Paul Gant’s Bar B Que

470 W Hwy 98
Port Saint Joe, 32456
Reviews:
I thought I didn't like nor eat ribs, or BBQ for that matter. Now I do. Paul Gant is a 'gonna be tough to beat'. Ribs, collard greens n potato salad. Fantastic! White sliced bread n cornbread, part of the culture but not my thing. How hot is it in that food truck on the day u indulge should determine your tip!
Oh my goodness.. So good!! Pork butt chopped bbq with slaw was tender, juicy and had so much flavor. Heavenly. Sit on one of their benches behind the trailer for some shade. You'll find Paul's just before the dollar general market!
We have food for the whole weekend thanks to Linda and her team. Well done ladies!!! Six stars if I could. She also had the patience to deal w my brother and I throughout our very excited order. Thx again.

(850) 227-9311

Barbeque

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Shipwreck Raw Bar

7008 W Hwy 98
Port Saint Joe, 32456
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This place is new and is by far in the top 3 eateries in the area. the oysters are fresh and reasonably priced (as is everything) The crab bisque is excellent with real blue crab, steamed shrimp is fresh and I highly recommend the white chocolate key lime pie. the hostess, Hannah, was a sweetheart even though she was getting beat up on the holiday weekend (memorial day) about seating, which brings us to my only complaint..the seating is VERY limited so capacity is low. They seriously need to rethink that.. Once we were seated the service was excellent as was the food and the prices are very very good. This place has potential for sure.
Food was great, beer selection solid, and was very affordable. They were so busy on Memorial Day weekend and a little understaffed so I can understand the complaint above but should definitely not 'avoid' because some guy was miffed at slow holiday weekend service as was everywhere else in town this weekend... I've had oysters all over the country and the raw were as fresh as they come. The staff was super friendly and (at the bar) it took less than 30 seconds for our party of 4 to get a beer.
I stopped by there for lunch and was pleased with the mahi po boy. It could have had more spice and kick to it but I enjoy the spicier side of the food pyramid. The Mac and cheese was decent but nothing remarkable. I'll be back to try a few more things on the menu. They have a good thing going in Port St. joe.

(850) 647-5050

Southern, American (Traditional), Seafood

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Sister’s Restaurant

236 Reid Ave
Port Saint Joe, 32456
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Got the 'special' ...baked chicken, zipper peas, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, and a yeasty roll. Delish! Felt like I was in Mayberry.
Great local restaurant! Good food. Good service. Meat and 3 daily specials. Friendly staff.
What a little gem with southern hospitality that puts a smile on your face! I ordered the Chicken Salad on a Croissant...simply delicious!!!!

