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Shipwreck Raw Bar

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Shipwreck Raw Bar – Serving Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Seven Days a Week
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

At the Shipwreck Raw Bar, they make serving quality food with a smile their top priority. They have everything from breakfast sandwiches to raw oysters on the half shell. Although their little hole in the wall location does not look like much, the treasures inside are well worth the trip.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Located just off West Highway 98 in Port Saint Joe, the Shipwreck Raw Bar is the perfect place to fill up after spending the day at the beach. Although their dinner menu has all the seafood favorites you could want, they also have a breakfast and lunch menu worth stopping in for before all the fun. Their food is well worth the visit, though their friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere make for an extraordinary dining experience.

In creating their restaurant, they went with a rustic theme that keeps your mind on the beach. They have palm trees adorning the walls and plenty of cozy tables fitted with comfortable chairs. Outside, they have a wooden pirate ship for adults and kids to enjoy, affording many fun photo opportunities. Guests can even dip into the treasure chest full of pirate costumes to look the part before getting their photo taken.

Although there is always fun to be had at this restaurant, their menu items are what keeps people coming back again and again. As their name suggests, they have raw oysters on the half shell available on the dinner menu. But their offerings go far beyond that iconic creation. They also have baked and steamed oysters along with all the favorites you might expect from a beachside seafood restaurant, including a seafood boil.  

The most popular items on their dinner menu include:

Hot Crab Dip
The Hot Crab Dip starts with a generous portion of lump crab meat that is mixed with a special blend of cheese. Then, they bake it in the oven until bubbly and golden brown across the top. With your dip, you can elect to receive either flatbread or crostini, both of which beautifully elevate the flavors of the crab and cheese.  

Shipwreck Gumbo
Available in a bowl or a cup, the Shipwreck Gumbo is always out of this world. By ordering this dish, you will treat yourself to a generous helping of spicy shrimp and andouille sausage over a bed of white rice. As the ingredients simmer in the pot all day, their flavors mingle together, creating a truly memorable meal.

St. Joe Beached Oysters
Although they have freshly-shucked and steamed oysters, their baked St. Joe Beached Oysters are where it’s at. These oysters come piled high with bacon, cheddar, and feta cheese. Then, they top off their amazing creation with garlic butter and scallions galore.

Shrimp Po’ Boy
Beginning with shrimp sautéed in butter, garlic, and Old Bay seasoning, the Shrimp Po’ Boy always hits the spot. They serve this iconic sandwich with onion, lettuce, and tomato along with the side of your choice. If you prefer blackened or Cajun shrimp instead, let them know and they will adjust your order accordingly.  

Southern Beach Tradition
For the full seafood boil experience, go with the Southern Beach Tradition. To make this dish, they boil up crab legs, shrimp, and andouille sausage alongside plenty of potatoes and corn. Then, they serve up their masterpiece with drawn butter and Cuban toast by the boatload.

In addition to their dinner menu, they have a full spread for breakfast and lunch. Items on that menu include hash, waffles, and breakfast sandwiches. They also allow you to order your breakfast and lunch favorites a la carte to build your own meal.

Insider Tips:
– They run a happy hour every day from 5 pm to 6 pm. During this time, they offer deals on beer and wine plus give a discount on many of their most popular dishes, including all appetizers.
– If someone in your group does not like seafood, you can still go here. In addition to their seafood offerings, they have a chicken PO’ boy sandwich and cheeseburger on the dinner menu. The lunch and breakfast menu has traditional offerings instead of seafood delights.