Where to Eat in Ochopee: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Deane Carmody

Ochopee is an unincorporated community in Collier County, Florida, United States. It is located to the east of the intersection of US 41 and State Road 29, near Carnestown. The community is part of the Naples–Marco Island Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Things to do in Ochopee

1. Joanie's Blue Crab Cafe

39395 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-2011 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Seafood Lunch, Dinner SGD 8 - SGD 24 +1 239-695-2682
Excellent
49%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 429 reviews

Joanie's Blue Crab Cafe

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!

Reviewed By 601kusha - Cullman, Alabama

We were on a road trip visiting the Everglades National Park and it was lunch time pretty much in the middle of nowhere. I googled restaurants and this place got pretty good ratings. Sometimes these local places can be pretty good. Upon entering the door the waitress motioned for us to sit on what appeared to be cut up church benches in the back and informed us to look at the menu on the chalk board as you walk in. She also told us they were out of frog legs and Lima bean soup which was ok with us. There were plastic 2L drink bottles cut into interesting designs with things such as plastic limes in them hanging from the ceiling. (Very quaint) my husband had the fried alligator and I had the blue crab sandwich with fries. Alligator was ok, husband said it tasted like fried steak, my sandwich was delicious with a huge crab cake lettuce and tomato. We let the waitress talk us into trying the key lime pie which was disappointing, did not have hardly any lime taste to it. Also be aware that the waitress added a 20% tip to the ticket (which she explained upon bringing the ticket) Overall it was pretty good even though the key lime pie was quite disappointing, very quaint atmosphere.

2. Triad Seafood Market & Cafe

401 School Drive, Everglades City, FL 34139 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 13 +1 239-695-0722
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 568 reviews

Triad Seafood Market & Cafe

Reviewed By CathyV63 - Ottawa, Canada

We had a great lunch in their screened patio on a dock overlooking the river. The setting was delightful. Everyone except me had shrimp - blackened, grilled, or fried. They were all well pleased. I had the fried grouper and it was delicious. The best part was yet to come...dessert. The key lime pie was stunning. The crust was great and the filling was creamy, rich, and oh so flavourful. This pie can often be too sweet, but here it was not. The meal was reasonably priced and what a great treat to have such fresh seafood.

3. Havana Cafe of the Everglades

191 Smallwood Dr, Chokoloskee, FL 34138 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer Caribbean, Latin, Cafe, Seafood, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 10 - SGD 31 +1 239-695-2214
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 919 reviews

Havana Cafe of the Everglades

Seasonal Restaurant: October 15 - Mid April Annually Romantic tropical garden cafe with lots of charm. Beautiful, spacious outdoor setting, screened in by palm trees & flowers. The gentle breeze creates a Key West feel. Where traditional Cuban staples and fresh Gulf of Mexico seafood are transformed into flavorful caribbean-style dishes with Carlos’ stamp of passion on each one of them. Breakfast 7-11 daily Start your day with the smell of fresh ground Cuban coffee laced with silky warm whole milk. Every breakfast includes fresh ingredients and authentic Cuban flavors. You’ll savor the Havana Omelette, The “Rena,” Chorizo Egg Sandwich or Steak & Eggs. Like hot sauce on your eggs? Try Carlos’ Hot Sauce and buy a bottle to take home. Lunch 11-3 daily Sandwiches are served on our pressed Cuban bread, made from scratch in our kitchen. The black beans start as dry beans and are cooked with no pork fat; the fish is caught daily from our family’s boat. Sweet Plantains or Tostones are perfect for sharing. Enjoy a mouth-watering sandwich such as Dulce’s Cuban, Grouper or Vegetarian Sandwich. Dinner 5-8 Fridays & Saturdays *Paella by Reservation Relax with soft lighting, music and savor special dinner entreés. Carlos’ creativity with spices and mixing flavors has perfected dishes such as Carlos’ Shrimp Plate, Stone Crab Enchilado, and Paella to name a few. Authentic Cuban flavor with an island flare. Reservations required for Paella, made from scratch with fresh ingredients.

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

We stopped at the Havana cafe coming from the Florida keys and going to Fort Meyers beach. The little detour was really worthwhile. We had three different scampi dishes, all three were very good with portions justifying the price. The pick and peel was my favorite. The terras is cosy and the ambiance relaxed, staff do their best to serve even when super busy.

