US 41, better known as Tamiami Trail, runs along the northern boundary of Everglades National Park and through the neighboring Big Cypress Reserve. If you’re coming from the west coast, you’ll also take this road to get to the more central and eastern attractions. Tamiami Trail is tourist central—a long, multiple-stop shop for Everglades entertainment. Colorful roadside billboards hawk airboat rides, alligator wrestling shows and restaurants that serve frog legs and catfish. Bring the whole family and get ready for the glory of the Glades and its roadside attractions.
As you drive out of Shark Valley, hang a left and pull into the Miccosukee Restaurant right across the road. This restaurant, owned by the Miccosukee tribe and part of their Indian Village, offers Everglades cuisine: frog legs, catfish, hush puppies and native delicacies such as fry bread and sofkee, a drink made with rice. Less adventurous eaters can fill up on hamburgers, chicken and fish. Most meals range from $10-$15.
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