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Any decent restaurants near Lake Okeechobee?

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  • Linda B Mar 10, 2004 11:49 AM
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We're spending the weekend doing nature-related stuff around Lake Okeechobee, but want more than fast food. Can you make any recommendations?

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    feelinpeckish

    Oh yes! From the city center head south toward the lake and go right at the "T" and continue along that shore of the lake until you reach a park and launch ramp area on your left. In the park area is Lightsey's Restaurant For lunch and maybe dinner, the food (fish is all fresh and will include cooter if you are in an adventurous mood) is just plain good. We had settled for a particular dish because they were out of grouper but before they could serve it a fresh supply of grouper came in and they came out to notify us and change our order for us. Very obliging. We've been there a couple times and enjoyed it. In season, it can be quite busy so early is better than later.

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      Tandoori Girl

      I had some really good Jamaican food in Belle Glade -- but darned if I could remember where it was. I would think that with all the labor imported from the islands, there would be an abundance of island food. Let us know.

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        Tandoori Girl

        I had some really good Jamaican food in Belle Glade -- but darned if I could remember where it was. I would think that with all the labor imported from the islands, there would be an abundance of island food. Let us know.

      2. Lightsey's has always been a great spot. If you're near the lake on Sunday, head east on 710 to Indiantown. The Seminole Inn has a buffet that will knock your eyes out! Pan-fried fish and chicken, she-crab soup, homemade biscuits and desserts, local beef and vegetables...awesome.

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          feelinpeckish

          I am going to put the Seminole Inn on my list for next year - had to head home too early this year. Of course at the other end of the lake (a departure for the particular inquiry) is the Clewiston Inn. It is "old fashioned" with just a taste of formality and courtesy to make it special.