big pine key is home to the 9,200 acre national key deer refuge. key deer are a subspecies of the southern white tailed deer and are listed as an endangered species. there are an estimated 800 key deer in the refuge. the national key deer refuge visitor center a good place to learn about key deer and get information about the refuge and other lower...more
Long Beach Drive, P.O. Box 431, Big Pine Key, Florida, 33043, United States
Good for: Families
I have stayed at Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge several times. I really enjoyed it. The location is...more
36850 Overseas Hwy., Big Pine Key, Florida, 33043, United States
Good for: Solo
the no name pub is a really an off the beaten path type of place that is worth searching out. the no name pub was originally a general store built in 1931. in 1936 a pub and restaurant was added to the general store. the no name pub is famous for it's excellent pizza. they serve the best pizza in the keys and possibly in the state of florida. a...more
We had lunch here - Nice and cool after the swap meet, with numerous large screen TVs around the room. There were various sports uniform jersey's around the high ceilinged room also. The wait staff was attentive.They have specials each day. For lunch they have hot sandwiches and subs, a build-your-own sub, sandwich or wrap, fried baskets, raw bar,...more
This restaurant in the shopping center serves breakfast (7:30-11:30am), lunch and dinner (11:30-7:30pm) Tuesday through Saturday. Their sign says a part of Key's History since 1969.There is a mural on one wall which shows God up in one corner, a palm tree and a little beach hut labeled "Coco's". Part of the mural is in the first picture and the...more
Bob sometimes gets lunch here when we go to the swap meet. You can get hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, sloppy joes, fries, cheese fries and ice cream here at this booth. Also ice cream, cotton candy, shakes, lemonade, iced tea, bottled water, soft drinks, orange juice, milk and ice.more
This food stand is open during the Big Pine Flea Market, and on a hot day it is a nice place to sit out of the sun. They have mostly fried seafood. The phone number below is for the flea market, as I doubt that they have a phone of their own. I've had conch fritters for $3.50 which were OK. Sign advertises * New England clam chowder $2.99/cup *...more
the crazy fish bar and grill is located just off US 1 in central big pine key. the crazy fish bar's clientele is a mixture of locals and tourists. a typical keys type bar that is a nice place to relax after a day of scuba diving or fishing at big pine key.
Dress Code: casual.
Look for the truck that has a big FLEA MARKET sign on the side. I bought some wholesale stuff for my daughter's anniversary - not at this stand, but it was wholesale jewelry. The marked prices were not the prices I paid. I think sometimes you can get some bargains and possibly some souveniers like painted floats.more
These shops with the T-shirts nicely displayed are not the ones that you get 4 for $10.00. But at that they are probably cheaper than you will get in Key West on Duval Street. They also have women's sarongs, terry bathrobes, bathing suits, etc. At the sock booth, the photo was taken on a cold day as you can see from the way the woman shopper is...more
The Big Pine Flea Market is kind of a local custom. We go whenever we have wheels although we don't always buy much.
I couldn't believe it when I saw this lady at the flea market, but I didn't get my camera working in time to get a really good shot.
What she is wearing is a fanny pack/waist bag that is in the shape of a rainbow trout.
most of big pine key and several nearby keys is a key deer habitat. speed limits are lower in this part of the keys and the speed limits are strictly enforced. there are approximately 800 key deer on this small island and they frequently cross the roads. be very careful when driving in big pine key.
The National Key Deer Refuge is located 100 miles southwest of Miami and 30 miles northeast of Key West, FL along U.S.#1. I have never been to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife headquarters that administers the Refuge. That is on Big Pine Key in the Big Pine Key Plaza off Key Deer Boulevard. I don't know what it has to offer the visitor. But there ARE...more
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There's a big flea market at Big Pine every Saturday and Sunday 8 to 2 from October to May. So many people come that the traffic is terrible. There is a big parking lot with no shade. Be sure you've got sunscreen. Sitting on the benches in the shade and watching the passersby. I've seen really tall model type girls in high platform shoes (I didn't...more