Restaurants in Key Largo
The three food groups in Key Largo seem to be seafood, tropical fruit and key lime pie. The best seafood restaurants in Key Largo tends to offer conch, stone crabs (best from October until May) and spiny lobster (from August to March). And locals, meanwhile, know that the custard in a legit key lime pie is actually golden, not green. The Ballyhoo's is one of the best restaurants in Key Largo. Located in a 1930s Conch house, one of the specialties at this Key Largo restaurant is the yellowtail snapper, considered one of the most flavorful local fishes.
A pair of sister restaurants, The Fish House and Fish House Encore, are known for their great seafood. The Fish House, opened in the 1980s. Its specialty is sautéed catches of the day, while the Encore has a more elegant setting and adds sushi and steak to the mix. Both offer an excellent key lime pie. Green Turtle Inn is a legendary Key Largo restaurant has had a few owners and chefs over the years, but the quality has stayed high. Signature dishes include conch chowder and turtle chowder with pepper sherry, as well as a chocolate mousse that is a worthy reason to skip another slice of key lime pie.
The restaurant—renowned for its cheap eats from the sea and honey biscuits—has a fun, junk-shop-style interior.
As it's name suggests, the Fish House spotlights fresh, local catch like black grouper, cobia, and conch. The dining room is decorated with seafood-themed art and strings of lights, but seating is also available at umbrella-shielded tables in front of the blue building.
A neighborhood staple since 1989, this oceanside seafood joint combines Caribbean cuisine with a Florida vibe. A three-part endeavor, Waterfront is a restaurant, tiki bar, and outdoor deck, also known as The Turtle Club.
Kitschy old license plates and the bartender’s amiable bulldog mix welcome you to this honky-tonk pub, where the food looks as rugged as the bikers at neighboring tables. Equally addictive: the free-form fritters and the Southern sweet tea.