I wanted to open a category with all the cool places we will discover in our cruises.
The first one is definitively the Blue Dog in Matlacha. It is a cool small restaurant with fresh products coming directly from local fishing. One of our commitment is always to avoid big restaurant chain where food looks always the same across the country.
For 65$ (for 2) we have been eating (and drinking) very well, taking starters and entrees. That includes wine and beer(s). We went there three times, trying different things and it was always excellent. Our favorite plate is the stone crab (geez so fresh) and for me the TNT shrimps! My wife went for fresh fish and it was also great.
Around the restaurant, they are a lot of small shops perfect for gifts. Most of these shops only promote products from local artists. Maribel went there for Christmas gifts and found a lot of nice things.
The little town of Matlacha is definitely a nice stop!