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Jun 29, 2006 01:59 PM

Key West Seafood Restaurant

Heading down to the Keys next week ( Staying on Islamorada ) and we love seafood.
What places shouldn't be missed?

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  1. Do you want Key West or Islamorada? (They are about 2.5 hours apart.) Since you asked for Key West, my favorite is the Half Shell Raw Bar, very very casual, very fresh.

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    1. re: Covert Ops

      Thanks for the tip.
      While you are offering, how about Islamorada ??

    2. In Key West, I had some really good food at Seven Fish. Great ambience; small neighborhood restaurant. You should get reservations because there are probably at most 15 tables. Half Shell is a great dive bar restaurant with great oysters. No air conditioning though. Something to think about this time of year. I went a couple weeks ago and it was pretty hot.

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      1. re: cccoppage

        Good point, forgot about the no a/c. When I last went it was October and nice and cool.
        We also tried Turtle Kraal's across the street from the Half Shell. Decent food, but reminded me too much of Bennigan's/Tuesday's/Friday's, you get my drift. Seemed too artificial. But for a big group we had a good time and good food and drink.

      2. I asked the same question about Islamorada recently and got a nice list of recommendations. You can find the thread for "Recs for Islamorada?" on the June 21 listing. Have a good trip!

        1. Thanks evreyone.
          So far we have hit the Half Shell in Key West (I'm sending them one of my NY "ENVPUSHER" license plates.) Nice oysters Rockefeller!
          In Islamorada, breakfast at Bob Buns was excellent.
          Dinners at Marker 88 and Islamorada Fish Company were also fresh and delicious. We have been eating Mahi-Mahi, Grouper and some great Tuna.