An iconic piece of old Florida history, the Indian Pass Raw Bar, has under gone some needed repairs and renovations and is set to re-open Saturday in time for Valentine’s Day, said Jim McNeill.
“Our family has operated a business at this location since 1929 when the Trading Post opened and Mrs. Gypsy McNeill first served her seafood gumbo,” he continued. “Operating as the Indian Pass Raw Bar since 1986, our family has maintained a philosophy of simple, but good in serving the freshest seafood baked, steamed or raw.”
The Raw Bar has received national attention in publications such as USA Today, Southern Living, Garden & Guns, New York Times and many other articles proclaiming this piece of Florida history as one of the best oyster and seafood houses in the south.
Under the watchful eye of Jim and Mrs. Betty McNeill, the original Indian Pass Raw Bar will remain as is, while the family has decided to expand the unique concept to other locations.
Uptown Indian Pass Raw Bar and Grill will be opening at 411 Reid Avenue in Port St. Joe. Offering the original Indian Pass Raw Bar menu, but adding an Uptown flare with some additional items from the grill including grilled oysters on the half shell. A great and convenient location. Look for opening by May.
Indian Pass Raw Bar – Memphis. What better place to have a Raw Bar than Elvis’s hometown. It has been rumored for years that Elvis lived in the cooler at the Indian Pass Raw Bar. The building has been secured and plans for renovation are underway. Located in midtown Memphis at Overton Square, it has a great outdoor deck, once voted the best deck in Memphis. A great combination, Memphis Blues and Gulf Coast seafood served Indian Pass style. Look for opening in May-June, this year.