According to folklore Cherry Pocket was discovered in the late forties by two men, one named Mr. Cherry. Because of the way the land lays with the canals, they thought it looked like a pocket, therefore... CHERRY POCKET
It was a place for hardy fishermen and very few women. Rumor has it at distant times there have been cock-fighting, gambling, gator wrestling and of course lots of "Big Fish" caught in Lake Pierce and many "Big Fish Stories" to go along with that.
Cherry Pocket has had many owners or characters over the years with as many stories to be told. It has evolved into our version of a rustic old time "Cheers" where if everyone doesn't know your name they will before long.
Richard and Elsie have owned Cherry Pocket for over 10 years and done a lot of restoration and plan to keep it a friendly, rustic "Old Florida" unique place to visit or stay.
The Tavern started out as a small room with a front door and a back door, a few groceries and bait and tackle. We've heard stories of men riding their horses in the front door of the tavern for a drink and out the back door. We also heard stories of men coming in the front door and flying out the back door with a little help from someone's fist. Nowadays, we are a family friendly full service restaurant and bar. Come for lunch and dinner 7 days a week!