500BestSquareOyster Artichoke Soup @ K-Gee’s Oyster Bar

This great little seafood house in Mandeville makes wonderful soups by taking local standards and simplifying them. This soup–which is likely to be found only when it’s the soup of the day, unfortunately–has all the elements of the classic oyster-artichoke soup, but with little or no cream, and a broth more like that of another classic: oyster stew. This allows the big, freshly-shucked oysters to stand out. Yum.

K-Gee's dining room.

K-Gee’s dining room.

K-Gee’s Oyster Bar. Mandeville: 2534 Florida. 985-626-0530.

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