Perched on the Intracoastal Waterway thirteen miles east of the Bolivar Ferry landing, this casual favorite dishes up some of the best seafood between Brownsville and Fort Myers. Our party reveled in the crunchy soft-shell crabs, peppery calamari, tender flounder, and perfectly fried, stuffed, and boiled shrimp. A seasonal favorite, the Oyster Jubilee, features more than three dozen plump beauties presented every conceivable way. Made on the premises, the bread pudding and Key lime pie are ample enough to share.
Although we’re always sad to see oyster season go, we console ourselves here with the toothsome lump crab sauteed in basil butter, the charbroiled red snapper filet, and the grilled shrimp skewered with onions. The second-floor perch above the Intracoastal Waterway provides up-close views of boats, barges and birds. The red beans and rice make us think we hear zydeco, and the almost ethereal bread pudding drenched in bourbon sauce brings on a buzz.