Restaurants in Key Largo, FL

Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico stretching out as far as the eye can see, the Overseas Highway winds from Miami to Key West (or back) through vistas of spectacular sunrises and sunsets, sparkling stars, and moonlight. Needless to say, fish is what’s best to eat. One common preparation is seafood Matecumbe, named after a neighborhood down the road from Key Largo in Islamorada. But if you are in Key Largo — the first stop on the road from Miami — you’ll want to try it at the Fish House (aka The Catch), where the treatment can be done to almost any of the locally favored fish, such as yellowtail, hogfish, snapper, grouper, or mahi mahi. If Matacumbe doesn’t suit, The Catch offers your favorite fish broiled, grilled, blackened, fried, or Jamaican-jerked. And of course no matter what you eat and where, Key lime pie must be considered for dessert. At The Catch, it’s the classic sweet-tart formula, plus meringue on top. Also on Key Largo is a fun waterfront seafood eatery named Buzzard’s Roost, which has a menu of such local favorites as conch fritters, oysters raw or steamed, Florida lobster, and all manner of fried fish baskets. It’s also the place to sample a lobster Reuben or Barbados rum conch chowder. If you spend the night on Key Largo or arrive in the morning, check out Harriette’s, a cozy breakfast stop where the menu includes Key lime muffins and conch Benedict.

Key Largo’s Most Famous Dishes

Seafood platter is loaded with fried shrimp, scallops, oysters, flounder, plus deviled crab and hushpuppies

Seafood

Plate holds two dark bran muffins, infused with honey

Muffins

Great hunks of golden fried hogfish perch on the bottom of a bun, accompanied by garnishes and a bowl of fresh-cut fruit.

Fish Sandwich

Crisp outside, creamy inside conch fritters

Conch Fritters

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