A few miles north of the Seven Mile Bridge in Marathon, right around Mile Marker 49, sits a hidden hot spot for what could be the best seafood in Florida. Located right on the pier, Keys Fisheries has first choice of all the delectable goodies brought in by the boats each and every morning. And as the dress code is “Keys Casual” (i.e., shorts, t-shirt, & flip-flops) you can feel free to indulge wholeheartedly into some of the best flavors to ever pass your lips.
Keys Fisheries puts you right on the water facing the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and taking in the relaxing warm breeze as you nosh on the recommended starter, the Coconut Shrimp. Most restaurants over batter trying to compensate for small or flavorless prawns. Not Keys Fisheries. They have just the right amount of coating to complement and add to the natural sweetness of the native Florida shrimp. Combined with the tangy tropical dipping sauce, each one melts in your mouth until you beg for another.
Snowbirds and locals alike make the journey south between October 15th and May 15th each year to take part in the Stone Crab season. Stone Crab aficionados often point to Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami Beach, Florida as the ultimate in Stone Crab dining. What most people don’t know is Joe’s Stone Crab gets its supply of these delicacies direct from Keys Fisheries. And the best part is you’re paying half the price to get them right from the source! Keys Fisheries also boasts their world famous Lobster Reuben sandwich (over 70,000 sold!).
While in line (it’s a short wait and it’s definitely worth it) make sure to take note of the sandwich board proclaiming in pastel chalk what the Topic of the Day is. That’s right, at Keys Fisheries, you don’t give them your name or get a number, you pick a famous cartoon character, or movie, or farm animal. Keep an ear out for “Snoopy” or “It’s A Wonderful Life” because when your order’s ready, you’re going to be so hungry from all the amazing sights and smells you’ll want to run for the counter. Not in the area, no problem! Keys Fisheries ships next day all over the country. So if you are in the mood for hands down one of the best meals of your life, check out Keys Fisheries in Marathon, Florida.
To Get Directions or Order Online visit http://www.keysfisheries.com/
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