Surrounded by water, dining out can be a memorable experience in the Keys. Freshly caught fish and shrimp, plus special treats like Florida lobster, are on almost every restaurant menu. In addition, there are plenty of other choices to meet any appetite.
EVELYN’S (MM 103360 Bay Side) Just south of the Pink Plaza (West Marine) Not much for atmosphere Good food at a reasonable price. This is one of my favorites. Reminiscence of what the Keys were. The owner, Sal, is usually on site and cooking. Friendly service. My guests get a 10% discount.
SUNDOWNERS. Good food, and atmosphere. Not cheap. Best seats are on the dock. Nice short walk from Moon Bay, but more fun to go by boat. (451-4502) Sundowners On The Bay
A little further south on the ocean side is the FISH HOUSE. (MM 102.4) Nothing in the way of atmosphere, but world famous for their fish dishes. Reasonably priced. (451-4665) Drive. The Fish House in Key Largo
SNOOK’S on the bay at MM 99.9 behind Largo Honda (Car Dealer). You can arrive by small boat. Limited depth. Outside tables on the water. Sunday brunch buffet. Nice place to go for a drink at sunset. Snook’s Bayside Key Largo 453-3799
SNAPPERS is on the ocean at MM 94.5 Medium prices. Good food. Nice place any time of the day. I prefer lunch on a warm day. Sit on the pier next to the water. (852-5956) Snapper’s – Key Largo
On a nice day the HIDEOUT is a great place to have breakfast. Sit on the porch over looking the ocean. Within walking distance from Moon Bay (About a mile) From MB go south and turn left at the first street after the Pink Plaza. (Walgreens.) Approximately MM 103.5. Continue toward the ocean until you hit the water. Not expensive. (451-0128) Also see the underwater hotel which is next door.
For a real hearty breakfast treat try HARRIET’S. Located Bayside at MM 95.7. If you love grits, Harriet knows how to make them. Unless you are really, really, hungry, split one of her omelets. Phone 852-8689. Not expensive. No view. Great Breakfast. No Smoking. Harriette’s: Florida Keys
CAFE LARGO. Primarily Italian. Good food. Reasonably priced. No view. MM 99.5 451-4885 or try BAYSIDE GRILL directly in the rear. Good food. Great view. Reasonably priced.
BUZZARDS ROOST. Grill and Pub. Located in the garden Cove Marina. New Keys atmosphere. Good food. 106.5 and the ocean. 453-3746. Go north from Moon Bay until you come to the last chance to turn right before the road splits to Card Sound Bridge. Turn right and take it for a few blocks until the road ends.
ISLAND GRILL AT MANDELEY . Restaurant and Tiki Bar. One of my favorites. Not fancy. Old Keys atmosphere in a marina. MM 99.7 on the ocean. 852-5450. You may want to call for directions.