Miami to Key West - road suggestions
we are planning a drive from Miami to Key West, with a few days to be spent in KW - does anyone have suggestions for good place on the road to/from Miami or in the lower Keys? Road food, haute cuisine, whatever is good and intersting. Thanks,
I used to break up my drive back from Key West with a stop for a bite in Islamorada at Jammers. On my last trip (2/17/01), I saw that they changed the name to Chill Willy's or something like that but I had no time to stop. If the only change was the name, I recommend it for the food, value, price, service AND THE LOCAL COLOR. I have frequently had conversations with the local fisherman and folk that made me not want to continue my journey home so soon. JR
Ah, the drive from Miami to KW is one of my favorites. . .just went there last weekend! Anyways, we don't normally stop for food along the way (except for fast food we can eat in the car), but there's a delightfully trashy little greasespot called Porky's in Marathon, on the right side of the road just before Pigeon Key and the Seven-Mile Bridge. I went there 2 years ago when I was staying on Pigeon Key for a class project, and the fried seafood (all kinds) is excellent, served up with cold Coronas. It was a Friday night, and we were entertained by a crotchety old parrothead that went by the stage name of Rocketman. Enjoy your drive and your dinner, and let me know if it's still as good as I remember!
P.S. Watch the road carefully. . .if you miss Porky's, you'll be on the bridge and have to go 14 miles out of your way to get back. :-)