Key Largo Favorite Restaurants

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mathauck0814

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So far the tourists seem to like the touristy places to eat... Check out Buzzard's roost at 106, the Key Largo Fisheries back yard (paella thursdays & saturdays) at 98, Wednesday flip night at the Ocean View in Islamorada. The best cuban sandwich on the island comes from Publix and if you want a good steak or burger I'd suggest a destination with fields and cows (bring your own meat - anything not from here sucks from the store). I'll leave my actual favorites off so I can still get a table.
 

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Italian Food Company's pizza is very good, Buzzard's Roost is a good lunch spot if you have a longer surface interval (can sit and watch the manatees in the canal). Hobo's Cafe was already really good for lunch (the seared tuna salad was massive).

I thought Bayside Grille was pretty overrated and also wasn't that impressed with Mrs Mac's.
 

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Nobody mentioned Pilot House? Used to be really good. Is it still worth mentioning?
 

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Very surprised that I did not see a mention of Arthur's Island Kitchen: Arthurs Island Kitchen

Tried this for the first time on my last trip a few months ago. Had the jalepeno crusted snapper, it was out of this world, as were the Jamaican beef patties.

STRONGLY recommend you try this place out.
 

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Well now ya'll have done it... I am going to have to go to New Orleans before I go to the Keys this fall. Love me some Crawfish Etouffee, and all types of Gumbo.
Did the "Gumbo Shop" on St. Peter survive the pandemic?
 
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Well now ya'll have done it... I am going to have to go to New Orleans before I go to the Keys this fall. Love me some Crawfish Etouffee, and all types of Gumbo.
Did the "Gumbo Shop" on St. Peter survive the pandemic?
Do yourself a favor! If you want great CAJUN food like Crawfish Etouffee or Gumbo, stop by Cajun Country - the Lafayette area - on your way to New Orleans! There's a distinct difference between our true Cajun cuisine and the Creole cuisine of New Orleans :stirpot:
 

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I enjoyed lazy lobster, although I had eaten at shipwrecks at the HD dock earlier that day so a battery would’ve tasted good…
 

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I enjoyed lazy lobster, although I had eaten at shipwrecks at the HD dock earlier that day so a battery would’ve tasted good…
If you're not time pressured, Buzzard's Roost is infinitely better, but definitely too tight if you're doing morning and afternoon w/ HD! Hobo's Cafe is by far my favorite spot w/ the outdoor patio and great food.
 
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