4. Tippy's Outpost Restaurant

39025 SW 8th Street, Ochopee, FL 34141 +1 305-559-6080
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By Micha-07 - Bern, Switzerland

After having taken a marvelous airboat ride in the Everglades, our guide recommended Kevin's burgers in the nearby Tippy's Outpost restaurant.
Kevin is one-of-a-kind, very funny cook and made some fabulous burgers right in front of us. Make sure to give the Indian Angus burger a try, never had that before and make sure to watch Kevin doing it!!
There is a great view over the everglades and if you're lucky, you can watch the great 'Jack', as Kevin named 'his' aligator visiting him every day.

If you are traveling the I-41 through the Everglades, make sure to stop by and visit Kevin and grab some burger or anything else there, you will not be disappointed!!

5. Camellia Street Grill

202 Camellia St E, Everglades City, FL 34139 Takeout, Outdoor Seating Seafood, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 239-695-2003
Excellent
51%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Camellia Street Grill

Reviewed By krocking123

Key lime pie milk shake was out of this world and the house salad was on point. Everything else smelled perfect and looked delicious..

6. Island Cafe

305 Collier Ave, Everglades City, FL 34139 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Cafe, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 239-695-0003
Excellent
28%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 775 reviews

Island Cafe

Reviewed By Michael A - Virginia

Got a late supper here on a warm January evening. This is a local place right next to the Everglades City motel. My wife and I both had cheeseburgers and they were excellent. Everyone was friendly and prices were reasonable.

7. Nuffy's Restaurant

Miccosukee Reservation, Ochopee, FL 34141 American, Native American +1 305-559-4532
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Nuffy's Restaurant

Reviewed By Maresmercy

En la reserva de los Micosukis esta este bello lugar rodeado de vegetacion. Buena comida, esmerada atencion, diversos y coloridos souvenirs, especial para descansar del viaje en carretera camino a Marco Island

8. City Seafood

702 Begonia St, Everglades City, FL 34139 Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 12 - SGD 24 +1 239-695-4700
Excellent
46%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

City Seafood

Come join us for Old' Florida style water front dinning indoor & out! Freah Stone Crabs right off our own boats! Gator, Grouper, Oysters, Shrimp, conch, soft shell blue crabs, scallops,frog legs,wraps, salads, chicken, hamburger, hot dogs! We have all kinds of goodies! Homemade keylime pie & ice cream! We also have our gift shop open daily. We are open 7days a week year round! 6am-6pm Breakfast, lunch & early dinner.

Reviewed By Travis R - Fort Myers, Florida

I have been to City Seafood more times than I can count over many years. I keep returning because they have fresh Florida seafood that is cooked to perfection.

That said, it is not fancy, you order and pay at the counter and wait outside for your # to be called.
Paper baskets, plastic forks and knives. Outside seating on picnic tables, some covered some not.

I've never had a bad meal and I've never received friendly service. All the cooks and staff seem tired of serving the tourist crowd but if you tell them City Seafood is the best you may get a smile and thank you.

Like I said, I go for the seafood, not fine dining or friendly service

9. Rod and Gun Club

200 Riverside Dr., Everglades City, Everglades City, FL 34139 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar, Seafood Lunch, Dinner SGD 39 +1 239-695-2101
Excellent
24%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
16%
Terrible
14%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 441 reviews

Rod and Gun Club

Reviewed By Ruth M - Naples

I have not had good food at the Rod and Gun Club. However, we frequently take visitors here to eat key lime pie (average) and coffee as the 'entrance fee' to looking around the bar and restaurant. It is extremely interesting and historic. Presidents and famous people have stayed, fished, hunted here. They have hateful signs out telling you not to come in unless you intend to eat there....which is ridiculous. I mean really, how many people drive to or through Everglade City anyway? You would think they would be overjoyed to have people come and look around, but no......
Sitting out on the giant old veranda and having a bit over-priced key lime pie and average coffee is a small price to pay for looking around.

10. Subway

203 Collier Ave, Everglades City, FL 34139 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food Breakfast, Lunch +1 239-695-2688
Excellent
28%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
36%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 25 reviews

Reviewed By Roseyboy73 - London, United Kingdom

We were driving from Bradenton to Deerfield Beach and wanted to stop for an airboat ride so while we waited for the boarding time of our Captain Jack's boat we popped here for lunch. The two people serving were really friendly and helpful. Their preparation of the subs they made was meticulous. I had a foot long Turkey breast which was toasted and had a 'medium' drink with it - medium where I'm from (London UK) would normally be a good size but not too big but this drink was HUGE. A perfect thirst quencher. We sat in this small clean oasis of cool calm before going on to our boat ride. There's also a shop / market (small) inside the same room so if you're short of something then you can pick it up there. I know it's just a Subway but it was perfect.

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