Key Largo restaurants are as diverse as can be. Sushi? Got it. Pizza? It's here too. What about good old Florida Keys food like conch chowder? You've come to the right place!
From fast food chains
to quaint cafes to elegant restaurants, you will be able to find something to
tingle your tastebuds in Key Largo. So where can you eat in Key Largo? Let's find out.
Dressing for Dinner
code for just about any Key Largo restaurant is Keys casual. So, while you don't want to go in with a bathing suit
and flip-flops, you also don't need to get all fancied up either.
pants and an island-y shirt for the guys and a sundress or pants and an island-y
blouse for the ladies is as dressy as it gets! And most of the time a nice pair of shorts or pants and a t-shirt works just fine, especially for breakfast and lunch.
Most Key Largo restaurants are along US1 (also known as the
Overseas Highway) and the best way to locate them is by mile markers (MM).
Therefore, I'll list the shopping in MM order, starting in the north and going
south. And instead of saying the store is on the left or right, I'll refer
to Bayside or Oceanside.
What to Try
You're in the Florida Keys, so obviously key lime pie is one dessert you have to try. The real thing is slightly tart, and if it's green, send it back. Key limes are a pale yellow when they are ripe.
Do try conch (pronounced "conk") fritters at least once while you're here in Key Largo, Florida. Normally served as an appetizer, you can sometimes also find conch fritters as an entree.
And naturally, seafood of all kinds. Stone crab claws when they are in season. Grouper and dolphin (mahi-mahi) are local and taste divine. Also Florida lobster, when it is in season.
Price Ranges and Restaurants
I've included a rating system for costs for Key Largo restaurants. The standard is what is
generally costs for dinner for two, including beverage but excluding alcoholic
drinks, dessert, appetizers, tax or tip.
$: less than $25
$$: from $25 to $40
$$$: from $41 to $60
$$$$: more than $60
Crack'd Conch, MM 105 Oceanside --
Seafood rules here! Try the conch chowder, conch fritters, conch
salad...or maybe the seafood basket. If you are feeling really
adventurous, try the gator tail! $$
Sundowners on the Bay, MM 104 Bayside -- While seafood is the
focus here, great steaks can also be had at Sundowners. The restaurant
overlooks Blackwater Sound, and the atmosphere is casual but intimate. $$
Senor Frijoles, MM 103.9 Bayside -- Naturally there is Tex-Mex
cooking here, but you'll also find some surprises on the menu. Shrimp
and pineapple pizza anyone? $
Gus' Grille, MM 103.8 Bayside -- Located in the Marriott resort,
this island-casual restaurant features "Floribbean" specialties. $$
Num Thai Restaurant and Sushi Bar, MM 103.2 Bayside -- Hankering
for oriental dishes? Look no further! $$
The Fish House, MM 102.4 Oceanside -- Part fish market, part
restaurant, and I'll bet you can't guess what they specialize in (hah!).
Not to worry if you've been seafooded-out, because there is pasta, beef and
chicken on the menu as well. $$
Encore, MM 102.4 Oceanside -- This Florida Keys restaurant is a
bit more upscale than most (i.e. they have a baby grand piano and a mahogany
bar). Still, keys casual dress is appropriate -- no need to get
fancied up. Seafood, beef and lamb are featured items, and I hear that
the White Chocolate Baby Grand dessert is out of this world! $$$
Upper Crust Pizza, MM 101.6 Oceanside -- As you can probably
guess from the name, pizza is the featured item. However, pasta and
subs are also served. $$
Makoto Japanese Restaurant, MM 101.6 Oceanside -- Makoto has the
traditional hibachi-style dining as well as individual table dining.
Sushi is also served. $$
Tower of Pizza, MM 100.5 Bayside -- Not only pizza but also
antipasto, Greek salads and the like. $
Frank Keys Cafe, MM 100.2 Oceanside -- On the upscale side, but
the menu is scrumptious -- seafood (naturally), steaks, duck, chicken and
more! I'd personally like to dive into their Melted Chocolate Truffle
Cake - mmmmm! $$$
Coconuts Restaurant and Lounge, MM 100 Oceanside -- Located in
the Marina Del Mar Resort, Coconuts seems to have a little of everything.
Seafood, steaks, chicken, pizza, pasta -- it all seems to be here.
Also boasts one of the few nightclubs in Key Largo. $$
Snook's Bayside Cafe, MM 99.9 Bayside -- Their motto is
"Let no guest go unsatisfied" and I can believe it! Thursday, Friday
and Saturday features some really interesting specials, in addition to the
regular menu. Seafood, beef, lamb, chicken, pasta, pizza, antipasto,
salads -- they do seem to have a little something for everyone. $$$
Cafe Largo, MM 99.5 Bayside -- Lots and lots of Italian-style
dishes, from eggplant parmigiana to veal francaise to angus steaks to pizza.
Me, I'd like to dive into the capellini with scallops & shrimp (boy does
that sound good). $$
Bayside Grille, MM 99.5 Bayside -- behind Cafe Largo is the
Bayside Grille, with a decidedly more seafood approach to its menu.
Casual dining, with items like hamburgers, coconut shrimp (yummy!) and key
lime chicken. A little something for all tastes. $$
Harriette's, MM 95.7 Bayside -- I hear Harriette's specialty is
making sure that no one leaves hungry! Come here to find down-home
comfort cooking in a diner-style restaurant. Open only for breakfast
and lunch, but the lunch menu changes daily. $