Seafood Post of the Panhandle

Cold beer, oysters served three ways, and a front porch await at this Port St. Joe, FL restaurant. Gumbo and Key Lime Pie are on the menu too, so bring your appetite! Find more diners and dives from Off the Eaten Path's Second Helpings.


I'm Morgan Murphy. I have traveled 10,000 miles this summer to find the very best food in the South. Come along with me as I show you the South's best restaurants off the eaten path. You know this is what I dream about on a bleak winter's night is a front porch in the middle of summer with a cold beer and some raw oysters. And I tell you what, isn't this the perfect front porch? We're here at Indian Pass Raw Bar in Indian Pass, Florida. Which is real near Apalachicola. Now Apalachicola, you've probably heard of because of their oysters. They are world famous and some of the best you'll ever taste, and that's just about all they serve here at Indian Raw Pass Bar, is raw oysters and cold beer. It's the perfect place, so let's go in and have some. I'm here with Jimmy Mack. Jimmy, thank you for having me. Yes, sir. Thank you, sir, thank you, sir. [INAUDIBLE] Well, we have a lot of things happening on this porch. That we can talk about on camera? Some we can, some we can't. How long has this store been here? We've been in business since 1903. And, so, talk to me about what you serve here? Everything we have here is baked, steamed, or raw. Baked oysters, steamed oysters, raw oysters. We've got stuffed shrimp, gumbo, key lime pie. And a self-serve beer. Self-serve, yep. You walk in the door and we say, welcome to the Raw Bar. Go back in the back, get what you wanna drink, save your cap, save your bottles, and tell us what you had to drink when you leave. Honor system. Honor system. I like that. We've had just about everybody from every country in the world here. Johnny Cash came in here one time. Johnny Cash came here. He came here. Sure did. We had two guys that were sitting on the end of the bar down there. And they turn around those bar stools and look innocent. They say, you Johnny Cash? You Johnny Cash? He walked over there. He parted those two stools, put his hand on them, got in between and looked at them and said. Hello, I'm Johnny Cash. And when he did that they just hit the floor. [LAUGH] To be honest, we've had people sitting right here on this bench where we are, that's had bath robes on before. Come in here with your flip flops, short pants, and t-shirt on. Just like being at the house. These oysters we got down here, Best oysters. They're better, they're better than you can get anywhere in the world. Bar none. I love 'em. I gave away, let's go have some of them. Up, I'm with you. Let's go. Alright, let's go. I'm sitting here with about a dozen of my favorite things on earth. Apalachicola raw oysters. Now, these are fantastic. Have you not had a raw oyster? I know it looks like something that fell out of a moose's nose. But you gotta try it. All it needs is a little bit of lemon juice on it. And maybe if your taste buds can stand it, some hot sauce. This is Ed's Red made right here down the road in Fort St. Joe. And man, on a raw oyster, mm. It is fantastic. You've been watching Off The Eaten Path, I'm Morgan Murphy. Come try out these oysters here at Indian Pass Raw Bar. [NOISE] [INAUDIBLE].
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