TASTE IN THE FLORIDA KEYS
The Florida Keys offers any number of culinary delights and restaurants appealing to all tastes. Most common is delicious seafood. Typical Key West dining terms as outlined by http://keysdining.com/ follow along with our best dining tips for this week!
Conch: (Pronounced “konk”) this large mollusk with a flaring pink shell was once so common in the Keys it gave its name to the locals. Although none is actually harvested in Florida today, conch steaks, conch fritters, conch chowder, and conch salad, made with shellfish imported from the Bahamas, remain an essential part of Florida Keys cuisine.
Stone Crab Claws: One of our most popular shellfish due to it sweet, yummy flesh…In season from October 15 thru May 15, stone crab claws come in three sizes: medium, large, and jumbo. The latter look most impressive and command the highest price.
Florida Lobster: Also known as spiny lobster. Recognizable by its enormous antennae and lack of claws, the spiny lobster has a wide tail filled with crisp, sweet, pearl-white meat, and is easier to eat than Maine lobster. In season August thru April.
Catch Of The Day: Usually Yellowtail, Snapper, Grouper, Yellowfin Tuna or Dolphin… don’t worry it’s not Flipper. This is the fish, not the mammal, also known as mahi-mahi.
Key West Pink Shrimp: Simply the best! In season during our cooler months.
Key Lime Pie: Our most famous desert! Made from a small, yellow, bracingly tart fruit… key limes.
The Upper Keys:
In Key Largo and Islamorada, where KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas has two exclusive locations, Mariners Resort Villas & Marina and the Historic Tavernier Inn
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Welcome to Garden Cove Marina… home of the Buzzard’s Roost Restaurant. Come and dine at our waterfront location, where we offer the best of steaks, seafood, homemade desserts, a great wine selection and a full service bar. Plan your next party or special event with us… we also offer catering! We are located at MM 106. 5, Oceanside Key Largo, Florida Keys. To come by boat, we are at Hawk Channel. http://www.buzzardsroostkeylargo.com/gardencovemarina.htm Open Mon – Thurs: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm, Sun: 10:30 am – 9:00 pm All Major Credit Cards Accepted -Phone: 305-453-3746
Eat At Bentley’s to see why we were voted “Best Overall Restaurant” & “Best Seafood” 13 years in a row in The Upper Keys People’s Choice Awards and voted “Best Restaurant” In Florida Living Magazine’s Best Of Florida Awards.
Join us for a fabulous dining experience in the heart of Islamorada! Bentley’s unique style of food preparation brings you Florida Keys fresh fish with flavors reminiscent of New Orleans and the Bahamas. Bentleys also serves imported items like Oysters, Alaskan King Crab, Live Maine Lobsters and an array of other great treats. Our steaks are always Certified Angus Beef™. Be sure to check out our large selection of daily specials in addition to our extensive dinner menu, early bird’s menu and kid’s menu. We have one of largest wine selections in The Florida Keys! NTLE 82779 Overseas Hwy • Oceanside • Islamorada Phone (305)664-9094
The Middle Keys:
In the Middle Keys, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas has the Village at Hawks Cay Villas on Duck Key, Indigo Reef Resort Villas & Marina and the Coral Lagoon Resort Villas & Marina vacation rentals in Marathon
Enjoy laid back oceanfront dining and Florida Keys style cuisine at Lazy Days South. Marathon’s newest restaurant is owned and operated by Chef Lupe of Lazy Days of Islamorada, an annual winner of the “Overall Best Restaurant” in the Upper Keys People’s Choice awards. At Lazy Days Restaurant, we guarantee you will be served the freshest seafood in town! http://lazydayssouth.com/ 725 11th Street Ocean • Marathon,Florida Keys • MM 47.3 Oceanside Lunch: 11 ~ 4, Dinner: Sunday – Thursday 4 ~ 9:30 Friday & Saturday 4 ~ 10 –All Major Credit Cards Accepted • Reservations Recommended Phone: 305 – 289-0839 • Email: email@example.com
The Lower Keys:
In the Lower Keys, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas has the Coral Hammock Resort Villas and Kings Point Marina & Condominiums vacation rentals
Pisces offers local and exotic seafood selections in an interesting and fine dining atmosphere. The famous and award-winning Lobster Tango Mango has been a customer favorite for more than 15 years. Other creative dishes include the Yellowtail Atocha and Raspberry Duck. As creative as the dishes is the artwork that hangs in the dining room, all original signed prints from Andy Warhol. Cuisine Type: French, fine dining
Location: 1007 Simonton Street
Hours: 6PM – Close Recommendation: Adult
These are some of my favorite tastes in the Florida Keys for this week. If you’re coming down to visit and stay with us at the KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas in our vacation rentals, share your favorite taste with us in the comments section of our blog…
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