(850) 229-7121

Restaurants

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Cape San Blas Inn

4950 Cape San Blas Rd
Port Saint Joe, 32456
Reviews:
Amazing place to stay! Wendy the manager was great! Food was delicious and probably the best location on the Cape!
What an amazing find this was! Beautiful rooms and OMG what a great view to wake up to! Coffee and OJ was on our screened in deck just waiting for us! Did you say.... Ricotta stuffed french toast? Ummmmm YES please and then I'll go for a run! Across the street from the Trading Post where you can get anything you may have forgot.... Including a made right in front of ya doughnut! Yes I will Yelp that place too!
This inn is a real gem. We missed out on the Living Social Deal, but were able to get another deal where you pay for four nights and get the fifth free. They may have a special deal that is unadvertised, so it's worth asking about. The building looks quite unassuming and small from the street, and it is easy to drive past it. We read that the house is "noisy," so we chose a second floor room that was away from the common area. We awoke before breakfast everyday to walk over to the beach, so we did not experience any noise problems, except for when our neighbors showered late at night. Something that was unfortunate, but I'm sure is not the norm, is that our particular room's air conditioning ducts were blocked, and were unable to be repaired the entire time we stayed (this is the reason for the 4 stars rather than 5). We had the ceiling fan cranked, but during the hot part of the day during August it didn't help much. For some reason, the beautiful purple shutters that are in the photos of the inn were not there when we visited. Breakfast was prepared fresh everyday, and we had a variety of quiche, eggs, muffins, apple fritters, hash browns, French toast and fruit. The meal is the same for everyone, though - it is not like a buffet - and served at 9am. If you have special dietary needs like we did (no meat), Wendy was glad to leave that out of our dishes. Just let her know ahead of time. Her husband Glen assisted and was also very nice. It was relaxing to eat on the deck during the morning. Our favorite thing to do was to borrow one of the Inn's kayaks and go out along the bay. The nature viewing is really incredible. We saw eagles, cranes, heron, pelican, deer, sting rays, blue crabs, horseshoe crab, sand crab, hermit crab, catfish, silver fish, jellyfish, sharks, dolphins, scallops, sand dollars, finger fish, puff fish, squirt fish, pipefish, sea urchins, spider crab, pen shell crabs and snails. (Many of these animals we saw while taking a snorkeling excursion with Seahorse Tours, which is highly recommended! It is the best $30 you can spend - read my review.) The beach is walking distance, a couple hundred feet across the street. The beach is always uncrowded and clean. We found abundant shells during our morning and evening strolls. You have to really look into the water to see some of these things, but we had fun trying to search for all the little animals. Beware of stingrays and jellyfish, though. The interesting thing is that we kept seeing the same people from around the town on the beach, and everyone would always say "hi" to us. Wendy was quite the resource for providing us information about the area. We took side trips to Mexico Beach, which has even more shells than CSB, and Apalachicola, which is small, and has a few more (but not that many more) shops and restaurants than Port St. Joe. There is a hot tub at the end of the dock of the Inn, but the weather was so hot we never had the desire to use it. There is something else that potential visitors should be aware of - which has nothing to do with the quality of the Cape San Blas Inn: This area is boring. There is no direct highway there, and you drive through some extremely sparse/rough areas to get to the Inn. It's something you have to deal with, given the pristine nature of the area and that everything is undeveloped. There is only so long you can sit on the beach before getting sunburnt and exhausted. It would be nice if the town had something - even a small movie theater. The Inn has a few DVDs, but the player in our room did not have the proper remote, so we couldn't use it. All shops close at 5pm, and are completely closed on Sunday, so you really have to plan out every second of your trip or you will die of boredom. We went before Labor Day, and it was surprising how "shut down" the entire area of Port St. Joe all the way to Apalachicola seemed. Driving 15 miles into Port St. Joe for each meal and spending money at a restaurant got old, fast. There are basically three good restaurants (Peppers, Provisions and Joe Mama's) and a Subway, and we ended up going to each of them heavily over the five days we were there. It cost us a lot of money and time, driving back and forth. Thankfully, the CSB Inn is directly across the street from a little store. The food products we bought there were cheaper and fresher than the horrendous Piggly Wiggly (read my separate review). My only complaint about the CSB Inn is that, considering the lack of food in the area, it would be nice if guests were allowed to use the little kitchen upstairs to prepare a meal or two. My advice to visitors is: Bring food that can be prepared in your room, such as sandwich fixings (there is a refrigerator in each room and microwave in the reading room.) If we return, we will not come in August because it was miserably hot, and we will only stay 2-3 days. Otherwise, we had a great time and would recommend it to others.

(850) 229-7070

Hotels, Bed & Breakfast

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Joe Mama’s Wood Fired Pizza

406 Reid Ave
Port Saint Joe, 32456
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Such a fantastic surprise bundled up in this cute wood-fired pizza joint! When we first approached the entrance we realized they were scheduled to close at 9pm, this was at 8:38 ....we opened the door to ask about wait times, and we were pleasantly surprised to find out that although the wait was 25 mins, they would gladly stay open and serve our party of 7! The wait was well worth it! Amazing pizza, fantastic and friendly staff, and not a single moment did we feel rushed to eat and get out. The venue was packed with people and every staff member had a smile on their face. It was amazing. Can't wait to go back!
Horrible service. Stay away. They don't seem to need your business. They won't take call in orders after 6:00, and it's off season. Not open sun or mon either. Called in around 8:30 and ask to place a simple to go order. The lady laughed and said no, we don't do that after 6:00 and was rude. Stay away and go somewhere that appreciates your business. It's a small town and with this attitude and service it's not worth your time or $$
This place was fantastic. The only draw back is that it is only open for dinner. We went, based on the many good reviews and it did not disappoint. Certainly one of the few restaurants worth driving all the way from The Cape for.

(850) 229-6262

Pizza, Salad, Sandwiches

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The Sand Bucket Smokehouse & Grill

980 Cape San Blas Rd
Port Saint Joe, 32456
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Great BBQ! Super clean restaurant...looked like the interior had been recently remodeled. We had family in from out of state and we all enjoyed sitting at the big picnic-style tables in the center of the restaurant together. The baked beans were, hands down, everyones favorite side. The BBQ nachos were a close second. My absolute FAVORITE thing though? THE COCONUT CAKE! It was the best I've ever had!! :-)
The food is okay, definitely different pace with the pork and brisket in a seafood town so that gives this place a much needed edge. However, the renovated house leaves one four-walled room as the dining area. It's very loud and a little confining and the all white walls don't really help much. I probably would go back but most likely as a carry/out order.
After reading the reviews for this new restaurant on Cape San Blas, we were eager to try it. The reviews were right!! I had the smoked chicken sandwich which was piled high with tender and succulent chicken. My husband ordered the beef brisket which was a generous portion of well-seasoned meat. We tried several of the sides. The baked beans were perfectly sweet and piping hot. The cole slaw was crisp and not soupy. I had the Brunswick Stew, a delightful mixture of 3 meats, lima beans, corn and tomatoes in a broth base as a side dish. This stew is also available in entree size so don't skip this tasty treat. The barbecue can be topped with a variety of excellent sauces which are brought to the table in a carrier so customers can try each one. I predict this restaurant will become a regional favorite. We will be back.

