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JR's Old Packinghouse Cafe got it's roots in 1999 serving great food to the locals with reasonable prices and soon a great following ensued. Then came the live music and there was no looking back.


Located in East Sarasota, JR's Old Packinghouse has survived a major fire, an international pandemic and we owe it all to our family followers...the patrons who come back week after week for the coldest beer, full bar and best value in tasty burgers, scrumptious cuban food and informal gathering. You have our commitment to continue the timeless commitment to quality, outstanding service and a friendly atmosphere.


We welcome you, your friends and family to see what all the fuss is about.

The Old Packinghouse Café follows the old tradition of passing the hat to help support local musicians.

In the spirit of the age-old street performers, our musicians appreciate any support you can offer

So when the hat comes by and you are enjoying the music help them out!

In so doing, the Old Packinghouse can continue

to keep the food & drink prices down for our most valued customer, you



This is not your local fast food "restaurant'

Our fresh food may take a little longer, but it's well worth waiting for.

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