We were only in Everglades City (lmao...city!) for 1 night and this place was recommended to us. Good call!
I really enjoy finding little, out-of-the-way places, anyways. The Triad Cafe fits right in with my idea of what a family-run seafood place, in the Everglades, might be like. We ate outdoors, in a screened-in dining area, just as the sun was beginning to set. The shrimp and crab boats were just returning, for the night. The cafe is on the Barron River, with a mangrove forest just across from it. Talk about a picturesque setting!
The service was super friendly. We enjoyed the conch chowder (tomato base)...big chunks of conch...mildly spicy and delicious. We, also, ordered the medium stone crab. This being my 1st trip to Florida (and really wanting to try stone crab), I wanted to sample this delicacy several times. Ordinarily, I eat crab in the traditional way - warm, dipped in melted butter. Stone crab, however, is traditionally eaten cold. Additionally, dijon mustard is provided as a condiment for it. I've got to say, after sampling stone crab in both ways...it doesn't matter! They're both fantastic! At the Triad, the crab was so fresh and delicious...really, a treat!
Throw in some yam fries and cold beer. You're good to go!
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