...and to www.4ort.com.
Now that I'm retired I can quit developing Websites and SEO and spend time exploring my hobbies. One of which is photography.
Port St. Joe is located in southern Gulf County in the Florida Panhandle, aka The Forgotten Coast. It lies between Wewahitchka to the north, Mexico Beach to the NorthWest, and Apalachicola to the SouthEast. It is a small friendly town with good restaurants, vacation rentals, live music venues, and outdoor family oriented adventures. It has superior grocery stores, hospitals, schools, and churches. A great community to live and visit. Which I do and did.
It's a dog friendly town with great sunsets and on Cape San Blas you can enjoy sunrises and sunsets. It has many beaches and parks to explore, fishing is great with a good selection of charter boats. Kayaking adventures abound and there are many beautiful birds to photograph.
One of the reasons why I love this town is the restaurants. There are choices nearby that are fun places to dine. Most of the time I dine at home, but on occasion we venture out. Here is my recommendations. Yes, in a particular order, my favorite places to visit, eat, drink, and be merry in Port St. Joe, Mexico Beach, Apalachicola, and other places on the Forgotten Coast.
Note: Hurricane Michael ripped through Mexico Beach and Port Saint Joe in October, 2018. Some of the below venues have not reopened yet.
In Port St. Joe: Provisions Miami Vice, Sesame-Seared Tuna, Goose Island on Tap, Paella on Friday | KrazyFish Grille Coconut Shrimp, Fish Tacos, Blackened Grouper Sandwich, Fries | Sunset Coastal Grill Tuna Tataki, Fried Whole Flounder, Gouda Scallops w. Shrimp | Dockside Seafood and Rawbar The Perfect Margarita, Fish Tacos, Conch Fritters, View | Joe Mama's Pizza The Pizza, Salad | Shipwreck Raw Bar Gumbo, Grouper Po Boy
In Apalachicola: Up the Creek Raw Bar Calamari, Fish Tacos, Grilled Conch Cakes, View | Hole In The Wall Raw Bar Baked Parmesan/Butter Oysters, Bacon/Cheddar/Jalapeno Oysters | Up the Stairs Duck Confit, Rack of Lamb | Tamara's Cafe Tamara's Paella, Pecan Crusted Grouper |Boss Oyster Captain Jack, Grouper | Owl Cafe Grilled Grouper, Oyster Po Boy | Apalachicola Seafood Grill Fish Sandwich my way, with onions and cheese (be hungry)
Eastpoint: Lynn's Quality Oysters Baked, Capt Jack's, Steamed Shrimp
St. Mark's: Riverside Cafe Blackened Grouper Sandwich, Calamari, Philly Cheese Steak
Port St. Joe: Haughty HeronNice selection of Beers on Tap and Bourbon
Cape San Blas: Scallop Republic Great Florida Beers on Tap
Note: Due to Hurricane Michael, my office was damaged, I was offline for a few months. Still in the recovery mode. But I am happy to say I'm back. See here.
Through The Trees
Band of Clouds
Port St. Joe Marina
Port St. Joe Marina Again
Last Spring Sunset
July Sunset in Backyard
Cloudy Sunset over St. Joe Bay
Well Shaped Clouds at Sunset
Sunset Sequence, the Thrill is Gone
Orange & Interesting
Cloudy But Nice
Broken Dock Sunset
Weird Sky at Sunset
Puffy Clouds at Sunset
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