Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Indian Pass trading Post, Indian Pass Fl

While in Florida we went looking for oysters one day. At a slow spot on Florida 30A is Indian Pass Trading Post. Do not blink or you will miss it. Like most buildings in Florida, it has the worn out and run down look.  We pulled up at 12:50 and were abruptly told "come back at 1:00. We're open then." We walked in at 1:00 and within 5 minutes there were 10 names on the waiting list for a table.

There is nothing fancy here. The vibe is worn down Florida swamp shack. It is very popular with the local tourist crowd.

There are lots of beer signs but in the cooler was Bud lite, Corona, Sprite, Pepsi, and water. Self service beverages only. Low service is the business model. 

You order at the counter. The baked stuff is cooked from frozen in a convection oven. Everything else is microwaved. 

Shrimp, oysters, and crab legs are steamed to order. Raw oysters are shucked fresh.

Texas oysters were all they had. We had hoped for local Appalachicola oysters. They were good none the less. Drinking a few beers made the experience better than it really was.

Rating 4 of 10.

1 comment:

  1. Heh, heh - I like your analysis of their business model.

    Back in my single days I used to go down to Florida for every Shuttle launch. While the stompin' ground was further south than Indian Pass, there was a similar looking establishment that I looked forward to visiting because of their fried frog legs. Yum.

    Thanks for the heads-up on the Trading Post,