Friday, May 1, 2009

Murphy's Oyster Bar


Murphy's Oyster Bar is something of an anomaly in Ocala. It looks like the kind of place that should be on the beach, not in Central Florida. We've not patronized the place as yet, so have no idea what it's really like.

Has interesting colors, though.

28 comments:

Boise Diva said...

When you give it a try, let us know. It looks like a good place.

nobu said...

It looks nice.
I like that palm tree infront of the bar.

magiceye said...

true.. does look like a beachside cafe! must be a fun place!

Joy said...

Yuuuuummy! Oysters. Please send some my way.

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Arnaud said...

You're right, i looks loke a beachside place, the interior must be funny too !

april said...

Wonderful blue in blue.

Vogon Poet said...

This kind of place really should be on the beach, I hope it is as good as the 'interesting colors' are bright. Very nice capture and thanks again for the 'moon shot' instructions.

Lois said...

I like the colors too! Looks like a nice place. When I was expecting my daughter, I could not eat enough raw oysters. Now I'm a little afraid to eat them.

Christopher Raun Leth said...

Very nice colors, and yes, it's a bit strange to find an oyster bar with this look so far from the beach. Enjoy it when you try it out :-)

Tricia said...

Hi Jacob, I wonder what made them open shop inland? Hmmm

You showed several photos of Seven Sisters Inn a while back & said that they were looking for a buyer - Do you know what happened w/ that? I was just curious - Like you said, we can't have ghosts running around w/ no place to haunt! hehehe

Jacob said...

@ Tricia...I have no idea about the Oyster Bar, but it is so incongruent...it just doesn't fit...located on a major highway in an area of low-rent motels - lots of drugs and prostitutes - I don't get it.

Re: the 7 Sisters Inn...we heard a while back it had been sold...but yesterday we drove by and the For Sale sign was still out front...so now we're not sure.

It was sold at one point but the buyers backed out after they lost their home in the fires in California...that left everyone in a mess financially...

I'll let you know what happens.

D said...

How much weirder is it that we have an oyster bar in Tuscaloosa? right on the river!
Yours is definitely more colorful.

B Squared said...

Have a dozen on me.

Tricia said...

Thanks Jacob! I logged into to my page this morning & found a new follower & started looking over their page where there was an article about The Seven Sisters Inn in Ocala & I had remembered your post about the place - plus, a friend of mine lives there too. It seems that several paranormal investigators started a petition & rallied to save the place. I also read that the CEO of the bank that foreclosed on the Inn had bought the place for $100,000 & will liquidate the 2 homes and the interior items & from what I read, nobody is happy w/ that at all. Let me see if I can find that page.
http://www.savethesevensistersinn.com/
I'm interested in knowing what happens, so if you hear anything, let me know. Thanks!

If the oyster bar is in that kind of neighborhood, I don't think I'd be stopping to try out the food. LoL!

JM said...

So cheerful! Really eye-catching!

Jacob said...

Thank you, Tricia...I'll try to keep up with things...it really would be a shame if these buildings went bye-bye...

Bankers, though...well...

Juergen Kuehn said...

Anyway, it is a great photo subject!

Nicole said...

Fantastic blue!:)

cieldequimper said...

I'm hungry all of a sudden!

Cezar and Léia said...

It seems a great idea for Sunday lunch or something...
this place is cute!
:-)

Halcyon said...

I'd go there!

Marie-Noyale said...

You 'll tell us if it's good, but the picture and colors are very tempting!!! and very Florida!

Anonymous said...

I like it a lot. I tried it last time I was in Ocala. I went there twice is 5 days. They have happy hour 12-7 every day. The oysters were EXCELLENT and very reasonable price and every thing else we tried was good and reasonable price. I recall bucket of (5) iced beer was 15.00 for the non-domestic beers and they have a big beer selection. I will go there again this Friday when I am in Ocala. I recommend it.

Jacob said...

@ Anonymous - Thanks for writing and for your commentary on the Oyster Bar! It's good to hear from someone who has been there and liked it!

Anonymous said...

This place is awesome.. Highly recommend for oysters, they're huge......

Anonymous said...

closed for 4th of july ?????

Anonymous said...

The place is excellent, cool, the food is fresh and always has an special of the day. His Owner Murphy is always happy and welcome. Thank you to have a piece of the beach in the middle of town.
My wife and I had a great time.

lori said...

Im sorry to say but this place is horrible. I went there with a few of my friends and everything was bad. Also what a neighborhood to be in. I do not recomend this place, if you've been there, I dont know why. If you havent its not a place you will want to eat at.

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