Key Largo is not what you would call a large metropolitan area, yet it seems to have a near endless variety of restaurants tucked in along “main street” of Highway 1. Trying to find a place that wasn’t overpriced but would keep our large family happy was certainly a challenge.
We sampled several restaurants and never had a bad meal – all offered standard American fare with an emphasis, not surprisingly, on seafood. Here’s a brief overview of our Key Largo dining experiences:
Mrs. Macs Kitchen (Mile Marker 99). Small, funky, great food, reasonably priced, uses old license plates for wall paper. Don’t worry if you have a big group; it’s a lot bigger on the inside than it looks from the outside.
Hobos (Mile marker 101). Large, lots of room for the big family. Reasonable prices, large portions, and unique twists on familiar menu items.
Pilot House (A couple blocks off the highway near Mile Marker 100). Feed the fish from the wharf while waiting for your lunch. Nice atmosphere right on the wharf. Waitress was nice, but had a bit of a tough time getting our orders correct. Prices seemed a little high for lunch, but the portions were generous. They do have live music in the evenings.
Conch House (around Mile marker 100). We didn’t eat there but our family did and raved about it. Sorry we can’t give you any more than that.
You will not go hungry in Key Largo and you won’t have to break the bank to stay well fed. Next post we’ll talk about dessert, specifically our favorite places for Key Lime pie.