Picolo Restaurant & The Red Bar

Legendary in the area, this restaurant’s decor is part beach shack, part thrift store and part retro club. Walls and ceilings are papered with posters and funky mirrors, and the place has a laid-back, devil-may-care attitude. Since the restaurant gets crowded quickly, going early is a smart strategy. The menu isn’t extensive but the few […]

Legendary in the area, this restaurant’s decor is part beach shack, part thrift store and part retro club. Walls and ceilings are papered with posters and funky mirrors, and the place has a laid-back, devil-may-care attitude. Since the restaurant gets crowded quickly, going early is a smart strategy. The menu isn’t extensive but the few entrees (pastas and seafood) are well-received, especially the famous crab cakes, which disappear fast and are only available on Friday and Saturday. Reservations and credit cards aren’t accepted, and they don’t split checks either, so be prepared beforehand. Mostly, though, just enjoy the boisterous atmosphere. No one stands on formalities, and you shouldn’t either. (850-231-1008)