Straw Hat Restaurant Blog



About a year ago we were visited by the Environmental Health Department (EHD) and the Department of Fisheries (DoF) and asked to take a short survey about lionfish, the invasive species that have been multiplying in great numbers and are causing real problems for the fish supply in our local waters. We spoke at length […]


It’s been a long time since I posted anything on our blog. When we redesigned we included this blog feature and knew there would be pressure to keep posting news and events and unfortunately, we haven’t been keeping up. Sure, we update menus and wine lists, and our Facebook group page and Twitter accounts […]

Off to a Great Start!

Tuna Flatbread

Straw Hat kicked off the new season on November 1st and things have been going great so far!  A few new menu items and some new faces have brought some great comments and lots of happy customers in the first weeks of the season!  By all accounts, the new Tuna Flatbread has become the biggest […]

Why We Moved


  THE FIRST 12 YEARS: FOREST BAY Oct. 2008 Dear friends, Many of you have heard the news already but I am writing this e-mail to clear the air and let everyone know, directly from me and Anne, the real story of what is going on with Straw Hat. We have owned and operated Straw […]

Straw Hat Stuff Around the World!

SH Tshirt at Machu Picchu

Post pictures of you and your family wearing your Straw Hat T-Shirts and Hats, anywhere in the world, on the Straw Hat Facebook Page ( and we’ll buy you a World Famous Straw Hat Ti Punch. The Straw Hat Facebook Page is a group page so you’ll have to request to join, but don’t worry, […]