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Oct 13, 11 Florida Historic Eating places Nonetheless Serving It Up

What’s a Florida historic restaurant?  I moved to Florida in 1960 and that’s my unofficial definition of historic when speaking about eating places.

There have been many nice eating places within the Sunshine State which are gone endlessly.

One was the Kapok Tree in Clearwater.  One other was Chalet Suzanne in Lake Wales.  Nonetheless one other was Clarks Fish Camp in Mandarin.  I miss them, however life goes on.

Old Florida RestaurantsCabbage Key Restaurant and Inn

Listed here are some Florida eating places which have been round lengthy sufficient for me to think about them historic and to have written a evaluate.  

Click on on the photographs for extra details about every.


ALABAMA JACK’S, Key Largo.  This place on Card Sound Street has been serving Southern fried meals for the reason that Nineteen Fifties or early Sixties. 

Alabama Jack's on Card Sound RoadAlabama Jack’s on Card Sound Street

ALHAMBRA DINNER THEATER, Jacksonville.  One of many few remaining dinner theaters in Jacksonville.  Has been serving entertaining exhibits and good meals for the reason that Sixties.  

BERN’S STEAK HOUSE, Tampa.  This legendary restaurant opened in 1956 and is taken into account by many to be the very best restaurant in Florida.  It’s famous not just for its nice steaks, however for its well-known dessert room and massive wine cellar.

CABBAGE KEY, Pineland.  On an island off Pine Island, this quaint previous place has been open since 1944.  Jimmy Buffet says he didn’t write his cheeseburger music about this restaurant in paradise, however we do not care, we prefer it anyway.

CAP’S PLACE,  Lighthouse Level.  Opened in 1928 and has had many well-known guests like Al Capone, film stars, and politicians.  On the Nationwide Register of Historic Locations. 

CHATTAWAY, St. Petersburg.  This previous restaurant has been in enterprise for greater than 90 years on the similar location on the nook of 4th Road South and twenty second Avenue South.  There are a small variety of inside seats and a bigger variety of exterior ones. Good burgers, soups, salads and different sandwiches. 

COLUMBIA, Ybor City, Tampa.  A Spanish restaurant that has been operated by the identical household since 1905.  Fantastic flooring present with flamenco dancers.  

SINGLETON’S SEAFOOD SHACK, Mayport.  A classic restaurant on the St. Johns River that has been feeding generations of vacationers and locals recent seafood for years.  Close to Jacksonville.  

SNACK JACK, Flagler Seaside.  This restaurant overlooking the Atlantic Ocean has been working since 1947.  It was renamed by new house owners a few years in the past who name it Excessive Tides at Snack Jack.  I do not know why. 

STARFISH COMPANY, Cortez.  This waterfront restaurant began again within the Nineteen Twenties as a seafood market and has developed over time into an amazing small restaurant for recent seafood – often fried.  The seating is exterior. 

THE YEARLING, Cross Creek. This restaurant is close to the house of author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.  It serves many Florida cracker dishes talked about in her writings.  It opened its doorways in 1952. 

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