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Everglades City is a small community with less then 600 very proud permanent residents. The hotels and restaurants here are all family owned and operated which makes them unique. Each of the restaurants have their own specialties you'll want to try during your visit. This is a Foodie's Paradise! Some of our restaurants close during the Summer months.....I'll always let you know what your options are. I've also included a few things you can do on your own if you like.


Local Accommodations

    There are several options for Local Accommodations here and we can help you find the one that works best for you. I have friends that work at / own a few of the hotels and condominiums here and we can book your room at no extra cost. If you have a big family we can arrange your own house with a kitchen. If it's a bed and breakfast that you have in mind, I have just the place. If you're looking for a hotel with a pool for the children, we got you covered. Even if your dream is to camp on a deserted island beach and wake up with the dolphins....we can make it happen! Just let us know your dates / preferences and we'll put together a complete package for your stay here in the Everglades!


Good Food

  • Camellia Street Grill *BEST DINNER - Blackened Shrimp Tacos and Terri's Fried Green Tomatoes.
  • Havana Cafe *BEST LUNCH - This is a restaurant that feels like a home. Try Carlos' Famous Shrimp Plate. **CLOSED TILL OCT 15TH**
  • Grimm's Stone Crab *BEST STONE CRAB - I'ts a year round Seafood Market. Ask Justin for the family's mustard sauce **STONE CRAB SEASON OCT 15TH - MAY 15TH**
  • Island Cafe *BEST BREAKFAST - Fish & Grits or Carol's Biscuits & Gravy.
  • Triad Seafood *BEST BBQ - Don't leave town without trying Orlo's BBQ Ribs. **CLOSED TILL OCT 15TH**
  • Rod & Gun Club *BEST VIEW - Relax and watch the boats come in during your meal. Taylor & Patty will make sure you're taken care of.
  • City Seafood *BEST BOATING STOP - Dock Space & Good Food...Candice will hook you up.
  • Joanie's Blue Crab Cafe *BEST ROADSIDE STOP - This Place Is Legendary! Crab Cakes and Joanie's Key Lime Pie....ask Lisa to show you their resident Alligator out back.
  • Anglers Cove at Port of the Islands *BEST MUSIC - In between Everglades City & Marco Island...ask Joyce about the Seared Tuna Plate.
  • Erving's Subway Sandwich Shop *KEEP IT SIMPLE
  • Right Choice Supermarket *Get your groceries and other necessities here. Next to Tour The Glades Headquarters.

Boardwalk & Hiking Trails

Local History & Roadside Stops

Wilderness Drives

State & National Park Visitors Centers

Hotels, Little Roadside Stops & Good Restaurants along the Loop

Many of our guests are visiting multiple places in Florida during their stay, this is known as “The Loop”. The Loop consists of Orlando, Miami & The Keys, The Everglades and any of the beautiful West Coast destinations. Sanibel & Captiva Islands, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, etc. Even if you’re not doing the entire loop you’ll want to check out some of our Favorite Places to stay & things to do along the way.

Tampa / St Petersburg Area

Key Largo - Marathon - Islamorada - Key West

Cape Canaveral / Orlando Area

Sanibel & Captiva Islands

Ft. Lauderdale / Miami Beach Area

Naples / Ft Myers Beach Area

The Freshwater Springs of Central Florida