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Thanksgiving in Key West

prunuspersica Oct 23, 2006 06:13 PM

My beau and I will be spending Thanksgiving in Key West. We would like to dine out for the holiday meal. Any suggestions for a mid-to-high price range meal, traditional (turkey, stuffing, etc) with a bit of modern/foodie flare?

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  1. Suzie RE: prunuspersica Oct 23, 2006 06:17 PM


    Try this.

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      clolm52 RE: prunuspersica Oct 24, 2006 07:50 PM

      As a part time resident (wishing for full time)... Alice's is a definite plus along with Michael's and Antonias.
      You'll love them all...These are where the locals dine....

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        doncant RE: prunuspersica Oct 25, 2006 05:57 PM

        To me, Alice's is no longer in the running; they've changed hands; Alice no longer runs the place. I agree about Antonia's and Michael's; both first rate. Also, consider Louie's Backyard. Perhaps not quite as fine as aforementioned but still one of the best. What makes it a winner is the absolutely gorgeous setting looking right out to the sea. Reservations a must.

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          Suzie RE: doncant Oct 25, 2006 08:43 PM

          Alice is still there and still runs the place. It is Antonia's that sold not too long ago and completely changed hands. Antonia and Phillip moved out of Florida and really do not have anything to do with the restaurant anymore.

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            Nick RE: Suzie Nov 11, 2006 02:10 AM

            Despite changing hands, Antonia's is still very, very good.

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              Suzie RE: Nick Nov 11, 2006 01:07 PM

              I agree Nick. The key is that they kept Michael (chef) and he is very talented and well known and liked by the regulars there.

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          march33 RE: prunuspersica Nov 6, 2006 07:57 AM

          Check Louie's Backyard to see if they have a holiday dinner. It would be my first choice even without the turkey. Go in time for sunset. Alice is good too but in a storefront and not as special an ambiance.

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            prunuspersica RE: march33 Nov 10, 2006 03:37 PM

            Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. We ended up going w Louie's Backyard (after 7fish cancelled our res:(.. ), so I will report back on how it was!!

          2. Suzie RE: prunuspersica Nov 11, 2006 03:04 AM

            UGH!!!! Do not do Louie's!!!!!!!!!! Its a tourist trap for dinner!!! You won't see any locals there eatinf with you!!!

            1. Suzie RE: prunuspersica Nov 11, 2006 03:11 AM

              That sould say "eating with you" Go for Michaels, A&B Lobster House or even the main dining room in The Pier House Resort before Louie's.

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