The Owl in Apalachicola Florida

I had to start this post with a photo of one of the most amazing meals I have had in Apalachicola. This is crab cake Benedict with fresh fruit and cheese grits. Look at those eggs, they were poached and so perfectly, so light and fluffy.


We've been meaning to eat at The Owl for a long long time but were always put off by what we thought were high prices. It's actually quite reasonable for the quality and quantity of food you are served.


This is the staircase leading up to the restaurant. Beautiful.


Here is the board with daily specials. Now I can tell you, I was mighty tempted to get Pot Roast but I thought it would be too heavy. Anyone who knows me knows if my tummy is too full, I will fall asleep on the back of the trike. I have been falling asleep on two and now three-wheeled vehicles for quite some time. The Sportster, The Road Glide, the Road King and now the Tri-Glide.


The sky was very blue and clear last Saturday. We like wandering down by the water after we eat, looking at boats and birds. See this yacht? It's for sale. No price listed.


We walked around some more, intending to gte a dessert of coffee but we were just too full from lunch. I wish I had brought a hat, the sun was very bright.


About 2:00 we headed home and yes, I did fall sleep a few times. We stopped at the Piggly Wiggley grocery store in Apalachicola before departing to pick up some hot sauce. I can't find it in any of the stores around the Tallahassee area so we stocked up.


It was roughly 160 miles roundtrip.

That's what we did last weekend. Hoping for a good ride this upcoming weekend too but Lizzie, our granddaughter, will be celebrating her second birthday so we will see what works out with parties and such.

Hope all is well in your world!


Katherine P said...

I just had brunch and you've got me hungry again! It looks like an amazing little cafe and what a pretty day! Hope this coming weekend works out well for you either with a good ride or a fun birthday for your granddaughter!

Mae Travels said...

Florida owls are very special! Great to name a cafe for them. Crab cakes sound great too.

best... mae at

~~louise~~ said...

Oh Tina, it gives me such joy to hear of your travels on beautiful weekends:) That restaurant sounds charming.

I would have gone with the Crab Cake Benedict over the pot roast. Not only because I get growlie when I'm full but because it's not easy to get an enjoyable Crab Cake Benedict. Yours looks delectable!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend no matter what you do. I can't believe Lizzie is going to be two!!!

Vicki said...

I love hearing about your weekend travels! That Crab Cake Benedict looks amazing! I love the photo. Driving down a long stretch of straight road always makes me sleepy when I drive. Please be careful about falling asleep on the back of the bike. Wouldn't want you to fall off.

Vicki said...

I meant photos, not photo.

Tina said...

Ann, I ought to have hooked up with Beth Fish Reads for this post. Oh well.

Thank you all very much for the nice comments. I just wasn't online much recently as we were almost out of allowance on the gigs from Verizon. Yikes! I see many sites have updated and I want to visit you all. The birthday party was good, Lizzie received quite a few gifts, some toys, some clothes and some practical things to spruce up her room.

More later....

Debbie said...

I agree.... don't fall asleep! LOL It looks like so much fun. You could take a long road trip and come to Runnamucca (our motorcycle rally event) on Memorial Day weekend. I'll take you to some good restaurants too.

Seven Hour Lamb with White Beans <br>{ make that less than 2 hours in the Instant Pot}</br>

It's good to get back to posting about food after a short break. Next year I will be getting a flu shot; this bout knocked me for a loop...