JR's old packinghouse cafe in Sarasota, FL
JR's old packinghouse cafe. I have worked in several restaurants in the past, but non come close to the old packinghouse. There's so much history here, the regulars come at the same time every night. And they always manage to let all the new comers know of the history of the old packinghouse. Including new customers and new employees. Working for JR has been one of the biggest blessings in my life. I started working here shortly after my father passed away, not knowing JR and his family at all, they became like a family . He is such an amazing man and I'd love to give a shout out to him by having you come here. He's done so much for me and I don't know how I could ever thank him enough for it. And it's a bonus that the food is AMAZING! nothing better then a little history, great food and loving people! And a live band every night. They have some of the best home cooked specials I've ever had. I spent a year in New Orleans and still think this place has most of New Orleans beat! FYI the seafood chowder is to die for! 987 south packinghouse road Sarasota fl, 34232. That's right a 20 minute drive to the nations best beach!