Key West: Looking for Conch Fritters and Key Lime Pie
Hello Key West Hounds!
We will be on a cruise in late March and we stop in Key West on Saturday, March 31. We are looking to try conch fritters and key lime pie. We will most likely be walking off of the ship and around Duval St.
Are we doomed to tourist traps or can we find good versions of these items in this area? Also, I read about Garbo's Grill in another thread. Should we be stopping there as well?
Any info is appreciated.
Yes, go to Garbo's Grill. They should be around the area where your ship lands.
I'm not sure if you are looking for quick bites or a sit down meal.
Conch fritters can be found on lots of menus and you can get Key Lime pie at one of the good sit down restaurants as well.
Here are some ideas
Dante's - It's a pool bar with bar food, conch fritters. Fun atmosphere but not serious foodie food.
There is a place called the Conch Shop, I've never been but obviously serves conch.
Sit Down Restaurants
Blue Heaven - I've heard they have a delicious Key Lime Pie on the menu
Caroline's - Conch Fritters are on the menu and I remember this place being very good.
Mid Peninsula Seafood is the only restaurant I am aware of that sells cracked conch in the greater St. Pete area. Joan buys it from Providenciales. It is in 5 pound boxes mostly for commercial accounts, although Star Fish in Cortez sometimes has the boxes in their retail store freezer.
I like Hogs Breath Saloon for conch fritters, I know it may be a chain but for the fritters it is great and close to where you get off the ship. I am not a key lime pie afficionado, I like the one from our local grocery store Publix. :) My favorite used to be the restaurant at the Pier House, but haven't been in a while. Have a great time.