I have a Buddy driving down the Key West next week from orlando. They plan on stopping over in Key Largo. Any recommendations on a great place to eat? I've never ventured off US1 when I've made the drive from Miami, are there any fun/decent places to stay in Key Largo??
Calypso's at MM 99 oceanside is really good. Mrs. Mac's Kitchen on the bayside is a great lunch spot. Don't miss it. I had breakfast there this morning. I had been up all night swordfishing and went there for some coffee and grub. I looked bad and smelled worse but they treat you like family regardless. The Greek omelette is very good.
No swords, BTW. Going again tomorrow night.
I used to live in Key Largo/Islamorada several years ago. Since then there have been several hurricanes so many of my old haunts are gone. (ie The Quay). I am pleased to see the Lorelei in Islamorada still there. The Restaurant is gone but the cabana bar is still there. ( http://www.loreleifloridakeys.com/) I love to sit on the dock, put my feet up, have a fresh grilled dolphin sandwich and drink Mai Tai's watching the sun set and listening to the live reggae. I took my husband here recently and he was also very impressed. The Fish House is also a pretty popular destination in Key Largo (@MM102). (http://www.keysdining.com/fishhouse/i...
)Everything in the Keys is located by MM(mile markers). To be honest there are so many cute quaint Key kinda places, it is just a matter of finding one that appeals to them and stopping.
I love the Safari Lounge in Caloosa Cove at the bottom of Islamorada on Lower Matecombe. The drinks and locals are very friendly for kicking back and relaxing.
I wish I could fit in your friends suitcase. The Keys was a lovely place to live and relax!!