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By Water 29.959931, -81.543970
The Outback Crabshack's atmosphere, service, and food provide a unique dining experience. This rustic, cypress restaurant, with a four-star menu, is located on Six Mile Creek just off the majestic St. John's River.
Started in 1975 as the 'Six Mile Marina' by Mcelree 'Cutter' and Margaret Tuttle, the Crabshack has become one of the most popular restaurants in the area. From the very beginning, the overall-clad Cutter recognized the potential area growth, and wanted the small marina to be part of that growth without sacrificing the local family tradition atmosphere. The Tuttle's dream became reality in 1984 when their sons Joe Tuttle and David Sweat embraced their vision for a gathering place to enjoy great food and good company in a natural, relaxed setting. After years of hard work on 'de crab boat' and bumping into each other in a two scale kitchen, the Crabshack has expanded into an indoor/outdoor restaurant capable of handling hundreds of diners at a sitting.
Stroll our 1500-foot dock and enjoy the natural beauty of the creek and its wildlife. Crack a crab! Peel a shrimp! Bite into a gator! Dig into a thick steak! Experience the sauces! Discover why locals and tourists alike keep coming back. You'll be glad you did!
By Water 30.100780, - 81.746065
As our motto states, catfish is indeed a special treat at Whitey's, available the only way it should be, fresh, wild river cats -- all you can eat for $14.95! For the timid or not so hungry, you can order it a la carte by the half-pound or as a basket with slaw, fries, and hushpuppies ($6.95). Additional fish dinners available include "catch-of-the-day", mahi-mahi, and salmon ... available grilled, blackened, broiled, or fried for $14.95. I personally recommend the blackened snapper if you're not in the mood for catfish.
Whitey's also serves specialty dishes such as Stuffed Flounder, mouth-watering Pasta dishes, tender steaks and chicken. Children also have a wide variety to choose from our kids menu. Remember, with every purchase of an $8.95 entree ... KIDS EAT FREE, from the kids menu, every Wednesday!!
By Water 30.134615, -81.596053
Clark's Fish Camp has been a local's favorite for decades. Originally a bait and tackle shop at the foot of Hood Landing Road, we have expanded our seafood restaurant to become a large, unique, casual dining experience with one of the largest menu selections around.
We maintain a fish camp atmosphere with simple, rustic surroundings. Our restaurant houses a tribute to the taxidermist's artistry by displaying hundreds of stuffed animals throughout the restaurant. Just about everywhere you look, you will be able to see a wide variety of stuffed animals.
Large exhibits of stuffed animals surround the long, full-service bar. Furry, feathery, and scaly creatures can be found from the floor to the ceiling in each room. Lions, tigers, bears, and more …you'll find it hanging around.
While most portion sizes are large enough to share, please … Don't Feed The Gators! You can enjoy inside dining or outside right on the lake. With so much to offer, be sure to visit us soon. We aim to please each and every time!
By Water 30.041305, -81.707606 (River Entrance)
The creek is named for the water coloration, caused by the presence of tannin from decaying leaves and vegetation. It is considered to be one of the cleanest creeks in the state. In shallow areas, the creek water is stained red, and in deeper waters, the water appears black. Sections of the creek have eroded surrounding terrain and have formed deep ravines. The lower creek basin is affected by the tidal influences of the St. Johns River. Be sure to bring your camera.
This is a great ride if you would like to spend the day on the water!
By Water 30.076454, -81.842913 (On Black Creek)
Just a little beach where all the locals tend to hang out on a hot summer day. Just remember that it's called Redneck Beach for a reason. :)
Doctors Lake is a 3,500-acre tidal freshwater embayment located on the west side of the St. Johns River in Clay County, Florida, just 37 miles from the river's confluence with the Atlantic Ocean. Doctors Lake is connected to the St. Johns River by a narrow 1/4-mile wide tidal inlet known as Doctors Inlet. The lake is an elongated estuary about five miles long and one mile wide. Due to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, the water of Doctors Lake is brackish.
Most of the 13-mile shoreline of Doctors Lake is surrounded by residential development with docks and bulkheads. The community of Orange Park is located on the north side of the lake, and Lakeside is situated on the western shore. The only undeveloped areas around Doctors Lake are the wetlands of Swimming Pen Creek on the lake's southwestern end.