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Driving from Miami to Key West Help

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Looking for places to stop for great snacks or lunch. Been all over the world, but never been to Florida. So I'm not even sure what I should be looking for. Any thoughts?


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  1. your keys trifecta

    calypso - key largo
    square grouper - kidjo key mm22ish
    ricky's blue heaven - key west

    1. the fish house
      Sushi Nami (never been but supposedly awesome)

      Sushi Nami
      19605 State Road 7, Boca Raton, FL 33498

      1. We like Lazy days in Islamorada.


        In Key West, we like to go to Alonso's for their happy hour.

        Alonzo’s Oyster Bar www.alonzosoysterbar.com
        on the water – great happy hour half price appetizers and discounted drinks

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        1. re: DiFlorida

          I used to hang out in a Jimmy Buffett newsgroup and some guy there had a great guide, it was basically Miami to KW mile by mile, every cool little dive etc. I'll see if I can dig that up.

          For some great scenery and instant laid-back Florida Keys "wow this is cool we are really in The Keys" feel, check out Snappers near Mile Marker 94 (ocean side) just south of Key Largo in Tavernier. It's in a secluded cove looking out to the ocean, outdoor dining, tiki bar, etc.

          I've also heard good things about Lazy Days.

        2. I like The Fish House in Key Largo for great, fresh local fish.

          1. I have never eaten here, but some acquaintances from Key Largo tell me that The Pilot House is where the local people have been going recently.

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            1. re: taiga

              The Pilot House is pretty good. It's a little bit off the beaten path and I discovered it after a snorkeling excursion that docks next to the restaurant. They had good happy hour specials on a Saturday with reduced price oysters and such. I had a grouper sandwich that was delicious. My boyfriend also enjoyed his meal. I would definitely go back. The food was solid and nice location on a dock.