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ScottK Sep 15, 2006 03:05 PM

Going to key west in november with a large group(15-17) and need some great food reccomendations. First, I need a few dinner places that can accomodate a large group for excellent food. Also looking for can't miss eats, whether a fish sandwich stand or small breakfast or lunch place,ice cream, etc, since breakfasts and lunches won't be with the whole group. Thanks in advance.

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    Elenita Sep 15, 2006 05:40 PM

    I go with a couple of friends at least once a year. We have breakfast at Camille's Retaurant 1202 Simonton St or Croissants De France at 816 Duval St. Abbondanza at 1208 Simonton St has pretty good Italian and could probably take care of a large group in the dining room. Take at look at some of the menus on the website www.keywestmenu.com Michael's steak house at 532 Margaret St is very good but I don't know how big a crowd they could handle

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      Elenita Sep 15, 2006 05:53 PM

      I'm back again. There is another website that may give you some info. www.foodreference.com. just click on Key West, they have reviews, we use that website when we want to try something new.

      1. Suzie Sep 15, 2006 07:31 PM

        For large group idea here is a good list to start with. The are in no particular order.
        1. Alonzo's Oyster Bar (Seafood)
        2. Mangia Mangia (Italian)
        3. Half Shell Raw Bar (Seafood)
        4. Blue Heaven (mix of everything)
        5. El Siboney (cuban)
        6. A&B Lobster House (Seafood)
        7. 915 Duval (everything)
        8. The Grand Cafe (everything)
        9. Alice's (everything)
        10. 7 Fish (everything)
        11. Turtle Kraals (seafood)

        Some cant miss things are-
        Flamingo Crossing for ice cream
        B.O.'s Fish Wagon for a Fish Sandwich
        Banana Cafe for Breakfast or Lunch
        Santiago's Bodega for either Lunch or Dinner
        Half Shell Raw Bar for some oysters
        Alonzo's Oyster Bar for Happy Hour
        Conch Republic for a Mojito
        Ambrosia for Sushi
        Harpoon Harrys for Breakfast
        Pepe's for Breakfast
        Martins for Benedicts at brunch only on Sundays.

        This site should have many of the menues listed above. Any of the others you should find just by googling them.
        http://keywestmenu.com/

        1. Suzie Sep 15, 2006 08:56 PM

          Another must is have a drink at sunset at The Afterdeck at Louie's Backyard.

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            Nick Sep 16, 2006 12:50 PM

            The above recs are all good, but I think that a party of 15-20 would push the physical limits of 7 Fish.

            1. Suzie Sep 16, 2006 03:39 PM

              I would have agreed with you about 7 Fish but I have been to a party with 22 people there and it went off without a problem.

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                Wahoo Sep 17, 2006 03:37 PM

                Michael's is our favorite. Great food, great service, great atmosphere. 4 consecutive years to Key West and one of the 2 places we've visited each year. There is a section behind the front outdoor area that can handle larger groups. The other dinner that we've done each year is at Square One.

                Alice's is now in our top four for dinner, too. Had a meal there last year that is probably the best meal I've ever had! Louie's is very special; 5 star in every area. Expensive, but definitely worth the price. Definitely do the drinks on the deck before dinner.

                Don't miss breakfast at Blue Heaven. It's the best. Our other favorites for breakfast are Croissants de France and Banana Cafe.

                You're going to love November in Key West. Perfect temperatures and not too crowded. That's when we go now.

                1. Suzie Sep 19, 2006 05:46 PM

                  If you like good Italian go to Antonia's. Its the best in Key West.

                  1. Covert Ops Sep 19, 2006 06:58 PM

                    I second Half Shell Raw Bar. With these temps, it would be nice to sit there. (I don't recall if they have a/c.) It's real casual, sit-at-the-wooden-bar, read-the-specials-off-the-chalk-board type of place. Also cheap beer and pool tables.

                    Across the street is Turtle Kraal's. I went there with a group, it's kinda loud and bright -- think Applebee's but local. Food was pretty good.

                    1. netmover Sep 20, 2006 01:18 AM

                      Rickey's Blue Heaven...that's your meal ticket!

                      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

                      It's all good in the southern most hood!

                      Great Vino too!!!

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