Gulf County has some of the best food in all the panhandle! From a famous oyster bar that has stood the test of time and storms to a mom-and-pop breakfast spot in the middle of downtown, we were blessed with some of the most delicious, flavorful, and stomach filling foods on the Forgotten Coast!
Due to our schedule and Blast on the Bay, we were able to eat here twice, and it absolutely did not disappoint. The appetizers range from smoked tuna dip to gator balls and everything in between. Their delicious selections of fresh snapper, shrimp, fish, and oysters reminds visitors that this is a gulf coast town! Make sure to take your pups along when you visit so they can get photographed and put on their website!
Located in the heart of Port St. Joe on Reid Avenue, we stumbled onto this location on Saturday morning during our stay and fell in love with the atmosphere, hospitality, and of course the delicious food! From breakfast sandwiches to omelets that covered your entire plate, this was a spot that will have you coming back for more! It did for us because we were back at the same table on Sunday morning too!
Quatros Locos Tacos and Cantina
There are very few cities that we visit across the country where we can find authentic Mexican food. But, we found it when we sat down for lunch at Quatro Locos in Port St. Joe! From the moment we sat down to our chips and salsa, we knew we were somewhere special and our Cochinita Pibil and steak and chicken alambre were fresh and delicious as was the margarita we used to wash it down. With a large variety of margarita flavors, there is definitely something for everyone. If you are there for a party, make sure to order the margarita tower.
Also located on Reid Avenue in Downtown Port St. Joe, this was one of our favorite restaurants to visit while in town. The selection of food on their dinner menu was extensive, offering steak, chicken, and seafood favorites as well as variety of salads and sandwiches. We enjoyed a little surf and turf that night, a delicious steak and shrimp and our night there was topped off by a performance from Tupelo Honey. The bar has multiple large screen televisions playing the biggest sports games of the day and their large bar offers a perfect spot for sports fans to celebrate the wins or drown their sorrows.
Indian Pass Raw Bar
Located on 30A in one of the wilder and more historic stretches of the Forgotten Coast, the Indian Pass Raw Bar traces its history back to commissary in the area from 1903. The actually raw bar phase began in 1986 after Hurricane Kate destroyed the entire area. Since then, they have battled through the pandemic and multiple storms to come back stronger every time. Their menu is quite famous and includes oysters of all kinds, shrimp, crab legs and gumbo. There is also a non-seafood menu for those with a different taste pallet. With a wide variety of drink options, every day at Indian Pass Raw Bar is a good time. Their outdoor stage is the perfect place for entertainment, including the conclusion of the Blast on the Bay Songwriters Festival.
There are so many delicious options for food in Gulf County, Florida but these were definitely a few of our favorites and we cannot wait to get back to the panhandle and enjoy more of this spectacular county.