About 25 years ago, I went to have dinner at the Oyster Shanty in Tampa. To give it the "authentic" feel you ate off newspapers and polyurethene covered tables. When the menu came, the cost was $ 7.95 for 1/4 lb. of shrimp (remember this is 25 years ago!). Shrimp are harvested right in Tampa Bay. I remember cautioning my wife that this was $ 32/lb...for shrimp! So, we ate carefully and enjoyed ourselves although I think eating seafood is somehow more "authentic" if you get really, really messy and pay a lot for this privilege. We laughed when the people at the next table got their bill and let out a string of expletives at the amount of the bill. When we got to the register, the owner called the waitress over to verify the small amount as correct.
In Juno Beach, we have a great seafood restaurant with an interesting history. Located at the corner of Donald Ross Road and US One, the building was originally a Howard Johnson's (remember them with the orange roofs?) It closed and about 15 years ago another seafood restaurant decided it was a good location, which it is. So, with great fanfare they opened their doors. But there was one problem. The food was bad and nearly everyone got sick on opening night, including one of my employees at the time. I don't think they were ever open again. Years passed and since it is still a good location, The Juno Beach Fish House opened.
I eat here often, love the food, the service if great and the people are friendly. And you don't have to eat off newspapers. The location is still just one block off the beach road. And they have this greatl mural on the side of the building.
If you live in or are visiting Jupiter, Tequesta, Juno Beach or Palm Beach Gardens be sure and stop by and try the food. You will be satisfied, clean and then go take a walk along the beaches.
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