back to "civilization" when they think the road leads to a dead end. We intend to go back here during the warmer months, when hopefully the tiki bar will be open. Truly a cool place, and still an authentic piece of Old Florida from days gone by.

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Things were hopping at this Sunday lunch - it certainly seems to be a popular place! Our party of five started with drinks and were given complimentary onion rings, thinly sliced the way we all like them, albeit a tad too peppery for me, but fine for everyone else. The catch of the day, offered in many different dishes, was grouper, something we hadn't tried before. Three of us enjoyed this fried mild white fish while the others chose shrimp and scallops. Everything was very fresh with a light batter, coupled with a delicious cole slaw and crispy fries. The only available dessert was key lime pie, which was outstanding! Our meal, along with excellent service from Ashlynn, proved that Peck's was a surprising gem.

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

From the friendly greeting to the delicious gator bite appetizer, to the complimentary delicious onion string appetizer the meal just got better as the food came out! The clam chowder was the best we had enjoyed in the area.The stuffed Grouper and the Fisherman's platter were over the top fantastic. I could not even finish the platter and I am a BIG eater. Our server could have not been nicer! The decor takes you back with it's old school coastal charm. It is just a fantastic place to enjoy great seafood in a comfortable setting!!!!

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Thank Carl M
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Beautiful windy drive through the marshes. Fantastic scenery. Had reservations for 6:00. Our server was Bree and she was a hoot! Her recommendations were spot on, even though I do not think you could get anything that wasn’t excellent! She brought a basket of onion straws that were yummy. Brother had fries oyster plate and sister in law had the fried chicken. Both had leftovers because the servings are so generous. Hubby and I split the Almond crusted grouper. When you split, each person gets full sides. The grouper literally melted in your mouth. The coleslaw was extremely good as was the chowder. We will definitely return here while in the area! Kudos to Peck’s Old Port Cove.

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

After viewing the manatee at Three Sisters Springs, we decided to head out to Peck's based on trip advisor reviews. It did not disappoint! We got the catch of the day Grouper meal and one Mate's Platter. Both were blackened and amazing! The fries, hushpuppies and coleslaw were great too. Everything tasted really fresh! So glad we made the trip out there.

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