Peppermint Patties introduces New England classics to Florida palates. In the morning, spatulas flip up flapjacks or omelets bulging with the customer's choice of cheese, meat, and vegetables. Bowls teem with clam chowder during lunch and dinner hours, and authentic New England–style rolls embrace fresh Maine lobster, clams, or scallops. A kids’ menu of grilled cheese and chicken fingers is available for finicky youngsters or lobsters disguised in child-size overalls.
For more than a decade, the seasoned crustacean wranglers at Rio Crystal Seafood have scoured ocean waters in search of the sea's freshest fruits. Mariners adeptly lure 24 medium blue side-walkers into traps by outwitting the crabs and promising them vacation time-shares. Once the briny bounty emerges from the depths, seafood connoisseurs can pick up their shelled comestibles while they’re still scuttling. The live crabs can be taken home, boiled to the peak of succulence, and dipped in clarified butter, or new owners can teach the creatures the fine art of envelope opening.
Penn Station's interior, rife with dark hardwood paneling, could have been carved from the trunk of an enormous redwood. Within that space and beneath the glow of old-fashioned street lamps, taste buds globetrot by way of American-style burgers, Italian shrimp scampi, and a full Cuban menu outlining such delights as seafood paella and lime-infused chicken. While two-handing a specialty sandwich named for North Carolina's regal mountains, guests can peruse Penn Station's many antique décor pieces such as a wall-mounted carriage wheel, ceramic boots, and the original wooden flippers from Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic.
From a wall made of weather-beaten wood, a steer head keeps watch over the day-the-day operations inside Rustic Ranch. Make no mistake about it: the operations here are taken one day at a time. Every day, the restaurant brings in fresh-caught grouper, and every day, its chefs hand-cut steaks, roast turkeys, and cook prime rib. All that hard work pays off in the form of a menu stuffed with home-cooked Southern classics–including French toast stuffed with fresh fruit, and handcrafted burgers stuffed with cheese. Homemade sides complete visits, such as sweet potato fries with fresh apple butter.
The Crystal River Ale House offers casual waterfront dining at its best. Fresh seafood, pasta, burgers, chicken or steak round out our scrumptious menu.
The Crystal River Ale House has inside and outside dining offering a panoramic view of Kings Bay and the surrounding islands.