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Feb 19, 2013 - Food delights in Florida

If you love fresh seafood, you really should visit the southeast of Florida where there is sun, sand and lots of good food to be found. Since there are no major fish market in this part of Florida, restaurants select their best directly off the fishing boats. The most famous local seafood here is the stone crab although you can enjoy other favorites such as grouper, mahi mahi, tuna, wahoo, jack and Florida lobster. Since seafood is fresh and abundant here, the best seafood restaurants change their menus everyday to reflect the catch of the day. There is no better way to travel than with a bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus chartered from Charter Bus Florida to find out what’s on the menu.

Just a short charter bus ride away at South Beach is Joe’s Stone Crab which is the best of the best in South Florida. Joe’s has been serving stone crabs since 1913, and since you can’t make reservations here, diners would actually wait for hours just to get a taste of this famous crab dish. Other than stone crab claws here which are sold at market prices, you can get a complete menu of other seafood, chops and sides. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner meals during the stone crab season of October to May, this is one place which should not be missed.

For a restaurant with a 1950s feel, dine at The Rustic Inn at Fort Lauderdale. Charter bus diners can choose to dine in one of the dining rooms inside, or outdoors overlooking the water. This 1955 restaurant is well-known for its garlic crabs, using a wooden mallet to crack them open on newspaper covered tables. There are also other seafood choices available and also a well-chosen short wine list.

Another seafood diner not to be missed would be the Old Florida Seafood House in Wilton Manors, opened since 1977. This restaurant also serves the famous stone crabs, as well as other fresh seafood, steaks and vegetarian meals. The food served here are very traditional, served with salad, potato and vegetable. Do come here early though, as the place fills up rather quickly during dining hours.

The Italians really know how to prepare fresh seafood well and in Altamare, they show you how it is done the Mediterranean way. This restaurant is situated in Miami Beach and fresh seafood is brought here straight from the sea. These fresh catches are prepared with traditional ingredients like olive oil, garlic and vegetables which brings out the natural flavors of the seafood. There is also a good wine selection here with old world choices, meant to compliment your fresh catch of the day.

For a trip through Florida in a search for the freshest seafood and best dining locations, give Bus Charter Florida a call to find out how they can help you plan your trip with a selection from their fleet of charter buses and friendly, personalized service.