Thursday, March 28, 2013
Crab Cake Po' Boy At The Old Fish House, Matlacha
If you live anywhere in the area and aren't driving or coming by boat the the Old Fish House at least once a week, you're really missing out. If you do and it doesn't become one of your favorite places to eat, drink, and listen to live music, something's wrong with you.
I stopped in today and had the crab cake po' boy which was the lunch special for $7. Is it good? Hell yes. Just look at it up there, two deep fried crab cakes covered with melted cheese and spicy mayo sauce. Is it good for you? Hell no, it's two deep fried crab cakes covered with melted cheese and spicy mayo sauce. But quit worrying and live a little, will ya. I even tossed in a side of fries to rachet up the calorie count a bit and washed it down with a regular Coke because they were out of Diet. Pole a flats boat into the wind for eight hours a day and you can eat like this, too.
My only gripe about the sandwich is the bread that the Fish House uses, a basic white sub roll. A proper po' boy is served on a fresh baguette, which they could easily get from the Publix bakery. Even if it added $1 to the price it would be worth it.
The Old Fish House is located at 4530 Pine Island Road. If you're coming by water just look for this sign on the northwest side of the Matlacha Pass drawbridge.