Southport Raw Bar Is Now Serving Williams Wharf Oysters

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We are happy to announce that Southport Raw Bar is now serving William’s Wharf Oysters. It’s a local eatery located right near the ocean. This bar has been serving Fort Lauderdale area for over 40 years. Our East River Rock is their special oyster. When you visit, be sure to order it and enjoy. We promise it will be perfect.

History of Southport Raw Bar

The History of Southport Raw Bar starts in the early 1970’s when two New Yorkers decided to move their families to a small town in Florida – Fort Lauderdale. Carmine and Mickey were in the printing business and decided to start fresh try something new. The have found a little raw bar by the ocean that was founded by Ted Twist – a local entrepreneur. It was a cute small place that was serving beer and wine.

Ted Twist was dreaming about opening a liquor store on the Federal Highway, and a perfect opportunity popped up – two potential buyers from New York. Ted was well-knows in Fort Lauderdale, people loved oysters, and steaks at his place.

Carmine and Mickey took some time to think it all through and finally bought the bar from Twist. He never thought new owners could manage the bar the way he did.  Back then it was pretty small dark place near the water. The bar also had a few dock slips. Two friends saw an opportunity to turn this place into a high standard restaurant.

They succeeded in the restaurant business and decided to sell it later in late 1990’s. Carmine and Mickey started to sell their share in business and three managers, Jack, Pat and Buddy, bought the business in 1998.

From that moment, the history lives on. Jack, Pat and Buddy have almost one hundred years of experience between the three of them. Southport Raw Bar has turned into a place that serves best oysters and clams in town.

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Directions to Southport Raw Bar

If you want to try our oysters or other tasty food at Southport Raw Bar, here is where you should drive.

1536 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale FL 33316. Call on bar’s phone number if you have any questions about the directions – 954-525-2526.


William’s Wharf Oyster Company is always happy to get a new client. We love sharing our oysters with the world. Our oyster farm will always meet our clients’ needs. If you want to buy oysters for your business, contact us to discuss your options. Our oyster farm keeps expanding and we are looking forward to meeting new customers!

See bars and restaurants serving from William’s Wharf Oyster Company here.


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