Hogfish Bar & Grill

Caribbean | Seafood
Worth driving from anywhere!

At Stock Island’s Safe Harbor Marina, through a thatched-roof entryway, Hogfish Bar & Grill is a vivid taste of Keys life. It boasts that it is the way the Florida Keys used to be: “fresh seafood, strong drinks, panoramic waterfront views, outdoor dining, and plenty of local characters.” Even if a good number of the characters who come here now are food-savvy tourists, the tropical-themed eatery retains unpretentious charm that is a dramatic contrast to the commercial hubbub of Duval Street, miles away.

Yes, hogfish is the star of the show, available grilled, fried, in a sandwich with Swiss cheese on Cuban bread, as hogfish & chips, in tacos, stuffed with crab and shrimp, and as a crispy fingers appetizer. Top of the line is a grilled fillet topped with a trio of blackened scallops. The scallops are big, satiny, spice-crusted rounds delicious unto themselves, and the hogfish — simply grilled — delivers buttery luxury that is similar to grouper but less oceanic. The menu advises, “We only serve authentic hogfish … and we never substitute other lesser fish!”

The menu goes far beyond hogfish, some of its Caribbean highlights being Key West pink shrimp (with cheese grits), sauteed yellowtail, a crisp-fried conch sandwich, grouper cheeks, and conch chowder. Bring in your own fillets and the kitchen will fry, blacken, or grill them and serve them with a couple of side dishes for $14.95 per pound or person. For fish frowners, there are ribs and steaks, Cuban-style roast pork, and big hamburgers.

House motto: “Relax! It’s just Stock Island.” (In other words, it’s not downtown Key West.)

What to Eat
Hogfish Bar & Grill, Grilled Hogfish
Grilled Hogfish
Blackened scallops luxuriate atop silky grilled hogfish fillet.
Hogfish Bar & Grill, Conch Sandwich
Conch Sandwich
Conch sandwich offers chew and sweet mollusk flavor.
Hogfish Bar & Grill, Grouper Cheeks
Grouper Cheeks
Key lime tartar sauce accompanies grouper cheeks.
Hogfish Bar & Grill, Reefer Madness
Reefer Madness
Reefer Madness: rums, pineapple juice, blue curacao
Hogfish Bar & Grill, Key Lime Mojito
Key Lime Mojito
Key lime rum gives this mojito local flavor.
Hogfish Bar & Grill, Conch Chowder
Conch Chowder
Conch chowder is like Manhattan clam chowder, but not as oceanic.
Directions and Hours
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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