The Raw Bar traces its roots back to the Commissary/company store for the turpentine operation which began here in 1903. The building as it stands today was constructed in its present location to take advantage of any highway traffic resulting from the building of the highway in 1929.
In the early 1930's Mrs. Gypsie McNeill (Jim's Grandmother) served noon meals and catered dinner parties in the east portion of the store -- so the business has come "full circle" from its beginning.
The Raw Bar phase actually began in 1986 after hurricane "Kate" virtually destroyed the wholesale oyster businesses in which the McNeills were extensively engaged.
Having more oysters than we could eat ourselves, and not enough to continue wholesaling, the decision was made to open the establishment as it is today -- Simple But Good.
At Indian Pass Raw Bar you won't find a hostess and you won't find a dress code that requires a suit and tie. What you will find is friendly locals in Tank Tops and Flip Flops. We're known for our casual dining atmosphere, our wonderful food, and friendly service.
When you get here, just grab a seat and get a drink from the cooler! Then, find a waitress and let her know what you want to eat. We promise when you leave you'll be asking yourself why you haven't visited before!
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