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View from the dock.

Old Florida served at Southport Raw Bar

FORT LAUDERDALE — The Southport Raw Bar is a favorite of locals, and you’ll love it, too. The water view down a canal filled with sailboats is awesome, and the seafood is fresh and tasty. This well-known, yet hidden, eatery is filled exudes ‘Old Florida’ ambience. A great place to wile away an afternoon, or take a friend to dinner.

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5 off-the-beaten-path places to discover in Florida

Over the past year, Florida Rambler has taken you to a great many authentic Florida destinations. Our favorites are Apopka, Everglades City, the Lower Keys, Punta Gorda and the back roads near Daytona Beach — all offering outdoor recreation opportunities of the first degree.

Skippers Dockside in Key Largo includes a view of a wide canal with boats, pelicans and, the historic African Queen steaming past.

Tiki bars you’ll love in the Florida Keys

If you want to savor the flavor of the Florida Keys, spend a little time at a tiki bar. Our favorites profiled here are unpretentious waterfront spots where you’ll get good fresh fish, fried everything and a big serving of Keys atmosphere.

Hogfish Grill: Where Key West locals go for fresh fish

Hogfish Grill: Where Key West locals go for fresh fish

Everyone wants to discover that funky inexpensive spot where locals go. In Key West, that would be Hogfish Bar & Grill on Stock Island, which wins raves for fresh off-the-boat seafood.

Peace River Seafood in Punta Gorda is located in a Cracker cabin under spreading oak trees.

Peace River Seafood: Cracker cabin is a real crab shack

Peace River Seafood in Punta Gorda is a true Florida crab shack; they don’t come more authentic than this. From its 1927 Cracker cabin to the buckets of fresh blue crabs, it’s a little piece of old Florida.

Lionfish (Photo: Gustavo Duran via Flickr)

A Florida delicacy: Invasive lionfish, fresh from local waters

Lionfish are gobbling up native species on Florida Keys reefs. Now you can gobble them up instead. Several Florida restaurants are serving lionfish, said to be delicious.

Robbie’s Marina: Feed the tarpon; it’s best cheap fun you can find in the Keys

Robbie’s Marina: Feed the tarpon; it’s best cheap fun you can find in the Keys

Robbie’s Marina is a don’t-miss stop as you drive through the Florida Keys. Dozens of tarpon, some more than 6 feet long, gather at the dock and lunge for fish from visitors. The restaurant there, the Hungry Tarpon, is highly recommended , too.

Dixie Crossroads: Tourist trap or authentic seafood?

Dixie Crossroads: Tourist trap or authentic seafood?

TITUSVILLE — Some say it’s touristy; some say it’s authentic. But pretty much everyone agrees that the hushpuppies at Dixie Crossroads are irresistible.

Florida Keys restaurants that capture the local flavor

Florida Keys restaurants that capture the local flavor

The flavor of the Florida Keys is distinct and special, and so are its best restaurants. Here are 15 restaurants that provide an authentic Florida Keys experience, according to a recent travel story from the Miami Herald.