8199 W. King Street (State Road 520)
Cocoa, Florida 32926
Tel: 321-632-4199

By  Mike Miller  Updated August 4, 2023

When you are driving east on State Road 520 after leaving Orlando on the Beachline Expressway (State Road 528), you will go through many miles of Old Florida wilderness on your way to Cocoa.

Lone Cabbage Fish Camp, St. John River, Cocoa, FloridaLone Cabbage Fish Camp, St. John River, Cocoa, Florida

This quiet stretch of highway is a refreshing change from the giant growth and sprawl of most of the state. 

It is always comforting when you reach the St. Johns River to see the weathered wooden building still resting among a clump of palmetto trees.

Twister Air Boat at Lone Cabbage Fish CampTwister Airboat at Lone Cabbage Fish Camp

Lone Cabbage Fish Camp is one of those few places that hasn't changed much in the many years it has been around.  It has not been replaced by a high rise condominium or a modern marina.

It's not really a fish camp anymore, but a relaxing casual waterfront restaurant.

Inside Bar at Lone Cabbage Fish CampInside Bar at Lone Cabbage Fish Camp

This very casual place serves Old Florida favorites like Gator Tail, frog legs, turtle, and catfish cooked the way you like them.

You can also get clam strips, shrimp, cod, fish tacos, fried chicken, chicken tenders and wings.

Lone Cabbage Sunday Fish FryLone Cabbage Sunday Fish Fry

They also have a great selection of soups, sandwiches, salads, and more.  You will like their bacon cheeseburger, chili cheeseburger, fish Reuben, and grilled cheese.

You can top it all off with their Peanut Butter Pie.

Every Sunday the camp has their "World Famous Fish Fry" with fried catfish served with hushpuppies, beans, and cole slaw.  They also have great sweet tea.

View From Air Boat Tour on St. Johns RiverView From Airboat Tour on St. Johns River

The restaurant features a 300 foot long wooden dock on the river, and there are airboats there that you can pay to ride on. You can also bring your own boat

Airboats at Lone Cabbage Fish CampAirboats at Lone Cabbage Fish Camp

Plenty of parking is provided on the camp property, and there are also public boat ramps on both sides of State Road 520.

Happy Hour is from 4pm to 7pm, Monday through Friday, and the have live entertainment every Sunday from 1pm to 5pm.

Operating hours 10am to 9pm, Sunday-Thursday and 10am to 10pm on Friday and Saturday.

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Lone Cabbage Fish Camp and Twister Airboat Rides


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