After properly cooking a lobster, its once-brown exoskeleton turns bright red, letting chefs know that it's both ready to serve and profoundly embarrassed for showing up without pants. Make a meal of deliciously mortified seafood with today's Groupon to Tarpon Lodge Restaurant in Bokeelia. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get $40 worth of seafood, fine American cuisine, and drinks for dinner.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of seafood, fine American cuisine, and drinks for lunch.
Tucked inside a fisherman's lodge built in 1926, Tarpon Lodge Restaurant's chefs craft upscale American dishes and a succulent selection of seafood, securing it Gulfshore Life magazine's 2011 Best Place to Eat and Never Leave award. Warm up appetites with a steamy serving of blue crab and roasted-corn chowder, one of the lodge's most popular items ($4.95/cup; $6.95/bowl). White-wine lemon sauce mediates a delectable truce between surf and turf with the dinner menu's chicken and crab—layers of chicken breast and crabmeat supplemented by sautéed spinach and garlic ($19.95). Chefs slow-roast pork marinated in a Cuban-style sauce before sending mojo pork forth to rumba with rice, black beans, and caramelized plantains ($15.95/dinner; $12.95 lunch). The lunch menu's noontime fare includes savory sandwiches, wraps, and a char-grilled bacon cheeseburger topped with applewood bacon, bookended by a brioche bun, and fired directly into the mouth by a cannon ($10.95).
In addition to a small but exquisite wine menu, Tarpon Lodge Restaurant also stocks a full liquor bar to concoct mixed libations and coffee creations.
13771 Waterfront Dr.
Bokeelia, Florida 33922