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JR's Old Packinghouse Cafe

987 S. Packinghouse Rd. (Palmer Blvd.) Send to Phone
941-371-9358 | Menu
Very casual seafood and live music nearly every night.

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Open
Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat.
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JR's Old Packinghouse Cafe Restaurant Review

: Live music by local entertainers keeps the Old Packinghouse rockin’, even given its somewhat remote location more or less out in the country, with a view of open fields and nearby Interstate 75. All styles get the spotlight, from acoustic to country, even a little bluegrass. The décor extends the country feel, with farm equipment, signs and old photos scattered around. The food doesn’t offer as much excitement as the entertainment: expect everything from lobster, shrimp and prime rib, burgers, Cuban sandwiches and country-fried steak. One nice touch is the BYOF offer: bring your own fish, already cleaned, thank you, and the Packinghouse will serve it up however you like it and throw in two sides for under $5. Now that’s a good deal that certainly helps the place live up to its name.



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