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The Freezer, Homosassa, FL

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Unable to go camping, we drove up to Homosassa to meet Chuck & Geri, and their new friends Nancy & Randy from the Quail's Roost Campground in Crystal River at a little place Paul's cousin had recommended.

What a blast! It's always fun to meet up with Chuck and Geri, and this was no exception. The Freezer is an open-air, stand-in-line-to-order, no frills, old Florida place with exceptional food. Right on the river, in the shade of a giant Tiki Hut built by the native Americans next to an old commercial walk-in seafood freezer, The Freezer is a local legend.

Now we know why. Wednesday night is steak night, where you order up a one-pound Ribeye for less than $12, with all the fixings, cooked outside on an open (huge) grill, served on a paper plate. Awesome, tender, great flavor. Geri had the crab legs... and said they were great, too. Most of the week, the menu is seafood, mostly local, great prices. We just happened to catch the once a week steak night.

You can leave home without your credit card, as they only take cash. Beer and wine. Look up the website, and put the address in the gps, because you'll never find it otherwise. There is no sign. However, it's one of those great local places, with a great view, great food, and a lot of fun. You'll meet new friends standing in line... Now I have a line on a place twenty miles south with awesome one-pound burgers at $7.

 

We had a great time catching up with Chuck and Geri before their departure for Arkansas and points west.

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No shirt, no shoes... no problem:

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Chuck & Geri, Have a great summer!

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:D One GREAT place!!! Our friends, Nancy n Randy had heard of this place but never been....it went to the head of their list! This area has a ton of great eclectic places to eat, hope we can spend a month next winter in the area.

Now, this hamburger place, is it close to Ft DeSoto?????? :lol:

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My snow crabs legs weren't just good.... they were GREAT! What a wonderful place to visit with a big appetite! We ought to get a bunch of ya'll to meet us at Quail's Rest for a week or so of good camping, good food and maybe even take a manatee tour in the crystal river!!! Anybody interested ??? March ?? April ?? When it's a bit warmer in FL !!

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We were at the freezer again tonight, on our way home ( sort of) from St. Augustine. We've been up there once or twice a year since 2010. The drive is worth it.

 

The shrimp are a legend. The stone crabs are amazing.

 

It's a little bit of old Florida fun, and great, really great, seafood. Cash only, cheap, for what you get. Everything comes to the table in styrofoam or plastic or paper. Some would call it casual, others crude, but it's quite unusual.

 

The view is the river harbor and fishing boats. You'll pass the old stone sugar Mill on the way in off the highway.

 

Our family from Western New York had a great time, as we did, too.

 

If you camp anywhere near by, you shouldn't miss this unique dining and happy hour experience. It's truly something else.

 

Tonight, we still had holiday decorations on the fence???????? and a few of the fishing boats.

 

Sherry

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Sherry...Thanks for describing your wonderful meal and good times. We lived in Central Florida (Mt Dora area) for 23 years and enjoyed many meals at some of the local, hidden (& seldom advertised) restaurants. Most of them that we went to were on the ‘chain of lakes’ and we stopped in while out boating/fishing. The food was simply prepared and usually served on paper plates as you describe but it was always so good and there were always friendly people to talk to. Thanks for reminding me of those good times. Smiles......Kathy


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