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Joanie's Blue Crab Cafe

39395 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-2011
+1 239-695-2682
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“frog legs” (33 reviews)
“blue crab” (35 reviews)
“crab cakes” (49 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
39395 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-2011
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living in Miami, my husband and I spend many of our weekends visiting Big Cypress National Park, Loop Road, Clyde Butcher’s galleries or just fishing on Tamiami trail.. we love these beautiful South Florida spots and for years have visited them … we passed Joanne’s...More

Thank paula2018444
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Joanie's is a wonderful little restaurant to enjoy after a day of swampy adventures! The burgers are great! The French Fries are to die for! This place exceeded our expectations! No bar, but a decent bottle beer selection...

Thank brianna h
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Driving by this place it doesn't look like much, especially since it is in the middle of nowhere. We stopped in for lunch & were pleasantly surprised. Inside is mixture of history, nostalgia & humor. Our waitress was funny & friendly. We ordered salads that...More

Thank cathy m
Reviewed April 11, 2018

Upon arrival the lady told us everything they didn't have that day which was about 6 things on the menu. We got cans of pop from the fridge and 2 of them tasted bad come to find out they were expired. Then the food was...More

1  Thank Amie G
Reviewed April 4, 2018

There are not many places to eat along the Tamiami Trail (Rt 41). In fact a note on there chalkboard says it all: "If you want fast food, keep traveling 42 miles west or 66 miles east. Happy Trails, ya'll"! We are very happy we...More

Thank Carla V
Reviewed April 3, 2018

Only stopped in here for a can of Diet Coke, but I was made to feel so welcome that I had to write a review. Place does not look like much from outside but if the food is as good as the welcome then I...More

Thank Terskine
Reviewed March 28, 2018

Yes, you have to meet Lisa if you go to Joanie's Blue Crab Café. She is the service, the front, the entertainment, and best of all, I think she'd give you her last dollar if you needed it. I also think she'd back you up...More

Thank KatrinaNeylon
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

We drove to the glades from Naples to explore Wooten's for an airboat ride and maybe see gators(we did see 1 wild gator). After the ride we took a break and drove to find some good eats. We found Joanie's' and decide to give it...More

Thank Karen O
Reviewed March 22, 2018

Fantastic Crab Cake Salad. Relaxing atmosphere. Ask for Lisa, she makes a great day even better. We will stop by again the next trip down.

Thank ctaylor909
Reviewed March 16, 2018

After an airboat ride through gator-infested waters, it seemed it would be fun to stop for a beer and a grouper sandwich. We loved the character of the place. The food is just average. There are a variety of fried-food options, including gator. Our waitress...More

Thank Cindy F
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Beatrice C
April 25, 2016|
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Response from FarleyQ | Reviewed this property |
It's much more Big Cypress than the 'glades, IMHO...
November 17, 2015|
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Response from BadgerBus | Reviewed this property |
Yes...there is a ramp leading up to the outdoor deck which is on the same level as the main floor.
May 11, 2015|
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Response from grandpa38 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know if they offer gluten free options. Best bet would be to send them an e-mail. You may be able to do that on their web site.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39395 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-2011
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Ochopee
  • Phone Number: +1 239-695-2682
  • E-mail
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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