Sunday, November 18, 2012

Old Florida Dining

Jolly Gator Fish Camp.

It’s not fancy.

A small indoor restaurant—

a dozen tables;

an outdoor screened patio.

Watch the birds.

Watch guests departing on airboats.

Savor the silence.

Fodor's Florida Travel guide 2014
to look inside

Biker-friendly dart boards on the patio.

Family-friendly swing-sets in the grassy yard.

Bands on Friday and Saturday nights.

Sunday afternoon blues jam.

That’s dining with a Florida view.

Tourists get theme parks, and condo-hotels, and golf courses.  The locals get places like “The Jolly Roger Fish Camp.  The locals get the better deal.

© 2012 Catherine Giordano

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