Joanie’s blue crab cafe

The oldest standing building in the Everglades is Joanie’s Blue Crab Cafe in Ochopee, FL on Tamiami ‘to Miami’ Trail or Highway 41.

We enjoyed looking at the decor as we waited for our lunch of blue crab.

One Floridian told us before Interstate 75, people had to drive past Joanie’s Blue Crab on their way from Miami to Fort Myers and the establishment was know to have the rich and famous dinning on the crab. But, other have said the restaurant is only twenty-five years old and opened after the freeway was complete in the early 1990’s.

In Florida most roads have at least two names and every Floridian has at least a dozens stories to share.

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