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Friday, December 23, 2011

JT's Seafood Shack, Hammock, FL

"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish that they are after."

Hi there!  I hope that this greeting finds you happy, in great health, and ready to leave a positive impact on our planet today.

Yes.  Paradise has a store front.

Tiffany and I were honored to be invited to a dear friend’s wedding last month and had the opportunity to stumble upon a hidden gem of a diner.  Oh yeah.  We attended the wedding outside along the Atlantic Ocean sans masks.

We stayed at a most marvelous motel along highway A1A in Volusia County.  It was adjacent to the Saint John’s River in the secluded quaint town of Hammock, Florida.  A blog post will follow one day soon.

JT's Seafood Shack on A1A in Hammock, Florida.

We had never been to this part of Florida before and asked the motel proprietors for a recommendation.  According to him, the locals love J.T.’s Seafood Shack just up the road.

I know.”  “I know.”  But Tiffany and Chucky don’t eat fish.  We thought that we’d pop in and see what their menu might hold.  We were hungry, strange to the area, and did not feel like driving too far from the motel to eat lunch.

Boca burger and fries.

When we asked our server about vegetarian choices he immediately suggested the Veggie Burger platter.  "It's what the local vegetarians always order." he told us.  We took a chance, shook the dice, and placed our order.  Okay, it's a veggie burger at a fish house.  How much can we expect after all?  But, it's probably at least edible one could hope.

Guess what?  Both Tiffany and I were knocked out of our seats when it arrived!  O-M-G!  What is this beautiful thing?  We asked our server and he swore it was a Boca burger.  Between you and I, I have NEVER seen one this huge (or as delicious).  I suppose Boca might make a restaurant version?

In any case it turned out to be the tastiest vegetarian burger that either Tiffany and I have been served with perhaps the exception of Hillstone's $15 "House Made Veggie Burger".  But, for $6.75 we were served a veggie burger larger than my hands could handle with enough fries to feed an entire wedding party!  "Oh?"  "The $15 Hillstone burger?"  "It does come with a choice of couscous, coleslaw, or shoestring french fries."

Trust me.  The Hillstone "House Made Veggie Burger" is killer tasty but probably not $8.25 better.  Tiffany and I were lucky enough to visit JT's Seafood Shack for breakfast on our way out of town.  Again... O-M-G!  Soooo much food for so little bucks.  Tasty home-made delicious food.

It's a little short of 2-hours to Hammock from our home but we're already looking forward to our next visit.  Guess what?  You can bet that we'll be stopping by JT's Seafood Shack for another one of those Boca burgers!!!

Luckily we have a GFS in town now.  I am hoping that they might carry the restaurant-grade Boca burgers that JT's uses.  If not, that's okay.  It's well worth the trip over to Hammock to visit JT's Seafood Shack! 

Hi-dee hi-dee the-absolute-best-veggie-burger-for-the-money-ho my friend!


  1. Merry Christmas and wishing you a good New Year.

  2. Thanks Shaheen. The same to you across that big Atlantic pond. Here's hoping that you had nothing short of an absolute wonderful Christmas and that 2012 exceeds everyone of your expectations and grants most wishes.