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Eastpoint restaurant re-opens for first time since Michael

Eastpoint restaurant re-opens for first time since Michael
Eastpoint restaurant re-opens for first time since Michael
Posted at 5:16 PM, Oct 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-30 17:16:00-04

EASTPOINT, Fla. (WTXL) - A decades-old family restaurant in Franklin County re-opened its doors for the first time since Hurricane Michael. 

Lynn's Quality Oysters is back open. 

Lynn's Quality Oysters, the family-owned restaurant has been serving fresh seafood in Eastpoint since the 60's.

And after Hurricane Michael rocked the forgotten coast, Lynn's is standing strong. 

"We feel very blessed. My building, I think, it sustained a lot less than a lot of people on the waterfront. A lot of them are completely gone," said Lynn Martina, Owner of Lynn's Quality Oysters and Raw Bar. 

One thing that is completely gone, the restaurant's back patio. 

To make up for it, Martina had a side patio built until the back deck can be repaired. And folks are already making use of it. 

"We came two days ago to see if Lynn's was still here and I saw the back deck gone and I kind of lost it," said Michelle Motsko, a Wakulla County resident. "We came today on a whim and I just had the best gumbo in the world, which is here at Lynn's." 

Back in the 80's when Lynn's parents owned the restaurant, the original building was flattened by Hurricanes Kate and Elaine.

The rebuilt restaurant withstood 100 mph winds from Hurricane Michael.