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Conch House Restaurant Restaurant Review: It's only fitting that America's oldest city have a restaurant owned by America's oldest documented family. The Ponces (in the area for more than 400 years and no relation to Ponce de Leon) named the restaurant after their famous conch fritters and conch chowder. Folks also flock to the restaurant for a taste of Floridian fare, including smoked fish spread and the Florida “cracker combo” with fried shrimp and oysters. The Conch House also specializes in tropical drinks like the Goombay Smash, a mixture of three different types of rum, apricot brandy and fruit juices. In keeping with a Caribbean theme, the restaurant features kitschy, individual thatched tiki huts overlooking the water. As imagined, the huts are romantic --- and in demand --- so make a reservation or plan on waiting. During the wait you can investigate the work of Buzz Saw Bob, who has created carved wooden posts around the property. And party people come for the Reggae Sundays.