# of 49 Cape San Blas Restaurants

Uptown Raw Bar & Grill

Uptown Raw Bar and Grill – Enjoy Surf and Turf at Its Finest in Port St. Joe
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

At the Uptown Raw Bar and Grill, you can enjoy all the surf and turf specialties while lounging just a few blocks from the beach. A favorite of Port St. Joe locals, this restaurant always makes its dishes using the freshest ingredients and time-honored practices. Although their food is reason enough to visit, their friendly service will make you want to kick back and stay awhile.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

If you work up an appetite exploring the beaches along Saint Joseph Bay, you can recharge with a stop into the Uptown Raw Bar and Grill. Dedicated to serving all the surf and turf specialties, this Port St. Joe restaurant is sure to impress, no matter what you order.

When only the flavors of the Gulf will do, you can get baked, grilled, or raw oysters by the dozen or order up crab legs, lobster, or Mahi Mahi. Their turf selections are equally amazing, especially if you go all out and get the ribeye steak. They also have incredible appetizers, desserts, and everything in between. With just a taste of what they’re serving up, you’ll want to come back again and again to have a chance at trying it all.

They don’t stop at simply serving tantalizing dishes either. At this restaurant, they’re also on a mission to provide you with excellent service to take your dining experience to the next level. As soon as you walk into the dining room, they offer a warm welcome, guide you to your preferred seat, and get you started on selecting your food. Even when they’re super busy, as is common on the weekends, they make quality service their top priority.  

Their most popular dishes include:

Ms. Gypsie’s Gumbo
If you want to experience all the Gulf has to offer, you’ll want to treat yourself to a taste of Ms. Gypsie’s Gumbo. Available by the cup or bowl, this gumbo has the perfect blend of ingredients and spices. The recipe remains a well-kept secret, so you’ll just have to guess what goes into every batch.

Seafood Sampler
When you simply cannot decide between all the awesome options, order up the Seafood Sampler and prepare yourself for greatness. This dish comes with the perfect amount of grilled oysters, crab legs, and grilled shrimp, so you can see what suits your fancy. Just don’t be surprised if you love them all equally and find yourself ordering another round.

411 Tacos
People come in from far and wide to get their fill of the 411 Tacos. Choose between Mahi Mahi, chicken, or shrimp, and then await the arrival of your order. They’ll add your protein of choice to two soft flour tortillas before piling on the veggies and sauce. Order them with a side of coleslaw or jalapenos to take your meal to the next level.

Their portions are always extremely generous, so don’t hesitate to grab a couple of dishes to share. With that move, you can get a taste of all the best menu items without walking away hungry. As you nosh on your selections, remember to leave room for dessert since they have Key Lime Pie, Blueberry Cheesecake, and so much more. If you don’t have room, no worries. Just ask to take your dessert to go.

Insider Tips:
– Want to pick up your food and enjoy it at home? Call in your order and they’ll bring it out to your car.
– You can order off their lunch menu all day to get your favorites when you want them.
– Take your party to the next level by picking up a box of 100 fresh oysters over ice.
– If you want great deals, stop in from 4 pm to 6 pm each day for happy hour. During that time, you can enjoy discounts on beer, wine, and snacks of all kinds, including steamed shrimp by the pound.