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Key West - Blue Heaven report

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jcanncuk Dec 3, 2006 11:12 PM

Decided based on CH and Tripadvisor reviews to dine at Blue Heaven last week - YUM! What an excellent decision. The decor and service were perfect. Chickens were present for breaky (we went back the next AM!), but not dinner.

We ate:
App: Shared the caribean BBQ shrimp with cute corn muffins. Yummy.
Dinner - we both had the swordfish with sundried tom. cream sauce (a special) - sides = green beans, corn bread, mashed ?yuca. YUM.
Dessert = the MOST divine Key Lime Pie ever. Perfect - really!

Breaky:
Banana bread, eggs, home fries - v. good
Shrimp with grits - v.v. good.

I would go back in a flash. Their mojitos were awesome as well. Very laid back. At dinner we had live music & it was just a perfect choice. Highly recommended.

PS - I checked out the websites of some of the other rec's and they were just too formal/steak house-like for what I wanted in a Key West dinner. Not disappointed at all by Blue Heaven :-)

  1. netmover Dec 3, 2006 11:56 PM

    for out of this world flavors and a conch republic atmosphere, there are no equals...

    1. TomOHaver Mar 15, 2007 04:13 AM

      Sorry for the delay, but I agree - great place, very laid-back, good food, and the best KLP I ever ate. We're going back next season. Here are some pictures, including a close-up of the famous pie. YUM!

       
       
       
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      1. re: TomOHaver
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        KeysFoodie Dec 16, 2007 08:42 AM

        That pie reminds me of Isa's.....Manny and Isa Had a little cuban place in Islamorada....They sold it...and it will never be the same.

        I'm heading to Blue Heaven before the big holiday rush. Thanks

        Eat well

        1. re: TomOHaver
          netmover Dec 16, 2007 01:57 PM

          Thanks 1,000,000 TOH for transporting me straight back to KW's Blue Heaven! I was hoping for a shot of that water sistern bar they have, but your shot of the key lime pie more than made up for it! The sign shot was cool too...and that patio replete with roaming cocks is off the hook! Are they still out and about these days?

          I wish it were a little closer to South Beach...

        2. TomOHaver Dec 9, 2007 06:53 AM

          Just returned from a 4-day trip to Key West. Visited Blue Heaven twice, ate hamburgers, tortillas with jerk chicken, Caesar salad, shrimp melt, and drank mojitos. We had the key lime pie both visits. I'm happy to report that's it's all still great - the place, the food, and the pie. We talked to Theresa, the nice young lady who bakes the pies, and ordered a whole one ($30) in advance to take home (traveling by car).

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          1. re: TomOHaver
            OysterHo Dec 9, 2007 02:37 PM

            OMG, I don't think I've ever seen a key lime pie like the one you posted! It's beautiful - you can tell it tastes amazing just by looking at it!

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