Sunday, January 11, 2015

2015 Florida Trip – Day 8 – Eating Out

Since this was our last day in the Cedar Key area, we ate out two meals and began stowing things at the RV for the next day’s move.  We had planned to eat breakfast in the tourist strip on Cedar Key, but unfortunately so did everyone else and the parking lots were completely full.  So we went back inland a ways and stopped at Kona Joes which is Trip Advisors top rated place in the area.

They just have a few things for breakfast, lunch, and dessert, but they are all very good.  I took no food shots, but here is one from our table out toward the water.

For supper, we went back to Robinson Seafood as we had really enjoyed our first experience there.  We especially like the fact that they use very fresh fish, some caught by them, and they make most things in house.  We had loved the breading they used on their shrimp, almost a Tempura, so I went back this time expressly for the fried oysters and I was not disappointed.

Once again, even with the camera sitting right beside me, I failed to get any meal shots, but I did get one of our other purchase.  Earlier in the day, we had stopped in and ordered 10lb. of grouper fillets ($17/lb.), 5 lb. of snapper fillets ($17/lb.) and 10lb. of large shrimp ($12/lb.) all to freeze and take home.  And when I say the fish was fresh, this was it before fileting – they advertise that if it were any fresher, it would be swimming.  Everything was fresher and much cheaper than at home and I can almost taste the fried grouper sandwich I'm going to have.

We also bought 100 clams and 100 oysters from Southern Cross Sea Farms to eat the following week.  They are one of the local clam farming operations in the area and their website has a great description of the raising process.

Photos can be enlarged by clicking on them.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


1/3/15 meal date


  1. That sure is one good supply of fresh seafood, when is the feast ?

  2. I am very impressed with the seafood in Cedar Key, especially the oysters and clams you served for us on our visit with you. Your Oysters Rockefeller are the best I've eaten in a very long time, maybe ever.

  3. It looks as if you found the perfect way to have great seafood in east Tennessee.

  4. Larry, Our list of places to visit and where to eat is growing. Thanks for the tips! I'll publish those food photos when we visit... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  5. Do you freeze everything! Even the clams and oysters?

    1. The shellfish were just kept in the fridge for 6 days.

  6. Oh, I am so jealous of all your fresh fish!

  7. The view from your table was wonderful. And your fish find can't be beat!

  8. So lucky you have a big fridge in that rig to stock up on all of this wonderful seafood. Looks like you're having a great time in al that heat. ;)

  9. That river shot makes me feel back at home. I fished on many a saltwater creek or inlet and ate many a meal on a seafood shack's deck. Sigh...

    Ever try the Perdido Key RV resort? It seems like a really nice place on the island where we vacation often.


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