I hadn’t intended for this to be a “food-heavy” week of posts. However, things go their own way occasionally and so it was today. I had an event this afternoon and errands to run prior to that, one of which was to go get fresh fish for dinner tonight. While I was hoping for filets, there was the chance it would be whole fish instead since hubby said he was in the mood to prepare them. Okay, there are two food trucks at the place where I was going to get the fish and hubby said he had been hearing good things about Joe’s Burgers. We’d talked about stopping by a couple of times, but there is only the single picnic table in the sun and unless you’re doing take-out or dining in your car, it’s a bit awkward. Today, however, I was planning to buy the fish right at lunchtime and I said that if Joe’s wasn’t too crowded, I would bring burgers home.
In a word – excellent! The burgers were thick, flavorful, and juicy, and the French Fries are fresh cut – not thin and crispy though. I have no doubt that their other sandwiches, wings, and hot dogs are good and they do, indeed, serve gator bites and a gator Po-boy. Joe, very personable, was originally from Ohio, but has been in South Florida since 1986. He was laid off along with most of the other employees he worked with and in October 2012 he decided to try his hand with the food truck – Joe’s Famous Hot Dogs, Burgers, and More. He gets a chance to talk to people from all over the country as well as foreign visitors as they pause on the way down to the Keys or local folks who know about him. His grandson was with him today helping out, learning the business that he seems to have great interest in.
Joe’s bright red food truck is in the parking lot of the Bait and Tackle store next to Race Track in Florida City right before you hit “the stretch” on the way to Key Largo. His phone number is 305 588-2282 and you can find him on Facebook.