(850) 229-4227

Barbeque

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Thirsty Goat

501 Monument Ave
Port Saint Joe, 32456
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Cute little bar on the tiny strip. Bartender was very kind and they had a nice array of drinks.
II like this place. Good music - friendly bar staff - whether you are inside or out it has an easy welcoming vibe. Dee dee is a really great bar tender. Knows when to engage and when to walk away......
Great atmosphere and service. Friendly and courteous staff. Enjoyed the conversation with the customers and bartender.... Awesome!!!

(850) 229-7678

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Pepper’s Mexican Grill

224 Reid Ave
Port Saint Joe, 32456
Reviews:
I had a phenomenal dining experience and would definitely recommend sopping here if staying in Port St Joe or Mexico Beach area. Located in the cute downtown area of Port St. Joe, the restaurant conveniently had street parking. I was impressed with the menu selection as it a mix of the more standard options (burritos, beans, rice, guacamole) as well as fish, ceviche, churros and numerous seafood/vegetarian options. The shrimp ceviche was fresh, flavorful and quite a large portion for the price. Portions were very large with the addition of sides, so we ended up taking leftovers. I would like to try one of the shrimp dishes or seafood platters next. The staff was very attentive with our large group, filling our waters and checking in throughout the night. I was especially appreciative of the unlimited refills of ships and salsa (both excellent). In terms of the ambience, there were numerous TVs, a bar, high ceilings and comfortable seating arrangements. Drinks (margaritas) were a bit overpriced although very tasty. Would not recommend the sopapilla here (crispy and flat, slightly burned), but the flan was on point.
This restaurant pleased the masses. Very hard to do in my family! Great service, food and reasonable prices, especially at the beach! Definitely recommend!
Good service...great food...waiter could smile a little bit more. We had so much food and only ordered one plate. It was all under $20. We will come back and try other things.

(850) 229-8540

Mexican

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Sunset Coastal Grill

602 Monument Ave
Port Saint Joe, 32456
Reviews:
In a word - wonderful. It was a busy restaurant but we got seated fast. Local beer that was great & cheap but the food was out of this world. My dish won the family competition - triple tail crusted in pecans and baked. My first time to have triple tail (it's a fish) and it was perfect. We spoke with the owner and it's just great to find a place where the owner is there, cares and is very pleasant to speak with - we'll be back for sure!
This is our FAVORITE place to eat in Port St Joe!! We stumbled upon this place a few years ago. We spent too long on the beach and everywhere was closed for the night. Sunset Coastal Grill was the only place still open and serving. Our favorite thing to eat here is the Ahi Tuna. It is rolled in sesame seeds and seared on both sides. We get ours EXTRA rare, melts in your mouth! The sauce they give you with it is great as well. I also like their house salad, but ask for the crystal hot sauce dressing, GOOD STUFF! I'm looking forward to eating there here soon, I want to try their Triple Tail, heard its good as well. Try them out, you will love it!
My first visit to Port St. Joe. Friends introduced us to this place. Really good food with an awesome view. I'm sure the Sunsets are spectacular! The soft shell crab po-boy looked amazing...crispy and crammed slam full to overflowing with crab. Blackened Cod was really good and the "Busted Burger" was worth every dime.

(850) 227-7900

Seafood, American (Traditional)

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Regan’s Pub & Oyster Bar

8066 W Hwy 98
Port Saint Joe, 32456
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My fiancé and I stopped in to play some pool and have a beer, this is the only bar in town with a pool table. the owner was very friendly and service was great. We will stop in again if we are ever in town
subpar at best. i am new to town and went there as a recommendation for $2 hamburgers on tuesdays and found out that the $2 burgers were only sliders. went with a full sized burger instead for the same price as two sliders, it was okay, not the best. it did however look to be hand packed, kudos to them. my biggest complaint was how SLOW everything was, absolutely no sense of urgency. it took over an hour to get two burgers and "a pound" of tots. it is highly unlikely i will be going back there again.
Chill dive bar, came to play pool and play darts with some friends, it is a pretty friendly neighborhoody feeling kinda place with some truly bizarre decor ( a pair of skis on the ceiling and caribou antlers (neither fits in exactly with the Florida environment...), a hoist, a giant pair of sandles, the list goes on.... ) They have one of those electronic scoring dartboards with the darts with the little rubber tips, I prefer the real metal darts and the old fashioned dart boards, but it is OK. Just one pool table, a pretty good jukebox but if you don't feed the jukebox there is the laughter of the townies hanging out at the bar unless there is sports on and turned up.. did not try the food. bartender was good..

(850) 647-2800

Bars, Seafood

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